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Re: Xp Deus or Minelab Safari
« Reply #15 on: December 13, 2015, 04:44:01 PM »
Great advice from all as always on here. Thanks a lot guys.


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Re: Xp Deus or Minelab Safari
« Reply #16 on: December 13, 2015, 10:11:32 PM »
The one thing I would say about buying second hand is you may struggle to get a deus as from my flea-bay searches is they are rare
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Re: Xp Deus or Minelab Safari
« Reply #17 on: December 14, 2015, 11:02:53 AM »
Seen a few on Gumtree for sale
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Re: Xp Deus or Minelab Safari
« Reply #18 on: December 22, 2015, 11:04:08 PM »
I was in baydon in Wiltshire a couple of weeks ago with 84 other detectorists.81 of these detectorists where using the deus,I  was the only ctx user there ,couldnt believe it.wasnt much found but just shows you the future. :)


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Re: Xp Deus or Minelab Safari
« Reply #19 on: March 20, 2016, 10:03:09 AM »
Thanks chris3030, will have a look to see what's availible secondhand. It's a hard choice to make as there are pros and cons for both. Do like the idea of such a lightweight machine as the Deus though.
Limited to budget at the moment to get the control unit just now whigsvolt. Is it still a god machine without it until I can afford one?

Yes of course you can use the a Deus light no problem and as I said you can allways buy a control box when your budget permits.
Another point is that the Deus loves coke and the Safari will not go near it with its multi frequency technology.
 You can use it with ease on the beach too unlike the Deus until that is when the new coil comes out for the Deus in 2016 .
The biggest  issues for me with Minelab is the weight of their detectors and the safari is not a light machine by any standards .
The second issue is Recover speed and a hugely delayed numeric reset after going over a target and its poor performance in dry and or plough soil and Minelabs do not do well compared to The Xp range of detectors on ploughed field s generaly speaking.
like you say there are arguments for and against.  The Safari is also a Mid range detector unlike the Deus which is a top end machine.
What problems have you had with the deus on the beach as I have used mine on the beach regularly without any problems