Adx150 Adventist or Deus?

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Adx150 Adventist or Deus?

Post by Carpy1501 » Thu Feb 23, 2017 10:45 pm

Hi all,
This question has probably been asked many times,as a beginner detectorist,I have rightly or wrongly narrowed my search for a new machine to the Xp range,My question is would you reccomend the more basic 150 or the more complex models? I love to fiddle so I'm guessing I would quickly tire of a simple plug n play machine,but would ideally like to be able to use the machine on both fields and beach,any plus or minus points to each model? So many questions but hard to put them all in here,any experienced members feel free to advise.

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Re: Adx150 Adventist or Deus?

Post by liamnolan » Thu Feb 23, 2017 11:54 pm

Hi carpy, I think you will have opened a can of worms here as we generally don't advocate machine Vs machine topics as owners will tend to become too protective of their machine choice.
So, as its at least not one brand Vs another ... I have had two GMP's before I bought the Deus around 7 years ago, soon after they came out. The GMP was I believe the next in progression from the ADX150 and worked pretty much the same. I really enjoyed the GMP and I still have one as a back up. However, the GMP is always left on the bench and rarely gets a run out, the Deus performing so well. The GMP became a little heavy after 3 hours but the Deus floats almost. The Deus is a "switch on and go" machine but is also a very complex machine that will be appreciated by those who understand the way detectors operate. Its functionality is almost endless and there are countless programs that have been developed to suit all types of conditions and targets. I opt for GMP (same as the old machine!_18 ghz (same as GMP) tracking GB and I still have the 9 ins coil. If choosing the Deus, get the control box as well as it adds so much versatility.
So, I would certainly opt for the Deus, though ANY good machine will become a firm favourite if used correctly and Lady Luck hovers overhead. Good luck in any case, I am sure there will be a flood of comparison posts to follow. Liam OooO
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Re: Adx150 Adventist or Deus?

Post by hairyharry » Fri Feb 24, 2017 5:02 am

I would tend to agree with Liam, i started with ADX250 and soon found that i want to adjust my settings further (fiddling)
So i then got the Goldmax Power and adjusted the settings to suit the ground and of course myself, but then the Deus came out, and now i can adjust settings to my hearts content, although i have just about settled on my settings these days.
Plus the added advantage of being wireless and weighing so little, really helped me, as i was always getting myself tangled up with the headphone lead.
So if you are certain that it is XP you want, then i would get the Deus, but if you can, try and get to try it in hand, and you will see for yourself the instant benefit of this machine.
Good luck and HH
Graduated from the XP ADX 250 then the GMP and now on the Deus
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Re: Adx150 Adventist or Deus?

Post by Bully1970 » Fri Feb 24, 2017 6:38 am

The one closest to your budget, I changed machine recently, mostly because of weight. My youth is catching up with me so the light machine works out well for me. It wasn't that my old machine weighed a ton, it was fairly typical and I was happy with it finds wise. Good luck whichever way you go, just don't think about it too long ::g

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Re: Adx150 Adventist or Deus?

Post by Oxgirl36 » Fri Feb 24, 2017 9:40 am

As has already been said get the best you can afford. It's a bit like buying a car - it's expensive to keep upgrading and selling the last one at a loss.

And I would echo the advice to either pick up the phone to one of the specialist suppliers or, ideally, go and see one and have a play with the options.

Good luck!
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Re: Adx150 Adventist or Deus?

Post by Timmy 64 » Fri Feb 24, 2017 11:33 am

Well with the deus you do get free updates this will save you a lot of money in future due to the fact the you buy the dues once and save up grading to other detectors

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Re: Adx150 Adventist or Deus?

Post by Koala » Fri Feb 24, 2017 11:58 am

Both machines will struggle on the wet sand on some beaches. Blackpool and Rhyl would be tricky.

Where as the south west beaches are normally okay.

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