Test Review: XP Deus Deepth Test 9″ vs 13″ Search Coil

 

Hi fellow detectorists!

We made a lot of tests with a larger number of detectors and search coils and this posting is the first part of a bigger series of experiments and tests.

This test is a comparison between

the small Standard 9″ Search Coil (22,5 Centimeters) for the XP Deus

9 inch xp deus

 

 

the 13″ Deep Target Search Coil (34,5 Centimeters).
We compared two silver coins and two copper coins with each other.  At first we tested it with an American Half-Dollar silver coin, a Lincoln cent, a copper/zink US Dollar  and a tiny silver coin that had about the size of a medieval brakteat. The Program we used was fast.

  1. HALF DOLLAR, SILVER COIN
    9″ Coil – 14 Centimeters or 5,5″13″ Coil – 20 Centimeters or 7,87″
  2. ONE DOLLAR COPPER/ZINK
    9″ Coil – 16,5 Centimeters or 6,5″
    13″ Coil – 20,3 Centimeters or 7,99″
  3. LINCOLN CENT 
    9″ Coil – 14,5 Centimeters or 5,7″13″ Coil  – 21,6 Centimeters or 8,50″
  4. BRACTEATE SILVER COIN
    9″ Coil – 8,7 Centimeters or 3,42″
    13″ Coil – 12 Centimeters or 4,72″

Well, yeah, the results were pretty interesting. The large 13″ coil is definitely a bit stronger in regards to depth. The large coil was definitely more difficult to handle, due to its constant instability. However, it improved the performance by a few extra centimeters, especially when going for the bigger targets. But our test also indicated that the large coil is a bit less accurate with tiny objects like thin and tiny silver coins.  I like the large coil very much because it is powerful to find deep targets but for sites that are full of trash, i prefer the 9″ standard coil!