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Options Minelab CTX 3030 Deus XP
Detector Type Coin and Relic Detector Coin and Relic Detector
Price $2500 $2000
Manufactured in 2012 2010
Battery Type Li-ion Pack Li-ion Pack
Weight (Lbs.) 5.2 1.9
Operating frequency 1.5 - 100 kHz. 4, 8, 12, 18 kHz.
Display Yes Yes
Backlight Yes Yes
Target ID Numeric+Audio Audio+Numeric
Tone ID Custom Iron level, Multi tone, Notch, Discrimination, 5 tones, Full tone
Search Modes
  • 10 Custom
  • 5 Preset:
  • -Coins
  • -Beach
  • -Relic
  • -Silver
  • -High Trash
  • Gold Field Prospecting
  • Wet beach
  • Dry beach
  • Relic
  • Coin hunting
  • Five additional preset modes
  • 8 user customizable programs
Ability to change coils Yes Yes
Ground balance Auto Tracking, Pumping, Manual, Beach
Waterproof 10 feet Coil and Headset only
Warranty 3 Years 5 Years
Number of Reviews graph 5
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Avg. User Rating 4.38 4.62
Avg. Durability Rating 4.71 4.46
Avg. Ease of Use Rating 4.00 4.69
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Most helpful review for Minelab CTX 3030

Ctx 3030 opinion
Hi all here is my views on the Ctx.
Have had mine for a few months now. Please note I still have my E Trac and my t2se. But what I can tell you is that this is by far the best machine for hunting in iron infested sites. I have found silver in places I have gone over many times with other machines.

The way you can see 2 different targets on the screen at the same time is a big advantage. It is just as deep as the etrac, but with better discrimination. You get a slightly better target Id then the etrac. Both are great machines. I found a very rare large cent which looks like it will pay for all of my metal detectors, and then some! If you get a chance to try out a Ctx 3030 by all means take em up on the offer. You will really like the machine.
Happy hunting.
Tom from Upstate NY

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Most helpful review for Deus XP

XP Deus
This detector is not your average detector. It is made in Europe. And one thing they have in Europe is centuries of iron. This detector is the answer to iron and trash masked targets. How does it do this? With a blazing fast recovery speed and precise coil detection. It is completely wireless and very easy to swing for a full day. Is it worth the expensive price? So far I would say yes. The target VDI is a little jumpy. But the tones are deadon. If it is a high tone dig it.
Carl from Pennsylvania

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