The XP Deus II – USA

Was chatting on the phone with Bill and Bob Proenza at American Detector Distributors and we got talking about the Deus II and when it might hit here in the states. They followed up with a copy of the letter they sent to dealers.

Dear Dealers –

The greatly anticipated USA arrival of XP’s new detector, the DEUS II, is still several weeks away!  Although the DEUS II was first released back in mid-December in the European Union countries (EU preferential origin), specifically France, Germany, etc, they have only just arrived in the UK this past week for dealer distribution.

For us “across the pond”, the first limited allocation shipment is planned to be air freighted to the USA late this next week and after import/customs processing and shipping to XP’s USA distributors, it could take two weeks, to as much as three, to get them to dealers and their customers.

Please keep in mind, these first shipments are limited in numbers so most of the dealers that submitted their orders by November 8, 2021, may only receive 1 to 3 units as XP and the USA distributors are striving to fairly share their limited availability across the USA. However, the good news is XP is assuring that the USA will have the top priority for the sending of the 2nd and 3rd allocations of DEUS II.

In the meantime, following is the link for the XP DEUS II manual.  It is well written and will be helpful when the DEUS II arrive.


Incidentally, there were some USA DEUS II YouTube’rs/testers that thought the DEUS II USA shipments were already in the air and arriving in the USA by this past Friday.  However, the XPLORER manufacturing facility and headquarters in Toulouse, France, confirmed that this was not true and just wishful thinking.

Also of interest, XP testers and/or YouTube’rs got pre-regular production versions of the DEUS II with version 5 software. The DEUS II that will be shipped to the USA will have the newer version 6. The DEUS II , its coil, remote control, WS6 headphones are all designed to have their software updated online!

Best regards, Bill Proenza and Robert Proenza, American Detector Distributors


PS: If you ever thought about becoming a dealer give Bill or Bob a call (1-800-933-2897). I’ve known Bill for over 30 years and Bob for over 10. They’re great folks to deal with!




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11 responses to “The XP Deus II – USA

  1. Here in the UK the Deus II costs north of £1,300. I don’t see it appealing to Deus I owners, particularly those who know what they’re doing!! However, the NM Legend at around half the price has a lot going for it if the advertising ‘blurbs’ are anything to go by. It could all get very interesting.
    Best wishes.

    • John money doesn’t seem to be a problem for some tekkies, but as you say “It could all get very interesting”…

      • “money doesn’t seem to be a problem for some Tekkies,” maybe that’s the peg it all hangs on? If the Legend has what they say it has – and I have no knowledge of its efficacy – there’ll be blood. You and I know that NM has the market place by the short and curlies – with its performance plus affordability equation.
        From a beachcomber’s point of view, who work in amongst the highest levels of junk imaginable, the Garrett ATPro series with it’s ‘Iron Audio’ is a country mile ahead of the competition at identifying steel bottle caps the bane of any beachcomber anywhere in the world!!!!!
        The Deus I runs the AT series a close second, and the Simplex+ in the hands of a newbie, rides drag. On a junky beach, a Simplex+ has no place in the hands of a novice – in expert hands …YES. But it could be updated to do better. It really needs improvement. Out on the wet sand where – in the main – where it’s relatively ferrous-free the Simplex+ is the mutt’s nuts.

      • Bubba I have no desire to compete, compare or try every detector out there. My desire is to just be able to physically hunt and right now the Simplex is all I need. I will leave all the comparisons and arguments to the experts (or so those so labeled)….

  2. john taylor

    in my view, the French don’t have to price the unit at some wild stratospheric price point, however because of the uniqueness of the product, they definitely believe the “high margins” are justifiable, and they “may” be correct! should be an interesting “fight in the field” for comparative purposes. “smart” money is on the legend at a more appealing price point.turks have an edge because of the “beating” their currency is taking on the open market. doesn’t take a “wizard ” in economics to figure this out.


  3. Tony

    I have been watching the videos as I can because it’s good to keep up with new tech as it becomes available. I am waiting to see the videos from the first bunch of users in their parks or beaches here in the US. But I have to say the Deus II has my interest. Thanks for the update and getting the juices flowing!

    • Yeah everything will shake out in the spring when these two models are given a thorough workout. I’ll stick with the Simplex. All I need and more…

  4. john taylor

    appreciate your referral dick! me thinks the “turks” offer a “senior discount” too! every little bit helps! just sayin’


    j ( 3 stabs,waitin’ on 4) t.

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