newbie to the XP adx 250 any help appreciated :)

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newbie to the XP adx 250 any help appreciated :)

Post by andyb » Tue Sep 15, 2015 11:39 am

Hi all.

I have been using the makro racer now since about march and although I love it to bits I am now going to get rid of it. I have had every fault under the sun and so many parts changed it is now a new detector. Makro has the best customer service ever a d sorted the problems ultra fast but I can't deal with not knowing when the next fault will be.

So I have bought a used XP adx250, I wanted to get a etrac or safari but I am in the process of buying my first house so money is tighter than usual.

So does anyone have any experience with this detector or have any settings they want to pass on.

I will be using it in two different environments, one which is pasture but all the finds are really deep luckily it is very clean ground.

The second environment is ploughed land, the finds are not so deep but there is a hell of a lot of iron about.

Any help with settings/advice for these two scenarios would be much appreciated.

Thanks in advance.
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Re: newbie to the XP adx 250 any help appreciated :)

Post by beaubrummell » Tue Sep 15, 2015 1:23 pm

Sorry to hear about your probs with the Racer. You made some nice finds with it going by your videos Andy.

I owned an XP ADX 250 for a while and I attach my air test results from an earlier post plus comments from others re their settings below. I made the mistake of sticking a massive 15x12 SEF coil on it that completely unbalanced the machine (like a dustbin lid on the end of a bamboo stick). Not only that but I found pinpointing with a big coil very difficult. Best stick with the stock coil till you're used to the machine.

As you know it's a low 4.7kHz machine which is supposed to find deeper larger targets easier than a higher kHz machine. However I found some small targets with it at good depth, including a Vicci fourpence (which is tiny) at about 7 inches.

Good luck with it and I'm sure others will be along soon with more tips ::g

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Post by andyb » Tue Sep 15, 2015 4:42 pm

Thanks very much for that Bb ::g can't wait to give it a try

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Post by cussler » Wed Sep 16, 2015 8:47 pm

Hi Andyb

You have just brought Xps best kept secret the 4.6hz machines are one of the best Xp ever made 98; ,from the adx250 ,adventist to the Gmaxx2. On your adx250 on pasture try these D1on and up to full ,Sensitivity at just short of the red mark (D1 is only iron discrimination) and will not knock out anything else, any thing that spits is iron any two way dig it .On your iron infested field try this, D2 on and up to foil sensitivity again just short of the red mark, more vicious spiting on iron but will not knock out anything else
The best headphones are Xps own and really do show up this detector to its best the wired ones are about £14 but the wireless one are the bees knees but are costly at £175 but you get what you pay for.BamBam swears by his 250 and will not use anything else and of cause my Gmaxx 2 is the ultimate 4.6Hz machine for me, any way if you get stuck just PM me or Bambam and we will take you out for a day and give you some pointers on your great buy.

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Post by andyb » Wed Sep 16, 2015 8:54 pm

cussler wrote:Hi Andyb

You have just brought Xps best kept secret the 4.6hz machines are one of the best Xp ever made 98; ,from the adx250 ,adventist to the Gmaxx2. On your adx250 on pasture try these D1on and up to full ,Sensitivity at just short of the red mark (D1 is only iron discrimination) and will not knock out anything else, any thing that spits is iron any two way dig it .On your iron infested field try this, D2 on and up to foil sensitivity again just short of the red mark, more vicious spiting on iron but will not knock out anything else
The best headphones are Xps own and really do show up this detector to its best the wired ones are about £14 but the wireless one are the bees knees but are costly at £175 but you get what you pay for.BamBam swears by his 250 and will not use anything else and of cause my Gmaxx 2 is the ultimate 4.6Hz machine for me, any way if you get stuck just PM me or Bambam and we will take you out for a day and give you some pointers on your great buy.

Best Cussler
Thanks very much for those settings cussler I will definitely be trying them out on the weekend :)

I may take you up on your offer one day, would be good to meet you and a catch up with Brian.

Happy hunting buddy

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Post by BAMBAM » Wed Sep 16, 2015 10:52 pm

Andy PM me regards, Brian
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Post by lordofthecoils » Wed Sep 16, 2015 10:56 pm

hi andy , ive had the adventis for a few years now, like any detector you have your good days and bad days according to ground conditions etc ,no machine is a goodies hoover all the time. but saying that the adventis [pretty much the same machine as the adx250 ] is one of one of the best machines ive used. best thing when starting out my advice would be put switch at d2 turn discrim dial full left to 7.oclock which is the lowest setting for d2 .
this is s higher discrim setting than the d1 10.oclock but it will be easier to learn the tones . its very simple.... clear smooth tone ....dig , even a slightly broken signal ....its iron....this machine never lies ,thats what I love about it.

when you've got used to the d2 tones try d1 10oclock which is about 15% less discrim than that d2 setting ,which means more depth ,but it starts to let meore iron through. you will hear the iron but its takes a bit of learning to distinguish between good and bad ,but once learned the difference is very obvious. really really looking foward to see how you get on andy .

one bit of advice , I would keep the macro as well , its a massive advantage to use different machines on sites ,what one machine can miss another will find .

............ray ::g ::g ::g ::g ::g ::g

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Post by andyb » Thu Sep 17, 2015 6:41 am

BAMBAM wrote:Andy PM me regards, Brian

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Post by andyb » Thu Sep 17, 2015 6:42 am

lordofthecoils wrote:hi andy , ive had the adventis for a few years now, like any detector you have your good days and bad days according to ground conditions etc ,no machine is a goodies hoover all the time. but saying that the adventis [pretty much the same machine as the adx250 ] is one of one of the best machines ive used. best thing when starting out my advice would be put switch at d2 turn discrim dial full left to 7.oclock which is the lowest setting for d2 .
this is s higher discrim setting than the d1 10.oclock but it will be easier to learn the tones . its very simple.... clear smooth tone ....dig , even a slightly broken signal ....its iron....this machine never lies ,thats what I love about it.

when you've got used to the d2 tones try d1 10oclock which is about 15% less discrim than that d2 setting ,which means more depth ,but it starts to let meore iron through. you will hear the iron but its takes a bit of learning to distinguish between good and bad ,but once learned the difference is very obvious. really really looking foward to see how you get on andy .

one bit of advice , I would keep the macro as well , its a massive advantage to use different machines on sites ,what one machine can miss another will find .

............ray ::g ::g ::g ::g ::g ::g
Thanks very much for the help Ray, I am going to try all these settings and see how I get on with the different fields. I can't wait to get out with it. So far I have resisted sticking the racer on the auction site lol.

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Re: newbie to the XP adx 250 any help appreciated :)

Post by cornwalldavid » Thu Sep 17, 2015 5:28 pm

There is a great explanation of the features and a demonstration of settings and searches in Norfolk Wolf's video here:

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https://youtu.be/rxcnkigp8e4

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