XP Deus II: Unleashing Advanced Technology for Successful Treasure Hunting

Are you a passionate treasure hunter in search of the ultimate metal detector? Look no further than the XP Deus II. With its advanced technology and innovative features, the XP Deus II is revolutionising the world of metal detection. 

XP Deus II is designed to excel in all types of environments, including inland, freshwater, and saltwater. Its cutting-edge technology ensures exceptional results in every treasure hunting adventure. Thanks to its Fast Multi-Frequency (FMF®) technology, XP Deus II provides unparalleled performance in various detecting conditions.

XP takes pride in creating detectors without compromising on quality. Their philosophy is to engineer detectors up to the required specifications, paying meticulous attention to detail. The result is a product that exceeds expectations and stands out from the competition.

One of the standout features of the XP Deus II model is its wireless functionality. XP Deus II offers effortless pairing of its main components using the serial number. XP’s wireless protocol seamlessly transmits target signals to the speaker or headphones for easy detection. This wireless technology eliminates any delay, setting the XP Deus II apart from detectors which rely on Bluetooth or similar technologies.

In addition to its technological prowess, the XP Deus II boasts a super lightweight telescopic ‘S’ stem. This patented handle/stem assembly is intelligently designed to offer maximum comfort and durability. Unlike other manufacturers, XP’s ‘S’ shaped handle allows the stems to slide within each other, resulting in a more ergonomic design.

When using the XP Deus II, you have access to a range of customisation options. Customise your XP Deus II with different coil sizes and choose between a remote control or compact WS6 headphones which also act as a mini remote control. Complete your setup by selecting your preferred headphones, such as the WS6, WSAII or the larger WSA II-XL headphones. Check out our range of metal detecting accessories.

The XP Deus II components are powered by rechargeable Li-Po batteries, conveniently charged via USB. Whether you’re near a mains power source, in your vehicle, using a power pack, or relying on solar energy, the XP Deus II model has you covered. Furthermore, XP offers a 5-year warranty on all main components and 2 years on batteries, showcasing their commitment to longevity and customer satisfaction.

In summary, the XP Deus II metal detector combines advanced technology, lightweight design, wireless capabilities, and durable construction to provide an exceptional treasure hunting experience. With its FMF® technology, ergonomic ‘S’ stem, and customisable options, the XP Deus II empowers detectorists to uncover hidden treasures with ease.

Explore the world of the XP Deus II metal detector at Regton, your trusted source for high-quality metal detecting equipment. Alternatively, learn more about our other metal detector brands we stock.

Hobby Metal Detector Guide

If you are considering purchasing a handheld metal detector, there are a few things you may want to consider in order to choose the right one. At Regton, we stock a wide range of metal detectors for a variety of uses.

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Uses of hobby metal detectors
Buying a metal detector to suit your needs is essential. It is important to consider what you will use your metal detector for. If you are considering a hobby detector that can be used in a variety of locations, you will want to choose a device that is specifically designed for that purpose.
We have a detector for every budget if you are a beginner or looking for a device to use in parks, beaches or back gardens. You might consider a detector within a lower price range. Be cautious of cheap detectors that flood well-known online sales platforms – we have yet to see a decent detector under £140.

Features of hobby metal detectors
Hobby metal detectors can come with various features, such as pinpoint mode, preset discrimination modes, sensitivity control, target ID and depth reading. There are specific detectors, known as pinpoint probes which are designed for locating targets using a small palm-size detector. This is an invaluable tool. Regton stocks a range of pinpointers, including Garrett, XP and Nokta Makro.

How much will a metal detector cost me?
Consider how often you are planning to use your metal detector. They range in price, so if you are planning on using your device frequently, investing in a more expensive, durable model with a range of attributes and features will be worthwhile.
No matter what your budget, there is a hobby detector perfect for you at Regton. We stock a wide range together with supporting accessories such as spades, headphones, pinpoint probes and books to aid you in your hobby metal detecting journey.

10 Top Tips for Metal Detecting

Are you new to metal detecting? Perhaps you are looking to brush up on your metal detecting skills? If so, Regton has provided tips to help you get the most out of your hobby.

1. Do your research before you buy a metal detector. There are many different types and models on the market, and choosing one that suits your specific needs is essential. Regton stocks a wide range of metal detectors for professional use.

2. Get a decent metal detector if you’re serious about finding valuable items. While some good-quality consumer-grade detectors are available, they won’t have all the features or attributes of a more expensive model.

3. Make sure you have a waterproof control box on your new metal detector if you plan on using your detector in anything deeper than 6 inches. Some models’ control boxes are only weather-resistant, so they won’t be able to withstand being submerged in water. You can view our range of underwater metal detectors here

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4. Brush up your knowledge of local laws and regulations in case of finding treasure. Research the Treasure Act 1999, and remember that you must report all finds of treasure to a coroner for the district in which they are found within 14 days after the day you made the discovery.

5. Practice using your metal detector in different terrain and soil. Open countryside & beaches are very different detecting experiences. This will help you get a feel for how it works and what kinds of objects it can detect.

6. Be patient, and don’t be afraid to experiment with different settings on your metal detector. It takes time and practice to get good at metal detecting, and you may need to adjust the sensitivity or ground balance depending on the conditions you’re detecting.

7. Keep an eye on the weather forecast before you go out metal detecting. If there’s a chance of rain, it’s best to take precautions, so take a sandwich bag that could be placed over a non-waterproof control box if you get caught out.

8. Wear comfortable clothing and footwear when you go metal detecting. You’ll be doing a lot of walking, so it’s essential to be comfortable. Remember, no steel toe caps. Have you ever seen a dog chase its tail?

9. Bring along a small shovel or trowel to help you dig up objects you find. Make sure you fill any holes you make, so the area is left in its natural state. This is equally important on farmland despite it sometimes being a rough terrain; it’s all about etiquette, making good your holes & remove any rubbish, and helping the farmer.

10. Have fun and enjoy the outdoors! Metal detecting is an excellent hobby for people of all ages. 

For more information, you can look at Regton’s beginner guide here

Be sure to check out our range of professional metal detectors and waterproof metal detectors at https://regton.com

Beginners’ guide to the best metal detectors

If you’re new to the world of metal detecting, it can be challenging to know where to start. There are various metal detectors on the market, each with its own set of features and functions. How do you know which is the best metal detector for beginners? This article will look at some of the best metal detectors for beginners and what makes them ideal for those just starting.

One of the best metal detectors for beginners is the Garrett Ace 200i. This metal detector is easy to use, with a user-friendly control panel that makes it simple to operate. It’s also lightweight and compact, so you can take it wherever you go. The Garrett Ace 200i also has many helpful features, including a coin depth indicator, target ID with numerical readout and adjustable discrimination control.

If you’re looking for a metal detector specifically designed for children, check out the Garrett ACE 200iC. This metal detector is specifically designed for children ages six and up, making it the perfect choice for families who want to get started in metal detecting. Its shortened stem makes it ideal for juniors. The Garrett Ace 200iC detector is easy to use, with sensitivity and a discrimination control that makes it simple to find artefacts, coins & jewellery. It also comes with a built-in speaker & also a headphone jack so that you can hear the detector with or without headphones.


If you’re looking for a more affordable option, the Garrett Ace 300i is a great choice. This metal detector is priced under £270, making it an excellent option for those on a budget. The Garrett Ace 300i metal detector is easy to use, with preset modes of discrimination that make it simple to operate. It also can override the presets, allowing you to adjust the settings depending on what you are looking for, along with sensitivity adjustment for depth, frequency shift for removing the interference, and a pinpoint mode.

The Garrett Ace Apex metal detector comes with a number of helpful features, including an LCD that indicates the probable type of metal you’ve found, a pinpoint mode that helps you locate targets more accurately, and, if required, optional wireless headphones that allow you to listen to the sounds of the metal detector without disturbing others. The Garrett Ace Apex is also lightweight and easy to operate, making it an excellent choice for an intermediate/ experienced user whether detecting inland, dry sand or, very importantly, able to handle wet salt sand with ease.

Garrett Ace 400i metal detector with Waterproof 2D Coil is another fantastic choice. Operating at 10kHz frequency, better sensitivity will be provided to low and medium conductivity targets such as gold and lead. The ‘Frequency Adjust’ feature allows you to quickly toggle between slight frequency shifts helping eliminate interference from other detectors or sources of interference such as overhead power lines. Together with advanced iron audio mode, this is a feature-packed machine. 

No matter what your budget or experience level, we have a metal detector that’s perfect for you. Start your metal detection journey. Shop your new metal detector here.

Heart of England weekender at Wootton Wawen

By Aaron Reynolds

I must admit, I was a latecomer to this weekender rally, arriving on Sunday morning for a day of detecting. It was great to see everyone recovering from the night before, huddled around the fire pit with cheeseburgers, sausage sandwiches and a tea or coffee prepared by Heart of England’s master chef, Mr Sid Perry. It was a gentle start to the day, sipping a coffee and watching everyone slowly leave their tents and camper vans.

Figure 1- warming up by the fire

Today, I planned to do something I had never done before; River detecting. After several years in the hobby, I have never had the opportunity to try detecting in flowing water. I’m all up for trying something new. Heart of England had a lovely cut of the river Alne, with permissions for both sides for quite a distance. A small group of us wanted to hit the river, so we all headed off together towards it after a brew and a chat to start the day.
Now, here for my big mistake. I had realised in the car while on the way to the rally that I had forgotten to bring my waveguide, which was essential for the machine I was using to work underwater. The waveguide is a passive antenna which clips to the wireless coils of the Deus, ORX and Deus II, and wraps up the stem (like a standard coil wire) to the remote control, where (in the case of the Deus II) it will fit onto two small notches on the control box to pass the signal from the coil to the Remote without losing the signal from the coil (the coils are fully waterproof, but are not able to pass the signal through more than about 2-3 inches of water). I’ll explain how I could still detect in the water a little later.

Getting to the water’s edge, one by one we set up our machines and took the first brave step into the stream. As always with cold water, after the initial shock, it soon warms up and becomes much more tolerable until you barely register the cold at all. We also benefited from a sunny day, with the light coming through the canopy and warming the water a little more. I managed to detect without the waveguide by combing over the more shallow areas at the banks and for the deeper areas by skimming only slightly under the surface of the water, not deep enough so the signal couldn’t get through but deep enough to reliably register signals. At the banks, the water level was only ankle deep, while at the centre, it was up to my knees. Even skimming the water with the coil, I could reliably locate targets in the deeper areas, but digging them out is the hard part.

Figure 2- Sid Perry recovering targets

Pinpointing isn’t easy in rivers, as I have learned firsthand. I have a new height of respect for those who primarily detect rivers or streams, as finding the target with your coil is the easy part. Actually, recovering the item is a different challenge altogether. There is also a lot of ferrous metal that builds up, sometimes masking targets or making pinpointing much harder, as pinpointers don’t discriminate. If it’s metal, it will be setting off your pinpointer, so you may be chasing the wrong item entirely that your main detector discriminated against. That’s not to mention if it’s buried in all the stones and silt at the bottom, which is very difficult digging. Let me tell you, field detecting is much easier than river/stream detecting.

Figure 3- Detecting in the shallows

Going along the banks, I had a few pieces of aluminium, a small, tapered piece of lead and the top of a glass bottle, unfortunately modern. Despite this, many of my fellow diggers were in luck, with an interesting large token found, a couple of modern coins and a plaque of some kind featuring the crystal palace found by Peter Pesti. This was an interesting plaque initially resigned as rubbish but turning it over brought the wonderful decoration to light. It was a bit damaged with a corner missing and some dents and the usual wear you would expect from sitting in a flowing river for however many years. Strangely enough, the corner piece of it was found a few hours later by Shaun Murton. I’m not sure about the identification yet, but an interesting find either way.
After a couple hours of wading around in the water, I decided it was time to have some food and dry off. I detected most of the way back to the car but didn’t pull anything worth noting up, unfortunately. After a drink and drying off, I intended to go out on the pasture again. Still, I got stuck in conversations with other diggers, sharing stories and having a laugh. The next time I checked my watch, it was already 4pm, and I had a long way back to travel home, so I packed up my equipment and got ready to go.
Heart of England are a great group to go detecting within the midlands, run by Phil and his trusted admin team. They are always very friendly and willing to go the extra mile to help people out. Several times I have seen either Phil or Sid going through machines with people, whether they are newcomers to the hobby or seasoned veterans unfamiliar with a new machine. If you are looking for a friendly, bubbly and enthusiastic club to go digging with, I’d recommend them highly. They are passionate about recovering relics of the past and learning more about the history of the Heart of England.
Groats, half-crowns, Roman coins and many more awesome finds made their way to the surface and in lucky finders’ hands, so overall, it was a great dig. Sometimes it’s okay to go home with nothing special and still be happy that you had a great day out and saw some rarer finds. My highlight was trying river detecting for the first time, and now I have a newfound passion for wanting to try the more extreme side of river detecting; being submerged and scanning the riverbeds with both my coil and eyes. I thoroughly enjoyed my first time (even though I forgot some equipment which would make it easier) and will be aiming to search riverbeds again soon.

Figure 4- Sid Perry and I

Rodney Cook Memorial Metal Detecting Rally – May 2022

by Aaron Reynolds

Firstly, I’d like to thank all the staff and marshals at the Rodney Cook Memorial one day metal detecting rally. It was truly amazing to speak with you all and express our love of metal detecting, charity events, and the love of the hobby together. This doesn’t begin to mention the countless detectorists who attended, and it wouldn’t have been possible without you. I have not seen how much we have raised so far, but I imagine it will go a long way to help the RUH (Royal United Hospitals of Bath) Forever Friends appeal, which supports patients who require more care than the average patient. Raising over £100,000 so far, the RCM rally continues to support local charities. I couldn’t be more proud of the whole team for getting it so far along, raising an incredible sum that will make a big difference in many lives.

The briefing.

Arriving at the dig, we drove in to see lots of smiles and people setting up, and we quickly parked up and followed suit. After getting geared up, Seb and I had a chat with some detectorists and made our way over to the briefing area, ready to start. The briefing was to-the-point, clear and well communicated by Gary Cook himself, and then the hoards of detectorists were off.
As usual, I waited 15 minutes for everyone to disperse and had a chat in the meantime with some of the marshals, who were incredibly helpful and kind. Walking out into the first field I wanted to tackle, first hole and boom; A ship halfpenny, all the way from 1946, right in the entrance to the field. Considering my usual find rate, it was a good sign for me.

First hole!

Getting further into the field and a couple of buttons later, I had a fantastic signal ringing in my ears, and I plunged the spade in after pinpointing. Turning over the clod, I found the target straight away, staring me in the face; A broken crotal bell. There were small fragments around a considerable chunk, including the top loop, with the ‘ringer’ still nestled inside. The ringer was iron and had rusted over and loosely bonded to the shell of the bell, keeping it in place until I had it in my hand. It had decoration, and I believe (from the little knowledge I have on crotal bells) that it was an older variant, with a drilled casted loop at the top as opposed to the more common later method of adding a sprew after casting. Broken or not, it was my first crotal bell, and I was over the moon. I have been searching for one for a long time, and it finally came up for me.

Broken but glorious!

After an hour or so, following a quick stop at the food van for a snack, Seb and I decided to try the other fields. The second field we tried was the main field (the field we parked in for those who attended), and we slowly made our way up to the top field near the Saxon church. These fields were buzzing with detectorists (naturally, considering the location and what others had found there in the morning). I didn’t have much luck on these fields, but I did pick up a couple more buttons for good measure. Speaking to other detectorists, I found that there were quite a few with hammered coins, even some lucky souls with a few of them in their finds box. It was great to see them nonetheless, especially the Gold Louis (XVIII?) in the find’s cabinet for the event. Well done to that lucky finder.
I also had a great chat with Mike and Dennis, part of the RCM team. They were delightful to talk to, and I can’t wait to see them at the next RCM weekender. I hope they managed to get a bit of detecting. The marshals deserve it more than us for the fantastic job they do!

As I was sweeping with my XP DEUS II, I approached another detectorist’s hole and received a great tone. I’m used to checking holes and retrieving the trash from them that some detectorists leave behind, but it seemed this target was slightly off from the existing hole. Reopening the plug, I manually pinpointed the target and dug in my spade, pulling up a find many would consider trash, but I quite like – a lock, still clasped around a bracket. Long past its days of operation, I still class this as an intriguing find. There might not be hundreds of years of history behind it, it may not have seen the rise and fall of various empires and tyrants, but it has its own story that will likely never be known, same as every other artefact or relic. Before spending its life drowning in soil and worms, it probably once acted as an attempt to keep something or someone safe from others, and based on where I found it, still locked, it did its job until the end.
We have all had the padlocks on the Deus II remote at some point (diving mode, for those not in the know), but now I can say it literally!

Locked up!

We made our way back to the main area for the raffle, which was a great success. Lady luck wasn’t by my side, but many lucky detectorists got their hands on some detecting equipment, RCM merchandise or some other donated prizes and bottles of bubbly. I’m sure everyone left with a smile and was content with their finds and/or rewards. Most of all, we all got together as a community to raise some cash for a great charity. Of all the rallies we visit, the RCM is always guaranteed to be a great event to attend, and I will always recommend it as one of the friendliest and well-run rallies in the UK.
Lastly, I’d like to give a big shoutout and thank you to Gary Cook, whom I consider the leading architect of the RCM team. He ensures the events are as enjoyable as possible, makes sure everyone is safe and happy and sets a new bar when it comes to rallies. If you have attended an RCM rally, or are considering joining them for a weekend, be sure to give him a firm handshake and a thank you. This wouldn’t be happening without him. Thank you for having us, RCM. It was an absolute pleasure.

Gary Cook (right), Seb (behind) and I, Aaron (left).
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Regton goes to Katy Perry’s Witness: The Tour

Regton goes to Katy Perry’s Witness: The Tour, her latest UK & European tour.


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Regton Ltd announce the introduction of Garrett walk through metal detectors at The Metro Radio Arena, Newcastle to replace and improve the current manual scanning procedure; with the aim of increasing the speed of entry as well as giving their fantastic security team’s arms and backs a rest, these arches will be a huge benefit to all in attendance of future events.

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We installed ahead of Katy Perry’s concert on Monday 25th June where this time saving addition to their venue safety was in action for the first time. The detectors are quick and simple to use and will be a welcome development to further define their ongoing security needs, enhancing the customer experience and ease of entry into the venue with guest safety at the forefront of everything they do.

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