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Metal Detecting => Equipment and Gear => Topic started by: Dennis on October 02, 2017, 12:21 PM

Title: AT max versus the new Equinox.
Post by: Dennis on October 02, 2017, 12:21 PM
Now that Mine lab have launched a truly made beach metal detector, with beach mode, it is a world class unit. Coming out after the MX sport, a true beach detector as well.
Garret have only claimed that the AT max is more "stable"  on the beach,  but wont commit them selves to it being a
salt water detector. I am on the market for a second good salt water detector other than a Pulse induction unit with out true discrimination.
The new equinox seams to tick all the boxes. Garret beach tested the AT max,  there where good remarks, like it is more stable than the Pro.
What are your thoughts on the new Equinox?

Then price. It worries me that on arrival in SA,   the price will be extremely high as was the ATX 3030,   when it came out,  now 22k cheaper in SA.
I just had a quotation from overseas to get one here based on the budgetary figures to get all the costs to take into account, the overseas price at our current exchange rate is fordable
and with in reach to people out there. Lets see what our dealers come up with. To me so far the tests out there are impressive, That is my opinion and not any other comments made on the web.
 
Title: Re: AT max versus the new Equinox.
Post by: SCRUcc on October 02, 2017, 12:58 PM
Hi Dennis...
I've got more-or-less the same setup as you have and am also watching the Nox 800 with a very-very keen interest...
If what they claim is true, this will be a very capable amphibious unit that can transition seamlessly between wet beach, dry beach and land...
If the demo-vids are anything to go by.....the equinox recovery speed is on-par/(perhaps better) with the best units out there...
Have been running my Xterra 705 in the dry with small 18.75 kHz coil in HEAVY trash areas with which you are able to apply the "scalpel" method but have found the recovery speed a wee bit too slow which necessitates me to slow down,..... way down...but still you are able to pick the nice goodies from the trash.....
Considering the frequency spread on the Nox 800, it does appear to me to be the "swiss army knife" of detectors at the moment.
Anyhow....to me, the Equinox 800 is a big MUST HAVE in my arsenal as things stand now....
Ps. Dennis - have you perhaps managed to get provisional shipping dates from the guys?


Title: Re: AT max versus the new Equinox.
Post by: Paul van Heerden on October 03, 2017, 03:38 PM
You will probably find the equinox to be better that the max on the beach
Title: Re: AT max versus the new Equinox.
Post by: SCRUcc on February 01, 2018, 09:22 AM
Well well well........it seems the very long wait could be over by tomorrow.......
Out of curiosity: any of you guys 'n gals also on the pre-order list?
(mine is SO booked!!) ;D ;D ;D
Title: Re: AT max versus the new Equinox.
Post by: Chris Twine on February 01, 2018, 04:28 PM
SCRUcc, I hope you have not pre booked an Equinox...

Speak to me, I am a Minelab dealer now and would appreciate your business :)

I have not heard on official release yet, they were hoping for mid Feb which was yet to be confirmed.
Title: Re: AT max versus the new Equinox.
Post by: SCRUcc on February 01, 2018, 05:42 PM
Hi Chris,
Thanks for the offer, well noted and will gladly support you.
Am still able to cancel pre-booking as Namibia will only receive after you guys in SA.
Please give heads-up if/when info becomes available and we take it from there.
Best regards

Title: Re: AT max versus the new Equinox.
Post by: SCRUcc on February 21, 2018, 07:45 AM
Hi Chris - any news your side on Equinoxes?
Any and all info update requests to supplier is like hitting a 3ft brick wall....no response whatsoever... :'(
Title: Re: AT max versus the new Equinox.
Post by: Chris Twine on February 21, 2018, 09:07 AM
They have just been released in Australia so I assume a shipment is on the way to SA. Unfortunately I too have been trying to get info from the supplier but am also still waiting their response
Title: Re: AT max versus the new Equinox.
Post by: SCRUcc on February 21, 2018, 05:19 PM
Thx Chris - (MLSA initially indicated 1st (limited) shipment due roundabout yesterday)
Since then complete "radiosilence"...must be busy with "ops" :D
Anyhow....appreciate comms from your side...