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Chris Twine

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Minelab Equinox Review
« on: February 23, 2018, 03:37 PM »
I finally have my hands on an Equinox 600 and made a review for you to watch:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wj81C5_ylzg

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Re: Minelab Equinox Review
« Reply #1 on: February 23, 2018, 04:56 PM »
You are a very lucky man Mr Twine ;D!!
Enjoy!Enjoy!Enjoy!
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Re: Minelab Equinox Review
« Reply #2 on: February 26, 2018, 04:38 PM »
Hi Chris..
Any more comments/observations regarding the 600?
(especially pertaining to beach hunting)
tx

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Re: Minelab Equinox Review
« Reply #3 on: February 26, 2018, 10:03 PM »
I havent had a chance to take the machine out again since the video....

Was really really impressed with the machine and keen to get out again and do some real detecting with it.

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Re: Minelab Equinox Review
« Reply #4 on: February 27, 2018, 02:33 PM »
If I had the bucks... this machine looks like a good one. Lightweight, multifreq, waterproof.

It's price is also ambivalent at the moment.

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Re: Minelab Equinox Review
« Reply #5 on: February 27, 2018, 05:26 PM »
IMO..the overall capabilities of the EQ as compared to similar priced units (regardless of brand) is "next level & beyond"
Mr Salvo and I have very site-specific challenges on the Skeleton Coast...so..depending on where we hunt, we would use a specific detector which also comes with individual shortcomings for each in that specific area..
The EQ will tick all the boxes required and then some more..



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Re: Minelab Equinox Review
« Reply #6 on: February 28, 2018, 08:42 PM »
Hi Chris
My supplier produced very unexpectedly and am super chuffed to have my 800 assembled n' busy chargin' up..
Regardless, will still approach you for the wireless submersible headphones, coils etc when they become available...thanks much for initial response, appreciate

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Re: Minelab Equinox Review
« Reply #7 on: July 30, 2018, 03:01 PM »
Hoot!! Hoot!! My order is in.

Can't wait. After consuming tonnes of youtube material I am really impressed with this detector. It scores in all environments.

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Re: Minelab Equinox Review
« Reply #8 on: July 30, 2018, 03:21 PM »
You going to love it George! Thanks, your order has been received, as soon as the money reflects in our account we will get it shipped out to you.

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Re: Minelab Equinox Review
« Reply #9 on: August 11, 2018, 06:44 PM »
Loving the machine. Thanks man.

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Re: Minelab Equinox Review
« Reply #10 on: August 23, 2018, 10:43 AM »
A heavily pounded area finds more targets with nox, even a marble!
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lXDbxr3QEDQ

I added/made two rubber washers to the coil so the pressure is even from the thumb screws -thinner rubber would be better, this will delimit wear over time, also some heatshrink on top.

I was impressed the machine coil came with a cover.
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Re: Minelab Equinox Review
« Reply #11 on: September 13, 2018, 07:25 PM »
When i received my Nox it came with the WM08 wireless module (lower latency than bluetooth) and a pair of headphones with 3.5mm jack cable.
Yes you have to charge the phones with mini USB jack but didn't think further believing this is the internal phone amplifier, only to realise a month later the jack cable is only needed if the HP batt is flat -headphones are wireless no cable needed, so the WM08 module is a bonus pro device supplied for whatever headset you choose to use! -this means 3 link frequency Bluetooth/Wi-Stream & aptX speed options, comparable to Z-link ?
Looking again at the marketplace realised Minelab done something very technically smart releasing the Equinox in two 'same performance' versions, progressive all round including bluetooth convenience, also bringing that performance from higher end systems down to a more attractive price at only 1.34kg carry weight.
From internet reviews didn't take much for me to choose the 800 believing i needed that edge over the 600, i now find myself convincing others the 600 would be their correct choice to start the hobby in pro mode without having to reinvest again in their lifetime.
Besides the 800 having higher resolution in some modes compared to the 600 both models are technically the same in respect, the 800 is packaged with the wireless WM08 module and wireless headphones for comfort preference and the 600 shares the same advanced link & sensitivity parameters, therefore side by side these models offer identical recovery performance, Minelab have certainly produced new performance with these two models.
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Re: Minelab Equinox Review
« Reply #12 on: September 14, 2018, 08:42 AM »
In my opinion, the 600 is pretty much all you need unless you want to do gold prospecting and be able to change the backlight intensity
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Re: Minelab Equinox Review
« Reply #13 on: September 17, 2018, 06:45 PM »
Paul is right, i got so excited what the the 600 offers, same recovery performance as the 800 and totally forgot about the dual gold mode, besides specific inland prospecting we all know that a standard and retarded recovery speed of say an Excalibur II metal detector picks up those gold goodies on the beach & coins inland, yes we would all would like to own the Garrett ATX or Minelab CTX 3030 but most of us can only afford once at half those prices, the Equinox provides that updated wireless comfort feature with panache -it would be nice if Minelab incorporated the Z-link pinpointer connection as well.
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Re: Minelab Equinox Review
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