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Will this NEW equinox kill the X-terra series, or even the CTX series?N/T
Posted by: bulletman
Date: September 20, 2017 08:07AM

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Re: Will this NEW equinox kill the X-terra series, or even the CTX series?
Posted by: Dan(NM)
Date: September 20, 2017 08:24AM
Probably will be the end to the X-terra line, but, no way will this be the end of the CTX.

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Re: Will this NEW equinox kill the X-terra series, or even the CTX series?
Posted by: Jason in Enid
Date: September 20, 2017 08:32AM
Asking if the EQ will "kill off" the E-Trac or CTX is like asking if an AR-15 rifle will make a Bolt-action 30-06 useless. Two completely different platforms that function very different and specialize to different tasks. Is there overlap in thier use? Of course, but that doesnt mean one is "better". Just different tools for different jobs.

Now how it affects the x-terra line, I couldnt say. I dont swing one and I'm not sure of its price point.

Re: Will this NEW equinox kill the X-terra series, or even the CTX series?
Posted by: azdigger
Date: September 20, 2017 09:03AM
I think it will replace the xterra, it might not replace the CTX but it might impact some of the sales, same for e-trac and similar types. This is my opinion.

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Re: Will this NEW equinox kill the X-terra series, or even the CTX series?
Posted by: greenmeanie
Date: September 20, 2017 09:27AM
It has already been said it isn't a BBS or FBS machine so I doubt it will kill those lines.
FBS hasn't even killed BBS off yet lol.



CTX 3030
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Re: Will this NEW equinox kill the X-terra series, or even the CTX series?
Posted by: wpaxt
Date: September 20, 2017 09:42AM
Speculating on what this machine will or will not do without an explanation AND testing of the new multi frequency technology is irrelevant at this point. Minelab hasn't done anything yet but teased the Multi-IQ platform and the "tests" at the rally scanning coins laying on grass meant nothing.

Everyone should just take a breath and wait until a machine gets into the hands of someone who knows FBS and BBS and then see what they have to say.

Re: Will this NEW equinox kill the X-terra series, or even the CTX series?
Posted by: MI-AuAg
Date: September 20, 2017 09:47AM
Since the Equinox can do what the Xterra can at the push of a button in terms of single frequency changes. With the addition of more frequencies, a higher frequency (40Khz) for prospecting, NO need to change coils for a frequency change, it's probably inevitable. Plus you have the multi-freq. option, not to mention submersible. It makes the Xterra outdated technology. Who knows, they may keep one of the lesser versions as an entry level machine?

One question I do have, is will the single frequencies of the Equinox perform as well as they did/do on the Xterra, running all the individual frequencies through one coil?



Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 09/20/2017 09:50AM by MI-AuAg.

Re: Will this NEW equinox kill the X-terra series, or even the CTX series?
Posted by: Architex
Date: September 20, 2017 10:30AM
That's for sure.



One Man's Trash...........is what I usually find.

XP Deus / CTX 3030

Where are the diamond rings?.............They said there'd be diamond rings !.

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Re: Will this NEW equinox kill the X-terra series, or even the CTX series?
Posted by: Rick(ND)
Date: September 20, 2017 02:46PM
I agree that it may be the end of the X-Terras, but not the E- Trac or the CTX as these are the upper end Minelabs where as the new Equinox is made to compete with some of the other mid price detectors.
I am planning on trying one out myself just to see what it can do and what it cant, but dont feel it will replace my Sovereign GT or any of the E-Trac or CTX as these are proven detectors.


Rick

Re: Will this NEW equinox kill the X-terra series, or even the CTX series?
Posted by: Bryan V
Date: September 20, 2017 03:08PM
If the Equinox has 90% of the FBS depth, ID accuracy and ability to ignore crown caps, that will be enough for me to closet my E-Trac.
Heavy use of the CTX and E-Trac over the last few years has put a hurt on my tendons... Even while using bungees.
I NEED a lighter detector and The speed increase won't hurt either.

Bryan



Minelab E-Trac
Gold Monster
Amigo II 5.75
Cibola GB Mod
Golden uMax/Sweeper

Re: Will this NEW equinox kill the X-terra series, or even the CTX series?
Posted by: xwyokid
Date: September 20, 2017 03:18PM
Whoa. I was going to be ordering an X-705. Good thing for my indecisiveness. Now...Should I preorder or wait until field reports start coming out??!!

Re: Will this NEW equinox kill the X-terra series, or even the CTX series?
Posted by: IDXMonster
Date: September 20, 2017 07:48PM
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xwyokid
Whoa. I was going to be ordering an X-705. Good thing for my indecisiveness. Now...Should I preorder or wait until field reports start coming out??!!

I don't know...you decide!:crazy:

What do you use RIGHT NOW?

Re: Will this NEW equinox kill the X-terra series, or even the CTX series?
Posted by: Nuke em
Date: September 20, 2017 08:06PM
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xwyokid
Whoa. I was going to be ordering an X-705. Good thing for my indecisiveness. Now...Should I preorder or wait until field reports start coming out??!!

You can wait till people have done their tests but what happens if the queue is big to buy them ?

This is the Terra replacement , it may not seem so to many but it is . It has a lot more than the Terra but why stand still ?
This machine will likely sell like hotcakes and many people that have the Terra will buy it, many people that dont like the Deus will buy it , many people that want a light machine will buy it,
and many that have heavy machines will buy it .
Single and multi freq capability in one machine that is waterproof and light and fast . Between £400 and £1000 this could be the best machine out there and i best this will knock the Deus off its perch too.

Ordering doesn't commit you till you pay the money over.

I have ordered 2 and i will be buying them , but i will be going to the shop to pick them up .



Uses = Minelab E.Trac , Minelab Explorer 11 (might sell) , Minelab Explorer XS , Minelab Equinox 800 x 2 (ordered) , Garrett Probes , Gray Ghost/ Nugget Busters

Re: Will this NEW equinox kill the X-terra series, or even the CTX series?
Posted by: saltwater jim
Date: September 20, 2017 08:16PM
How do you think this detector will compare to the ctx ? Really ctx has smart coils, ctx has target trace , Ctx has fe and co numbers. Im hoping the equinox is good but i find it hard to believe it will compare to the 2500 dollar ctx. Fb iq whatever that is time will tell. Only thing that i really am interested in is 40 freq, If you can run that smooth on a beach for gold jewelry that will make the detector worth the price but running smooth on the beach is a big if. Also everybody says ctx is to slow , with the right settings you can get silver out of iron infested sites esp with smooth aucio you can make that silver sing. doubt the eq will have the audio options the ctx has.

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Re: Will this NEW equinox kill the X-terra series, or even the CTX series?
Posted by: Jason in Enid
Date: September 20, 2017 09:36PM
I dont think this was ever intended to be as good as the CTX or replace it. I think if you are a silver hunter, the CTX will still be your primary tool. But what about those horridly trashy sites? I think this was made for those spots plus low conductors like gold or hammered silvers. We all know the CTX is a silver slayer but has been shown to be lacking when searching for gold.

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