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Equinox frequency choices
Posted by: Richard-N-FL
Date: November 16, 2017 10:04PM
I'm wonder what's the benefits of using a single frequency over multi frequency? Will the gold mode use both 20 &40 hertz or just one? Why? I would think always using multi would be better if multi is better. Lol

Re: Equinox frequency choices
Posted by: Charlives
Date: November 17, 2017 03:44AM
I had the same question...this is what I was told-
http://www.findmall.com/read.php?107,2402820

Re: Equinox frequency choices
Posted by: Rich (Utah)
Date: November 17, 2017 04:03AM
The Minelab online printed Equinox brochure says the gold mode operates high SINGLE frequencies of 20 or 40kHz.

Rich



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Re: Equinox frequency choices
Posted by: Wayfarer
Date: November 17, 2017 11:38AM
Gives the operator more control and options. From my experience with the V3i, which is the only other detector I know of that gives the operator the choice to operate in simultaneous multi frequency -or- any single frequency, the single frequencies are quite a lot deeper than the multi. Multi is great for getting target info on shallow to medium targets, but single freq is far better for deep targets. I've found that on the V3i, single freqs are upwards of 30% deeper than multi, and with good target ID too. So a big difference. But if you're not going deeper than say 6" like if you are jewelry hunting for instance, then the multi offers lots of advantages. Also, if you know what conductivity targets you are hunting for, you can tailor the freq to the type of target sought. For example: silver coins, 2.5 kHz. deep indians, 7.5 kHz. gold stud earrings, 22 kHz.

I bring up the V3i, because it operates similarly to the Equinox, and it's probably a similar situation between multi and single freq operation.

But the big advantage to single freq is DEPTH.



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Re: Equinox frequency choices
Posted by: Tony N (Michigan)
Date: November 17, 2017 02:47PM
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Wayfarer
Gives the operator more control and options. From my experience with the V3i, which is the only other detector I know of that gives the operator the choice to operate in simultaneous multi frequency -or- any single frequency, the single frequencies are quite a lot deeper than the multi. Multi is great for getting target info on shallow to medium targets, but single freq is far better for deep targets.

That is spot on, Wayfarer. I have the V3i, though it is very new to me. The 2.5kHz is much deeper than the multi-freq.

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Wayfarer
I've found that on the V3i, single freqs are upwards of 30% deeper than multi, and with good target ID too. So a big difference. But if you're not going deeper than say 6" like if you are jewelry hunting for instance, then the multi offers lots of advantages. Also, if you know what conductivity targets you are hunting for, you can tailor the freq to the type of target sought. For example: silver coins, 2.5 kHz. deep indians, 7.5 kHz. gold stud earrings, 22 kHz.

Interesting. I always thought the 2.5 kHz was good for silver and copper. I'll have to check out the 7.5kHz on some deep Indians.

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Wayfarer
I bring up the V3i, because it operates similarly to the Equinox, and it's probably a similar situation between multi and single freq operation.
But the big advantage to single freq is DEPTH.

I believe the Multi-freq. Minelabs such as the Explorer series and E-trac conbine three frequencies which combine to put out one basic frequency. In fact, it is actually misleading to say the Minelab Explorer puts out 29 frequencies.



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Re: Equinox frequency choices
Posted by: Wayfarer
Date: November 17, 2017 03:30PM
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Tony N (Michigan)

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Wayfarer
I've found that on the V3i, single freqs are upwards of 30% deeper than multi, and with good target ID too. So a big difference. But if you're not going deeper than say 6" like if you are jewelry hunting for instance, then the multi offers lots of advantages. Also, if you know what conductivity targets you are hunting for, you can tailor the freq to the type of target sought. For example: silver coins, 2.5 kHz. deep indians, 7.5 kHz. gold stud earrings, 22 kHz.

Interesting. I always thought the 2.5 kHz was good for silver and copper. I'll have to check out the 7.5kHz on some deep Indians.

Especially the older copper-nickel indians. Bullets, brass, keys, men's large gold rings, are other targets that the 7.5 freq does very well on.



Current detectors: White's V3i, MXT, XL Pro
Past: White's XLT, 6000D Series 3, Coinmaster 2DB, Minelab CTX 3030, Fisher Gold Bug Pro
Location: Western Idaho
Detecting since 1980

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