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Minelab Equinox 800 revealed/exclusive depth check - YouTube
Posted by: Hastings
Date: September 20, 2017 05:22AM
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Re: Minelab Equinox 800 revealed/exclusive depth check - YouTube
Posted by: mrwilburino
Date: September 20, 2017 12:02PM
Air test. :rolleyes:



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Re: Minelab Equinox 800 revealed/exclusive depth check - YouTube
Posted by: John-Edmonton
Date: September 20, 2017 02:09PM
There are lots of single frequency metal detectors which can meet/beat those results, including all manufacturers in USA, UK and Russia. It has some great new technology built into it, and probably some great results and features, but depth isn't one of them, at least in this test. However, the weight factor with good ergonomics are a definite improvement.

Re: Minelab Equinox 800 revealed/exclusive depth check - YouTube
Posted by: hairymonsterman
Date: September 20, 2017 03:43PM
That's a good result considering the soil being highly mineralised, i ran the same test in my tough soil (fills the Deus mineral scale when coil pumped) with the same coin using my Deus and 13" coil in disc mode and it didn't fair any better, and it's a decent machine.
I've no doubt this machine will hold it's own on depth, on this simple test it's as good as the Deus.

Re: Minelab Equinox 800 revealed/exclusive depth check - YouTube
Posted by: hairymonsterman
Date: September 20, 2017 03:53PM
John, to quote yourself 'depth should never be the number one reason for purchasing a machine.'
and you quite correct, but it's spec sheet massively out-weighs any other unit in it's price range, eg take the AT Max, a new release, blows it out of the water!


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There are lots of single frequency metal detectors which can meet/beat those results, including all manufacturers in USA, UK and Russia. It has some great new technology built into it, and probably some great results and features, but depth isn't one of them, at least in this test. However, the weight factor with good ergonomics are a definite improvement.


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Re: Minelab Equinox 800 revealed/exclusive depth check - YouTube
Posted by: John-Edmonton
Date: September 20, 2017 05:47PM
I still stand by that quote which I have used many times. To put it context, it's been a response to people new to the hobby who are typically focused only on depth, not taking into consideration the other useful features many brands carry to assist with proper identification of targets, product support, ergonomics just to name a few. I have seen many new product lines throughout the years released from all the common metal manufacturers, the warts some possessed upon releases, the aftermath of such and the introduction of many new foreign made products breaking into the North American market. The responses to new releases of metal detectors are very cyclic, typically with a lot of people being worried that their current line(s) of machines will somehow become inferior. I have also stated many times that the best detector out there for you is the one you have mastered it to the point where you can tell the detector what's under the coil, not the other way around with a fair level of accuracy.

If the new Minelab eventually presents itself in different ways as a benefit to many new/existing hunters, then bring it on. Competition always breeds better technology and keeps prices in check. :)

Re: Minelab Equinox 800 revealed/exclusive depth check - YouTube
Posted by: Flintstone
Date: September 20, 2017 07:22PM
At-A-boy John tell-em like it is. The detector might be a supper detector, but again maybe not. flintstone

Re: Minelab Equinox 800 revealed/exclusive depth check - YouTube
Posted by: hairymonsterman
Date: September 21, 2017 01:30AM
Now don't you go back peddling John lol, you were having a wee cheeky dig at the Equinox because you think it's not great on depth, you need turn down that new exciting volume control the Max got to stop it rattling your brain about lol
Seriously though, the spec screams out to me, it's got mix of features i really like, depth seems adequate enough.
I think we'll see better in ground tests over the next lot of weeks.


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I still stand by that quote which I have used many times. To put it context, it's been a response to people new to the hobby who are typically focused only on depth, not taking into consideration the other useful features many brands carry to assist with proper identification of targets, product support, ergonomics just to name a few. I have seen many new product lines throughout the years released from all the common metal manufacturers, the warts some possessed upon releases, the aftermath of such and the introduction of many new foreign made products breaking into the North American market. The responses to new releases of metal detectors are very cyclic, typically with a lot of people being worried that their current line(s) of machines will somehow become inferior. I have also stated many times that the best detector out there for you is the one you have mastered it to the point where you can tell the detector what's under the coil, not the other way around with a fair level of accuracy.

If the new Minelab eventually presents itself in different ways as a benefit to many new/existing hunters, then bring it on. Competition always breeds better technology and keeps prices in check. :)


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