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Re: Hoopla dwindling
Posted by: dewcon4414
Date: December 06, 2017 04:29AM
Surely they learned their lesson about salt water after the CTX? It will be interesting to see if the testers have to defend.... or can praise this machine. Im in the....... ill wait and see category before ordering. Is anyone concerned that ML said it couldnt compete with FBS machines...... and it sounds like its abilities matches its price? I was hoping for an over achiever. This confused me...... when they said it would out perform single freq machines. So does FBS also out perform single freq machines..... especially dedicated machines? Anyone see this being a nose heavy machine out of the water? This may have been one of those times id use a shaft similar to the deus with it above the hand.



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Re: Hoopla dwindling
Posted by: Des D
Date: December 06, 2017 05:40AM
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Nuke em


If only someone would take a machine and do a salt wet test .

"The tester from Idaho said "I'll be in Hawaii in December so hope to test it at the ocean?"

Re: Hoopla dwindling
Posted by: Nuke em
Date: December 06, 2017 06:24AM
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goodmore
It will be in some other language anyways. While I admire diversity I really hate when people post links to videos where I have no idea what they are saying. We have the Dr Tones guy as our official English speaking rep. Get his butt to Florida and toss him in the water with an Equinox.

The way things are going that might happen. LOL



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Re: Hoopla dwindling
Posted by: IDXMonster
Date: December 06, 2017 06:27AM
As it would be with any product,especially things that cost in the hundreds of dollars,I would hope that ML is using this time to work out any bugs and to fine tune the EQ so when it’s out,it’s out. If I had to wait another 6 months but it’s a clean running machine with ZERO issues,I’d rather wait. Imagine running it RIGHT NOW for a period of 3 months and not finding much only to find out the tracking system isn’t calibrated correctly....or similar. What would I think of ML for that? Not much. I respect anyone/a company for taking the time to make it right,if that’s what the holdup is.
ML has known about Conductive salts and such for awhile now,so I cannot see that type of hunting being a hang up for this unit...it wouldn’t make any sense.
Cmon cmon cmon......:smile:

Re: Hoopla dwindling
Posted by: Nuke em
Date: December 06, 2017 06:27AM
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Des D
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Nuke em


If only someone would take a machine and do a salt wet test .

"The tester from Idaho said "I'll be in Hawaii in December so hope to test it at the ocean?"

Wish you were doing the testing Des. We know where we stand with you.
Sorry just been to the shops and forgot to pick up a bloody Searcher or was it T.H ?



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Re: Hoopla dwindling
Posted by: laplander
Date: December 06, 2017 06:43AM
Wish you were doing the testing Des. We know where we stand with you.
Sorry just been to the shops and forgot to pick up a bloody Searcher or was it T.H ?[/quote]

They both are a great Magazine, can't put them down when they show up in the post:clap:

HH Jeff

Re: Hoopla dwindling
Posted by: Nuke em
Date: December 06, 2017 07:34AM
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laplander
Wish you were doing the testing Des. We know where we stand with you.
Sorry just been to the shops and forgot to pick up a bloody Searcher or was it T.H ?

They both are a great Magazine, can't put them down when they show up in the post:clap:

HH Jeff[/quote]

Des wanted me to look for a test in one of the mags . Think it was the TH but not sure.



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Re: Hoopla dwindling
Posted by: Nuke em
Date: December 06, 2017 07:36AM
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IDXMonster
As it would be with any product,especially things that cost in the hundreds of dollars,I would hope that ML is using this time to work out any bugs and to fine tune the EQ so when it’s out,it’s out. If I had to wait another 6 months but it’s a clean running machine with ZERO issues,I’d rather wait. Imagine running it RIGHT NOW for a period of 3 months and not finding much only to find out the tracking system isn’t calibrated correctly....or similar. What would I think of ML for that? Not much. I respect anyone/a company for taking the time to make it right,if that’s what the holdup is.
ML has known about Conductive salts and such for awhile now,so I cannot see that type of hunting being a hang up for this unit...it wouldn’t make any sense.
Cmon cmon cmon......:smile:

I wish they wouldn't announce a machine till its a week from the shops then we dont have all the "Hoopla" .



Uses = Minelab Explorer 11 , Minelab Equinox 800 x 2 , Minelab X.Terra 705 , Garrett Probes , Gray Ghost/ Nugget Busters , Minelab E.Trac for sale .

Re: Hoopla dwindling
Posted by: ML
Date: December 06, 2017 08:52AM
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Nuke em
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IDXMonster
As it would be with any product,especially things that cost in the hundreds of dollars,I would hope that ML is using this time to work out any bugs and to fine tune the EQ so when it’s out,it’s out. If I had to wait another 6 months but it’s a clean running machine with ZERO issues,I’d rather wait. Imagine running it RIGHT NOW for a period of 3 months and not finding much only to find out the tracking system isn’t calibrated correctly....or similar. What would I think of ML for that? Not much. I respect anyone/a company for taking the time to make it right,if that’s what the holdup is.
ML has known about Conductive salts and such for awhile now,so I cannot see that type of hunting being a hang up for this unit...it wouldn’t make any sense.
Cmon cmon cmon......:smile:

I wish they wouldn't announce a machine till its a week from the shops then we dont have all the "Hoopla" .

My thoughts exactly...

Re: Hoopla dwindling
Posted by: etex
Date: December 06, 2017 11:00AM
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Nuke em
On another thread here it says a dealer has said that it will be released at the end of the year . Too late for Christmas though.

Still i'm waiting .

If only someone would take a machine and do a salt wet test .


Not to late for Christmas 2018

Re: Hoopla dwindling
Posted by: Nuke em
Date: December 06, 2017 11:20AM
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etex
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Nuke em
On another thread here it says a dealer has said that it will be released at the end of the year . Too late for Christmas though.

Still i'm waiting .

If only someone would take a machine and do a salt wet test .


Not to late for Christmas 2018

Or 19 or 20 or 21 or .....



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Minelab tried that
Posted by: Rick(ND)
Date: December 06, 2017 03:00PM
as when the Explorer 2 came out and even the dealers didn't know about it until a day or 2 before, so those that bought the XS a week before were not happy at all as they though Minelab should have let the dealer know. Then there was the Sovereign XS2a also when the Elite came out as I was a dealer than and I got stuck with a couple of XS2a and the Explorer XS that was hard to sell because everyone wanted the new ones out. They also tried letting the dealer know ahead of time of any new detector coming out and the dealers were not suppose to say anything until Minelab introduce them, but the day the dealer heard about would some one posted on the forums. This is why it is so hush hush right now and I am sure the dealers dont know for sure when the Equinox will be released or much about them like the rest of us.
Just have to wait and see when they are released as then the field tester will be able to talk about them, so it is just a waiting game right now.

Rick



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Re: Hoopla dwindling
Posted by: Tyber0z
Date: December 06, 2017 03:06PM
My interest hasn't died. I simply have a good machine already, and I'm an adult and have patience. Most of the threads on the Equinox are people asking repeat questions or questions that can't yet be answered. When a good question IS asked, so many of the responses are from shady people quoting dubious sources, negative nancies, or people who I wouldn't trust to give me a review of a glass of water. My interest hasn't died, but my interest in the metal detecting COMMUNITY has died as a result of the toxic and downright stupid attitude some folks have, which have been brought to light in discussions on the Equinox.

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Re: Hoopla dwindling
Posted by: dewcon4414
Date: December 06, 2017 04:11PM
Apparently one of the testers did a water test. This is was on a MineLab facebook page. This is what was quoted: “...I grabbed the EQUINOX. Why I didn’t start with it is beside me, but hindsight is 20/20, because targets were popping out left and right where I had hunted earlier. The final count was 5 gold rings, 5 pieces of silver and one Boy Scout ring! It all boiled down to sheer depth and target separation as the sand was deep and the iron bobby pins were thick.....” From the pictures it appears to have been a freshwater hunt. BUT..... we seen big finds before from the CTX which didnt have the salt setting. More hype?

Dew



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Re: Hoopla dwindling
Posted by: daddyflea
Date: December 06, 2017 04:20PM
I am so excited I just bought a VX3



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