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This looks promising..... someone did water hunt with the Equinox.....
Posted by: Bud-sc
Date: December 06, 2017 08:37PM
Found this today.......I guess take with a grain of salt




Re: This looks promising..... someone did water hunt with the Equinox.....
Posted by: Tyber0z
Date: December 06, 2017 09:29PM
Why with a grain of salt? Why is this board full of skeptical, near-paranoid people? You don't have to believe the Equinox is god's gift to metal detectorists in order to believe it is capable of finding targets. Geez.

Re: This looks promising..... someone did water hunt with the Equinox.....
Posted by: Bud-sc
Date: December 07, 2017 03:09AM
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Tyber0z
Why with a grain of salt? Why is this board full of skeptical, near-paranoid people? You don't have to believe the Equinox is god's gift to metal detectorists in order to believe it is capable of finding targets. Geez.

Not talking about the machine itself. More on the report. There no video of the hunt.

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Re: This looks promising..... someone did water hunt with the Equinox.....
Posted by: dewcon4414
Date: December 07, 2017 05:08AM
Oz...... buddy we remember the CTX when it first came out lol. Different guy im sure. Dont know where this was ..... but it appears to be a fresh water hunt. Maybe the tester will say later....... but id sure like to hit that beach once.

Dew



CTX, Blue Xcals
Whatever you do in life, surround yourself with smart people who'll argue with you.... John Wooden.
D. Meeker

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Sheer depth?
Posted by: Greg (E.Tn)
Date: December 07, 2017 09:07AM
That's kinda like asking someone how far it is to the nearest gas station and they answer, "not too far" :biggrin:

Re: This looks promising..... someone did water hunt with the Equinox.....
Posted by: doc holiday232
Date: December 07, 2017 10:04AM
On this forum it's "oz" on Dankowski it's "os" ???

Re: Sheer depth?
Posted by: TomNH
Date: December 07, 2017 10:38AM
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That's kinda like asking someone how far it is to the nearest gas station and they answer, "not too far" :biggrin:
Or "you cant get there from here".

Big question is salt or fresh ? Dry or wet sand ?
Wont be getting one til mud season so we will see

73 Tom
LFOD !

Re: This looks promising..... someone did water hunt with the Equinox.....
Posted by: ML
Date: December 07, 2017 12:57PM
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Tyber0z
Why with a grain of salt? Why is this board full of skeptical, near-paranoid people? You don't have to believe the Equinox is god's gift to metal detectorists in order to believe it is capable of finding targets. Geez.

You kinda have to take everything on the internet with a grain of salt, no? This "report" of great results, while it sounds very promising, will mean way more when regular hunters (like you and I), start swinging it.

Re: This looks promising..... someone did water hunt with the Equinox.....
Posted by: Nuke em
Date: December 07, 2017 01:27PM
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Tyber0z
Why with a grain of salt? Why is this board full of skeptical, near-paranoid people? You don't have to believe the Equinox is god's gift to metal detectorists in order to believe it is capable of finding targets. Geez.

You kinda have to take everything on the internet with a grain of salt, no? This "report" of great results, while it sounds very promising, will mean way more when regular hunters (like you and I), start swinging it.

Trouble is that many people will have spent their money on it . And if they do beaches and it doesn't work on the salt wet then its wasted money .

I will get 1 machine with the 15 inch coil also and use it wherever it can work . If it works on the wet then all the better and maybe i will buy the second i want.

On a Facebook site there is a thread that talks about the machine and (Sorry i am not on Facebook) it says that a US bloke says that it doesn't match a CTX but does match the T2 .
It say nothing again ! about salt wet capability .
Its almost as if the testers and Minelab are worried about telling people its no better than the Garretts are and they are only really good in fresh water.

But being multi frequency the Equinox should be good on the salt wet and if anyone remembers the Fisher CZ7a (a supposed brilliant salt beach machine) , it has frequencies 5 and 15 and they are two of the frequencies that the Equinox has so maybe that points the way the Equinox will work ?

Some say there are lots of negative people on here and other forums but its no surprise when all we hear is silence or just a few details and hear nothing much about what testers think and nothing about beaches .
Minelab should know by now that most of their machines are brilliant on salt wet and many many people want to know how this one fares?
There are many people that are after lightweight and waterproof but could easily go to Garrett or other makes .

Its a pity that Minelab didn't hold off about this machine till they knew what the machine was like . Testers dont need to do their testing in public , there are plenty of fields and beaches that at some times through the year are quiet.

Its also a pity Codan bought Minelab , they went about chopping many of the older wiser staff and now i think they have lost their way with their potential customers .
I may see through their what looks like inexperience (Codans) but many might not and will drift .

Surely the Deus's success and maybe the Ace's and AT types prove that Minelab should never rest on their laurels.



Uses = Minelab E.Trac , Minelab Explorer 11 , Minelab Explorer XS , Minelab Equinox 800 (ordered) , Minelab Equinox 800 (order late 2018 ) , Garrett Probes , Gray Ghost/ Nugget Busters



Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 12/07/2017 01:30PM by Nuke em.

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Posted by: Greg (E.Tn)
Date: December 07, 2017 04:25PM

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Re: This looks promising..... someone did water hunt with the Equinox.....
Posted by: dewcon4414
Date: December 08, 2017 04:44AM
If those were IN the water......would you have found them with the Xcal or CTX? I wouldnt thing a tester would be using a cheap machine and obviously has skills or they wouldnt be a tester. So......they most likely were using a ML water machine yes? If it was the Xcal or CTX..... they should have found this stuff......... if not then they seem to be saying this machine IS better than BBS or FBS.... or at least on a trashy fresh water beach.

Dew



CTX, Blue Xcals
Whatever you do in life, surround yourself with smart people who'll argue with you.... John Wooden.
D. Meeker

Re: This looks promising..... someone did water hunt with the Equinox.....
Posted by: Nuke em
Date: December 08, 2017 05:14AM
If they are a tester then they if got an Equinox would test it. But without video its all pie in the sky.



Uses = Minelab E.Trac , Minelab Explorer 11 , Minelab Explorer XS , Minelab Equinox 800 (ordered) , Minelab Equinox 800 (order late 2018 ) , Garrett Probes , Gray Ghost/ Nugget Busters

Re: This looks promising..... someone did water hunt with the Equinox.....
Posted by: ML
Date: December 08, 2017 07:29AM
Hopefully these testers do a more in depth job when it comes to the wet sand environment. The CTX was released and then required an upgrade (Saltwater) to stabilize the unit somewhat. I'm certain they will this time.

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Re: This looks promising..... someone did water hunt with the Equinox.....
Posted by: dewcon4414
Date: December 09, 2017 04:43AM
ML....... im told right now no one has waterproof headphones so this likely was a shallow hunt. Right now they dont even know if they will have different size coils or other headphones at the time of release. I think our concern should be ....... we get what works from the testers and not a watered down version of the software. Id say they learned from the CTX.... thats why its a closed box.



CTX, Blue Xcals
Whatever you do in life, surround yourself with smart people who'll argue with you.... John Wooden.
D. Meeker

Re: This looks promising..... someone did water hunt with the Equinox.....
Posted by: Nuke em
Date: December 09, 2017 05:33AM
Its an 11 inch for both as standard on release



Uses = Minelab E.Trac , Minelab Explorer 11 , Minelab Explorer XS , Minelab Equinox 800 (ordered) , Minelab Equinox 800 (order late 2018 ) , Garrett Probes , Gray Ghost/ Nugget Busters

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