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Equinox shown finding coin, with depth on wet sand.
Posted by: lespaul
Date: December 30, 2017 09:56AM
I'm not sure how to copy and paste a video on here, but on one of the Equinox Facebook groups it shows a person digging a hole in the wet sand on the beach, covering it up and going over it with the Equinox.
Machine was set on multi and they even turned the sensitivity all the way up. There wasn't any chatter and it picked up that coin without and problems. Even raised the coil up, and it still got a signal.
I'm a little impressed.



Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 12/30/2017 09:57AM by lespaul.

Re: Equinox shown finding coin, with depth on wet sand.
Posted by: lespaul
Date: December 30, 2017 10:48AM
Re: Equinox shown finding coin, with depth on wet sand.
Posted by: lespaul
Date: December 30, 2017 10:50AM
Hope its ok to post the link?

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Re: Equinox shown finding coin, with depth on wet sand.
Posted by: Jason in Enid
Date: December 30, 2017 11:25AM
Video was pretty poor, but it looked like the poor guy was standing in freezing surf with strong winds so I'll cut him some slack.

Not a lot of info to go with, I know most surf hunters are looking for gold sensitivity but the ability to handle surf without falsing is good to see and corroborates what I have read from another tester.

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Re: Equinox shown finding coin, with depth on wet sand.
Posted by: coherent
Date: December 30, 2017 12:16PM
Poor sound but take note coin was on edge in hole also. NIce.

Re: Equinox shown finding coin, with depth on wet sand.
Posted by: pasttom
Date: December 30, 2017 12:27PM
One small piece of positive new info. Thanks! Its all good so far. Only the grumps who haven't touched one are negative about it's performance. I say let's wait for more data to get a clear picture. Still this is encouraging.



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Re: Equinox shown finding coin, with depth on wet sand.
Posted by: "Carolina"
Date: December 31, 2017 08:26AM
Does anyone know what the coin was? Not sure if it flattened out when he stepped on it but still fairly decent depth. It appeared he was in beach mode 1 and multi frequency at first with some discrimination and then raised the sensitivity but could not tell what mode after that. Can someone elaborate on this as I am not familiar with the controls or screen. Thanks and good luck to all in 2018.



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Re: Equinox shown finding coin, with depth on wet sand.
Posted by: rob.ream258
Date: December 31, 2017 12:03PM
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pasttom
One small piece of positive new info. Thanks! Its all good so far. Only the grumps who haven't touched one are negative about it's performance. I say let's wait for more data to get a clear picture. Still this is encouraging.

Completely agree..... very encouraging.....

It would be a great machine to take to the beach when the surf is too rough to go deep.

I'm very curious about the 800 and how it will handle gold chains at the beach........ most machines are blind to them. Anyone heard any rumors?

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Re: Equinox shown finding coin, with depth on wet sand.
Posted by: Jason in Enid
Date: December 31, 2017 12:51PM
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rob.ream258
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pasttom
One small piece of positive new info. Thanks! Its all good so far. Only the grumps who haven't touched one are negative about it's performance. I say let's wait for more data to get a clear picture. Still this is encouraging.

Completely agree..... very encouraging.....

It would be a great machine to take to the beach when the surf is too rough to go deep.

I'm very curious about the 800 and how it will handle gold chains at the beach........ most machines are blind to them. Anyone heard any rumors?

Well, the single high freq setting would be a killer on them, but thats not supposed to work well in salt, just the dry. I have seen a tester who said it performs great in surf, but I havent seen anything about target type response. I'm sure in a few weeks we will start to find out for sure.

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Re: Equinox shown finding coin, with depth on wet sand.
Posted by: sgoss66
Date: December 31, 2017 01:26PM
rob.ream258 -- as Jason said, single freq. 20 kHz or 40kHz in the dry will absolutely, without question, be very good at finding them in the dry, though you'd need Multi in the wet. WITH THAT SAID, I think it's fair to say that it will ALSO do well with small gold/chains "in the wet." I have seen some tiny gold flakes that it appears were found in Multi/Field Mode, and assuming so, there should be NO issues in Multi, finding what you seek, dry OR wet...

"Carolina" -- I saw on another forum someone said the coin was a £1 coin...

Steve



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Re: Equinox shown finding coin, with depth on wet sand.
Posted by: Ksdirt
Date: December 31, 2017 02:41PM
Now before someone jumps in here ..(oh my machine would pick that up)...is your machine a heavy $1500 machine or $2000+ machine.....point is the EQ picks it up too...and lightweight ...and picks up gold like no other ....and a good price.....can't wait

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Re: Equinox shown finding coin, with depth on wet sand.
Posted by: Southwind
Date: December 31, 2017 04:11PM
Thanks for the video but why is it all we seem to see out of these "testers" is they trow a coin in the hole and say see, I can hit this freshly buried coin I know is there? I have plenty of sites with old coins I know are there deep and I'm sure lots of others do as well. Why are these sites never the subject of a video meant to show what a detector is capable of?



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Re: Equinox shown finding coin, with depth on wet sand.
Posted by: Ksdirt
Date: December 31, 2017 04:37PM
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Thanks for the video but why is it all we seem to see out of these "testers" is they trow a coin in the hole and say see, I can hit this freshly buried coin I know is there? I have plenty of sites with old coins I know are there deep and I'm sure lots of others do as well. Why are these sites never the subject of a video meant to show what a detector is capable of?

With that point ...yes I no what you mean...if you know it's there already ...well ..still not the same..but..if I had that strong of signal just making my regular swing ...NICE...I'm digg'n...but your still right..would like to see a LIVE "search and dig" vid ....I'll make one when I get mine....

Re: Equinox shown finding coin, with depth on wet sand.
Posted by: pasttom
Date: December 31, 2017 05:17PM
In a perfect comparison between two machines you would swing both over the ideal target and compare the hits (varying settings would be nice). NEVER happens. So we can air test or drop and bury a target. Both give some info, but only so much. Take it for a piece of the puzzle and leave it at that.
I had a guy approach me on the beach a few weeks ago who had developed a new detector (seriously!). I happened to have my $1 test gold coin on a 7 inch dowel with me so we drove it into the sand and ran my CTX with standard beach settings and 11 inch stock coil he used his mystery unit that was beautifully fit & finished. He said it was single frequency but not exactly old school VLF tech. Anyway, it put banged every target we tried in black sand and ankle deep salt surf. I though it was a very fair test and how can you do a single test any other way? A proven unit verses the new, over the same targets and in the same time and environment.



Pastor Tom
6 Minelabs (7 when Equinox arrives), 3 Makros, 2 TDIs and some others
Excavations by my Corgi, Sadie

Re: Equinox shown finding coin, with depth on wet sand.
Posted by: "Carolina"
Date: January 01, 2018 04:29PM
Pastom: You did not say how your CTX faired in the tests?

Carolina



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