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Re: Equinox Classroom
Posted by: ronaldj2
Date: October 07, 2018 03:33PM
Hi all, I am considering getting the 800. my current Minelab is the Safari, it can get a little heavy after a while. Because of its thick handle and the shape of its grip, its a little unbalanced. If anyone has used the Safari and uses the 800 eq, can you tell me Is it comfortable in the hand and on the arm ? Just need a comparison or an unbiased opinion. I still like the Safari, but I had a Whites xlt that felt a whole lot better in hand and on the swing. I gifted that one to my brother. I really like what I see in the nox 800.

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Re: Equinox Classroom
Posted by: TinCanBeach
Date: October 08, 2018 03:59PM
Hard question to answer. It would be best to go try out the 800 prior to buying it.
My physical condition (osteoarthritis) prevents me from swinging anything heavy and rotator cuff surgery 12 weeks ago, insures that.
I find that the Equinox 800 is lightweight enough that I can go for several hours on the beach with little problem.
The Equinox seems to have great balance for me but the handle is thick. Not too thick though.
My apologies but I have zero experience with the Safari but did own the Minelab Explorer SE and for me the Explorer was way heavy.
Best of luck!



Equinox 800 XP Deus Stealth 720i



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Re: Equinox Classroom
Posted by: RayinAlaska
Date: October 09, 2018 12:20AM
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jamesinwesttexas
So if the 600 is using all 5 frequencies in multi, why would you need the higher single frequencies? What advantage does the higher single frequency have over the multi which also includes the same frequency? Why would the single perform better than the multi? Thanks. James

The 600 has 3 frequencies, and the 800 has 5 frequencies. The differences are explained here:
https://www.bigboyshobbies.net/blog/what-is-the-difference-in-the-minelab-equinox-800-and-the-minelab-equinox-600-metal-detectors/

Re: Equinox Classroom
Posted by: ronaldj2
Date: October 17, 2018 06:25PM
Thanks tin can, its my understanding that the safari and explorer are basically the same size and weight. The only difference is the safari is a newer model. I dont want to be misinformed or even give misinformation. If I am wrong somebody please enlighten me. Ron

Re: Equinox Classroom
Posted by: jamesinwesttexas
Date: December 03, 2018 08:17PM
Mark's A&BDA check out ChuckVT's comment on March 13 of this thread.

Re: Equinox Classroom
Posted by: Kossie
Date: December 29, 2018 07:36AM
Maybe a stupid question but can anyone tell me how to waterproof the equinox 800?
Can I plug the waterproof headphones in and go? Don't the charging pins require a cover?

Thanks,

Regards, Kossie

Re: Equinox Classroom
Posted by: laplander
Date: December 31, 2018 07:44AM
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Kossie
Maybe a stupid question but can anyone tell me how to waterproof the equinox 800?
Can I plug the waterproof headphones in and go? Don't the charging pins require a cover?

Thanks,

Regards, Kossie
The charging pins don't require anything special. To submerge your machine you need waterproof headphones there are several kinds available, blue tooth won't transmit underwater. To wade you just plug the headphone jack with the supplied cover. There are other unrecommended combinations but if you swamp your module or blue tooth head phone their done.

Re: Equinox Classroom
Posted by: Kossie
Date: December 31, 2018 04:37PM
Thanks Laplander. Just wanted to be certain. I'll give the 800 a try wading this week.

Regards, Kossie

Re: Equinox Classroom
Posted by: REP
Date: January 07, 2019 08:59AM
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bigelow
Thanks aprreciated

Kind of Topic but I was laying in bed last night when I was reading through this section of the forum and your reply was down below I almost threw my phone down when I saw your bug running around the corner. LOL

Re: Equinox Classroom
Posted by: flotown1970
Date: February 02, 2019 08:52PM
Purchased my equinox 800 a couple days ago, just waiting for it to be delivered !



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Re: Equinox Classroom....learning about the NOX
Posted by: metalpopper
Date: February 04, 2019 01:59AM
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filternozzle
All the Multi frequency modes are 'different' due to the way the are 'weighted'
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With a single frequency all the power is going into that one frequency, whereas with multi the power is split up between the frequencies but not evenly due to the weighting.

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Matt:-

(IMO)..Filternozzle's reply, is the most accurate and consise; where 'weighted' implies the proportion of high, medium and low frequency contents in each period of transmission.

That in turn dictates the harmonic frequencies used in that mode, chosen to cover typical targets and associated soil environements.

A Park environement is more likely to have a trash content that differs from that of 'Fields', as well as a differing soil profile.

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Despite the intended 'location usage' implied by mode titles, DON'T BE CONSTRAINED in EXPERIMENTING WITH THE OTHERS, ON DIFFERENT LANDAGE!

I suggest that any NOX user experiments, by using the 'alternative' modes available, in ANY environement; and learn to realise how differing modes can produce 'better' VDI's for certain targets of interest.

Has anyone out there tried that idea.....and what is your experience of such?.........matt

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Re: Equinox Classroom
Posted by: martygene
Date: February 24, 2019 08:44AM
just wanted to say welcome home fellow Leatherneck. I tried to PM you but you're too new yet. Can you tell me where you got the little Marine Corps logo? I'l like to use it too. good luck with the Nox. It's a good machine. Semper Fi, Gene

Re: Equinox Classroom
Posted by: metalpopper
Date: March 03, 2019 05:53AM
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jamesinwesttexas
So if the 600 is using all 5 frequencies in multi, why would you need the higher single frequencies? What advantage does the higher single frequency have over the multi which also includes the same frequency? Why would the single perform better than the multi? Thanks. James

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Single frequency CONTINUOUSLY concentrate the TRANSMITTED POWER, at THAT frequency.

Whereas Multi frequency, by definition of time-sharing, mean that each frequency/harmonics is active for a lesser time in proportion to the

number of different frequencies-periods involved

That simply answer, doesn't cover the fuller reasoning for using multi or alternatively, a single frequency to hunt with.

If you want to hunt for a specific target and know its optimum-response-frequency...then use that frequency.

Whereas, if that specific target comes in differing mass, and shapes, then THEIR frequencies with all differ.

i.e. Specific target...Silver $1...90%-10% copper.....Let's estimate its optimum response as being 1 kilo hertz (1 KHz)

Now compare a coin of the same silver proportions....Same diameter..BUT say 4 times THINNER.

What frequency would be more appropriate?

Try a frequency proportional to the SQUARE to the difference in thickness.....i.e. 4-squared =16; and 16 times 1 KHz.....=16 KHz

That means you would choose the !5 KHz single-frequency mode of your NOX.

Multi-frequencies are ideal in as much as you don't know what ;goodies' are waiting to be found.......matt.







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Re: Equinox Classroom
Posted by: MassSaltH2O
Date: March 10, 2019 05:54PM
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metalpopper

So if the 600 is using all 5 frequencies in multi, why would you need the higher single frequencies? What advantage does the higher single frequency have over the multi which also includes the same frequency? Why would the single perform better than the multi? Thanks. James

?????????????????????????

Single frequency CONTINUOUSLY concentrate the TRANSMITTED POWER, at THAT frequency.

Whereas Multi frequency, by definition of time-sharing, mean that each frequency/harmonics is active for a lesser time in proportion to the

number of different frequencies-periods involved

That simply answer, doesn't cover the fuller reasoning for using multi or alternatively, a single frequency to hunt with.

If you want to hunt for a specific target and know its optimum-response-frequency...then use that frequency.

Whereas, if that specific target comes in differing mass, and shapes, then THEIR frequencies with all differ.

i.e. Specific target...Silver $1...90%-10% copper.....Let's estimate its optimum response as being 1 kilo hertz (1 KHz)

Now compare a coin of the same silver proportions....Same diameter..BUT say 4 times THINNER.

What frequency would be more appropriate?

Try a frequency proportional to the SQUARE to the difference in thickness.....i.e. 4-squared =16; and 16 times 1 KHz.....=16 KHz

That means you would choose the !5 KHz single-frequency mode of your NOX.

Multi-frequencies are ideal in as much as you don't know what ;goodies' are waiting to be found.......matt.







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This is provided that you are not detecting in difficult soil, according to the user manual. If you are detecting difficult soil, such as salt water beach, the individual frequencies will not work well at all. So this is where the Multi freq comes into action.

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