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switching from AT Pro to Minelab Equinox 800
Posted by: maxxkatt
Date: May 21, 2018 06:33AM
I was wondering how many Garrett users are switching to the Minelab Equinox 600 or 800?

I made the switch last week with my new Equinox 800 arriving.

Re: switching from AT Pro to Minelab Equinox 800
Posted by: GeorgeinSC
Date: May 21, 2018 09:20AM
A guy in our detecting club just got his 800 a bit over a week ago. He was a died in the wool AT PRO user and has been shocked at the difference in depth that he is getting at salt water beaches. He loves the 800.



Minelab Sovereign GT With an assortment of coils
Garrett Pro Pointer
Leche digging tool
Minelab Excalibur II
T-Rex 9.5 wet sand scoop

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Re: switching from AT Pro to Minelab Equinox 800
Posted by: WaterWalker
Date: May 24, 2018 09:34PM
Not a total switch, each detector has their niche. My ATPro has the 17" Big Nel and the 4.5" sniper, so far the only Equinox coil is the 11" coil. But I have to agree the Equinox 800 is way better than the ATPro or ATMax in the salt water, but it can not touch the ATX for salt water performance. Size and weight are other pluses for the Equinox. I am thinking it is time to weed out some of my 13 detectors, heck I have not found a way to use more than one at a time.

Re: switching from AT Pro to Minelab Equinox 800
Posted by: Sweeping-4-junk
Date: June 06, 2018 05:44PM
No VLF on the planet can equal a pulse induction on the wet sand for depth and that's a fact..... I would love a pulse induction machine with an analogue meter that swings left for most ferrous trash.
Now that would be a dream.....
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Re: switching from AT Pro to Minelab Equinox 800
Posted by: ewtaylor
Date: June 06, 2018 06:00PM
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Sweeping-4-junk
No VLF on the planet can equal a pulse induction on the wet sand for depth and that's a fact..... I would love a pulse induction machine with an analogue meter that swings left for most ferrous trash.
Now that would be a dream.....
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I really like using the Garrett Infinium (when I actually use it) The dual tone helps distinguish coins from other stuff. The "iron check" helps tremendously, but it's not fool proof. I use the Nox 600 and the At Pro. Really can't see getting rid of either.



I've been digging up trash for 30yrs.

Minelab Nox 600
Garrett At Pro
Garrett Infinium
Nautilus 2b
Tesoro uMax
White's Eagle Spectrum
White's 4900d
Radio Shack

Re: switching from AT Pro to Minelab Equinox 800
Posted by: Can slaw
Date: August 06, 2018 04:21PM
I just bought a AT Pro to replace my Equinox for coin hunting here in Canada. The Nox is terrible with our steel coins but great finding silver. Now when I beach hunt in the USA the Nox is all I would think of using. it's fast, deep and ids coins and targets amazingly. I cant wait to get back to Virginia Beach and Panama City Beach.

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Re: switching from AT Pro to Minelab Equinox 800
Posted by: HanoverDigger
Date: August 06, 2018 05:38PM
I have the At Max and a Nautilus. No plans on giving those up though. I enjoy trying and learning other detectors.



Nautilus 2b* Garrett At Max* Equinox 600* Lesche Piranah* Garrett ZLynk pinpointer* The "bomb" sheath w/Lesche digger* Oldest coin 1776 2 Reale

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Re: switching from AT Pro to Minelab Equinox 800
Posted by: calabash digger
Date: August 08, 2018 07:07AM
I cut my teeth relic hunting on the AT PRO. Then went to the Deus.... I bought a 800 out of the first batch and got ive close to 150 hours on it. The Equinox is way above the AT PRO in all aspects. Its deeper, faster and the tones are way better. It unmask better with the 11 inch coil than the AT PRO does with a 5 x8 .



Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 08/08/2018 07:09AM by calabash digger.

Re: switching from AT Pro to Minelab Equinox 800
Posted by: dan b
Date: August 09, 2018 10:21AM
I've heard a few reports of guys not happy with the 800 on our Canadian coins. I know of two guys in my city that bought an Equinox and were not happy with it. One of those guys bought my ATPro and the other bought my ATMax,

Location is everything.



Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 08/09/2018 10:22AM by dan b.

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