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Which one to buy Anfibio or the Equinox
Posted by: sidney
Date: February 10, 2019 10:29PM
I am thinking on getting another detector to go with my others. Either the Anfibio or Minelab Equinox can you tell. me which one is the deepest. I hunt for relics the most in woods and fields and in creeks sometimes. Thanks for your help.

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Re: Which one to buy Anfibio or the Equinox
Posted by: HanoverDigger
Date: February 11, 2019 05:48AM
You'll probably get suggestions from both sides. I traded the Equinox towards the Anfibio for several reasons which I won't go into on here. Both are good and deep. Good luck.



Nautilus 2b w/White's rod* Garrett ZLynk w/pinpointer*Anfibio Multi* Lesche Piranah*The "bomb" sheath w/Lesche digger* Oldest coin 1776 2 Reale



Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 02/11/2019 05:52AM by HanoverDigger.

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Re: Which one to buy Anfibio or the Equinox
Posted by: Big Treble
Date: February 11, 2019 11:17PM
While there are a pile of equinox users and some Anfibio users, I think the number of people who have used both, might be dramatically slimmer.

Depth is believe it or not subjective. As I understand it both these machines are deep, and I believe if you make your choice solely on depth you may not neccesarily pick the machine that's best for you.

I myself have never used the equinox and have been a minelab guy in the past. This time I chose the non minelab product and ended up with the Anfibio. If you are looking for an upgrade and are looking at these machines, you will probably be happy with either, but at the same time think you are missing something and may second guess your choice.

Best of luck

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Re: Which one to buy Anfibio or the Equinox
Posted by: dfmike
Date: February 12, 2019 09:22AM
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Big Treble


Depth is believe it or not subjective. As I understand it both these machines are deep, and I believe if you make your choice solely on depth you may not neccesarily pick the machine that's best for you.


Agreed ! There are so many important characteristics to look for besides depth.



Active detectors and accessories: Fisher F19 LTD on Mars universal shaft, F19 on original shaft, Nokta Fors CoRe, Whites MX7, Makro and Nokta pointers. Killer B's and Jolly Rogers headphones and assorted coils.
Previous detectors in order of acquisition: Bounty Hunter Discovery, Fisher F44, Fisher F5, Omega 8000 V6, Minelab X-Terra 705

Re: Which one to buy Anfibio or the Equinox
Posted by: doc holiday232
Date: February 13, 2019 08:31AM
Anfibio.

Re: Which one to buy Anfibio or the Equinox
Posted by: Frank in NH
Date: February 13, 2019 10:19AM
I use the Multi Kruz and Eqinox both go deep. Was going to trade up to Anfibio but will wait for a Multi Kruz with all freq. working at once!

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Re: Which one to buy Anfibio or the Equinox
Posted by: Tom Slick
Date: February 13, 2019 04:50PM
I have the Nox 800 and the Multi Kruzer. I also had the Anfibio but I found the Anfibio to basically be the MMK with a few added programs which I didn't use. I also like the fact that the MMK is lighter weight and I also prefer the "S" rod configuration. I think both the Nox and the Nokta/Makro detectors have a place in most anyone's arsenal. I think the Nox is a better saltwater beach detector, but the MMK is a better ghost town detector. When I can use the larger (11") coil, the Nox is used. When I need to use a smaller coil, it's time to get out the MMK/small coil combo. I do have the 6" coil for the Nox but it can't really compete with the MMK in the trashy iron infested sites.



Arizona
43 years detecting, ex White's dealer.
Current Detectors:
Minelab Equinox 800
Nokta Anfibio Multi
Makro Multi Kruzer
Makro Racer 2
White's DFX x 3

Re: Which one to buy Anfibio or the Equinox
Posted by: MassSaltH2O
Date: February 16, 2019 07:12AM
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Tom Slick
I have the Nox 800 and the Multi Kruzer. I also had the Anfibio but I found the Anfibio to basically be the MMK with a few added programs which I didn't use. I also like the fact that the MMK is lighter weight and I also prefer the "S" rod configuration. I think both the Nox and the Nokta/Makro detectors have a place in most anyone's arsenal. I think the Nox is a better saltwater beach detector, but the MMK is a better ghost town detector. When I can use the larger (11") coil, the Nox is used. When I need to use a smaller coil, it's time to get out the MMK/small coil combo. I do have the 6" coil for the Nox but it can't really compete with the MMK in the trashy iron infested sites.

Thanks Tom. I only have the the Equinox 800. But the MMK sounds like a nice machine. Btw, have you ever found anything of value by hunting ghosttowns? I avoid ghosttowns. The reason why they became ghosttowns is because of poverty.

Re: Which one to buy Anfibio or the Equinox
Posted by: chuck, ky
Date: February 16, 2019 12:52PM
Some ghost towns became that way because of illness so there would be caches left.

Anfibio or the Equinox
Posted by: Daniel Tn
Date: February 16, 2019 03:41PM
I've got the Nox, have owned the Multi Kruzer and have also got to play with an Anfibio multi. I kinda felt the same way about the Anfibio as Tom said...basically the same as the Multi Kruzer; even the coils will interchange between the two.

The catch here is, it depends on two things really...what kind of soil you have and what kind of relics you are hunting for.

I haven't found the Nokta machines to be deep in mineralized ground. They like mild to benign ground conditions. If that is your soil type, you will see a depth edge to the Nokta/Makro machines. If you start to get into mineralized ground, this changes big time and the Minelab comes out on top.

The Equinox favors low to mid conductors. It works OK in iron, especially for an 11 inch coil. Not a fan of the 6 inch coil on it though. The other thing is...if you are after iron relics, I wouldn't recommend the Equinox. I have a site that has cannonball and shell frags, and cannister balls....along with fence wire, nails, etc. The Equinox really compresses the iron range and you can't really get a feel for what size the iron is, and the numbers are all basically the same in the iron area....so shell frags and fence wire sound too close to the same. If you were water hunting for shells and that kinda thing....I wouldn't want to have one. That's where the Anfibio/Multi Kruzer would pull ahead again IMO.

I sold my Kruzer and did not buy an Anfibio after seeing how similar to the Kruzer that it was. Two good things about them....they have great customer service and a wide range of coil options. I just wish they worked better in my soil.

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