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  2. Bada Bing

    Nurse Paul In Oz

    Oh Paul ........ Do we really need to play these games. 8am this morning, Meeka caravan park parked in front of the ablution block. Again - be afraid You're in my territory now. BB
  3. kiwijw

    Nurse Paul In Oz

    I think they are still in their nappies. JW
  4. Dan, the Pa facility isn't doing the Equinox repairs just yet. Minelab in Naperville? is doing the first few months to ensure they capture any problems/concerns with the machine while the Pa facility gears up to take over after a few months. The Pa. facility is doing a great job with all other repairs and I wouldn't expect that to change when they take over repairs on the Equinox. Also since the unit is sealed, I would assume most "repairs" would be replacements. Cliff
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  6. Mrs JW & I headed off to the hills today to a gully I haven't been to for a long time. I was hoping the gold had grown back. I took with me the Zed, Nox 800 & the Gold Monster. The ground being damp I was hoping to get a depth & sensitivity edge from previous successful times here. Got stuck into it with the Zed first off. I was able to run High Yield/Normal & 18 sensitivity. I hit an old patch area first & got a faint signal that disappeared on me when I scraped it. So I used the gold monster to re find it & locate it. Damn shotgun pellet. Bugger. This happened a few times. I then tried the EQ 800 over this old patch area but the coil wasn't very suitable so I gave up on that. Long story short, I got skunked with the Zed & the EQ 800. The day was saved with the mighty Monster. I came to an area in these old turned over gully workings from the old timers that I had found some tiny gold in the past. Broke out the GM & very slowly combed over the piles. Deep all metal mode & sensitivity on full max 10. First signal was not long in coming. Bingo. Skunk averted. The beauty of me having been over these old workings many times is that there is not much rubbish, & the rabbit shooters seem to have not hit this area in a long time. It is a bit of a drive to get here so that is good for that reason. 2nd signal, another bit of gold. Then another This went on for a further 4 pieces making 7 in total for .31 of a gram The white rock is a cemented quartz conglomerate boulder & is the same rock that is in the foreground of the above pic of the gully workings. I ended the day trying again with the Zed but got skunked with it today. So I was saved by the mighty Monster. My rubbish haul was 6 pellets & one hobnail boot tack. So gold to junk ratio was 50/50 Cheers Best of luck out there. JW
  7. geof_junk

    Nurse Paul In Oz

    Good catch not breeding size, so you can take it back to USA.😀
  8. kiwijw

    Nurse Paul In Oz

    I thought they had BIG nuggets over there Paul. Even I can find those size bits in my backyard. Maybe the 19" will come to the party.👍 Oh well... at least you are on the board. Good going. Good luck out there JW
  9. kiwijw

    Doing The Monster Mash

    Thank you oneguy, Bummer on the skunk. There is always tomorrow. I got skunked with the Zed & the Nox 800 today but the Gold Monster saved the day with 7 little bits. The Nox coil was just not suitable for today's hunt. Good luck out there. JW
  10. Nuke em

    Out With The Makro Multi Kruzer

    Yesterday i made my mind up and bought a Multi Kruzer and sold my Terra 705 . If nothing else at least i have 3 weatherproof machines . In a while i will take both my Nox and Kruzer to a sandy beach and compare them . Doesn't matter to me if either is better . Both are keepers . Now for the ET replacement ! Not the CTX .
  11. vanursepaul

    Nurse Paul In Oz

    Master of misinformation.... Just some caravans, but no park.. Keep trying...😎
  12. Bada Bing

    Nurse Paul In Oz

    I thought you were a smart bloke. Congregating at the caravan park ....... like shooting fish in a barrel. Be afraid. BB
  13. vanursepaul

    Nurse Paul In Oz

    Next target...sweetheart nugget... 2/2
  14. Happa54

    Settings And 4th Hunt

    Nice finds there. You must have put them under XXXX power to see the dates. I've never seen a counterfeit of any coin. What is the giveaway? Also If you don't mind, where did you buy the adapters for the headphones? Couldn't find it at Fryes Electrionics nor Best Buy and I've pretty much given up on looking so I had to spend $126 for a pair of Audio Technica because it has the 1/8 plug. I have a great pair of Grey Ghost Ultimates (1/4) that I also paid $125 that I use for my Safari but I can't use them on the Nox. Wish I could though.
  15. vanursepaul

    Nurse Paul In Oz

    And the leader in the competition is: Paul the Yank ,!! With a win for the new 14 " coil.... Put it on and had the first target, first nugget, within 15 minutes!
  16. Minelab is good about making you whole on a defective item. I had a defective arm cuff. Notified them and same day they responded and following day gave me a tracking number for a new arm cuff headed my way. Can't beat that service !!!
  17. Stephen newell

    Equinox 800 Gold Nugget Detecting Tips

    Good starting points for a GoldiNoxs trip Steve. I left mine in auto tracking ( letting the unit do the work). I also bump my response up to 7 and 8. I found it makes target id better. The .5 grain I found was hiding in hot ground. Just my two cents.
  18. vanursepaul

    Nurse Paul In Oz

    New toys added on the battle field !!!!
  19. Steve Herschbach

    Minelab Equinox 800

    The Minelab Equinox 800 was announced in 2017 and has really made an impression in the detecting world. Never before have so many features been packed into a lightweight metal detector at such a low cost. Key items include waterproof to 3 meters (about ten feet), genuine multifrequency operation, extremely fast recovery speed, built in wireless headphone capability, and the ability to run one of several different frequencies separately from the multifrequency mode. All this and more at the stunningly low announced price of $899.00. Visit the new Minelab Equinox Fan Club! This website tends to focus on metal detectors that have some sort of included gold prospecting capability. The Equinox 800 is of interest due to a dedicated prospecting (Gold) mode and it's ability to run at either 20 kHz or 40 kHz. The 40 kHz frequency in particular is clearly in the realm normally only available in detectors made specifically for gold prospecting. Minelab has actually released two Equinox models, the Equinox 800 (US$899) and the lower price (US$649) Equinox 600. Both have identical performance in the modes they share, but the Equinox 800 offers one extra mode (the Gold Mode) plus other advanced audio tuning features. Minelab Equinox Series Metal Detectors Minelab Equinox 600 basic features: 3 Detect Modes (Park, Field, Beach) 4 Frequency Options (5kHz, 10kHz, 15kHz, Multi) Wired Headphones Supplied Minelab Equinox 800 basic features: 4 Detect Modes (Park, Field, Beach, Gold) 6 Frequency Options (5kHz, 10kHz, 15kHz, 20kHz, 40kHz, Multi) Bluetooth Headphones and WM 08 Wireless Module Supplied As can be seen the main difference is the Equinox 800 adds the ability to employ the 20 kHz and 40 kHz frequency settings separately that could enhance the ability of the detector to find very small items. These could be small jewelry items or small/thin silver hammered, cut coins, gold nuggets, or micro jewelry. Introducing Minelab Multi-IQ Multi-IQ is Minelab’s next major innovation and can be considered as combining the performance advantages of both FBS and VFLEX in a new fusion of technologies. It isn’t just a rework of single frequency VLF, nor is it merely another name for an iteration of BBS/FBS. By developing a new technology, as well as a new detector ‘from scratch’, we will be providing both multi-frequency and selectable single frequencies in a lightweight platform, at a low cost, with a significantly faster recovery speed that is comparable to or better than competing products. Minelab Multi-IQ Simultaneous Multi-Frequency Range Multi-IQ achieves a high level of target ID accuracy at depth much better than any single frequency detector can achieve, including switchable single frequency detectors that claim to be multi-frequency. When Minelab use the term “multi-frequency” we mean “simultaneous” – i.e. more than one frequency is transmitted, received AND processed concurrently. This enables maximum target sensitivity across all target types and sizes, while minimizing ground noise (especially in saltwater). There are presently only a handful of detectors from Minelab and other manufacturers that can be classed as true multi-frequency, all of which have their own advantages and disadvantages. How does Multi-IQ compare to BBS/FBS? Multi-IQ uses a different group of fundamental frequencies than BBS/FBS to generate a wide-band multi-frequency transmission signal that is more sensitive to high frequency targets and slightly less sensitive to low frequency targets. Multi-IQ uses the latest high-speed processors and advanced digital filtering techniques for a much faster recovery speed than BBS/FBS technologies. Multi-IQ copes with saltwater and beach conditions almost as well as BBS/FBS, however BBS/FBS still have an advantage for finding high conductive silver coins in all conditions. Minelab Equinox 800 Controls Explained Note from Steve Herschbach - I have never seen a detector release that has come so close to matching up with my list of desired features. There are certain things I want in a genuine "do-it-all" metal detector. I like to hunt just about anything that can be found with a metal detector so when I think of multipurpose I really mean it. My desired detector would be waterproof and able to handle saltwater well, and that calls for multifrequency. Yet I want the detector to be hot on small gold, and that calls for a high single frequency mode. So far getting both multifrequency and a hot single frequency in a waterproof detector has not been possible. Now, in theory at least, I can use the same detector to surf detect on saltwater beaches and while looking for gold nuggets on dry land. Multifrequency also means highly accurate target id capability, but this has usually come at the cost of recovery speed. The Equinox promises recovery speeds as fast or faster than the competition. Long story short I have had to have multiple detectors for what I do as even todays so-called multipurpose detectors fall short in one way or another. The Minelab Equinox looks to truly be able to do it all and do it well, and as such represents a definite break with what has been available in the past, especially at the prices quoted. Official Minelab Equinox 800 Page Minelab Equinox Color Brochure Minelab Equinox Getting Started Guide Minelab Equinox Full Instruction Manual Equinox 600 vs Equinox 800 Minelab Equinox Essential Information Minelab Equinox Forum Minelab Equinox 800 Technical Specifications* Internet Price $899.00 Technology Induction Balance (IB) Frequency 5, 10, 15, 20, 40 kHz plus Multifrequency Autotune Mode(s) Adjustable Detect Speed Ground Rejection Manual & Tracking Soil Adjust Four Tuned Modes (Park, Field, Beach, Gold) Discrimination Variable with Visual ID, Tone ID, Notch ID Volume Control Yes Threshold Control Yes Tone Adjust Yes - High Level Of Tone Controls Audio Boost No Frequency Offset Yes (Manual & Automatic) Pinpoint Mode Yes Audio Output 1/8" Headphone Socket, Speaker, APTX Bluetooth Wireless, Minelab WiStream (aptX LL Headphones Included) Hip Mount Shaft Mount Only Standard Search Coil(s) 11" Round DD Optional Search Coils 6" Round DD and 12" x 15" DD Battery Built In Li-Ion Rechargeable Operating Time Up to 12 hours Weight 2.96 lbs Additional Technology Multi-IQ Technology, Screen Backlight, Minelab WiStream Low Latency Wireless Audio, Waterproof to 10 feet Notes Battery can be charged while in operation. The Equinox 800 comes with both APTX Bluetooth wireless headphones and the new Minelab WM08 WiStream low latency wireless module that may be used with any detector headphones *Notes on Technical Specifications - Detailed notes about the specifications listed in this chart.
  20. They sent a follow-up email asking how things were going and Emily's response didn't make any sense? Probably a copy and paste response. ---------- From: sdbirder Date: Fri, Jun 8, 2018 at 4:14 PM To: 66 Audio Support <support@66audio.com> Overall its working good with the aptX LL firmware. Occasionally it'll freeze up when I try listening to music on my phone or pc. Hooking it up to the charger snaps it out of the freeze. Please let me know if you release any further refined aptX LL firmware. Thanks, sdbirder ---------- From: 66 Audio Support <support@66audio.com> Date: Mon, Jun 11, 2018 at 11:48 AM To: sdbirder Hi sdbirder, Thanks for your message. We currently have no plans to support LDAC or aptX-HD. We’ve thoroughly ran audio listening tests and groups and the difference between our current aptX and aptX HD was non-existent. BTS Pro and PRO Voice uses the latest generation of Qualcomm aptX as well as our own 66 SoundEngine DSP which further enhances the audio profiles in numerous ways. Additionally, the headphones use very unique and high-end stereo drivers with optimal frequency response curves and low THD for the best listening experience. Let us know if you have any more questions. Best, Emily O. 66 Audio Support support@66audio.com M-F 10am - 8pm PST
  21. flakmagnet

    Equinox 800 Gold Nugget Detecting Tips

    What a great read. Thank you as always for taking the time to share and educate. It does not go unnoticed or underappreciated. I fully agree with your strong suggestion to learn how to use this detector. Gold prospecting with a detector is a constant learning process. Combined with learning the Equinox, it is doubly important to heed your words.
  22. I sent my CTX to PA. to be repaired, it used to in FL. They moved the repair center to PA last year, I think since it's just being replaced, that's being taken care of in Naperville.
  23. They will replace it. I sent mine back twice. Minelabs office and repair center in America is in Naperville IL.
  24. I think I saw a video of someone opening the pod, and your right, they basically destroyed the pod to open it. Fix or replace, no problem to me, I figured now was a good time to send it in, the temps are hitting over 100 for the next week or more and it's bone dry here anyway.
  25. It’s all welded together - replace, not repair. No non-destructive way to open it. Unless other information comes to light, it appears to be unrepairable. Guess that saves having to stock a bunch of spare parts though.
  26. Chase Goldman

    66 Audio-bts Pro Bluetooth Headphones Aptx Ll

    How did you know that was Emily's response. Lol.
  27. After getting my RMA# and printing out the return label, I noticed the package is being shipped back to Naperville Il. instead of the repair center in Pa. The on/off button is difficult to operate, you have to manipulate it just right to get it to engage. I take it that it's going to be replaced rather than having the repair center take a look at it. Not complaining, just making an observation.
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