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  1. Minelab Equinox Multi-IQ Technology Part 1

    You bet. Thanks for copying the content. Now we can all see Minelabs goofy Multi-IQ graph and try to figure out what it's showing. I like the quote: "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." cant wait to try it out.. Bryan
  2. Here is a Minelab Treasure Talk on the Equinox Multi-IQ Technology.. http://www.minelab.com/anz/go-minelabbing/treasure-talk/equinox-technologies-part-1 EQUINOX Technologies (Part 1) October 19, 2017 03:23pm Minelab Electronics This is the first instalment in a blog series introducing and explaining the technologies inside our new EQUINOX detectors… Background When Minelab started developing our EQUINOX detector, we looked very closely at all of the current market offerings (including our own) to reassess what detectorists were really after in a new coin & treasure detector. A clear short list of desirable features quickly emerged – and no real surprises here – waterproof, lightweight, low-cost, wireless audio, and of course, improved performance from new technology. This came from not only our own observations, but also customers, field testers, dealers and the metal detecting forums that many detectorists contribute to. While we could have taken the approach of putting the X-TERRA (VFLEX technology) in a waterproof housing and adding a selectable frequency range, this would have been following the path of many of our competitors in just rehashing an older single frequency technology that had already reached its performance limits. Another option would have been to create a lower cost waterproof FBS detector, but that also had its challenges with FBS being ‘power hungry’, needing heavier batteries, heavier coils, etc., and relatively high cost compared to the more recent advances that our R&D team have been making with the latest electronics hardware and signal processing techniques. When Minelab develop a new detecting technology we aim to create a paradigm shift from existing products and provide a clear performance advantage for our customers. Our Technology History The multi-frequency broad band spectrum (BBS) technology that first appeared in Sovereign detectors in the early 1990’s provided an advantage over single frequency coin & treasure detectors. This evolved into FBS with Explorer, all the way through to the current CTX 3030 (FBS 2). The multi-period sensing (MPS) PI technology that first appeared in the SD 2000 detector in the mid 1990’s gave a significant advantage over single frequency gold detectors. This key technology exists in the current GPX Series detectors today. Zero Voltage Transmission (ZVT) is our latest gold detection technology implemented in the GPZ 7000 and is a recent example of Minelab’s continued innovation beyond ‘tried and true’ technologies to achieve improved performance. Further to our own consumer products, our R&D team also has significant experience working with the US and Australian military on multi-frequency technologies for metal detection. Introducing 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. We have come out with a very bold statement that has captured a lot of market attention: “EQUINOX obsoletes all single frequency VLF detectors” 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 minimising 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. There’s much more information to share with you about Multi-IQ, as we put the finishing touches to EQUINOX and carry out final field testing around the world. Stay tuned for Part 2… * 20 kHz and 40 kHz are not available as single operating frequencies in EQUINOX 600. The Multi-IQ frequency range shown applies to both EQUINOX 600 and 800. This diagram is representative only. Actual sensitivity levels will depend upon target types and sizes, ground conditions and detector settings.
  3. New Fisher F-Pulse Pinpointer

    I guess I missed that. It's nice to see some new entries in the pinpointer market. Competition means better products for us.. Bryan
  4. New Fisher F-Pulse Pinpointer

    There is a Teknetics version too.. The Tek-Point.
  5. I remember when I first got my Gold Monster. I took it outside to my coin garden just out of curiosity and was surprised to see it hit my 10" dime with the bigger coil on. My soil is not friendly and I have only had a few detectors ( all Minelab) hit that 10" dime. I thought at the time if a guy was on an old site with no modern trash it would make for a good beep and dig detector. Bryan
  6. Video - Equinox 800 Depth Test

    Here is another video with a little Equinox footage in it.. Mal uses it on the 3rd day of his hunt and also talks about it a little towards the end of the video.. Seems like he was impressed with the Equinox.. Bryan
  7. Quest For Silver

    I had a near by school I used to hunt because it was good for when I didn't have time to venture out further.. It was very frustrating.. I found over 30 wheats, before I finally scored a rosy out front near the street.. I later found a real deep merc dime several hunts ( and wheat cents) later.. All I can figure is that it was cherry picked for silver many years ago... As for those Washington tax tokens! I live in Washington and I have learned to hate those things. Most times they will ring up as a quarter on my E-Trac.. I was hunting a very old park earlier this year and hit that beatiful, perfect, deeeep tone 8-10"down.. I very carefully dig down to unearth my Standing Liberty/Barber Quarter and out pops a Washington Tax token!! 20 minutes later I do the exact same thing! Mental Torture... Your entire school yard is worth detecting but I would probably hit those trees between the old school location and the very bottom left corner near the houses. Especially if those are old houses. Out front along the street too.. Good luck.. there's a silver coin out there somewhere.. Bryan
  8. Stand For Gold Monster 1000

    Here is a slightly different version of this type of stand. This one came with a used detector I bought some time ago so I did NOT make it.. forgive me for my lack of plumbing parts vocabulary but whoever made it, cut the top piece in half which allows it to snap on to the shaft very securely.. You can pull it on and off as you like. Bryan
  9. Minelab Equinox Multi-IQ And Search Modes

    It's already "replacing" several of my detectors and I haven't even received the Equinox yet.. I'm not having any grand illusions of the Equinox out performing every other detector on the market, but I can't think of any other detector out there with this kind of feature package and versatility.. Especially the "Garrett AT series " Being its a Minelab I don't believe the extra frequencies will be "window dressing" either. Of course I could be wrong and we will soon find out. Respectfully, Bryan
  10. Video - Equinox 800 Depth Test

    Here is another depth test video.. foreign language (to me) but the results are unmistakable.. Very deep! Fast too! Bryan
  11. Brandon Neice ( Dr. Tones ) Detectival / Equinox Report

    Obsolete has many definitions... out dated, having been been replaced by something newer or better, less developed then formerly, etc... I don't think it's much of a stretch to be honest.. Even if the Equinox only performs as well as any other VLF in any given frequency, it makes all other general purpose coin/relic detectors on the market look out dated to me.. The Equinox feature package is no doubt an advancement compared to the same old VLFs that have been coming out for years now. When is the last time you have this much excitement over a detector?? There is a reason for it. Bryan
  12. Minelab Equinox Unveiled!

    Pretty close. The CTX 11" Pro Coil is very hard to beat. One of the few stock coils you don't feel like you have to replace with an aftermarket coil. Bryan
  13. It has been pure frustration at times with some of these Equinox videos.. I just want to jump through my iPad and grab the detector from them! Sheltons video he posted this morning was finally some relief from that. Good stuff. Bryan
  14. Best video yet! Thanks for posting Shelton... This is a really well thought out detector. Bryan