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  1. Fake Minelab GPX ?

    I do (but not the reviews). There are a heap of fakes on the Australian used market & despite attempts to educate people some still believe that there's a chance these counterfeits will work properly + they'll get a bargain. Once they work out all is not well with their bargain they try to on sell it. If buying used on eBay, Gumtree etc. always check ALL details not just the serial number (many fakes have duplicated correct numbers on them). Also ask about time/date of purchase, place of purchase & double check ALL info with Minelab. Best bet if unsure is to buy from an authorised dealer who will also offer some shop warranty on a used machine.
  2. https://www.minelab.com/__files/f/321956/4901-0248-2 GSG, EQUINOX 600 800 EN_WEB.PDF 4901-0248-1 GSG, EQUINOX 600 800 EN_WEB.pdf
  3. Equinox Battery Mah?

    The quick start guide says it's a li-ion battery so nothing new there. Magnetic charging set up though. 4901-0248-1 GSG, EQUINOX 600 800 EN_WEB.pdf
  4. VLF Versus Hf?

    Above 30khz up to 300khz should be referred to as LF (not HF) if you wanted to be pedantic. For mine the use of "VLF" now refers more to the type of detector not the specific frequencies used. Maybe we should rebadge everything ULF, VLF & LF according to the specific frequency/s to keep everyone happy . If not only to keep the average detectorist & newbies even more confused Multi frequency = multi badged i.e. VLF/LF
  5. Equinox Goes On Sale In Europe Dec. 17th

    My local dealer here in Australia sent out a newsletter saying they will be taking pre-orders very soon for the Equinox & delivery will be in the first half of 2018. That's a pretty broad time frame so they should meet it
  6. Equinox First Gold Nugget Photos

    One might assume that the Equinox has been successfully finding some gold - possibly in Australia
  7. Value Of Used GPX 4000?

    I believe the early GPX4500's were Australian made then later made in Ireland & Malaysia.
  8. Using Old Headphones On GM 1000

    It's a strange one because if it's wired like the CTX (see page 2 of attachment) then TRS wiring, or even mono wiring, should be "sensed" by the detector electronics & shut off the internal speaker - (assuming Minelab use the same headphone sensing circuit on all their machines with an internal speaker) - the cable shouldn't really matter unless it's been wired to tip/ring only. Maybe try a straight 1/8" male to 1/4" female adapter too? Like this: https://www.storedj.com.au//hosa-gmp-112-1-4-trs-f-to-3-5mm-trs-m-adaptor?gclid=EAIaIQobChMI0abf8ZzT1wIVWCQrCh1cLA4CEAQYAiABEgJS-_D_BwE That may work & they can be picked up cheaply. Be a shame to modify headphones with a 1/4" plug to 1/8" just for the GM. Or look for a cheap set of Sennheiser HD280's that are good detecting phones & have the screw off 1/4" to 1/8" adapter wired on. CTX-3030-Audio-Options-KBA_21-2.pdf
  9. Using Old Headphones On GM 1000

    Minelab usually wire audio positive to tip & negative to ring. They use the shield wire/connection for various things like sensing headphones in the CTX to shut the speaker off or on the GPX where there is no shield connection trip on the inbuilt amp for external speaker use (if correctly wired). A true 1/4" TRS to 1/8" TRS cable should work? Are you sure it's wired TRS on both ends? Check that first if you don't want to modify the headphones - easier to check & modify the cable if needed.
  10. All hobbies have miscellaneous costs but very few, if any, have a means to recover them. Most hobbies are a bottomless pit of costs with no return. I'd wager that with good research & time/effort that you could realise a better return on your $7k with a detector than sitting on bullion. You'll have a lot more fun out looking for gold too rather than sitting at home waiting for the gold price to go up. There are reasonable gold detectors at all budgets so buy something you're comfortable with.
  11. Gold Found With QED

    Very nice jrbeatty! Kinda makes my 7.7 grams a little insignificant now
  12. Couple of bits found with the QED & Detech 11" Ultra Sensing Mono. Hopefully the first of many!
  13. Bump Wondering if anyone has tried the z-lynk with an external speaker or speaker/booster set up at all yet?
  14. Holtermann Nugget

    Was supposed to have been an even larger specimen found too. Apparently it was broken up as it was too large to be taken out in one piece. From memory it to went into that large crushing.
  15. QED Field Test Report

    Yeah ya might be onto something there Luke. The spiral wrap coils were made more for the GPX so probably no surprise he had better results noise wise with it over the QED. I'll know soon enough. My QED is on the way including a Detech spiral coil. It has the mode & SMR (EMI rejection adjustment) upgrades already so hopefully that has it sorted anyway. The more I read about the QED the more I think those now "redundant" NF Advantage coils may be a good choice at a nice price.
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