I took Dean's advice about using higher sweep speeds in trashy area to separate signals betters. Two wheaties I found yesterday were in the same very trashy areas I had detected previously with a sweep speed of 1. I believe the higher sweep speed on the 600 of 2-3 did help unmask them. If you go from Park settings to Field settings you will notice the difference as well in how the signals stand out more in trashy areas. There seems to be sort of a lag time/longer signal in Park 1 than in Field 2. I have also been checking signals found with a sweep speed of 1 with different sweep speeds to see if depth is affected and haven't seen a major difference. I have been keeping the sweep speed settings low because I watched an air test video on Youtube showing a major difference in depth during air testing. I am not convinced that lowering sweep speed gives one more depth but I did notice more falsing on cut nails and bigger iron when I raised the sweep speed. Has anyone else noticed it and has anyone seen a difference in depth at higher sweep speeds on actual targets in the ground?
I called Minelab USA this morning asking about the 6" coil, the rep informed me that the 6" coil will be shipping out next week. Now, I didn't ask if that was from Australia or from Minelab USA to the distributors. It looks like the coil will finally be available very soon.
By Nuke em
This morning i took my Mum out with me for a drive and thought take the Nox with me . I drove 30 miles West and parked at a town with a sandy beach and river . The tide was going out and the sand goes out for around 500 meters or more alongside the river . I started on the dry and worked down , as i was going i picked up the usual 14 to 18 TID which always turned out to be crown caps and Aluminium . When i got to the groin that is next to the river entrance it turned to black sand and from there was black sand with around 3 or 4 inches of normal sand on top .
I picked up a high tone with occasional low tones , there was lots of Iron in the area too but i will dig all targets on sand and when i eventually found the target it turned out to be this ring below . It looks like its a Silver band with a Gold top part with an Amber stone set in it , there are no Hallmarks or none i can make out but i'm sure its Silver and Gold and possibly 18k , i did a scuff test on the Gold part to see if it was plated but i didn't see any Silver below . I am thinking the band itself might have been Gold plated at one point and the ring sold as full Gold ?. The stone is scuffed and looks old . Its now 3 Gold i have had with the Nox and 16 Silvers if i count the Silver on this.
After that find i worked the sand for 2 hours but only found 3 coins for £1.06p .
We left the beach and we went to my local Dealer which is Detecnicks and i looked at a Macro Multi Kruzer , i have been wondering about it for a while and as i sold my Explorer 11 a short time ago and had £341 for it i could buy the Macro if i wanted with the extra cash coming from somewhere else . But it was that somewhere else that i was wondering about . As coin hunting is getting harder and the cashless society is getting worse i decided to sell my X.Terra 705 . It has had enough money off the beach to cover the small loss i would take from selling after buying it new . So that is what i have done . Now i have another new machine to learn , my mate Martin says it works well in the salt wet , we'll see. But i want it for land too .
After staying at Detecnicks and chatting for around 3 hours we left for home.
More than anything the Macro is another lighter waterproof machine . I now only have the ET for the noisy tops of my local beaches . But that should be enough .
Also i will be buying a few sets of wired XP backphones for the Nox , i want to see if the WIFI still affects the Nox using them . I think its the Wireless Module not the machine .
By Steve Herschbach
Equinox 600 / 800 Full Instruction Manual (English pdf 5.59 MB)
Equinox 600 / 800 Getting Started Guide (English pdf 847.71 KB)
Equinox Battery Charging Recommendations And Warnings
Equinox Downloads Page (Other language versions of above)
Minelab Equinox Parts & Accessories Page
Some Equinox Videos Done By Purchasers
Can I Be Critical Of The Equinox Here?
Equinox 600 Versus Equinox 800
Minelab E-trac, CTX 3030, Excalibur Versus Equinox
Minelab Multi-IQ Technology Explained
Selectable Frequency And Multiple Frequency
Tips For Getting Started
More Tips For Getting Started
Even More Getting Started Tips new 5/6/18
And Yet Another Getting Started Tip new 6/3/18
Loose Rods, Wobbly Rods, Rod Flex
Important Tip - Global Vs Local Settings
Minelab Equinox Factory Presets
Minelab Equinox Tones & Advanced Tone Options
Video - Adjusting Zones, Tones, & Tone Volumes On Equinox
External Speaker Not Turning Off When I Plug In Wired Headphones
Short Bursts Of Intense Static Or Interference
Equinox Recovery ( Detect Speed ) Settings
Recovery Speed & Target Masking new 4/4/18
Recovery Speed & The Conveyor Belt
Ground Balancing The Minelab Equinox
Equinox High Mineral Tips
If The Audio Is Open Gate Or The Snap Shot Type ?
Iron Bias - What It Is
Why Only 50 Points Of Target ID Resolution?
Nickels Versus Tabs
Bottlecaps & Equinox
Target ID Normalization
Some Minelab Equinox VDI Numbers
Another Equinox Target ID Chart
Target ID Numbers Can Vary With Search Profile & Frequency
Canadian Target ID Numbers
Australian Target ID Numbers
Jewelry Target ID Numbers & Tones new 4/27/18
How Metal Detector Discrimination Works
Iron Falsing new 4/21/18
A New Way To Do 50 Tone Audio
Is Park 2 The Magic Mode??
Park 2 Compared To Field 1 Or Field 2?
Park 1 & Field 1 versus Park 2 & Field 2
Multi-IQ Frequency Weighting Differences Between Park & Field Modes
Number Of Saved Profile Slots For Custom Settings
User Profile Button
Gold Nugget Detecting Tips new 6/19/18
So What Is Gold Mode Exactly?
Equinox First Gold Nugget Photos
My First Equinox Gold Nuggets
Equinox, Micro Nuggets
Target ID Numbers For Gold Nuggets & Gold Jewelry
Complete Set Of Equinox Physical Measurements
Remove Or Reposition Equinox Handle & Pod Assembly?
Waterproof Connections & Audio Jack Sizes
Equinox, Lithium Batteries, & Air Travel
Equinox Battery Life Test
Minelab ML80 Wireless Headphones
Check ML80 Battery Level
Equinox Future Firmware Updates
Minelab Discount For U.S. Military
2018 - Year Of The Equinox!
Minelab Equinox - The Best All Around Detector I Have Ever Used!
The Simple Reason Why Equinox Is Special
The Video I Have Most Enjoyed So Far - What Makes Equinox Special
I Saw In A Video Where Equinox Got Beat By....
Early Minelab Testers Question??
Equinox 800 - My Take, Commentary, And Testing
Is The Equinox A Deep Seeking Machine??
Gold Coin Found With Equinox
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.
By Al F
Howdy....... I just got into this detecting a couple of weeks ago with an Equinox 600 and after 5/6 outings am still learning the howtoos and wherefores of this machine.... Any help/suggestions is greatly appreciated.... I'm retired and since setting into this "diggin " thing I'm looking for a someone to partner up with to go "raid" some of the local beaches..... I live in the South Bay ( Gardena, California ) just South West of L.A. .....if you're interested, feel free to reach out.....thanks.... Al F