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Hello all. 

I found this picture: 5q-RI0ulkou4.thumb.jpg.e0439c34628d445bf8c659b84597c3e2.jpg

 

Does anyone have more info?

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Where did you find that picture?  A google image search comes up empty.

You maybe onto something though, as the marketing material in the picture there is different to the original Equinox update document.

Someones gone to a lot of effort to make a fake picture if it's not real

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They indicate the new firmware will be out next week.

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From Russian forum https://www.reviewdetector.ru/index.php?showtopic=1740349&st=29400

More info (Google translate) :

Based on the data received from Equinox users from around the world, some software adjustments were made to improve the operation of the basic functions of the device. In addition, smoother backlighting has been made possible for the Minelab Equinox 600.
Now the EQUINOX 600 has a function to adjust the backlight brightness - “Low”, corresponding to the minimum backlight level of the EQUINOX 800.
And, probably, the most anticipated - thanks to the addition of a new settings profile, the advanced Iron Indicator feature has become available.
The initial settings of the Iron Indicator EQUINOX (Fe) will also be available, but now it is possible to switch to the new setting Fe 2. When turned on, a wider range of iron targets is cut off from the search, including and bottle caps

 

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Thanks for the news. I look forward to checking it out if it is real.

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I think there is something to this -- and I think the translation provided by PUHH may be "real" information.

Reason being, last week someone made a post on NASA-Tom Dankowski's forum, about the two available software versions for the EQX (1.5, and 1.75), and how that person felt that 1.5 was less "falsy" around iron, and possibly better overall.  NASA-Tom responded with a somewhat "cryptic" answer to the question, that there might be a "fix" for this person's concerns (presumably "falsing" high-tones from iron targets), in the "upcoming week" (which is this week).  I took that to mean that there may be a new software update on the near-term horizon, presumably improving the Equinox's performance in and around iron...and the chatter here seems to confirm/be related to that...

Should be interesting...

Steve

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I've certainly experienced big iron giving ID's up around 13, so if they're fixing that, excellent.

I'm sure 600 users will appreciate the lower light backlight.

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Looking forward to an update if and when it’s available. Hopefully it will improve target ID at the beach.

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Hopefully, if this isn't a hoax, the update will also fix the flakey button pinpointing where the sound sometimes doesn't come on and requires turning pinpointing off then back on again before it works.  Yes, I do pinpoint with the coil method, but there are instances where the button pinpointer helps.

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22 minutes ago, TedinVT said:

Hopefully, if this isn't a hoax, the update will also fix the flakey button pinpointing where the sound sometimes doesn't come on and requires turning pinpointing off then back on again before it works.  Yes, I do pinpoint with the coil method, but there are instances where the button pinpointer helps.

I've had a lot of trouble with this lately but after a fair bit of experimenting I've found it does this most if there is discriminated out iron under the coil when you press the pinpoint button.  If I am in all metal horse shoe mode and the ground is clear under the coil when I press the button it never seems to happen.  Try it out.

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27 minutes ago, phrunt said:

I've had a lot of trouble with this lately but after a fair bit of experimenting I've found it does this most if there is discriminated out iron under the coil when you press the pinpoint button.  If I am in all metal horse shoe mode and the ground is clear under the coil when I press the button it never seems to happen.  Try it out.

Great tip, Simon. Will give it a shot.  You'd think there would be a simple firmware fix for this though.

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