By Lonnie / Vero Beach
I purchased an Equinox 600, 6" coil and 1/8th to 1/4th adapter. It arrived on 08/19/2019. The detector worked without headphones. It worked with the wired headphones that came with it, the headphone icon appearing on the screen. When I attempted to use the 1/8th to 1/4 Minelab adapter, that I also ordered to allow me to use my Sun Ray headphones, things went wrong. Machine was fine, but with the adapter in place, my headphones were dead. The speaker on the unit still worked. The headphone icon on the screen did not appear. I re-attached the adapter several times with the same result. There was a problem somewhere.
Things happen. It probably was nothing big. I called Minelab America, expecting another adapter would be sent, or ____? Minelab didn't answer, just a recording informing me my call might be recorded. I left a message. Later that day I called again. Same recording. I did not leave a message. I did not leave a message the two times I called the next day, when the recording was still answering my call. I called the dealer and he was, and still is, very responsive. He provided the email for Minelab service and maintained contact with me. I emailed Minelab about my problem on 08/20/2019.
I made four calls to Minelab America and never reached a human. I left a voice-mail message with my contact info, no response. There has been no reply to my email. Though the Equinox may be a fine machine, I can live without it and it will be a long time before I consider another machine from them. I qualify for the Veterans discount, which made for a great price and was considering purchasing one for my girlfriend. The machine was sent back.
Does anyone know if an 800 will connect to a phone or any other Bluetooth app or device that records video or audio?
It sure would be interesting to record directly from the detector. I guess the best way is the old way of just putting the sound on the detector speaker and then capture the event that way.
Apparently, my wireless pairing button does not work...
I have tried every combination to get the thing to show...but, it won't.
wm rapid blink on
PUSH the wireless, water-proof button-NOTHING
several Factory resets done also....
The trouble shooting guide says to ….CONFIRM the wireless setting is set to on"...??? where is this setting?
After spotty performance from the included wireless headphones, I took Steve’s suggestion and picked up a pair of Sunray CTX Pro Gold head phones. I connected them to the WM08 module using the ML Nox adapter pig tail.
The difference in audio performance between the Pro Golds and wireless headphones is night and day. I had a lot of connection issues with the included wireless headphones, when they did connect, audio through them wasn’t much of an improvement over just using the speaker.
After 20yrs in the Army, my hearing sucks. I had a difficult time hearing that “disturbance in the force” pause in the threshold you sometimes get from a tiny nugget. The WM08 has worked absolutely flawlessly, instantly connects when powered on.
If you only use the WM08, I don’t think the “CTX” version of the Pro Golds are necessary as the speaker shuts off regardless of which of the three modes is selected. I am currently using the official ML adapter pig tail to connect them together, but they work equally as well with a cheap eBay adapter. I am blown away by how much more I can hear, it’s a completely new detecting experience for me.
I have used, ear buds, Grey Ghost water proof headphones, stock wireless head phones and now the Pro Golds. To my ears, and for the type of detecting I do the Pro Golds just blow everything else away.