By Steve Herschbach
I have been lobbying for a mid-range elliptical coil for the Equinox for two years now, since it is the kind of coil lots of gold prospectors like to use. Minelab throws my suggestions in the trash bin when it comes to coils unfortunately.
Then the light bulb went off. The stock 11" coil for the Equinox sells for $229. I can get a 7" x 10" Multi-IQ coil for only $199 and a free metal detector to run it! It's called the Vanquish 340.
No, Vanquish coils will not work on the Equinox. That would make too much sense. But still, $199 for a coil with a free detector included is a pretty hard deal to beat, don't you think? I was kind of blowing Vanquish off but now I'm actually thinking a 340 might be a fun little machine to have around. It has to be sweet on the arm at 2.6 lbs with an S rod.
Just a thought.
Minelab Vanquish 340 metal detector
Search Modes - Coin, Jewelry, All Metal
Custom User Search Profile - No
Operating Frequencies (kHz) - Multi-IQ
Noise Cancel - Auto (19 Channels)
Bluetooth Audio - No
Iron Bias - High
Sensitivity - 4 levels
Volume - 3 levels
Target Tones - 3 tones (Low, Mid, High)
Discrimination Segments - 5 segments
Target ID's - -9 to 40
Depth Indicator - 4 levels
Length - Extended: 1450 mm (57") Collapsed: 760 mm (30")
Weight (incl. batteries) - 2.6 lbs (1.2 kg)
Standard Coil - V10 10" x 7" Double-D
Audio Output - In-built loudspeaker, 3.5 mm (1/8") jack
Supplied Headphones - None
Display - Monochrome LCD
Supplied Batteries - 4 x AA Alkaline replaceable
Waterproof - Coil to 1 meter/3 feet
Operating Temperature Range - -10°C to +40°C (+14°F to +104°F)
Storage Temperature Range - -20°C to +70°C (-4°F to +158°F)
Key Technologies - Multi-IQ
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Minelab Vanquish 340 display and controls
By Steve Herschbach
Iffy Signals Dec 1, 2019 - We took the Simplex and Vanquish to a 1675 permission and compared some signals throughout the day.