By Steve Herschbach
A reference collection of threads about the Minelab Equinox, grouped into rough categories.
Minelab Equinox 600 Data & User Reviews
Minelab Equinox 800 Data & User Reviews
Minelab Equinox Software Update 1.7.5 Released
Minelab Equinox Software Update 2.1.12 Released
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
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
Equinox and Electrical Interference (EMI)
Short Bursts Of Intense Static Or Interference
More Tips For Getting Started
Even More Getting Started Tips
Latest Tips For Getting Started
And Yet Another Getting Started Tip
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
Headphones That Work With Nearly All Detectors
Equinox Recovery ( Detect Speed ) Settings
Recovery Speed & Target Masking
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
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UK Target ID Numbers
Canadian Target ID Numbers
Australian Target ID Numbers
Jewelry Target ID Numbers & Tones
How Metal Detector Discrimination Works
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
More Tips On Nugget Detecting With Equinox
More Equinox Gold Prospecting Tips
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
By Steve Herschbach
Minelab has five key products under development. It should be a pretty good bet that with the CTX 3030 being so old it does not even appear on the timeline below, that a product refresh is in the works. We also all know Multi-IQ was a big success. And one thing I know about Minelab, is the V2 version of anything is the one to die for. They usually come out with something totally new as proof of concept, and then the next version or two refines that into everything it really can be.
The main question I have is the hardware. Will the new model still use the existing CTX housing? It’s a little heavy, but well balanced, and does allow for much more battery capacity. Or do they use the Equinox design? Hard to imagine in an upscale model, so I’d kind of doubt that. Something brand new, with the best features of CTX, but lighter weight? A new design would help keep the price down, which is a key now if you really want a best seller.
New Minelab Ultimate
The most requested thing in Equinox is more target range, so mating a CTX type display with Multi-IQ would seem a bit of a no-brainer. All I know is that if a Minelab can successfully put the best of CTX and Equinox together in a single detector, something that would make owners of either of those detectors want one, it could be another major home run for Minelab. And yes, it is the next detector that I personally am waiting for, now that I finally got an Impulse in my hands. Well, and whatever follows the GPZ 7000. Impulse plus CTX replacement plus GPZ follow up is what I’m shooting for as my future personal lineup.
By Dances With Doves
I buried my 1.2 ounce 14k yellow gold chain at measured 10" in very wet dirt and tried pk1 sens.21 50 tone recovery 4 and F2-7 which I never use in turf and a got a soft but not bad signal with mostly a 2id with almost no iron id showing up.i would dig this if I was going for chains. That is more then I expected for park 1 with high iron bias.This is the limit for this target for a signal you would dig on target information.
By Dances With Doves
I tried the gold chain from my Gmx test with my 11" coil on my nox and this machine just walloped it on multi freq. gold2 mode with sens. at 22.It gave me the proper #4 id mostly on this 7" target with a few 3or 5 numbers if I was off center a bit.I could raise the coil over 10" and still get it.In 20 kz. at 22 sens. it hit it very hard with very bouncy id from 2to 11 .In 40 kz. at max sens. it pounded it very hard also with less bouncy id from 2to 8. I am very impressed with this mode on this target.
By Walter S. Fowler
Just throwing this out in case anyone else has had this problem or for future reference.in case anyone has it in the future. I bought my Equinox 800 in April 2018 and it has been great with no problems until a month ago. I started getting problems ground balancing and getting very different ground balancing numbers even over the same ground. I tried factory reset but didn't help . Also, it didn't always have the problem. I called Minelab and they had me send control pod and 11" coil to their service center in PA. in early June as it was under warranty. (thankfully). After getting message they had it and processing might be delayed due to Colvid-19 issues I finally heard back from them July 7. They indicated "after much testing the unit has begun showing issues. However, the issue is very sporadic and does it when it decides too. The issue is a ground balance issue. When trying to ground balance the unit it will ground balance correctly. The unit will be wildly off in the 80's. Next it will ground bale to 0, all in the same location of a couple of feet. The difficulty of pin pointing it however is that it seems to do it even when replacing an item. Our test coil will experience the same issue on the customer's pod. The I tried the customer's coil on our control pod and will experience the issue again. I have done factory resets and reloaded the latest firmware to insure it was not just a software problem. Out of an abundance of caution, I strongly recommend the replacement of both the coil and the control pod. NOTE: There will be a delay on the control pod as there are parts difficulties due to Covid-19. Once art is received we will update the ticket and return the unit to the customer." This all was very weird. I recontacted Minelab about what the new timeframe might be for getting my detector back and why I just couldn't have them send me a brand new detector(minus wireless headphones] . No response back as yet.
Found a 1926-D Mercury dime and a 1908 Barber dime today. Just about passed out from heat stroke in the process, but I got 'em.
They were about eight feet apart and both about four inches under the surface. The Merc is in pretty good shape. It rang up 25-26 on the Equinox. The Barber is more worn and has a gouge in the rim on the lower right in the pic. That one rang a little higher at 26-27.
Also found a very green 1936 Wheatie about a foot from the Barber dime.