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HI Guys!

I know it's comparison apples with oranges but was curious about depth in mild ground between these two machines.I know in mineralized ground ATX is deeper than Equinox,thats for sure.I'm going to hunt a lake with no mineralized ground and in this condition I will know which detector is deeper.Any tips???

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If there is no mineralization, then no need for a heavy, expensive PI, with no discrimination worth mentioning. Most PI detectors do not go deeper than VLF detectors per se; the PI detectors just lose depth far less quickly as ground mineralization increases and ease handling of hot rock. This is especially true of lower power PI detectors running 12V or less, like the ATX.

Mild ground, ATX vs Equinox, go Equinox would be my recommendation, especially if you have the 15” coil.

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+1 in mild ground or freshwater. 

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I would also take the Equinox over the ATX,the ATX is a heavy old beast and not very popular here in the UK,infact i have only ever seen 1 being used,but i do see 100s of Equinox's being used for inland,fresh and salt water its that versatile.

 

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I made this video some time ago as I wanted to know how well my QED performed against my GPX on a buried 1.2 gram gold nugget in very mild soils.  I had the settings cranked up pretty high on everything, I'm pretty sure the video says my settings, everything was as maxed out as it could be given the EMI around.

I threw in the Equinox and T2 just as a baseline for my own benefit as I always preferred using my Equinox for gold over my GPX (Pulse Induction) when I first got the GPX and had better results using the Nox at the time.... it took me quite a while to take to the GPX, once I got the hang of it I started getting good results with it but the Equinox was just easier and found more gold as it found smaller gold which we have more of, and because I used it more I found more with it.  I'd not had the QED (Pulse Induction) for long so was comparing it.  I did this video for my own benefit but posted it here at the time.  The PI's took over once I got into gold country and encountered hot rocks. 🙂

The Equinox performance surprised me, it was showing both PI's how capable it is in mild soils.

I should add you get the Equinox away from EMI and running max gain and the target ID clears up perfectly to a 14/15 on the nugget even at deeper depths.

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