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I enjoyed reading the topics under this forum as I have a couple entry level units un addition to my Equinox. But I have not been on this site for a couple of months and can’t seem to find it. It seemed pretty active. 

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Darn. I enjoyed reading the comparisons. Especially from guys with fancier detectors that also enjoyed trying out or taking along something simpler sometimes. I have an Equinox 600 and I like it and starting to play with the settings.  But  sometimes I just miss taking out the F22 for a simple park hunt. I have an Ace 300 and F22 and when I run across a good used deal on a Vanquish 340/440 and maybe a Simplex I would love to compare all of them. I would have preferred the Vanquish to have  copied the packaging of the F22/44 over the Ace line. I would not have bought the Equinox...

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Nothing has changed as regards people’s ability to post about detectors of any price. Those posts continue to take place here by anyone that wants to make them.

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