By Rick N. MI
I am impressed with it. It will my main coil this summer lake hunting.
I like the razors edge tone when detecting. It is fast as it goes over targets. Depth is very impressive in my mild ground.
I hate to say but my Anfibio Multi is the backup detector to my Equinox 800. Even with the 5x10 coil.
I look forward to seeing what Minelab has coming.
I am not liking my EQ600 with 15” coil and am wondering if it’s just my brain is too attached to my CTX, or if something is wrong with the coil or detector. I am noticing that the coil cable is being sensed if moved when I’m detecting so I did this little video test that uses my car as a ferrous background/target. If I move the cable with it in the background it senses the movement. But if I do it in air, no detection of the cable. I’ve never seen this discussed or tried before so don’t know what to think about it.
By Gerry in Idaho
Just wanted to update those still looking for the new NOX 15" round coil by Coiltek.
I just received a shipment of coils and have them in stock ready to ship.
My 1st hunt with the 15" round was quite silverish with an 8 silver day.
Nothing extremely deep (Idaho soils) but most coins were in the 8 to 9" range. I was able to lift the coil a couple inches off the ground and still get a repeatable signal.
No it is not leaps of 6" inches on a coin size target, but I would think a buckle or cannon ball would be approx 6" deeper.
Call Gerry's Detectors at 208-345-8898 to get one on its way to you.
I posted this on another forum other than Detector Prospector also. I feel Detector Prospector tends to be a bit more technical oriented than the other forum so I posted it here also.
I am 100% all in on the Equinox. I like it so much I have 2 800's. My biggest gripe is how susceptible it is to EMI. Some of my best spots have EMI so bad I have to turn the Nox down to like 15 or below. I used to run a Nokta Impact in 14kHz as my main detector before I got the Nox and it had EMI issues also, but I don't remember it being quite as bad. I think the Nox is a much hotter detector than the Impact is. It's sure a lot deeper than the Impact. I don't have the problem everywhere so I know it's not a detector problem. Running a smaller coil helps some, but not a lot.
So I've had an Etrac and never once did I have any audible EMI issues. Is it Multi-IQ that is susceptible or what?
Do power companies check for EMI issues like bad connections or transformers that may be the culprit? Most of my issues have been in the older parts of towns where the power infrastructure tends to be much older.
How many other people with the Equinox notice EMI is worse on it more than other detectors they use?
By aerospace guy
After following EQ's progression I decided to buy the 800 hoping for a "simpler" detector than the GPX5000 which I sold. Part of that decision was based on one of Gerry's posts along the lines of "I've found more with a sub $1000 machine than all the more expensive ones ". My 1st time out proved to substantiate the claims made that the EQ will find small gold and larger as I found what I classify when dry washing as a -20 and found a 4.29 gram nugget! This while not fully understanding how to operate the detector! Using the "quick start' and owners full manual I was able to succeed. I hope there are some comprehensive videos out now that I can access?
Got a 600, been taking it to the beach every day. About 3-4 hours in with the sun beating down on it, the LCD display becomes hard to read. Should I get a hat for it? 😀 Seriously, is this a common issue? When I turn around and it's shaded somewhat or of I let it cool down for a bit the screen comes back, but it's annoying.