This question came up on another forum. So I did a video showing comparison. The answer is NO they are different.
Enjoy the short video.
I'm still looking for an Equinox 800 and have been cruising ebay. Serious Detecting has several "slightly used" 600's and 800's with the images of the bottoms of the coils with white material exposed. Where the white isn't exposed it appears to me that the bottom of the coil is just covered with a plastidip or spray bedliner like substance. I know nothing about the Equinox and I'm guessing that the white is the internal expandable foam that holds the coil wires in place? From the images the coil bottoms don't appear to be worn to expose the white, is this a quality control issue?
Are the bottoms of the Equinox coils generally exposed like this, with no hard bottom, or are these coils an anomaly.
This image also shows a coil cover/skid plate, but several of the ads don't indicate that a cover is included.
By Ridge Runner
I know myself over the years liked to hunt with a small coil but you had the option of a round coil and really was it
Now days you can get them in about any variation one would want.
I’d like to hear from others if you see the need for a smaller coil like the one I started this post with.
Up front I want everyone know I think the beast 12” coil is great and I don’t have trouble swinging it. For myself I see the need of having a small coil would be a advantage to me when not a BeachHunter .
The main advantage to a small coil to start with is you can get it in places that 12” won’t fit.
As always the Best To all!
How hard is it to make the hard-wired coil cable on the compadre to a removable, plug in type? I have two compadres; one with the 8” donut and the other with the 6”. If I made them removable I could use them on my mojave and vice versa. I’m pretty handy and can solder. Just need a source for the connectors and which ones to get.
By Erik Oostra
Since the 15'' Coiltek coil for Equinox detectors has been out for a while, I'm wondering if there have been any meaningful comparisons? Especially regarding sensitivity and depth.. Any feedback would be much appreciated.. 😁