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Equinox 600 Versus Equinox 800

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Multifrequency is available in all modes on the Equinox 600. Welcome to the forum, but please do look around as this question has been answered many times. Details here. 

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Well, I officially took a journey to the "dark side." I bought an Equinox 600. I really kinda wanted the 800 and may still end up with that model in the long run, but I just didn't see enough of a difference between the two to justify the extra $250 while money is tight. My belief is that if I want to chase a little gold I can still find it with the 600 with multi-IQ, and if I want more fine tuning, I have a V3i for that. In any event, I'm excited to see how I like it. If I like it a lot I will find a way to grab the 800 up shortly after I'm sure. Call me crazy, but I feel guilt for parting with my MX Sport though. 

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Amazingly even after writing a Minelab vetted article explaining that Multi-IQ is identical on the Equinox 600 and 800 it has become a matter of debate again on some forums. To quote the article:

”The EQUINOX 600 is limited to 5 kHz, 10 kHz, and 15 kHz single frequencies, while the EQUINOX 800 also offers these plus the additional higher frequencies of 20 kHz and 40 kHz. This does not mean that the 600 is not employing the full multi-frequency range as part of the Multi-IQ processing. Multi-frequency operation is identical in the two models...”

It’s that simple but conspiracy types want to point to perceived differences in diagrams trying to make the case otherwise. The fact is Multi-IQ is identical on both Equinox models and anyone insisting otherwise is pushing some hidden agenda.

Nice new video from Calabash.


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Calabash... best comparison video 'tween the 6 and 8.  Bang on with recovery speed strengths and weaknesses.  My only item on the 600's bios update is "make the recovery speeds identical for both models, oh and dim the 600's backlight"  ?

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