I will be talking about as I use and test.
I will be comparing to Etrac wearing 6”coil, Deus wearing elliptical Hf coil and Nokta Impact wearing 4x7” elliptical coil.
Will compare to stock Equinox 11” coil too.
Equinox 800 - Beach 2 - Sens 17 - Trac On - Iron Bias 3 - Ran Like A Kitten In The Salt Water. Booty Alert!By khouse
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Though I’ve owned the Equinox 800 for a less than 3 weeks, it took less than a couple hours of use to realize I had made the right choice to wait on the higher end model though in all probability I would have made the same finds with a 600. After deciding to purchase an Equinox a couple of months ago, I angst over which model to purchase. There were good reasons for purchasing both models and 600 was readily available, but as much as I tried, I couldn’t pull the trigger on a 600. As it turned out, the reasons why I thought I wanted the ‘800’ over the ‘600’ turned out not to be the primary reasons why I’m glad I waited. Here are a few of the reasons. 1) Audio versatility. The 800 comes with the ML 80 headphones and the WM 08 wireless module though either of these can be purchased separately to use with a 600 but at a higher combined cost than just purchasing an 800. Should either the WM 08 or ML 80 go dead for whatever reason, you‘ll still have a wireless option to use. Also, the WM 08 module along with an adapter allows you the option of using your favorite set of headphones with audio that’s even faster than aptX. 3) Four ‘Back Light’ options, not just ‘on’ and ‘off’. 4) More ‘Recovery Speed’ settings though I’m sure some would argue that the three settings on the 600 are adequate. Now that I’ve had the opportunity to use these features, it reinforces my choice to have waited on the 800. I’m looking forward to gaining more experience with the Equinox as I learn to use the advanced settings and other features that only come with the ‘800’. Some finds from my first few hunts.
By Stephen newell
I have just ordered a box 800. I have been going through treads for awhile now. I was thinking it might help to have a single source thread with links to the must read threads. Such as Mr H's review some by our new Zealand guys. I was hoping Mr.H could kick this off with the top 5. Any thoughts?
So i got my Nox and have messed around a little bit with it.
Main question i have is that if i am hunting for relics and coins, but the soil is highly mineralized (there is a gold prospect on the property and I pan gold from the soil, and there are tons of magnitite crystals free and in the rock matrix) what is the best mode to use, Field since target are spread out or Gold since the soil is so mineralized? There is an old road that cuts right past the old prospect pits. Most the ground i will hunt has the possibility of gold as well as relics lol.
The ground here gives the monster issues with hot rocks, the gpx does fine. While there is fine gold in the overburden i have yet to find anything big enough for a detector to locate.
Another question: a few of the hits i got with the 800 jump between negative numbers and 11 to 15. Ive attempted to dig these and cannot locate anything, and when i bring the gpx over it has no hits. So i understand negative numbers are generally hot rocks. But ive played around with some of my gold and most of the medium sized nuggets 1 to 4 gram ring up right around 11 to 15. So i keep chasing what? Hot ground??
Any insight is appreciated.