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Minelab Equinox 800 Vs. Gold Monster 1000

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Finally go the video finished of comparing equinox 800 to the gold monster 1000 on in-situ targets in the field.  This is my no mean the comprehensive review as im sure the settings on the equinox could be tweaked more produce even better results.  But from what i saw on my ground they were vary evenly matched.  The gold monster seemed to pop a little harder on the targets, but the equinox still hit all the targets the gm1000 hit.  Since i detect mainly creeks the equinox has a leg up since its water proof and i dont have to worry about it getting wet or falling in the creek.  Hope you guys enjoy the video and ill take more footage as i work this little patch.  

 

 

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Your thoughts about mirror mine, there is very little in it and you've demonstrated very well to people why you can't ignore those negative numbers on the Equinox, if it flicks off -8 or -9 even once for me I dig it, only if it's a solid -9 or -8 do a pass over it and even then I could be missing gold but in our hot rock areas you just have no choice.  In cleaner ground I'd just dig it all.  Even a much larger nugget at depth comes up in those high negative numbers.

To me the boosted loud audio on the Gold Monster is slighter better than the Equinox making targets stand out more, other than that.. very evenly matched.   The thing I like best about the Equinox is just how sensitive the 11" coil is to tiny gold as I do greatly enjoy the ground coverage you can get with it over the 6".

If someone owns one of them there is really no need to rush out and buy the other one unless there is a feature they want on it.  If you were picking which one to buy out of the two I'd buy the Equinox, mainly because it's multi purpose, waterproof and just as good for finding gold.

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