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Minelab Equinox 800

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Steve Herschbach
  • Price: $ 899 Freq: Multi Weight: 2.96 lbs Waterproof?: Yes Current?: Yes

The Minelab Equinox 800 metal detector was introduced in 2018 and is still in production. The Equinox 800 is a fully submersible VLF metal detector aimed primarily at coin, jewelry, relic detecting, and saltwater beach detecting as well as gold prospecting. The Equinox 800 is a multifrequency detector that can also run at one of several single frequencies: 5, 10, 15, 20, and 40 kHz.

"With innovative NEW simultaneous multi-frequency technology, the EQUINOX Series redefines all-purpose detecting for the serious enthusiast. Equally adaptable for all target types and ground conditions, just set your detecting location and go! With the added functionality of Gold Mode, High Frequency 20/40 kHz., Wireless audio accessories and Advanced settings, the EQUINOX 800 offers extra versatility." Source: Minelab website

Minelab Equinox 800 metal detector

Minelab Equinox 800 control panel

  • Simultaneous Multi-Frequency - True intelligent Simultaneous Multi-Frequency for maximum performance, plus a wide range of single frequencies.
  • 8 Custom Search Profiles - Each Detect Mode features 2 custom Search Profiles so you can save your favourite settings in each mode.
  • Waterproof Design - EQUINOX is fully submersible, ideal for detecting at the beach and in rivers, streams and lakes. (3m / 10-feet)
  • Fast & Accurate Target ID - Fast recovery speed with accurate Target ID ensures you won’t miss any valuable targets amongst the trash.
  • Sleek & Lightweight - Rugged and lightweight construction allows you to enjoy long detecting sessions in any environment.
  • Advanced Settings - Gain even more control of your detector audio with Advanced Settings; you decide how much target information you hear.
  • High-Speed Wireless Audio - Experience ultra-fast wireless audio with the WM 08, or use fast aptX™ Low Latency / Bluetooth headphones.
  • Gold Detecting Mode - Gold Mode operates the high single frequencies of either 20 kHz or 40 kHz to detect gold nuggets in mineralised soils.

Official Minelab Equinox 800 Product Page

Minelab Equinox 800 Owner's Manual

Minelab Equinox 800 - Steve's Review

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Steve Herschbach

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I have been metal detecting for over 45 years now and have waited decades for a metal detector like the Equinox 800. Until now the so-called "do-it-all" multipurpose metal detectors have been very limited in one fashion or another. In particular, there has been a wide gap between metal detectors that can handle saltwater very well and those that are very good at gold nugget prospecting. Waterproof detectors have also tended to be feature limited in the past, heavy, and usually expensive.

I primarily prospect for gold nuggets, and hunt for coins and jewelry both in parks and at the beach / in the water. Historically I have needed different detectors for water hunting and for gold prospecting. Suffice it to say that the Minelab Equinox 800 is the first detector I have owned that can do all the types of detecting I like to do, and do it very well, if not better than other detectors. Add in the fact that it is waterproof, has built in wireless headphone capability, and is incredibly affordable, and you have a detector that pleases me more, and in more ways, than any other I have ever owned.

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Glad I'm a subscriber to this site because of all the information gladly available from very informative prospectors/detectorists. 

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