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TedinVT

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    Equinox 800, Plugger CF shaft, AT Pro, Garrett carrot, Stealth 720i sand scoop with Xtreme 2 piece CF travel handle

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  1. My 800 is well past the 3 year warranty. The stock coil ears broke in April 2020 hunting dry land and with a coil ear support gizmo attached. The support gizmo didn't prevent the breakage. I would not recommend one of those 3D printed devices. I use the Nox in fresh and saltwater, often completely submerged, as well as dry land in every type of terrain. Gigmaster put up a YouTube video showing his coil ear reinforcement: I did this reinforcement using the same materials and it came out great and feels solid as a rock and is holding up perfectly.
  2. Interesting test. Results were not what I would expect.
  3. Credit to Gigmaster for his latest video identifying a good bet for the source of the control pod leaks. Very interesting. While I'm at it, Gigmaster recently did a video on how he is repairing and reinforcing the Nox coil ears. I had both coil ears fail last year and had the coil replaced under warranty. Now that my warranty expired in Feb. I figured I'd give Gig's ABS plastic reinforcing mod a try. I used 1/8” ABS (I wouldn't recommend anything thicker) and Gorilla Weld 2 part epoxy like Gig used. It went very well and is rock solid.
  4. Yep, that's where I read the battery has a one year warranty. If the batteries are anything like a lot of cell phone and other batteries they should last al of three years and more.
  5. My guess is ML would like folks to have the Ft Bedford service center install the batteries. I vaguely recall reading that the battery has a one year warranty and an owner replacing it after one year and before the Nox 3 year warranty expires could open some sticky warranty issues.
  6. The LEDs are very small. They light if the headphones are taking a charge and go out when the headphones are fully charged. My ML80 headphones usually charge in less than an hour.
  7. One other consideration... were all of you swinging over the target in the same direction? If one coil crosses over the target in one direction and another coil crosses over the target at 90 degrees from the first coil direction you may get different results, much the same as if you “tested” the target from those two different directions with your detector. Think of a coin on edge example. I'm also assuming all your coils were passing over the ground at the same height.
  8. I agree with NCtoad. You really have to go through all the settings and make sure all the machines are set up identically in order to make any 1:1 comparisons.
  9. I use the ML Bluetooth headphones for most of my field, woods, playground, etc. detecting. I use my Pelso waterproof headphones for fresh and saltwater beach and water detecting. I use the WM08 wireless module with wired earbuds in the very hot weather and when I wear a wide brimmed hat for sun protection that doesn't work well with regular headphones.
  10. Nice job! Looks like it could take a direct hit and keep on truckin'.
  11. Pelsos all the way. Chase & Midalake advice is right on. Love my Pelsos. Even though you plan on wading you still have to contend with waves and splashing so waterproof headphones are still the smart choice.
  12. I'd say if your only use will be to hunt beaches, go for the 600 and put the money you'll save from not going for the 800 toward a decent set of waterproof headphones. If you hunt the wet sand and in the water you'll want waterproof headphones. I have the 800 and hunt everywhere. I bought the LS Pelso waterproof headphones for the saltwater and freshwater beaches. They've worked well. Also, consider buying a carbon fiber shaft if you'll be in the salt water.
  13. Sure, the coil can be a source, but unshielded electronics can act like a receiver to pick up external signals if they are strong enough. The “cell phone too close to the control pad” causing noise is a prime example of this. Electronic junctions (a diode, for example) can act like the old crystal set radios did to detect signals.
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