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    Pennsylvania USA
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    Colonial and all treasure hunting.
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    Fisher f75 , Teknetics Omega 8000. Minelab Equinox 800

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  1. When in doubt Have them all. The only coil I don’t have is the 11”x13” and no pre X35 coils. ( low freq)
  2. Welcome to the equinox forum.
  3. Maybe Garrett will surprise us and have something interesting at the entry level. I’m expecting it to have most of these features —lightweight —rechargeable — waterproof??? — fast recovery — iron volume — various and preprogrammed modes — multi frequency????? — priced below AT Pro — updateable — unique coil design and shape/ size will see on 15th ive never had a Garrett so will see just how interesting this Apex really is
  4. I just got a RNB Innovations Power Nox Which mounts in back and under the arm cuff with the arm cuff bolt and a snap clip around the shaft. It delivers 2x the capacity of the equinox battery. I keep the magnetic charge cable on the shaft but I’m not clear about if it should remain “plugged” into the control unit or just in use. Can’t say much more about it but so far I like it
  5. Well here’s mine condensed opinion of the new XP backpack. The design and build quality is brilliant I mean XP thought of everything! In my opinion there is (other than the price) Only one drawback- its weight. The BP alone is rather heavy but it’s designed so well with the chest and waist straps, it is very comfortable. I had no problem fitting 3 coils and everything I could think of needing. And there’s a lot of unused spaces left. This pack is ideal for all day detecting or detecting trips. I’d be happy to answer any questions cheers and stay healthy everyone
  6. I don’t know what possessed me to do it but I ordered one and will have it tomorrow. I’ll give a sort of review after I fit my Orx and must have gear into it. Be cheerful
  7. I’ve used the Garrett’s and the old minelab profind 25 which I liked , but when I got the XP Mi6 with the mode, I only want to use that. I got an Mi6 with my original Orx, then bought an Mi4 bc I really rather the detector stays on while I’m pinpointing so if I don’t find the target quickly. I can easily run the coil over the hole again. I just ordered a second Mi4 for my equinox gearbag/backpack. I can say that the Mi4 will cause the Orx to hum if the coil and Mi4 get too close to one another- like within under 2 feet. Otherwise the is no interference
  8. Those are some fine finds, Chase. I never had or used a Deus, but the simplicity of the Orx appealed to me a lot and the lower price enticed me to get one. I’m extremely satisfied with it, and it is quite complimentary to my Equinox 600. With the hi frequency 9” coil at 31 kHz using coin fast mostly, I’ve picked up a good number of finds in places that I thought Were pretty much cleared out. I’m interested in using the gold modes for relic hunting but have yet to try it in any serious way. I never use the pinpoint mode -you simply don’t need it.
  9. I had a Nox 800 with a folding shaft and I switched my middle shaft to a whites s-shaft. It was really ergonomic. I sold that one and now I have a Nox 600 with a folding straight shaft. The folding unit has detent locks every 18 degrees so it is possible to offset the lower and upper shaft ( angling the lower section up) so that it puts the coil out farther and about the same as an s-shaft. It looks a bit odd but the feel is identical to an s-shaft. I use it straight most of the time, but sometimes I will use the offset and the effect is quite obvious. The fold modification is not hard and costs about $50 to do.
  10. Here’s a few pictures of my folding 600 and my Makro backpack. I don’t know how to do a link in my phone but you will find the folding unit on eBay at dans treasure products search on Fold and go metal detector modification. I wasn’t aware that the telescoping ( to about 20” length via kits available on eBay) are lighter than stock, and as I said the unit is 5 oz and you will cut a section out of the middle shaft about 2 oz removed so you will add about 3 oz-not significant. And there is zero flexure or slack although I’m 5’7” and haven’t tried it extended as it would be for someone 6’2”. I found the install to be very easy. My equinox is 25” folded but as I said all I do is unfold -I don’t mess with shaft length. Anyone seeking a good backpack should consider the Makro, it’s large and very well made.
  11. I often hike the woods to get to old home sites, so I carry my detector and gear in a backpack. Rather than disassembling and reassembling every time it’s much better to have something that allows you to collapse or fold the detector so that it will fit in the backpack, and also take less time to get ready to use or pack up. Of the two types-telescoping shafts, and folding shafts, I think the folding is better. First, it costs less, about $50 for the part. Second, it takes one motion while depressing a button to get ready for use whereas both ends of the telescoping have to be unlocked positioned and locked again. Also with folded, the height is always maintained- not so with telescoping. The folding unit adds about 5 oz of weight to the lower mid section, but is not significant. As for strength, I’ve not noticed any slack or wobble at all. I only bring this up for those who want a collapsing detector to show there is an option other than the telescoping ones advertised. And also to say I think the folding style is in my opinion better. What do you think?
  12. I also have the equinox 600 and XP Orx as my main (and only) detectors, which I use for relic hunting. More and more I see hunters liking the Nox /Orx pair having found that they compliment one another quite well.
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