Thanks for the replies everyone. I appreciate the feedback!
i want to stress that I am not asking which is best. That question can likely never be answered. Not concerned with weight (within reason).
Maybe I should have stated it this way in my original post-. I am looking to assemble a respectable coin and relic detecting tool kit. I would prefer that each tool has areas it where it shines that the other tools most likely will not. Like digging through a drawer full of standard slotted screw drivers (perhaps with a few torx bit drivers mixed in), when a Phillips head driver would work the best for the task.
So far the tool kit looks like this- XP Deus w/9", 11" lf coils and a 5x9-1/2" elliptical hf coil. XP MI 6 & Whites TRX pinpointers Nokta Impact pro pack (will likely be put up for adoption) And last night the Equinox 800 joined the team.
Might be I am asking too soon if adding the safari/FBS would i be redundant with the eq800 already on board. Really hoping for good target id at depth with the Equinox.