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    Equinox 800, AT Pro, SDC 2300

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  1. Also a nice comparison chart on Minelab's site here. https://www.minelab.com/vanquish-series The million dollar question is will the Vanquish coils work on the Equinox... 8" x 5" Double-D anyone.... Not making it waterproof seems a bit odd (coil only).
  2. I was thinking exactly the same Bayard as I too hate swapping between coils. I asked at the store but apparently there are no stock of the lower shafts yet.
  3. Had a quick play with it for an hr this arvo in a local park. I suspect the park is hit pretty hard. The coil is nice and light. Less ground coverage than the 11” obviously but didn’t feel that much smaller than the 5x8 I use on the at pro. Very easy to pin point target location. Used park 1 defaults and rejected everything below 19. Found a $1 and a $2 coin but nothing to write home about. Will give it a serious run tomorrow.
  4. FYI the 6” coil has landed in Australia. Picked one up 1/2 hr ago. Can’t wait to hit some trashy parks to see how it goes on our $1 and $2 coins.
  5. One's listed on the Australian Ebay website so it's very very close now... https://www.ebay.com.au/itm/6-DD-Coil-for-Minelab-Equinox-600/332718713442?hash=item4d7794aa62%3Ag%3AaAIAAOSwHt5bR~eX&_sacat=0&_nkw=6"+coil+equinox&_from=R40&rt=nc&_trksid=p2334524.m570.l1313.TR3.TRC0.A0.H0.X6"+coil+equinox.TRS0&LH_TitleDesc=0
  6. Thanks everyone for the detailed explanation. Greatly appreciate the time and effort taken.
  7. Hi All, I Have a query as to why auto tracking is only on by default for the gold modes. Is there a reason not to use auto tracking when detecting parks and beaches? I would have thought on beaches where the ground balance can change between different levels of wet sand, wouldn't auto tracking be beneficial? Cheers Scott
  8. New facebook video showing the response on a buried coin on the beach. Very impressive...
  9. I remember seeing the same video Dan. Took a bit of digging around on youtube but I found it. Its at the 6:35 mark.
  10. I've never owned a Minelab coin detector. I've wanted to give one a spin for some time but the weight and cost of the 3030 has always put me off. With the Equinox all my excuses go away. I like the idea of usb charging so a mobile phone battery bank can charge even when I'm hours away from a power point. I love the new weight, and with the small coil this thing will be as light as a feather. I'm keen to see the beach/wet sand performance of the multi-IQ compared to my AT-Pro which has struggled with wet sand depth in the past. I have an sdc 2300 for gold detecting but love the idea of having a backup detector and one that has the ability to hit those trashy areas that drive you mad with a pulse induction detector. I'm keen to see how the super fast recovery speed handles those super trashy sites that are chock full of ferrous. I was considering pulling the trigger on the AT-Max, but Minelabs early "dangling of the carrot" well and truly worked on me. I really think this detector is going to give the AT-Max and the Deus some serious competition. Being a nervous nellie, I've considered sitting on the fence and waiting for the early adopter reports on in the field tests, but I can't think of one Minelab detector that was a lemon, and if there is a software glitch at release date it can be easily fixed with a firmware update. As soon as a release date is locked in I'm pulling the trigger. Call me a new Minelab fanboi.
  11. +1 for Google drive backups. Install the windows app on your pc and you get a google drive folder. Move your important data files to the google drive folder and edit them from there. Any changes you make are automatically saved/backed up to the cloud. Google drive also has the ability to restore previous versions so if you get a nasty crypto virus on your pc that locks all your files, you can restore from a previous "clean" version easily. Install the google drive app on your smartphone and you can access or change the same files on any device and you always have the latest version.
  12. Wow! That's some tasty corn flakes right there. from what I've read online the falcon MD20 would be the perfect tool for double checking for smaller gold in the crevices. Well done again and thank you for Sharing your photos.
  13. Well done JW, some fantastic bits of gold there. Have you ever tried panning the dirt you are digging out of the schist crevices to see if there's small gold in there with the nuggets?
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