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  1. And please make sure it's waterproof. Before the 6000 I used the SDC 2300 to primarily detect in creeks. I always thought it was a missed opportunity that the Coiltek 5 X 10 SDC coil was not waterproof as I would have jumped on one straight away. I found the new 6000 coils extremely buoyant with all that empty space under the coil covers and not ideal for pushing into crevices and cracks under water. I also had a fair amount of EMI with the 11" mono coil so a smaller coil would find its way into my arsenal pretty quick.
  2. This. The cover I have on order should fix this.
  3. I think Minelab would need to knock about 6k off the retail price of the 6000 for that to happen... 😉
  4. Having the promo emails and GPX6000 page up and running on the Minlab website does this mean the gag order is cancelled @Jonathan Porter?
  5. Thanks for the suggestion AussieMatt. Not so many gun or snowboard cases here in Oz. I would never have thought to look at Keyboard cases. Just ordered the Armour KBBS Keyboard Bag in prep for the 6000 - $59 AUD delivered. Looks to be nicely padded and big enough (there's larger sizes that would fit the Z). Also has a front pocket for bits and pieces and a shoulder strap. Can't beat that...
  6. I heard on the grape vine that the release has been delayed to mid April. Hope I'm wrong 😥
  7. 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).
  8. Thanks everyone for the detailed explanation. Greatly appreciate the time and effort taken.
  9. 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
  10. New facebook video showing the response on a buried coin on the beach. Very impressive...
  11. 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.
  12. 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
  13. +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.
  14. From what I've seen on ebay the docs speaker is just a speaker. You would still need to use the booster to set the required volume. I currently have a LH-380 amp as well and have been trying to work out the best way to mount it. The plastic clip is very flimsy and I'd read online where others have broken it with little effort climbing through bush. It would have been nice if Minelab put a speaker on both sides of the SDC for left or right handed people. (along with that volume control).
  15. Hey AussieMatt. Thanks for sharing the info on the Avantree Saturn Pros. Have you ever tried pairing it with a portable wireless Bluetooth speaker from only one tx Avantree? I have an SDC and prefer an external speaker (and no wires) but I'm doubtful the volume control on a speaker would work as it's meant to control a smartphones volume. I'm thinking of something like the speaker below. Minelab have made things tricky with no (true) volume control on the SDC. http://www.ebay.com.au/itm/like/Bluetooth-Speaker-Mini-SUPER-BASS-Portable-For-Smartphone-Tablet-PC-Black/291464055545
  16. +1 on the tip about putting a paper shim (don't jam it in or they will get stuck) just around the top battery compartment from the Gold Gem And Treasure article. It's a much better idea than taping all the batteries or stretching the springs. I measured the thickness of the supplied rechargables against normal disposable batteries and they are exactly the same so it's no fault of the supplied batteries (except the positive "bump" is a bit small on the rechargables). Love your article too Nenad. I've just bought a 2300 and have only had it out once but it was very noisy. The day was very hot (3
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