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  1. Are these still available? Wow, were they tough. I abused mine and it held up well.
  2. Shipment from this NZ dealer was faster than some domestic transactions I have made. I was quite impressed! I would have been in the same boat as you, had the coils been readily available. I paid a bit of a premium for this coil, but couldn't be more pleased. For me, pinpointing with this 10X5 was much easier than the 11 inch and 6 inch, in that order. I don't know why, but I sometimes struggled with pinpointing on the OEM coils; I had zero issues this weekend with the Coiltek.
  3. Thanks to Phrunt, I also have my 10x5. 🙂 Depth might depend on soil conditions, because I would argue smaller coils in Oregon sometimes equal better depth than large, probably due to soil minerals. I used the OEM coil bolt and there were no fitment issues.
  4. I was just trying to glean whether you are upset with me (can't figure out why), or the dealer in NZ (can't figure out why), or Minelab (they don't produce the coil), or Coiltek (that makes sense, although maybe they didn't predict the amount of demand there might be). It is a capitalist endeavor, for which we all should be happy. Minelab has a great detector and I predict this new coil will only bring that experience to the next level. HH
  5. Thank you! I ordered one yesterday. The total, with shipping to Oregon, was $271, a bit more than listed in the USA, but they aren't available in the USA, so it was worth it to me. They were very nice people to deal with, as Phrunt stated.
  6. Update: Minelab contacted me with a few questions about the headphones. Upon answering them, they opened a case and requested I send them to a facility in PA. They arrived there this last Monday whereby they diagnosed them as faulty. By the end of Wednesday they had already shipped a new pair to me, which should arrive this Saturday. THAT is outstanding customer support!
  7. Thank you all. I misspoke: the red LEDs are solid (not blinking) for a few minutes and then go out; which, according to the headphone user guide, indicates a full charge. I will attempt to find another cord to use to charge them. I have attempted both an AC adapter on the USB charging cord and directly connecting it to both a computer and a power-strip USB port, all with the same result. I will continue my attempts to contact ML and the Dealer. Thanks again, all
  8. Last week, I attempted to power on the ML 80 headphones I use with the Equinox 800. I purchased these new in March 2019. They would not power on. I charged them: the 3 red LEDs flash for about 10 minutes and then turn off, as if headphones were charged. But, the headphones still will not power on. I attempted to contact my dealer and ML, but neither have yet responded. Does anybody have any novel ideas to try, or troubleshooting, remedies? I would greatly appreciate the help! Thanks,
  9. Somebody get them a virtual server with backups. Ha ha. I can't concieve a reason this would be intentional.....
  10. Didn't know that was a relative of the tdi...guess I've had my head in the sand. thank you and sorry. It has piqued my interest. I had already written that detector off....but not anymore.
  11. Where? Maybe I need to research more? Is it obvious and I have missed it?
  12. This is my go to detector forum. I rarely visit others! Too bad White's doesn't seem to maintain theirs. In my opinion, anybody that uses active server pages for a website (like White's) will have issues anyway. Ha ha.
  13. Harvest them from a non-functional laptop battery. There are some good articles online with instructions. In my experience ~50% of "dead" laptop lithium ion cells are still a-okay.
  14. Are the tones similar to what one hears with the BBS Excalibur or Sovereign? I remember being able to “hear” rings and multi-metallic objects. I assume maybe the tones might be even more telling with the advanced tech in the Equinox!?
  15. Great job. Would you be willing to share the file so others may print? Thank you!
  16. I too have resisted Facebook and other nonsense social media. Social media seems to fall short with meaningful information, unlike a forum. This forum is my mainstay detecting forum and hopefully sites like these continue when fad sites like Facebook wane.
  17. Very sad indeed. I doubt the threads are truly erased from the server, but they are not accessible; I tried. ?
  18. ....Depends on coil size and even the area in Oregon. Some spots are more mineralized than others!
  19. With the existence of a manual, a webpage and a video I’m of the opinion it’s not a lie; however, it is a puzzling marketing strategy.
  20. Well perhaps you are right. I tend to use these detectors in setting other than the beach and prospecting, so those features are not a staple to most. I definitely like the looks and have hopes White’s has hit a home run with this. Their detectors have served me well.
  21. I’ve been saving for an equinox, but might give this one a go instead. I’m a bit hesitant because of the battery type and lack of conductivity switch which allowed a means of some discrimination, however.
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