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  1. Hi Everyone Just wondering how many people on here have reverted back to the original version 1.5 ??. I’ve seen and heard that a lot of Equinox users have reverted back due to not being happy with the new update that’s just come out!. So just wondering what everyone’s thoughts are about the update?? Cheers
  2. I really needed the Equinox on a collapsible shaft so that I can put it in my backpack or stow it on the Rokon for riding cross country. I already had the Golden Mask shaft that I had modified for the Deus, so I started tinkering. The original Equinox shaft has a smaller diameter than the Golden Mask, so the shaft mounts will not mate up directly. I took the dremel tool and relieved the areas around the screw holes just enough to get the Nox handle brain/screen section to snug up to the Mask shaft. I removed the original Mask handle and fitted the Nox in the same location. (Mask handle is bolted and glued to the shaft, it takes some work to get them apart.) I then used longer NOX sized metric bolts (shown below) snugged them into the NOX handle around the Mask shaft. Its a very tight fit so the bolts end up a little bent. I then cut the heads off the bolts to make them more or less studs. I cut and drilled a hose clamp band, fitted it over the studs, then pulled them down tight over the shaft with a nut and washer combination. I added a little black paint and the whole thing is really stable. I'll had a little black Duct tape to the whole mess so that it doesn't hang up on my shirt or pants. It collapses to 24 inches and fully extends to about 50 inches. The Golden Mask shafts are all carbon fiber so corrosion, weight and shaft wobble are not a problem. I gave it a test run this morning was quite impressed. For whatever reason I can not explain, my bump falsing was cut by about half. That was the first thing I noticed so I went through all the set up functions to make sure I hadn't accidentally changed something like Sens or Recovery. Nope, all my same settings, but now a noticeable reduction in bump sensitivity. I don't know how, but I'm liking it a whole lot better now.
  3. Last night after work i went to the beach for 9pm . It was dark and difficult to see much but i could tell that the normal areas i search were to built up to find much so i went East and saw that it was a lot better . though still built up. My Nox was updated last week and i wanted to see what it was like .There was no WIFI or EMI about and the machine was stable . I didn't expect much and the Summer crowds have gone , but if the beach had ripped a bit that might produce some older stuff . From the start i started to find coinage and for the entire "almost" 1.5 miles i found coinage till 2am when i finished to get the Bus home . There were no rings about as i was on the dry and quite high up the beach , though below high tide mark. None of the targets were very deep , at most 6 inches . But the targets were more stable and clearer . By the time i finished the hunt i had found exactly £72.00p in spendable coinage and a few foreign coins and 7 fishing weights . My next hunt will be Saturday night for high tide till 5am when out . I think the Nox is working better but when i put my phone on and searched late in the night i found it still suffers WIFI interference , i turned it off and it cleared . I dont use the boxed headphones but use Gray Ghosts with an adapter plugged into the WM08 . The second picture is the coinage straight out of the finds pouch.
  4. Alluminati


    A place for all things related to water detecting with the Equinox, fresh or salt. Feel free to post questions, suggestions, pictures of daily finds, etc.
  5. ColonelDan

    Eqx 800: 5 Tones To 3

    In an effort to simplify my detecting life with the EQX 800, I limited the number of tones to three corresponding to the common low, mid and high conductive ranges. I thought I'd share this with the forum...for what it's worth anyway. Please keep in mind as you read on, it may be worth even less to you than you paid for it! 😎 Since 99% of my hunts are on east coast Florida beaches, I hunt in all metal and dig just about anything that doesn't sound specifically like iron. Yes, I dig a lot of aluminum! But having a rough and simple indication of what my coil may be over, be it a low, mid or high conductive target, I thought would be helpful and shield me from the “tone overload” I get using 50 tones. Even using the factory presets of 5 tones , I sometimes find it tricky to distinguish between tones over the ambient sounds along the beach. Again, I asked myself if I really needed that fine level of distinction anyway based on where and the way I hunt and dig. Agreed, that's strictly a personal preference. I tested quite a number common targets of varying size and metallurgical composition and came up with some common VDI ranges that I see on our beaches for each of the conductivity zones. I then modified the 5 tone option to 3 tones. My results: Conductivity VDI Range Tone Low -9 to 0 1 Mid 1-19 12 High 20+ 25 I can now easily hear a distinct difference in those three tones and my life is simpler. Granted, the specific conductivity ranges based on the VDI display will vary depending on the soil, target depth and metallurgical composition. All of which is a known and acceptable factor to me for the purpose of this “approximation exercise.” Just the view from my sandy foxhole...
  6. Hi Everyone Just interested to see if anyone has done a comparison of TID Numbers between the 6 inch coil and the 11 coil? I’ve personally never used the 6 inch on coins before only gold, but would like to use it at a few spots that are full of junk as there’s to many targets seeing the coil at once, so hard to distinguish a good target from bad one and then due to this it’s very hard to get a clear TID due to a junk target mixing TID Numbers up. So if anyone has made a list/ chart of the comparison I’m sure plenty on here would also be interested to see the difference. Cheers
  7. Every 3rd Friday of the month the metal detecting club I belong to allows us to display our 'finds of the month' as a competition. The categories are listed on the white board below my display. This month my display number was 19. I had an entry for each category this month. All of the items were found with the 800 using the 11" coil. (You can see the club info and pictures of past finds here: http://prospectorsclub.org/ ) I've put in a few hours over the last week because conditions were good. What I didn't show were the coins that I found which was about $50. So I dug a lot of holes when you add in the trash! About 3 nights ago I went out on a low tide and was not finding much on my first beach. I was getting ready to go and I found a piece of micro jewelry. I didn't really want to leave so I began a SLOW grid of the area. Just about every target started out as a negative number. I kept gridding and found another micro piece as one of the studs, nothing very exciting but a target. I locked into the slow pattern at the 'bottom of the hill' which is the end of the steep part of a beach slant. I ended up with 5-6 small pieces and was satisfied with that. Sometimes after I grid I look at the holes I've dug and consider the depth of the targets and extend that line or cross over where I've been before. One of these times I extended the grid and came back to the pattern and I heard a 17. Well, the Nox does 13, 20,21,30,31 and 15s quite often so 17 was a digger in all metal. I took my normal couple of scoops and the target was still there. This was the deepest target in the grid. I looked in the scoop after about 9 inches and a 10k 6g ring was shinning at me in the moonlight. This was a shock. It was out of place and it didn't sound like that type of target. The ring is pretty solid. I could not tell from the sound. One of my criticisms of the 800 is that it doesn't make heavier, more massive items louder. Larger items like aluminium cans detect over a much larger area but I don't get a sense of 'density' from the audio target signal. So, I guess the 17 is because the gold has more copper or silver to make it the 10k. It is a nice class ring. I'm still trying to find the owner. The other items in the picture all have a story too including the two silver dimes and two silver chains. I'll try to remember them if you ask me. Mitchel
  8. What about Nox and Etrac. How do they play together. Detectors are around 4ft apart formthe testing below. Etrac ran at 27 Manual sens and Nox at 24 sensitivity. 6 inch coils on both units. When i use the term unusable below, I am saying audio on one or both detectors imo based on what I hear, detector deemed unusable at the approx proximity of 4 ft. More distance between could cure some of the affects maybe. Now, here all I did was listen to Equinox wearing wireless headphones and etrac’s external speaker mainly to note any conflicts. And there are some it seems. I’ll check all modes and freqs on. Ox and post here. Here is a start. Channel 1 selected on Etrac Multi freq using using Nox every detect mode checked with Etrac at channel 1 manually selected. Nox channel -4 unusable, Nox tied up in knots. So it seems the same freq is used in each detect mode per channel maybe. Also while in park 1, both 5khz and 15 kHz and 40khz single frequency on Equinox is in direct conflict it seems with Etrac channel 1, with Equinox At channel 8. Etrac unusable. Park 2, Field 1and 2 checked all single freqs. Same affects as noted above with park 1. Other modes checked, same affects with freq selected and channel selected as noted above. Now switch Etrac to channel 2. Etrac unusable using multi frequency all detect modes while equinox in channels -9, -4, and 9. Single freq 5khz channel 2 Equinox renders Etrac unusable. Single freq 15khz used on Equinox renders Etrac unusable with Nox in channels 2and 9. Single freq 40khz channels 2 and 9 on Equinox renders Etrac unusable. Next channel 3 Etrac. Equinox multi freq used, channels -1, 0 and 9 make Etrac unusable. Channel 5 selected on Nox makes it unusable. 5khz selected on Nox channels -4 and -1 renders Etrac unusable. 10khz selected -4, -3 and 0 renders Etrac unusable. Channel 9 selected Nox unusable 15khz selected on Nox channels -4 and -1 renders Etrac unusable. Nox sounded ok on all channels. 20khz selected on Equinox channel -3 renders Etrac unusable. Nox sounded ok in all channels audio wise. 40khz selected on Nox, channels -3, 0 and 9 renders Etrac unusable. Nox sounded good on all channels audio wise. Etrac channel 4 selected Equinox in mulit frequency channels 6 and 8 renders Etrac unusable. Single freq 5khz and 10khz no serious conflicts heard either way with detectors. Single freq 15 kHz on Nox, channels -7 and 0 makes Etrac unusable, channel 0 makes Nox unusable Single freq 20kh selected on Nox, channel -2 makes Etrac unusable. Channel 0 makes both Nox and Etrac unusable. Single freq 40khz selected on Nox, channels -8 and 0 makes Etrac unusable, no serious conflicts noted with Nox (audio wise) Etrac channel 5 selected Equinox using Multi freq rendered unusable channels -7, 4,5 and 6. Etrac rendered unusable channels 8 and 9. 5khz selected on Equinox, channel -5 renders Etrac unusable. 10khz selected on Equinox channels -7, -5 and -3 renders Etrac unusable. Nox sounded ok, no serious conflicts heard audio wise. 15khz selected on Equinox, channels -5, -3, and -1 render Etrac unusable. Nox sounded good, no serious conflicts noted based on audio alone. 20khz selected on Equinox, channels -9 and -7 renders Etrac unusable. Nox sounded good on all channels. 40khz selected on Equinox, channel -7 rendered Etrac unusable. Nox sounded good all channels. Etrac channel 6 selected Multifreq selected on Equinox, channels -2 and -1 render Nox unusable Channels -8, -4 and 5 makes Etrac unusable. 5khz selected on Equinox channels -1 and 0 renders Etrac unusable. Nox sounded ok all channels. 10khz selected on Equinox, channels -1, 5 and 9 renders Etrac unusable. Nox sounded ok all channels. 15khz selected on Equinox, channel 7 rendered Etrac unusable. Nox sounded ok all channels. 20khz selected on Equinox, channel 0 rendered Etrac unusable Nox sounded good all channels. 40khz selected on Equinox, no serious conflicts noted either detector. Etrac channel 7 selected Multi freq selected on Equinox. Channels -8 and -7 render Nox unusable. Channels 1 and 3 make Etrac unusable. 5khz selected on Equinox, no serious conflicts noted either detector. 10khz selected on Equinox, channels -2 and 7 rendered Etrac unusable Nox sounded good all channels. 15khz selected on Equinox, channel 2 rendered Etrac unusable Nox sounded good all channels. 20khz selected on Equninox, channels 7 and 8 rendered Etrac unusable Nox sounded good all channels 40khz selected on Equinox, channel 1 rendered Equinox unusable, channel 6 rendered Etrac unusable. Etrac channel 8 selected Multi freq selected on Equinox, channels -9, -1 and 3 rendered Etrac unusable. Equinox sounds ok all channels. 5khz selected on Equinox, channels 6, 7 and 8 render Equinox unusable Channels 0 and 7 render Etrac unusable 10khz selected on Equinox, no serious conflicts noted 15khz selected on Equinox, channel 0 rendered Etrac unusable Nox sounded good all channels 20khz selected on Equinox, channels 2and 8 renders Etrac unusable Nox sounded ok all channels. 40 kHz selected on Equinox, channels 0 and 6 render Etrac unusable Equinox sounded ok all channels Etrac Channel 9 selected Multi freq selected on Equinox, channels -6, -3, 3 and 9 rendered Etrac unusable. Channel -3 rendered Equinox unusable. 5khz selected on Equinox, channels -1, 0 and 1 rendered Equinox unusable Channel 0 rendered Etrac unusable 10khz selected on Equinox, channels -3, 0, 7 and 9 rendered Etrac unusable Channel 0 rendered Equinox unusable 15khz selected on Equinox, channel 0 rendered by detectors unusable 20khz selected on Equinox, channels -3 and 9 rendered Etrac unusable Nox sounded ok all channels 40khz selected on Equinox, channel -3 rendered Etrac unusable Nox sounded ok all channels. Etrac channel 10 selected Multi freq selected on Equinox, channels 1, 4 and 9 render Etrac unusable Nox sounded ok all channels. 5khz selected on Equinox, channels -8 and -6 render Equinox unusable Channels -7, 6 and 7 render Etrac unusable 10khz selected on Equinox, channel -7 rendered Equinox unusable. Channel -6 rendered Etrac unusable. 15khz selected on Equinox, channel -7 rendered Equinox unusable Etrac sounded ok all channels 20khz selected on Equinox, no serious conflicts. Obed either detector. 40 kHz selected on Equinox, channels -6 and -1 rendered Etrac unusable Nox sounded ok all channels. Etrac channel 11 selected Multifreq selected on Equinox, channels -2, 2 and 5 render Etrac unusable Channel 4 rendered Equinox unusable 5khz selected on Equinox, channels -6, -2 and 9 render Etrac unusable Nox sounded ok all channels 10khz selected on Equinox, channel -3 rendered Etrac unusable Nox sounded ok all channels 15khz selected on Equinox, channels -6 and 5 rendered Etrac unusable Nox sounded ok all channels 20khz selected on Equinox, channel -9 rendered Etrac unusable Nox sounded ok channels 40khz selected on Equinox, channel -1 renders Equinox unusable Channels 2 and 3 renders Etrac unusable
  9. Today I had a look at the shaft that my father put together for his 800. I thought it turned out very well, so I thought I would take a few pictures to share here. We looked at a few options but ultimately thought a true one piece shaft was best and easiest. Based on a previous conversation I had with an experienced water hunter on here, we figured it would be alright to run the carbon fiber almost all the way to the coil. The lower fiberglass factory shaft was cut down to about 6" and secured into the inanimate carbon tube with epoxy. This, along with the lack of clamps really reduced the weight. A couple of holes for the armrest and pod completed the project. Looks like he even got the button on the end of the shaft too. I will be doing something similar with mine, although I still think I want to try a kevlar shaft just for fun as it is basically transparent to RF. I'm in the process of finding one with the right diameters tonight. The main thing for me is to get the 0.875" O.D. (~22mm) to fit the pod, i can modify the lower piece if need be, or print a new one. I'll also tilt the handle a little bit towards myself. I love this because it is light and simple.
  10. I'm a former XP Deus user and have been searching around for aptX LL headphones similar to my old Deus WS4 wireless backphones so that I can wear sunhats. I purchased the 66 AUDIO BTS Pro's last week and was pretty disappointed after syncing them up to the Equinox 800 and no aptX LL!!! I contacted their tech support and didn't hear anything for a couple of days. I boxed them up to return to Amazon and just as I was heading out the door to the UPS Store I received an email from them saying "We will send over a manual firmware update in 1-2 days to resolve the aptX-LL issue." Two days later (today) I got the firmware update. The update went smoothly on my PC, I synced up to the Equinox 800 and aptX LL now works GREAT!!! I tested them out around my garden and they're awesome. If anyone needs the firmware update file without having to wait four days send me a PM. These headphones sound great, loud, are comfortable and have some pretty impressive specs with a 40 hour battery and 100 foot range. https://www.66audio.com/bts-pro https://www.amazon.com/66-AUDIO-Wireless-Bluetooth-Headphones/dp/B01M8M4R7K
  11. I just watched a Youtube video on the equinox masterclass by Derek Mclennan . He said something that is really quite true! He said that he feels like the equinox "forces" one to dig targets that other machines would have you not. This is effect increases your finds rate. I've been at this a long time (1990) but it's you guys from the late 70's and 80's that must remember those early machines that made you dig more targets right? HH sillllvar
  12. The first tests of the fitting rooms are already being published. I'm looking forward to it going on sale
  13. https://www.minelab.com/__files/f/339677/EQUINOX SOFTWARE UPDATE A4 EN How To Rollback Equinox To Previous Software Version Minimum System requirements: USB 2.0 port EQUINOX USB Charging Cable with Magnetic Connector Windows 7, 8, 10 50 MB of hard drive space 20 MB of RAM MAC OS Greater than 10.10 Yosemite 50 MB of hard drive space 30 MB of RAM Note: Only one EQUINOX can be connected to the computer during an update operation. The EQUINOX must be ON during the software update. Any custom detector settings will be preserved while performing the update. An internet connection is required to download the Minelab Update Utility to the computer, however, an internet connection is not required to update the EQUINOX and this can be done offline. The EQUINOX coil must be connected to perform the update. Important: Do not turn off or disconnect the EQUINOX during the update process. Download the MINELAB Update Utility here. Click for larger images....
  14. I was ground balancing in single frequencies with my Nox 800 the other day and as you would expect the ground balance numbers change depending on the frequncy used so i wonder if we can alter the the 'weighting' of a program by doing a ground balance in the opposite frequency to the 'weighting' preset eg Field 2 is 'weighted' towards the higher frequencies so if we did a ground balance in 5kHz and then switched to multi would the 'weighting' have changed to any degree? would the Field 2 program now favour a wider range of conductors? would doing this offer any benefits ? i dont know but i will be trying to find out this weekend any thoughts on this ?
  15. Will there be a future concentric coil made for the equinox 800? I sure could use one for nugget detecting smaller gold.
  16. Here is a easy way to fix your shaft wobble, even if only temporarily. The male end of the middle shaft just needs a single layer of electrical tape. The tolerances on the Minelab shaft are actually pretty tight. If it was any closer you might not be able to get it apart again. Anybody who has swung a Tesoro Knows those twist-locks only work for first assembly, lol I've done this before with other machines except I used aluminum tape, time will tell how long the electrical tape will hold out. The tape in the picture has about 15 hours on it, so far it's OK. Besides, it's easy to replace. Coincidentally when I took the machine apart for a cleaning and to take this picture, I noticed that Minelab made a similar raised surface on the lower fiberglass rod. The lower rod is so long that a little play really wouldn't translate into as much slop as the upper connection does.
  17. If you have some waterproof headphones you want to work on your Equinox you just need one of these https://goo.gl/ZsKWpx I always like to fill this sort of thing with epoxy after testing it to ensure there is no chance ever of water getting in or any pressure on the solder from pulling on the cord.
  18. The recent storms have resulted in seas that have stripped off the summer's accumulation of sand from the beaches I hunt. Managed to get over there (Atlantic side) yesterday afternoon with my recently updated Equinox 800 to try my luck for a few hours. Quick summation of my impression is that the detector ran quieter and as deep or slightly deeper than before, with a much more accurate depth meter and the stable tid, even at depth, that we have come to expect. I mostly hunted the wet sand, with some shallow water thrown in. Mostly Beach 1 stock settings, some Beach 2 in the water. I found a lot of coins, some as deep as 8-12 inches, a pyramid sinker, and a big hoop earing. The only junk target I got fooled by was a mostly intact crown cap that sounded great and rang up at 24/25, no iron grunt. Dug a couple iron targets just to verify they were what I thought they were - a couple tent stakes, a bobby pin, and a screw. Something I have noticed that I have not seen discussed yet is the newly recalibrated depth meter and its accuracy across coin sizes. My other detectors are calibrated to one coin size, so their depth meters are accurate on one size coin and less so for all others. The Equinox appears to be correlating the tid with the expected coin to display expected depth. The result being that the depth meter is pretty accurate on both the dime and the quarter (penny and nickle, too), unlike any of my other detectors. Overall, the updated detector was even more fun to use than before. It may not completely replace my Pulsescan TDI for beach hunting but the TDI is going to get a whole lot less use.
  19. On one of the earlier posts someone mentioned that they were using The Sennheiser CX 6.00BT wireless APTX Low Latency in ear headset (Ear Buds) and he said that they were excellent with the Equinox. I followed his advice and bought a set and I am now waiting for delivery of them, does any one use this type of APTX Low Latency Ear Buds and if so how are you finding them. I am almost completely deaf and have to use my hearing aids under the cupped headphones and as a result my ears tend to become sweated up and I am not sure if all of this dampness will be detrimental to my hearing aids and it is now becoming really hot here in the UK so went with the idea of using the Sennheiser CX 6.00 BT wireless Low Latency ear bud phones, I have also bought the Avantree Audition Pro Aptx Low Latencey wireless headphones and I have used them several times over the past 4 weeks and I am finding them much lighter and with better ear scope to allow me to keep my hearing aids in and with plenty of free space to prevent my hearing aids squealing and whistling, my Minelab ML80 wireless headphones do not have the same loose cup freedom fitting and tend to squeeze on my hearing aids and set them off whistling which is most annoying. Any feedback will be appreciated. Good Hunting Randy Dee
  20. Hi all; As some of you may know, I've been producing lower rods for the CTX 3030 for about 8 months now, selling them through the forums and my website (www.stevesdetectorrods.com) to a number of satisfied customers. Along the way, I've had several inquiries regarding whether I could build Equinox rods. My answer was always "no," as a major stumbling block was that piece that fits onto the "coil end" of the rod, i.e. the piece to which the coil attaches -- the "yoke," or "clevis," as I call it. Well, with requests for me to build Equinox lower rods so frequent that eventually I couldn't ignore it any longer, I set my mind on working on a design for that clevis/yoke piece. Once I came up with a working design idea, I submitted engineering drawings of my design to the machining/fabrication company that supplies my CTX rod parts, and asked if they could build me a prototype. Meanwhile, I ordered a carbon-fiber tube from my tube supplier, in the precise diameter to fit inside the Minelab Equinox middle rod, and also some washers specific to my yoke/clevis design. The tube and washers arrived recently, and just today, the yoke/clevis was delivered. I'm pleased to say that it turned out perfectly! All the dimensions are correct/exacting, and I "test fit" the parts with success -- please see the pictures below. The only parts I'm still waiting on are the push-button "spring clip" for the upper end of the rod, and a specialized drill bit for drilling the hole for the spring clip. Those will be here soon -- and at that point my "proof-of-concept" prototype rod will be ready for me to use! MEANWHILE, given the successful prototype, I am ordering parts tomorrow to make a first batch of 20 Equinox lower rods. As I said above, these rods are designed to fit seamlessly into the Minelab EQX middle rod -- exactly as the Minelab stock lower rod does. I plan to build them the same length as the Minelab lower rod as "standard practice," but can also build them to whatever length desired. I expect to have the first batch of rods available for sale in roughly 4 weeks. Tentatively, I expect pricing to be roughly $60 plus shipping -- but will know for sure once I place that first "bulk" order of carbon fiber tubes and yoke/clevis pieces. If you have any interest one of these lower rods, please let me know, and I'll be sure to have one available for you. THANKS! Steve
  21. ..it finally arrived - happy like a little boy Will probably hit the beach with my son for some first tests this evening
  22. Many thanks to forum member Rege in PA (Minelab Dealer) for holding the Equinox 6" coil for me. I was in and out of cell coverage for over a month and Rege held the coil for me despite having numerous other buyers making inquiries. Anyway, it's still too hot here in Sunny Yuma for any serious detecting so I took the NOX and little coil out for some early morning practice. At sunup it was 79 degrees, heating up to 105 in short order. I decided to hit some old drywash tailings piles that are easy to reach, moderately flat with no brush cover at all. The ground is relatively mild, with some hot areas of red clay and alkaline grey volcanic ash down deep. After playing with the settings a bit, I settled on Gold II, factory presets then added a little threshold up to 10 and sensitivity at 23, running with no discrimination. I used my usual corded in-ear monitors(earbuds) plugged directly to the machine. That much sensitivity is a little too hot, but I just slowed way down which suited my body in these temps. I dug everything that gave a threshold flutter just to see what the NOX was capable of. I hadn't gone 10 minutes when the first truly sharp signal and a positive VID number, ranging from +2 to +4 came through. I scrapped off the top layer of loose gravel maybe an inch worth and had the signal in the red clay. Luckily I had my cheater reading glasses and a good plastic scoop because this nugget is supremely tiny. I found the second one nearby, again a consistent positive VID number at +4. If I hadn't had my glasses, there is no way I would have believed those bits were gold. I dug a number of other - (minus) VID targets just to make sure the NOX VID wasn't getting fooled. Hot rocks were a consistent -8, -9. Tiny scraps of metal sometimes reached +1, but no higher. I had one screaming positive target that turned out to be about .5 gram of lead bullet fragment down about 4 inches. The VID on that ranged +7 to +10. The coil was pretty stable given those conditions with flat ground and no brush with little to no falsing. My standard detector is the Z7000, but I have off and on over the years used VLF including Gold Bug II, Gold Bug and quite a bit of the Deus with the High Freq coil. I am truly amazed at the capability of this NOX. Under my conditions today, it would lose nothing to a Gold Bug II. Minelab Equinox Rocks!
  23. This will be where I will share info. Head to head test. This pic here, look closely towards end of little screwdriver looking magnet. At the end of it lays a #9 shot pellet out of the cartridge in pic. Equinox hits this small item well, even going out to 1-1.25" coil height (air test). Using settings park 2 Mulit freq, speed setting 6, 0 iron bias. I did notice though reducing speed setting seemed to make performance worse (distance wise). What about Deus using 11" LF coil? Deus could hear, have to be real close coil though, tonal signature not as evident nonferrous exist vs Equinox. Equinox is clear winner here with this test. Forgot to say.Sensitivty setting used on Equinox 23. Sensitivity setting used with Deus 93.
  24. The first thing I would point to is coil control. With this detector--coil control is the activator of all the other target info coming in. When you learn to use the coil to perform tests (sweep direction, length, speed) the results will be there in the audio and on the meter. Try some hunting in G2 with a low block rejected (0 to 6) to settle the audio down. Test each signal on the cross sweep and note how caps and anything odd shaped will "stutter" and hesitate. Smooth responses will be clean metals (not alloys or anything with iron / steel content like caps). Using this method has upped my beach accuracy by miles and at the most heavily hunted site in Canada--I now look for the areas with the most junk to pick though using this method. (Take the volume down a bit--it's sharp and loud). This is also a good way to learn to listen for responses with extension in the tone. The Equinox's gold field quality noise reduction and iron rejection are amazing tools with some practice. Two Tone in Beach 2 is interesting to experiment with as well. B1 is a lot harder to stabilize but it can be done--certainly in fresh water but in salt there is this "bittyness" to the tone--its harder to listen for extension in a good response. B2 has great stability in salt. Not crazy on how the low tones stand out in 5 or 50 but if you run a Tone Selection of 20 (T2 in Two Tone) gold sounds off really well and carries better-- deeper--try it! Kind of like the Jays Gold Program middle tone for the CTX--perfect. You can also custom tune the Tone break (both models) to up above the seabed ground noises. Running 2 Tone is also a better deep water method --louder all around. Good Luck Detecting clive
  25. Esta es la solución para la poderosa luz que tiene el modelo 600. Cazo principalmente de noche en la playa en la temporada de verano y la luz que tiene el equinoccio 600 es bastante molesta. Así que puse un poco de vinilo en la funda protectora. Cuando lo uso durante el día solo tengo que eliminarlo. Una solución rápida y fácil This is my solution for the powerful light that has the model 600. I hunt mostly at night on the beach in the summer season and the light that the equinox 600 has is quite annoying. So I put some vinyl in the protective case. When I use it during the day I just have to remove it. A quick and easy solution