Reviews

Honest review about Minelab Equinox 800 (+ warning)

Here’s a warning to all Minelab Equinox 600 / 800 owners: do not try to open the detector control box. Having spent 15 minutes attempting to uncover my machine, I completely destroyed the housing. It’s a good thing that I bought 2 units at once, otherwise it would be rather ridiculous: sort of you paid your money but never went out detecting with that device. Continue reading

Alternative headphones for Minelab Equinox (wireless)

If you don’t have the wireless headphones for your Minelab Equinox unit but you want to give them a try, do not hurry with the purchase of the original ones. You can buy the Chinese wireless Miccus SR-71 and try using them with your machine. I’ll let you in on a secret: it’s the same product but without the Minelab logo. Continue reading

Minelab Equinox 600-800 Protective Screen Cover

Minelab doesn’t offer protective screen covers for its new Equinox 600 and Equinox 800 detectors. First, the machines are waterproof and thus are inherently protected against dirt and dust. Second, each unit comes supplied with nearly 30 pieces of screen protectors – so you can stick the new one each time when going out detecting, and it will last you 3 or 4 years. Ain’t that right? And third, there is an old Australian proverb: we are the ones who make metal detectors but the ones who will sew the protective covers for us are… French )) Continue reading

Minelab Equinox 800 in Ground Depth Test. Is it a revolution?

Here’s testing the ground depth while using the Minelab Equinox 800 with an EQX 11 DD coil. And this machine has no choice but to show revolutionary results – Minelab’s promise given obliges them to stand by their words now. Oh, I am really on tiptoes with eagerness to try the new Equinox 800 and surpass some poor fellow with his miserable Garrett AT Max or third-rate XP Deus! Ain’t that right, Minelab? I will easily make mincemeat of them, won’t I? Continue reading

Do not metal detect on furrowed beaches. A tip I didn’t know about!

If you see a beach having a freshly combed appearance, with long straight furrows – as it is common on luxurious beaches where women are carrying diamonds and men are wearing gold crosses like priests do – there is no need even to unzip your MD backpack. At least half of all finds there, if not all of them, have already been picked up by others. How pleasant it is to walk along such a beach after all! Without finds though (( This tip is included in the book “Gold Things People Found On The World’s Beaches”. By the way, did you read this book? How do you like it? Continue reading