Reviews

Comparison: Minelab Equinox 800 vs Garrett AT PRO (+ XP Deus)

To be honest, I was waiting for the comparison of the Minelab Equinox 800 not with the Minelab CTX 3030, much less with the XP Deus. Don’t make me laugh. A truly interesting detector to be compared with the Minelab Equinox 800 is the Garrett AT PRO. That’s really intriguing! And it finally happened: here’s a comparison between the Minelab Equinox 800 and Garrett AT PRO + XP Deus. Continue reading

Minelab Equinox 800 Secrets. Everyone should know this!

MD enthusiast DirtFishing conducted a wide-ranging Minelab Equinox 800 test. It’s really a valuable knowledge for all owners of this detector that will enable them not to waste time on experiments. For example, in which search program and at which frequency is the Minelab Equinox 800 able to locate silver at its max depth? Or, if the speed is increased as far as it can go, how will it decrease your machine’s detection depth? Anyway, if you already own the Equinox 800 or are going to buy it, these are the 3 must-know tables for you. Continue reading

Minelab Equinox 800 Gold Chain Test (+ XP Deus)

A chain is a very difficult target for any metal detector. The point is that the machine sees each chain link separately. And if your device can’t detect chains, it simply hasn’t enough sensitivity. But if on top of all this a chain is made of gold, your detector’s essential capabilities – accurate discrimination and sensitivity to super-tiny targets – should come into play. Here’s an illustrative test of how the Minelab Equinox 800 is seeing a gold chain. Plus, the similar test: comparison with an XP Deus. Continue reading

Comparison: Minelab Equinox 800 vs Excalibur 2. Salt Test (depth)

Minelab may thank themselves for that. Why did they announce the Minelab Equinox as a revolutionary product? Now they are getting what they deserve – any beeping rod is ‘keen’ to overtop the new product at least somehow. And believe me, there are machines that will be able to do it. Here’s an interesting test: what will happen if you take a waterproof Minelab Excalibur 2, a good device designed for hunting in saltwater, and see how deep it is in salt sand compared to the Minelab Equinox 800. Which detector will have greater depth and better detection abilities? Continue reading

Comparison: Minelab Equinox 800 vs Nokta Impact (target separation)

Here’s a comparison between the Minelab Equinox 800 and Nokta Impact: testing the detectors’ abilities to separate targets lying close together. It’s the most relevant issue for those who like to hunt the very trashy areas. Not every machine can work great in trash, although there are lots of finds there. Continue reading