Minelab Equinox – Minelab announces sensation! NEW 2017

A new metal detecting product 2017 is coming soon. Minelab has announced its new machine’s release date: September 16, 2017. No less important in this announcement is the place of the product’s release – the UK. There is a big chance that Minelab’s new detector will be not a gold one. But, then, what sort of unit is it going to be?

Minelab announces sensation! NEW 2017

“Get the drop on Minelab’s sensational new metal detector”, states the announcement. It’s a serious entry submission, especially considering that there weren’t any sensations in the metal detecting world over the last 25 years (the Minelab-Go-Find doesn’t count).

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For instance, up and tuck the Minelab X-Terra into a waterproof housing… Isn’t it a sensation? Treasure hunters will surely be deliriously happy. Or, to start selling the Minelab CTX for $500 – and half of Australian industrial enterprises would attempt to satisfy this unprecedented demand. It’s going to be hot in September… If not for hobby enthusiasts, at least for the manufacturer.

But what if a miracle? A wireless ground search underwater smart machine would be a 99% guaranteed sensation. Let’s only hope this sensation won’t turn out to be Minelab’s victory over XP (if you are not in the know – the war between manufacturers).

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Minelab: «..a New VLF Hybrid tech — an auto switching and simultaneous VLF/BBS system in a platform like nothing we’ve seen so far…think bicycle helmets…in a really strong carbon fibre plastic mix. Twin coil processors DPT (dual processor technology) — one to process the ground signal only and auto GB the entire time to negate minerals — the other working in tandem with multiple processors in the tiny control box to focus on the target signal to produce finer / cleaner target ID’s. In essence a huge improvement on their VFLEX system which by now is ‘old hat technology’ anyway..»

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Minelab Metal Detectors:

“It came out of the sky!” – Get ready for Minelab’s product announcement at Detectival on September 16th!

The live stream will be broadcasted from Detectival UK Rally 2017. The video will then become available on the Minelab Facebook page. Are you excited?

Time zones:

  • London, UK: 8:45 AM, Saturday, September 16
  • Sydney, Australia: 5:45 PM, Saturday, September 16
  • California, USA (PST): 12:45 AM Saturday, September 16
  • New York, USA (EST): 3:45 AM Saturday, September 16
  • South Africa Standard Time: 9:45 AM, Saturday, September 16
  • Dubai, UAE: 11:45 AM Saturday, September 16
  • Istanbul, Turkey: 10:45 AM Saturday, September 16

Please note, we may experience some potential streaming difficulties due to our location.

Minelab Equinox - Minelab announces sensation! NEW 2017

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68 Responses to Minelab Equinox – Minelab announces sensation! NEW 2017

  • New sovereign ?;-)

  • Probably a NEW Go-Find – LMAO!!

  • Upgrading Safari with fast Wireless headphones and waterproof.. Maybe.

  • AT DETECTIVE

  • The incredible EQUINOX is coming! It takes everything.

  • Does it catch fish as well….

    Come on lets not get fake new on here

    even says 52ft LOL

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  • If it doesn’t find gold it is sure to find the fish. lol

  • unless it’s picked up a Goldfish that is LOL

  • Minelab:

    «..a New VLF Hybrid tech — an auto switching and simultaneous VLF/BBS system in a platform like nothing we’ve seen so far…think bicycle helmets…in a really strong carbon fibre plastic mix. Twin coil processors DPT (dual processor technology) — one to process the ground signal only and auto GB the entire time to negate minerals — the other working in tandem with multiple processors in the tiny control box to focus on the target signal to produce finer / cleaner target ID’s. In essence a huge improvement on their VFLEX system which by now is ‘old hat technology’ anyway..»

  • I am so sorry to disappoint you guys, but the real sensation of 2017 will be The Black Swan (a.k.a, INTRONIC 2SF) – the ultimate and unmatchable wapon of russian company AKA. This unique machine was constructed and tested in Bulgaria, which is known as the world’s most challenging in terms of ground mineralization and undoubtedly the most thrilling area for real treasure hunting.

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    • It seems nice. Have you got tests or videos from it?

      • There aren’t any videos with The Black Swan (Intronik 2SF) yet, it was only announced as a teaser in the slavic version of this blog – the sensor (this is how Russians call the coil) consist of two independent coils ( 6″ for trashy areas and 11″ for clean areas), they can work separately (you choose which one to be on) or simultaneously (at different frequencies).

      • Kustarnikoff is famous AKA hater!

    • Haha …Bulgarian rubbish!!! World’s most challenging mineralisation my arse!

  • I Have been following this over the last couple of months
    There are quite a lot of videos and two different models available
    The 2SF is still in testing I believe. they seem to have taken the time to
    get this right and not rush it to market. The STF will be available soon and it gets
    great depth on all targets, and I’m keen to see it in the flesh. The STF version hopefully will be available to see/test at detectorval in September.

    check out their forum and some of the vids on youtube
    you will be impressed

  • well the stf still announced at 12 000 $ ? lol

  • NO they think $3000-$3500

  • NO they think $3000-$3500
    about £2300

    • According to the latest info, the price will be $2600-$2800 worldwide ( incl. Russia). Only for Bulgarian will be released a special version, optimized for real treasure hunting in extremely complicated mountain areas.

  • picture pleaseof latest detector

  • Equinox is a Deus II. It will look the same, it will work the same.
    Only Deus is using VLF technology and running at one frequency
    at a time. Equinox/Deus II is using FBS technology like E-Trac.
    Can you imagine Deus that works like E-Trac?
    “New technology…”
    I wonder IF Equinox/Deus II will be “as slow as E-Trac”?

  • if it true E.T xp is gonna get screwed up … they could counter minelab with a multifreq BBS alike coil if it possible with the actual tech of the déus.

    • No, they can’t do anything! Minelab brought XP to court because
      Minelab insists that “all wireless technologies” belong to Minelab
      as well as FBS technology! XP can use “wire + VLF” only!

  • well this part not true we have no new about what happen to court and xp still producing wireless md atm.

  • I hope they don’t drop the price of the CTX 3030 to $500 since I just bought one and it will delivered this week and I paid over $2000 for it but if they do it will be the last one for me.

  • Bulgarian Bullshit!!! Challenging mineralization my arse…

  • Minelab Metal Detectors:

    “It came out of the sky!” – Get ready for Minelab’s product announcement at Detectival on September 16th!

    The live stream will be broadcasted from Detectival UK Rally 2017. The video will then become available on the Minelab Facebook page. Are you excited?

    Time zones:

    • London, UK: 8:45 AM, Saturday, September 16
    • Sydney, Australia: 5:45 PM, Saturday, September 16
    • California, USA (PST): 12:45 AM Saturday, September 16
    • New York, USA (EST): 3:45 AM Saturday, September 16
    • South Africa Standard Time: 9:45 AM, Saturday, September 16
    • Dubai, UAE: 11:45 AM Saturday, September 16
    • Istanbul, Turkey: 10:45 AM Saturday, September 16

    Please note, we may experience some potential streaming difficulties due to our location.

  • I hope its not gonna be a let down like the go finder haha.. or the xventure.
    Why i have the feeling this one if it interesting will be overly overpriced ….

    • GoFind is no let down, my first choice detector – every bit as good as my Explorer for £250 – how is that a ‘let down’?

  • What is came out of the sky? Afraid from it a bit. :D
    “Parturient montes, nascetur ridiculus mus” by Horatius

  • Is that really a picture of it?

  • I certainly hope not lmao. That wouldnt be the best business decission on their end haha, I call fake. Everyone is dieing for a upgraded ctx its going on 6 years. All we are getting lately are beginner level detectors from ML in the adventure series. If that is really the detector that is going to be released sales will not be great I can gurentee It looks like a upgraded go find

  • Open coil? That’s going to be fun in stubble in the Uk. And if this detector is aimed at the Uk market then they havn’t done any research at all! My detecting buddy had a Garret Atx and he had to sell it because it was a pain to use in the fields at harvest time, they did bring out a solid bottom protector but it used to fill up with debris and water when it rained and looked like a duck pond. I’m hoping that this is yet another poor comp like the other one I spotted on this forum with the fish detector on it lol

  • Go Find 600 and Go Find 800 are turned out to be an unexpected mix
    of X-Terra 705, E-Trac and iPhone 8!
    All in all I will call it Deus 1/2!

  • Don’t see the new Equinox and its September 16th

  • https://youtu.be/LxXHMedHwC8

    https://youtu.be/TtNQxpi8egw

    16 Sep 2017
    Pending release of new EQUINOX Series
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    Representing our most significant coin & treasure introduction since the launch of the CTX 3030 in 2012, Minelab is pleased to announce the pending release of our new EQUINOX Series Metal Detectors.

    The EQUINOX Series is the all-terrain multi-purpose detector that obsoletes all single frequency VLF detectors. Equally adaptable for all target types and ground conditions… just select your detecting location and go!

    The EQUINOX Series has been designed for the serious coin & treasure enthusiast looking to upgrade to a high performance detector, without the high cost. It’s also suitable for the new detectorist, having several pre-set modes for different detecting locations. The EQUINOX Series features Minelab’s STATE-OF-THE ART Multi-IQ simultaneous multi-frequency technology and combines fast recovery speed with low-latency wireless audio in a lightweight waterproof platform.

    3 Detect Modes (Park, Field, Beach)
    4 Frequency Options (5kHz, 10kHz, 15kHz, Multi)
    Wired Bluetooth Headphones Supplied

    4 Detect Modes (Park, Field, Beach, Gold)
    6 Frequency Options (5kHz, 10kHz, 15kHz, 20kHz, 40kHz, Multi)
    Bluetooth Headphones and WM 08 Wireless Module Supplied

    “EQUINOX, with Multi-IQ, has the potential to obsolete all the traditional VLF detectors that enthusiasts have been using for decades.” –Minelab Electronics Pty Ltd.

    Expected retail prices are:

    EQUINOX 600 USD 649
    EQUINOX 800 USD 899

    Other regions will have relative pricing, taking into account variables such as foreign currency exchange rates and government sales taxes.

    Further product details and product availability will be announced in the coming weeks, on minelab.com and the Minelab Facebook page.

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  • Here is the Equinox prototype:

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    • It’s a saffari in disguise I suspect?not easy pick up and use at all,painful using,believe me I’ve been detecting for many years,

  • Introducing Minelab’s NEW EQUINOX Series!

    These detectors have been designed for the serious coin & treasure enthusiast looking to upgrade to a high-performance detector without the high cost. They’re really easy to use and also suitable for newcomers to detecting.

    The EQUINOX Series features Minelab’s revolutionary Multi-IQ technology that obsoletes all single frequency VLF detectors. They’re lightweight, waterproof and everything you’d want in the next generation from Minelab!

  • The biggest mistake made so far is having Brandon Niece be the poster boy for the Equinox.

  • What about in iron for relic hunting? It looks fast but how does it fair in the iron? Id imagine gold mode would be best with higher frequency or multi frequency. Could be worth a shot especially at $899?

  • Hi,I suspect after having painful use of a saffari,It’s a similar machine,spending good search time constantly adjusting,much prefer our xterra”s,they work!

  • Equinox Speedtest Video! So fast!

    https://youtu.be/-yKHpUiHQZc

  • Very nice machine this Equinox.
    Multi-frequency mode can mean as FBS? How many frequencies can use in one time and what is the range? Anyone know? Where can find manual to this machine?

  • I see nothing new here. I think all Detectorists are waiting for a Innovative wireless, lightweight and foldable Detector like an XP Deus but from, Fisher, Garrett or Minelab…

  • Detectival Rally 2017 by Brandon Neice.
    Detectival Rally 2017
    September 28, 2017 11:05am
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    All across the UK and Europe metal detectorists gather for rallies. Permission to detect hundreds (sometimes thousands) of acres of historic land is obtained by the event coordinators and groves of eager treasure hunters gather for a chance to make the find of a lifetime. England’s very own “Detectival” is among the largest detecting rallies in the world. This year Detectival was held in the quaint country setting of Oxfordshire between the medieval market towns of Burford and Charlbury. Seemingly overnight the countryside morphed into a buzzing (and beeping) tent city of more than 1500 attendees accompanied by every vendor under the sun. Knowing that Detectival would be the year’s biggest metal detecting event, Minelab took full advantage of the stage and literally dropped the world’s newest, lightest, fastest, waterproof, wireless multi-frequency metal detector onto the world… “Behold… The EQUINOX!!!”

    The parachute wasn’t the only thing that hit the ground that day. When Minelab announced the price of the new EQUINOX series, there were more than a few jaws that hit the floor too! Is it too good to be true? How could Minelab possibly put all of those features into something that light? Furthermore, how could they get away with an expected retail price point of USD 899 for the flagship EQUINOX 800? Minelab has been saying they are going to “obsolete” all other single frequency VLF detectors, but if the EQUINOX actually does what it claims, it really WILL!

    Even though, as I write this, the EQUINOX is still in the final stages of refining and tweaking, the performance is astonishing. Never in my wildest dreams would I have thought that a multi-frequency detector could be so fast without losing depth and stability?

    The hunting conditions were tough. The finds seemed to be very random until a small Roman villa site was discovered that afternoon. A feeding frenzy of detectorists converged on the site and a few hours later, close to 100 Roman coins had been unearthed. The finds slowed to a crawl and when the crowd finally cleared, I saw an opportunity to put this new detector to the test in “hunted out ground”. To this day I know there’s more in there, but with my time at Detectival coming to an end, I knew I’d have to makedo with a few short hours of hunting. Luckily for me, that’s all I needed. The EQUINOX continues to impress with each refinement and I’m truly excited to see what the future holds with this amazing machine.

    Check out the video of my Detectival experience

  • More info on Equinox from Brandon Neice on Tom Dankowski forum.
    My testing, in my ground conditions with the current firmware version that I am running, the EQUINOX is hitting deeper targets than my CTX in multiple configurations. This is not the end all be all test nor is the Equinox done being refined. Things are constantly evolving and are subject to change with each firmware update. Just my experience. The TID is as stable as the CTX albeit different. Put it this way. When I traveled 3000 miles to detect in England at Detectival, for a very limited amount of time, I was bummed that I couldn’t use the Equinox on the first day because it wasn’t announced yet. After the formal release of the Equinox on day two of Detectival I was extatic! I could finally hunt with the Nox in the open. And guess what… I didn’t put it down for the rest of the trip. Why? I dunno? I just FEEL like it’s hitting everything that my CTX would (possibly more) and it’s such a pleasure to swing. I prefer it because it’s everything I’VE been wanting. But what I want might be different from what you want. In time I’ll be able to put out some more test videos and you’ll start seeing real reviews. If you’re on the fence about purchasing one, I’d encourage you to get your hands on one when the time comes and put it through your own testing. The Multi IQ is very different from FBS in ways that I’m not allowed to explain until the testers and the engineers are satisfied with the results. This isn’t because it’s proprietary, it’s because we’re trying to get it tested in as many real life scenarios as possible before we come out and say “this is how it reacts in so and so” and we can’t do that until the final version is complete. That’s why I can’t come out and say “crown tops sound like…” etc. because each step closer to the final product reveals subtle improvements and statements have to be retracted or corrected and reinstated.
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  • i was looking at the Garrett at max but now i,m looking at the equinox 800 i
    have one question i’m a little worried about the internal battery , what is the pro an cons about
    batteries i’m sure it’s a sealed unit, what is the life on the battery,if it needs a new battery i’m sure you would have to send it to Mine-lab for repairs.

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