Minelab Equinox 600 and Minelab Equinox 800. NEW 2017

Has Minelab made an XP Deus, but more awesome and submersible? A new Minelab machine looks like Chinese Deteknix. Is it just me who sees this? Here come the new products 2017 – Minelab Equinox 600 and Minelab Equinox 800 metal detectors.

Minelab Equinox 600

Minelab Equinox 600 and Minelab Equinox 800. NEW 2017

A multi-purpose metal detector designed for searching targets of different types. According to the manufacturer, you’ll overtop all existing VLF technology capabilities by far.

3 preset search programs: Park, Field, Beach. Operating frequencies: 5 kHz, 10 kHz, 15 kHz, and Multi (mixed). The distinctive feature of the Minelab Equinox 600 is a Multi-IQ technology. It’s when the detector is able to operate simultaneously at several frequencies. There is a usual graphic (semi-round) discrimination scale, VDI numbers. A large screen with backlight (different backlight modes including the automatic one). Automatic and manual ground balance. The manufacturer says that this feature was created anew, and you will really be able to work easily in any varying ground mineralization conditions (do you believe in it?). Noise Cancel, volume control, threshold, multi-tone audio response.

Minelab Equinox 600 and Minelab Equinox 800. NEW 2017

The Minelab Equinox 600 is an amphibious machine being able to function both on land and in water. Submersion up to 3 meters.

The Minelab Equinox 600 comes with an 11-inch DD coil. According to the first description, the detector is supplied with the wired headphones. It’s still an open question whether or not the Equinox 600 has wireless headphone connection.

Minelab Equinox 600 and Minelab Equinox 800. NEW 2017

The Minelab Equinox 600 has a straight shaft with an extended handle. It’s a usual round rod with the simple locking collars. The machine also has a simple armrest (has the latter been taken from the Minelab X-Terra?). Presumably Minelab needed more time to create an original armrest before the presentation. Maybe in the future the Minelab Equinox will be equipped with another armrest, with an additional power bank mount (for an extra portable battery that can be used to charge the main one).

Minelab Equinox 600 and Minelab Equinox 800. NEW 2017

A built-in rechargeable battery located in the handle, battery life: 10 hours. The Minelab Equinox charger has a magnetic connector… Personally I don’t like such non-standard solutions. The effect is that I can take only Minelab’s charger. From what I know of the manufacturer, I can already say that they will ask for very big money instead of a simple charger. But what did you expect, however? It’s a thing with a unique magnetic connector! Besides, you can go on hunting with the detector while charging it (the unit continues to work while the battery is charging).

The Minelab Equinox 600 price is $648.

Minelab Equinox 800

Minelab Equinox 600 and Minelab Equinox 800. NEW 2017

The Minelab Equinox 800 metal detector includes everything the Minelab Equinox 600 has. Plus operating frequencies: 5 kHz, 10 kHz, 15 kHz, 20 kHz, and 40 kHz (the latter high frequency coincides with the new XP Deus’ upper limit). 4 preset factory programs: Park, Field, Beach, Gold. There is also a customizable program.

Minelab Equinox 800

The Minelab Equinox 800 comes with the wireless headphones supplied. By the way, it’s a wireless module. These are not the ones you’ve seen supplied with the XP Deus (true wireless headphones). Here you have a wireless module into which the wired headphones are inserted, something like that.

Minelab Equinox 800

What’s unusual about this machine: the Minelab Equinox 800 has a Reactivity setting – the recovery speed adjustment, with 8 levels. This feature is identical to the already existing one of the XP Deus.

The Minelab Equinox 800 is priced at $899.

This is everything we know so far about the Minelab Equinox 600 and Minelab Equinox 800. The new information will be added as soon as ready. First and foremost, it’s interesting to see the tests. All about the new metal detectors will be collected here – Minelab Equinox 600 and Minelab Equinox 800.


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27 Responses to Minelab Equinox 600 and Minelab Equinox 800. NEW 2017

  • Minelab Equinox 800 box:



    • That in soil test is without soil ontop of the target.

      • Not impressed at all with that test, why did they not fill the hole with the mineralized soil. If it would pick up the coin with hole filled with dirt, I would be impressed.

  • Wow fantastic depth as well as lightning fast recovery, the Equinox looks like an amazing detector.

  • Ugly as hell!Looks like a Go-Find withe identity crisis. The super fast reactivity its something that the DEUS achieved at 2009.
    The tones are weird as all minelabs.
    The frequencies are the same as the Deus
    Only the multi freq and that is sumergible are the only real perks.

    • I think, they are head to head now. But Equinox is cheaper than a 28 Deus (11″) with a Control Box and what is the matter with a 15″ coil? :)

  • Great info and the machines look very promising but just to set the record straight, 40 khz does NOT “correspond to the new XP Deus upper limit.” With the new elliptical HF coil, the Deus can operate at a maximum frequency of 81 khz and 59 khz for the 9′ round HF round coil. That being said, the multi-frequency mode and purported high recovery speed of the unit, at the planned price point, make it VERY compelling

  • WOW I’m totally blown away. I was going to buy a Minelab Excalibur 2 to do some under water mding in 10ft or less of water but after seeing the equinox and it being water proof up to 10ft this is the machine for me!! I see a lot of the Ctx 3030 in this metal detector but would like to see this machine go head to head against each other. Yes the 3030 has a lot more options but I’m not interested in the options I’m interested in the performance. Cant wait to see some videos for this Amazing Machine.


  • From Equinox tester on Dankowski forum.
    Shelton [ PM ]
    Re: Here’s the new Minelab Equinox
    September 23, 2017 06:49PM Registered: 2 years ago
    Posts: 170
    I have the problem with machine to get constant signal from those objects with red flags or even with green too… Audio was not crisp. I was adjust few times noise cancel and sensitivity and frequency.

    Nothing. Maybe my unit was broken. I’m not sure. Coins on grass level and everything was ok.

    Those units are demo units still.
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  • The more I see info on this detector the less I like about it .
    It air tests well but how deep will it detect in mineralised ground, the test of the £2 coin was not buried but just done over an open hole.
    The trick with the large ferrous target amongst coins has been debunked.
    As for making every single frequency detector obsolete its pure hype & will be a massive letdown to people who buy it & realise it isn’t going to be anywhere near groundbreaking as made out.

  • More disappointing info on Equinox from tester Shelton from Tom Dankowski forum.

    Shelton [ PM ]
    Re: Here’s the new Minelab Equinox
    September 25, 2017 07:15AM Registered: 2 years ago
    Posts: 176
    You have subtitles with movie. I tried to noise cancel few times and sensitivity down, it was always the same.

  • Equinox finds deep Roman coin video


  • Equinox should have a user replaceable battery like the GoldMonster’s gasketed battery compartment which can take the rechargeable battery pack as well as a holder for AA batteries. Being limited to a fixed 10 hour battery that can’t be changed out is a real negative. I can’t believe this capability would add much if anything to the cost.

    • Could not agree with you more. Rechargeable batteries will eventually wear out & replacing them is going to be a problem.

  • a revamped 705, there you have it, set with cheap wireless phones and bingo, the sheep will fall 4 it!

  • Minelab got the hype it was after. The true test for me only comes using it myself in the fields of Virginia where ground minerals change rapidly! The end of the year is approaching. Other models will become available. It should bee an interesting time for us all!

  • Does anyone know how much the equanox 600 metal detector weighs, Thanks very much.

  • I am looking forward to the new Equinox, but not the battery issues.. Do you know a decent Li-ion battery only has 200 to 500 charges before it’s useless!!

    After a good season of metal detecting, put your machine down for a few months during the winter (some do) you try charging it and hoping to get the same usage time!

    It’s not going to happen! This is a serious design flaw! In 18 months time, your guarantee would have run out and and your battery not hold a full charge.. There will be people using their detector with a Powerbank attached to it all the time!

    When you go to get it fixed it will cost you an extra 100+ to get a replacement battery, by then a new machine would of come out with a removable battery..

    Great machine but what a joke!

  • Minelab Equinox Introduction Video



    From Minelab Metal Detectors about the Equinox battery.

    “The Li-ion battery in the EQUINOX detectors is easily replaceable. Minelab has not yet released official information as to whether or not a user can change the battery over without voiding warranty or if we recommend the battery is changed by a dealer or service centre. Further information about battery care and maintenance will be provided in the EQUINOX Instruction Manual, which has not been released yet. This will be available when the product is available. The EQUINOX detectors are not designed to run from AA batteries. However, you can use a standard USB power bank (as you do with mobile phones) to recharge the built-in battery and operate the detector at the same time.”


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