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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 600 Recovery Speed Test (a complicated one)

Should you only buy a Minelab Equinox 800, or a Minelab Equinox 600 will be quite enough? It’s a really tough question, I am actually thinking on it right now. Until then, here’s a Minelab Equinox 600 recovery speed test in its complicated version, when a coin is located underneath the rusty nails. In your opinion, can the junior cope with this task? Continue reading

Comparison: Minelab Equinox 800 vs XP Deus vs Minelab CTX 3030

It’s time to know the whole truth about the new Minelab Equinox 800. Are you ready for it? Won’t you fall down in a faint, call a doctor, and all that stuff? So, here’s a comparison between the Minelab Equinox 800, XP Deus and Minelab CTX 3030. Note that the Equinox 800 is the cheapest machine among these ones. Continue reading

Minelab Equinox 800: recovery speed test. Are you serious about it?

If the new Minelab Equinox 800 has a Reactivity setting (identical to that of the XP Deus), does it allow to equate this machine with the XP Deus? The Minelab Equinox 800 has 8 reactivity levels, whereas the XP Deus has only 6+1 of them. Which detector is more awesome here? Continue reading