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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

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