Minelab

Honest review about Minelab Equinox 800 (+ warning)

Here’s a warning to all Minelab Equinox 600 / 800 owners: do not try to open the detector control box. Having spent 15 minutes attempting to uncover my machine, I completely destroyed the housing. It’s a good thing that I bought 2 units at once, otherwise it would be rather ridiculous: sort of you paid your money but never went out detecting with that device. Continue reading

Minelab Equinox Waterproof Connector (adapter at low price)

However strange it may sound, but the Minelab CTX 3030 owners feel indignant. Everyone has been aware of the fact the Minelab Equinox waterproof headphones connector doesn’t fit into any socket on other Minelab devices. But recently Minelab announced the price for their Equinox waterproof headphones — $130. Hence if you have two Minelab machines (turns out, there is a great deal of such owners), you have to buy also two pairs of headphones. Even despite the fact that these ones are identical, the difference lies only in the connector. Do you think Minelab did it deliberately or inadvertently? Continue reading

Alternative headphones for Minelab Equinox (wireless)

If you don’t have the wireless headphones for your Minelab Equinox unit but you want to give them a try, do not hurry with the purchase of the original ones. You can buy the Chinese wireless Miccus SR-71 and try using them with your machine. I’ll let you in on a secret: it’s the same product but without the Minelab logo. Continue reading

Alternative shaft for Minelab Equinox 600/800. NEW 2018

Anderson, a Canadian manufacturer of metal detecting accessories, has released a shaft for the Minelab Equinox 600 and Minelab Equinox 800 units. This one consists of not only a collapsible rod but also has a different armrest. Take a look at this picture and tell us… What will be the advantage of such an upgrade? Continue reading

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