salt test

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

Minelab Equinox 800 Depth Test on beach sand

Three months have passed since you knew about the arrival of the revolutionary Minelab Equinox. For today, there is only one thing we can say for sure – the Minelab Equinox is better than the Garrett ACE 250. All the rest is in question. There aren’t any key factors even for the Minelab X-Terra 705 owners to get rid of their machines and urgently buy the Equinox units. But if you own such device as the Minelab Safari or a higher level one, you shouldn’t be distressed about the Equinox at all (Minelab officially described the Minelab Equinox abilities as the ones between the X-Terra and Safari detectors). Here’s an interesting and rather rare depth test performed on sand. Using: the Minelab Equinox 800 with a stock coil. Continue reading

Minelab Equinox 800 Salt Test (sand & saltwater)

The Minelab Equinox 800’s fate depends significantly on its ability to work in salt sand and water. As if it’s impossible to hunt because of false signals, who will be pleased to own such a versatile machine? Here’s a Minelab Equinox 800 salt sand/water test to watch. Continue reading

Makro Multi Kruzer Salt Water Beach Test (+ gold test)

Here’s testing the Makro Multi Kruzer, a new product 2018, at the beach. How the machine reacts to dry and wet salt sand. What will happen if you fully submerge the detector’s coil in salt water. And taking all things together, how suitable the Makro Multi Kruzer is for beach hunting. Continue reading

Testing the Nokta Impact on chain (gold & salt beach)

Back in my days, the only test performed with a metal detector was the one on depth, and everything was clear after the first sweeps with a search coil. A modern approach to a detector is not as simple, including a wide variety: a recovery speed test, a test of how a unit emits false responses, a test on brick and gold, a salt water/beach test, a gold chain test, etc. You want to buy the device that really yields finds, don’t you? Or will any rod that makes a beeping sound and costs $25 be enough for you? Here’s an illustrative test showing how the Nokta Impact works on salt beach: how the machine reacts to a gold chain and whether or not it’s possible to miss such a find. Continue reading

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