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
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.
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.
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).
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
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.
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.
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.