Minelab Equinox 800 Secrets. Everyone should know this!

MD enthusiast DirtFishing conducted a wide-ranging Minelab Equinox 800 test. It’s really a valuable knowledge for all owners of this detector that will enable them not to waste time on experiments. For example, in which search program and at which frequency is the Minelab Equinox 800 able to locate silver at its max depth? Or, if the speed is increased as far as it can go, how will it decrease your machine’s detection depth? Anyway, if you already own the Equinox 800 or are going to buy it, these are the 3 must-know tables for you.

Minelab Equinox 800 Secrets. Everyone should know this!

Minelab Equinox 800 Secrets. Everyone should know this!

Minelab Equinox 800 Secrets. Everyone should know this!


All about the Minelab Equinox 800 is collected here (news, tests, comparisons with other devices, different reviews and opinions). Plus, on Knowledgebase pages there is additional information you should know before buying the Minelab Equinox 800. The experience of others will help you save your time and money. Happy hunting to everyone!

17 Responses to Minelab Equinox 800 Secrets. Everyone should know this!

  • I would love to see this chart with the 600……

  • Can someone make sense of the chart? What is the numbers? Inches ? Reading?

  • This chart shows depth in inches in an air test, not necessarily indicative of real-world conditions once your specific ground is factored in.

  • Lots of hard work…what country and what coins… us dime and nickel canadain dime and nickel not really relivent to a global community….just a short cut for lazy or dim detectorests who will swing for the blur then go back to their train sets or drinking puddle water…..
    all detectorests need to develop a bond with their detectors. This is only done through personal experience and time to interpret the responses of a detector and its target. In time you will not even look at the numbers….in time you will see with your ears. No test,chart will ever train your ears by reading bars and graphs. Some will argue the point I am sure…but that is all they can do.
    Spend less time listing to the hum and squeaks of people and spend more time listening to the hums and squeaks of your detectors.. ..walk,detect,dig,confirm,backfill and repete. Test gardens and air testers find nothing. And really prove even less…..
    Rant of a detectorests.

  • I agree after 20 years of detecting allover the country,best results come from spending time with detector that you understand what it can do not lot of charts.

  • I don’t agree. For one, tests of these sorts are not limited to post purchase. Some people will look at data to decide if it’s what they are looking for. Even where that is not the case and it’s a post purchase interest, air tests and test gardens are very useful. An air test will tell you what you should be able to do in mild ground. Remember that the argument against air tests is that they are not representative of real world conditions. Well that’s only partly true. That depends on your level of mineralization. And if air tests and garden tests were not instructive, we would not see the deepest machines always putting up the highest numbers. So air tests are informative to the extent that they will show you what you should expect as a maximum under ideal conditions. Garden tests are informative if they are qualified by the settings used and the mineralization level of the soil, as well as maybe the region. Back when machines were limited to 6-8″ of ground all this old timer bluster about testing was more relevant. Machines are hitting deeper and they are unmasking better etc. There are more disc features and so tests are helpful. Experimenting with features and combinations and testing against the baseline is helpful to determine if your getting the most out of a given machine or if you want it in the first place. .

    • I detected for many years but it’s been about 8 years since I have. Just now getting back into it. This test I KNOW wasn’t meant to be an end all for this detector. It is just a starting point. If any one thing worked for any one coin 100% of the time, or if any one thing worked for rings 100% of the time we would all know about it. But NOT knowing that makes it more interesting. I hunted a park 10-12 years ago that everyone said was hunted out in the 70’s. Their exact words were………”This place has already been CHERY PICKED” and “NO SILVER IN THERE” LOL But that didn’t stop me from getting those 1890’s Barber dimes at 6 inches, or all the wheat pennies or the Mercury dimes, or the Indian Head pennies. But mostly they missed the Buffalo Nickels. Not to even mention the 6 Gold rings and 2 silver ones I found there. I did all that with a White’s MXT. I am certain when I get The Minelab Equinox 800 I will find more and deeper silver that we ALL missed. Can’t wait. I never found but a few things there past 7 inches. Not because I don’t think anything was there but because I think the machine wasn’t getting them all. Because none ever do.

      My coolest finds to date are.

      1864- Indian Head penny. (Oldest coin) AND just happy I hit the civil war era. Which is a chore in my area
      1875 – Mexican 50 Cetavos Oldest Foreign coin
      1883 – 1885 – 1888 Liberty “V” Nickels

  • I have hunted for over 10 years and have owned most minelab machines. Old timers like to contest these videos due the fact that they realize they might have missed something. Not for a moment does this test indicate the final setting and nor does it indicate what the effects of highly mineral, high trash or salt. That is subject to the hunter him self. This is a great baseline from to work and i have had and seen results from guys just willing to listen. 98% of hunters could not give a S^%$ about looking at the setting and will set the recovery on high. it does not matter what coin and from where!!! Test your own!!
    Love the video, Keep it up!

  • After 21 years of detecting(allover as I was an contract engineer) I am so impressed with my nox800 and it teaches me each outing. I’m mostly limited by my age78 and some spinal problems. I’ve hunted a lot of pounded ground and except for a few EMF areas, it gets really deep and once you learn what it is telling you,especially on coins and rings,your going to be successful. Here in calif.the mineralized ground drove all other detectors nuts but, the NOx(in multi frequency) brushes it aside. Wading mnt lakes has been very rewarding. Make sure to upgrade the software,listen to Calabash and try a few changes yourself. Good hunting.

  • I forgot t mention… Thanks for the effort to help those of us not so familiar with this machine. It is much appreciated.

  • Have you updated a chart with the 3.0 download nox800?

  • Could anyone explain why the charts won’t download? I’m using an Apple iPhone 7 and get some copyright error.

    I’d buy them if I knew where! Good info.

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