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Minelab Equinox 600/800: software updates

Minelab have released a software upgrade for their Minelab Equinox 600 and Minelab Equinox 800 metal detectors. According to the manufacturer, the biggest problem – silver target indication, because of which the Equinox owners even threatened to sue Minelab – has now been solved. This issue became a hot topic in summer 2018: the Minelab Equinox users complained that their devices couldn’t see (or properly identify) silver finds, e.g. coins. Continue reading

Comparison: Minelab Equinox 800 vs Garrett AT PRO (+ XP Deus)

To be honest, I was waiting for the comparison of the Minelab Equinox 800 not with the Minelab CTX 3030, much less with the XP Deus. Don’t make me laugh. A truly interesting detector to be compared with the Minelab Equinox 800 is the Garrett AT PRO. That’s really intriguing! And it finally happened: here’s a comparison between the Minelab Equinox 800 and Garrett AT PRO + XP Deus. Continue reading

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 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

Minelab Equinox 800: recovery speed test. Are you serious about it?

If the new Minelab Equinox 800 has a Reactivity setting (identical to that of the XP Deus), does it allow to equate this machine with the XP Deus? The Minelab Equinox 800 has 8 reactivity levels, whereas the XP Deus has only 6+1 of them. Which detector is more awesome here? Continue reading