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Minelab Equinox 600/800: software updates. New firmware worse than the old?

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

To all Garrett AT MAX, AT PRO, AT GOLD owners (+ ACE ones)

It’s an open secret that the Garrett AT MAX housing is an absolutely exact copy of the Garrett AT PRO and Garrett AT Gold. So it means that problems with mounting the detector control box on its shaft have moved to the new machine as well. Here’s a simple solution for how to prevent a situation when the plastic housing may crack and fall off the shaft. This problem also often occurs to all Garrett ACE owners, including those who have new modifications. Keep in mind this option, maybe it will come in useful with other machines too (not only made by Garrett). Continue reading

Minelab Equinox 800-600 VDI Numbers. Gold, chain, jewelry

The Minelab Equinox isn’t the magic machine – it’s not a secret anymore. You asked for an underwater X-Terra, you got it. Here’s some helpful info for all the owners: a big test of the Minelab Equinox 800 on gold and silver, a VDI list. The chart given will say much about your detector. Test targets: gold jewelry, various rings, pendants and earrings. Plus, a chain, coins and much more. If you are a current owner or a potential buyer of the Minelab Equinox 800-600, this test is a must-see – you’ll start digging foil at once. Continue reading

XP Deus doesn’t see the coil. Are XP scared of fakes?

What to do if the XP Deus or 4.1 wireless headphones don’t talk to the v5 coils? If, for instance, the XP Deus can’t find the X35 coil? Here’s some useful information to all XP Deus owners. There is a solution! It seems like the French manufacturer have become seriously scared… Of the fact that somebody is launching the production of aftermarket coils in a moment? At least, there isn’t any other explanation to this so far. If it’s true, it only remains for us to rejoice at XP Deus owners’ future. Continue reading

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