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Old 01-08-2018, 10:27 AM
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Default Minelab Equinox interest (by the numbers)

I have went back looking at the last 13 pages of history here in this subforum "All about Detectors".

Total views (estimated) and still counting by the way.

As of 8 Jan 2018 at 0901hours (CST) this subforum has had a total viewing numbers of threads all associated with Minelab Equinox-- total estimated 73,485 views.

What can one say??
All prerelease detector models views.

Remember there are other threads/posts in at least one other subforum here.
Not included in number of views above.

Take a look at this page, with threads listed by views numbers.
Wonder what this says?
And where will Equinox thread wind up eventually for ranking,

https://metaldetectingforum.com/foru...esc&sort=views

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Old 01-08-2018, 10:52 AM
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Tells me there is a lot of wait and see. The Compadre got more replies. It also tells me detectorist aren't as foolish as some think we are. There will always be the hurry up and get it crowd but most of us don't operate by way of emotion.

What would be interesting is if Detector companies would release sales numbers the first 6 months and the second 6 months after a detector has been released. By the time the second 6 months rolls around, the good, the bad and the ugly would have manifested itself in the detectorist community.

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Old 01-08-2018, 10:58 AM
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Tells me there is a lot of wait and see. The Compadre got more replies. It also tells me detectorist aren't as foolish as some think we are. There will always be the hurry up and get it crowd but most of us don't operate by way of emotion.

What would be interesting is if Detector companies would release sales numbers the first 6 months and the second 6 months after a detector has been released. By the time the second 6 months rolls around, the good, the bad and the ugly would have manifested itself in the detectorist community.
And how long has Compadre been out??
And what does one cost?

Most of what has been viewed so far about Equinox posted since a mere going back to Sept 16, 2017.

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Old 01-08-2018, 11:04 AM
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Originally Posted by tnsharpshooter View post
And how long has Compadre been out??
And what does one cost?

Most of what has been viewed so far about Equinox posted since a mere going back to Sept 16, 2017.
160 bucks which is all the more amazing such an affordable and basic machine could have that much interest.

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Not seeing much more than a reworked xterra in the nox.Ive watched the videos, heard the rumors,,and to me it's a repacked Xterra.
Not that it's a bad thing,but it's not for me.
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Old 01-08-2018, 11:55 AM
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Originally Posted by woodbutcher View post
Not seeing much more than a reworked xterra in the nox.Ive watched the videos, heard the rumors,,and to me it's a repacked Xterra.
Not that it's a bad thing,but it's not for me.
Alright Woodbutcher we have you on record here.

So we'll not be expecting you to show up here with Equinox.
And talking about.


I don't believe this for one minute.
You'll have the itch you'll just have to scratch, you watch.

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Again I say it doesn't surprise me in the least. The release of the Equinox is a much anticipated event. Say what you will about Minelab FBS's but I for one can hostelry say I put them at the top for finding deep coins, especially silver, in hard ground. And I put them at the top alone. Not that they go any deeper but that ability to give the right information needed to increase the odds of telling good from bad. That is the important factor.

The Equinox stands to match that ability in a unit where all the bad stuff people have had to endure with the E-Trac/CTX are fixed. Yes the excitement should be unmatched. I've been swinging a detector for over 40 years and tried just about every imaginable detector worth trying and the Equinox has me excited. It could well be a major disappointment, but I'm ready to put my money in to find out.

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Old 01-08-2018, 07:17 PM
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Originally Posted by tnsharpshooter View post
Alright Woodbutcher we have you on record here.

So we'll not be expecting you to show up here with Equinox.
And talking about.


I don't believe this for one minute.
You'll have the itch you'll just have to scratch, you watch.
Lol,,ok you got me.I really donít see much of anything thatís not already on the market tho.I guess I should clarify..if I were wanting the best unmasking machine Iíd get a deus or a G2+,,I really doubt the nox will come anywhere near the deus.
If I wanted a deep coin machine Iíd get a fbs,again I doubt the nox would come anywhere close.
Iíd probably get one to try out seeming theyíre not outrageously priced,but I wonít be one of the first,been there too many times.Ill leave that for you heavy weight guys,and see what you think first.
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Not seeing much more than a reworked xterra in the nox.Ive watched the videos, heard the rumors,,and to me it's a repacked Xterra.
Not that it's a bad thing,but it's not for me.
As much as you like the X-terra 705, I highly doubt you will pass on the Equinox.
You are always changing detectors.
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Originally Posted by woodbutcher View post
Not seeing much more than a reworked xterra in the nox.Ive watched the videos, heard the rumors,,and to me it's a repacked Xterra.
Not that it's a bad thing,but it's not for me.
Minelab X-Terra 705 has been reduced to $499 with Equinox 600 at $649 and Equinox 800 at $899. Perhaps we should go over the features list and reviews for X-Terra 705 vs Equinox. Whether the Equinox is superior to all under $1,000 detectors might depend on what it is used for and where.

The Equinox detectors will be unlike anything Minelab has made before.
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Not seeing much more than a reworked xterra in the nox.Ive watched the videos, heard the rumors,,and to me it's a repacked Xterra.
Not that it's a bad thing,but it's not for me.
They dropped the price of the X-Terra 705 to $499, indicating they feel the EQ 600 & 800 are better. It seems to me they've found ways to do about the same thing for a lower cost. Steve Herschbach in Reno said he got correct IDs on silver dimes in that highly mineralized soil at 7" & 8" where other detectors could not do that beyond 6". Supposedly no Equinox detectors were sent to any place that had no mineralization, so it might not be an advantage there.
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It will be awesome if it lives up to all the hype. But I remember a super hyped invention that was going to change the world. It turned out to be the Segway scooter(cough).
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It will be awesome if it lives up to all the hype. But I remember a super hyped invention that was going to change the world. It turned out to be the Segway scooter(cough).
LOL. You're right.
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Adjustable unmasking/seperation?????

At the risk of sounding like a newbie with flip flop detectors, what the he77 is that?
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Recovery speed.


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Adjustable recovery speed is the same as adjustable unmasking/separation?

Far from the way I'd describe it.

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Adjustable recovery speed is the same as adjustable unmasking/separation?



Far from the way I'd describe it.


Me too, but unless thereís some other secret feature that Minelab hasnít mentioned, recovery speed is the only thing I can think of that could be related to unmasking or separation.


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Me too, but unless thereís some other secret feature that Minelab hasnít mentioned, recovery speed is the only thing I can think of that could be related to unmasking or separation.


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Sounds like it's a feature many will try maxed out. After all who wants low separation/unmasking. Sounds like it's all upside LOL

Worded that way, it would make me think of a vacuum with multiple speeds, who would ever use it on low? Like someone would only want to pick up part of the dirt.

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Bumping up the recovery speed usually means less depth and choppier tones, so probably a trade off there.

From what Iíve been reading on it, sounds like itís supposed to be pretty fast even with the recovery speed adjusted to the low side. Canít wait to get my hands on one!




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