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Old 09-18-2018, 02:42 PM
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I have been reading that some people are saying they don't like it.....too chatty and detects trash targets calling them good targets.
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Old 09-18-2018, 03:00 PM
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Old 09-20-2018, 11:27 AM
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Just finding two items with the upgrade means nothing!!!!

How much trash was recovered signaling as a good target?
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Old 09-20-2018, 11:31 AM
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Just finding two items with the upgrade means nothing!!!!

How much trash was recovered signaling as a good target?
Come on man, how dare you ask that question, it's the Equinox! Those rings jumped out of the ground as soon as the Equinox came within a one mile radius, flew to the UK and did a victory lap around staffydog's head, then flew all the way back to Florida right into slider's pouch!
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Old 09-20-2018, 12:46 PM
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I love the update.

Nox 800 vs nox 800...

https://youtu.be/5xnm8SANn28

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Old 09-20-2018, 01:17 PM
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Originally Posted by graybeard View post
I have been reading that some people are saying they don't like it.....too chatty and detects trash targets calling them good targets.
Do you live near me? If so, its garbage! Dont get it!

Seriously...

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Besides all those, I dig as much or more silver than I did with my CTX. I have dug more v-nicks and buffies in a few months than I did in years with the CTX or E-Trac. Anyone complaining about the EQX either dont own it or never took the time to actually learn it.

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Originally Posted by Jason in Enid View post
Do you live near me? If so, its garbage! Dont get it!



Seriously...



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Besides all those, I dig as much or more silver than I did with my CTX. I have dug more v-nicks and buffies in a few months than I did in years with the CTX or E-Trac. Anyone complaining about the EQX either dont own it or never took the time to actually learn it.


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To me the tone seems a bit more crisp than before and the ID seems more stable/steady. I like it!

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I think the pinpointing function may be less prone to "sticking." Otherwise, I haven't noticed any real difference. I don't think ID's are any better. Some have reported that rusty nails are more likely to ring up as coins. I will be watching for that one as, if there, I would probably revert to the previous version of firmware.
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Iíll,take a stab at this..First,every machine Iíve ever owned called trash a good target more than a few times.All machines will do that..As for is the equinox worth it,that all depends on whatís important to you in features,thatís what really sets all machines apart imo.
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Old 09-20-2018, 03:36 PM
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Iíll,take a stab at this..First,every machine Iíve ever owned called trash a good target more than a few times.All machines will do that..As for is the equinox worth it,that all depends on whatís important to you in features,thatís what really sets all machines apart imo.
Yeah, always a question of trade-offs. The Nox already liked rusty nails; but, if as some have reported, it now likes them a lot more, then I would probably roll back the upgrade. I say "probably" because there might be pluses, such as greater depth, that made the trade-off worthwhile--one can always turn up the iron bias setting a bit.

But, following the update, I really haven't noticed much of a difference in anything, as yet.
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Old 09-21-2018, 02:15 PM
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Originally Posted by staffydog33 View post
I love the update.

Nox 800 vs nox 800...

https://youtu.be/5xnm8SANn28

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Your video only shows 1 target being swept over with the coil.
I want to know what trash and good targets both sound like.
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Old 09-21-2018, 02:21 PM
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I have found over 150 nickels in one park with the Equinox 800.

I want to know if the upgrade will separate nickel from the beaver tail pulltabs any better than without the upgrade.
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Originally Posted by graybeard View post
I have found over 150 nickels in one park with the Equinox 800.

I want to know if the upgrade will separate nickel from the beaver tail pulltabs any better than without the upgrade.
Did minelab claim the update did that? Why would you even remote assume thats a possibility?

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Your video only shows 1 target being swept over with the coil.
I want to know what trash and good targets both sound like.
No problem...coming soon.

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Did minelab claim the update did that? Why would you even remote assume thats a possibility?
Also, i heard Minelab were also issuing a screen upgrade where you get a 4k ultra HD image on the screen which shows a pivture of the target.

Plus a menu on the left which shows the weight of the target, exact metal purity and current market value?

LOL....would be nice though

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Originally Posted by staffydog33 View post
Also, i heard Minelab were also issuing a screen upgrade where you get a 4k ultra HD image on the screen which shows a pivture of the target.

Plus a menu on the left which shows the weight of the target, exact metal purity and current market value?

LOL....would be nice though

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Sweet! Did they say when they were going to release it? Iím thinking it will be awhile since they just dropped an update.


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Sweet! Did they say when they were going to release it? Iím thinking it will be awhile since they just dropped an update.


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Tomorrow.

Plus they are giving free 6 inch and 15 inch coils with the upgrade.



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Old 09-21-2018, 04:27 PM
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Originally Posted by graybeard View post
I have found over 150 nickels in one park with the Equinox 800.

I want to know if the upgrade will separate nickel from the beaver tail pulltabs any better than without the upgrade.
I don't think so, unfortunately. The few times I dug a nickel ID since the update, they turned out to be tabs--same as before. I generally leave nickel IDs alone if using the Nox, as in the places I dig, they are usually tabs.
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