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Old 02-17-2018, 09:30 PM
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Originally Posted by tnsharpshooter View post
One group of test I will try to do and post in my thread.

Different size pieces of can slaw buried at different depths like 2-7" deep.
See how Deus and Equinox ID. Which detector tends to fool user moreso basically with no is or high ID like coin.
I should do that here in my soil.

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Old 02-17-2018, 09:32 PM
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Originally Posted by JackalopeZL1 View post
I should do that here in my soil.
Tell you what.
You do those tests, I'll do some others. (Play with disc settings )
The only can slaw test I will do is the following.
Take some shears and a can,,and a latest generation IH penny.
Cut the aluminum for size so that Deus reads it as IH penny (unnormalized using 12khz)
Then compare Equinox in Multi freq ,over both the IH and the piece of can slaw I come up with.

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Old 02-17-2018, 09:41 PM
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Originally Posted by tnsharpshooter View post
Tell you what.
You do those tests, I'll do some others. (Play with disc settings )
The only can slaw test I will do is the following.
Take some shears and a can,,and a latest generation IH penny.
Cut the aluminum for size so that Deus reads it as IH penny (unnormalized using 12khz)
Then compare Equinox in Mulit freq ,over both the IH and the piece of can slaw I come up with.
I cant guarantee I will but I will try to

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Good to hear and nice finds JackalopeZL1.


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Old 02-17-2018, 09:55 PM
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Little nugget from actual tester-user of Equinox prerelease.

NASA-Tom Wrote:
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> Always try to AUTO Grnd Balance.
> Always try to 'not' use Tracking. It will indeed '
> track-out' faint targets.

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Old 02-17-2018, 10:19 PM
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Equinox 800 test on deeper coin.

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=zJw3sIcgLt4

Ghost town, gold field video

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=nrZQUAJVKgU

Beach field test
https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=Nas7WS241Lw

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Originally Posted by Rattlehead View post
Good to hear and nice finds JackalopeZL1.


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Notice what happened above when the gent went to 5khz.
You see that Earl.
That is exactly what Imwas saying.

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Originally Posted by tnsharpshooter View post
Equinox 800 test on deeper coin.

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=zJw3sIcgLt4
I am so jealous of ground like that

And it looked like for him Multi is the way to go for sure..

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Old 02-17-2018, 11:16 PM
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Equinox 800 nail and coin tests.

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=x-JjmhYKm6w

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Video comparing Deus and CTX to Equinox

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=4vH4izt2j-E

Lots of live digs here Equinox

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=sbkwp2RfP8g

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Going to try to put videos here with some description to centrally locate for folks.
Videos to date. Equinox 600 model owners- some of this shown in the videos may apply to your units. -even though Equinox 800 units are being used in most videos below.

Equinox unboxing video 800 model
https://m.youtube.com/watch?feature=...&v=uU01zJpCyB0

Equinox unboxing and beach test
https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=EXSsD9_HKPo

Equinox assembly
https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=QNfgrOuBSx0

Equinox 800 -first start up
https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=bc9oyEugY8w

Gent first day's use comments Equinox 800
https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=8Or6Ywz_5aI

Equinox 800 nail and coin tests
https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=x-JjmhYKm6w

Equinox 800 deeper penny test
https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=zJw3sIcgLt4

Equinox 800 beach field test
https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=Nas7WS241Lw

Equinox 800 test on deep buried gold ring
https://m.youtube.com/watch?feature=...&v=K4ICLRgL4nw

Comparing Deus, CTX and Equinox 800
https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=4vH4izt2j-E

Live digs video
https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=sbkwp2RfP8g

Ghost town/ gold site video
https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=nrZQUAJVKgU

Equinox 600 recovery test
https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=7neRRXPb4k4

Gold ring being tested Equinox 800
https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=6tUtAdVpNd8

Equinox 800 doing salt water test with gold chain
https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=n96NtWxHlhk

Equinox 800 airtest
https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=pgcKl6PzUjY

Equinox 800 gent getting to know (relic hunt)
https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=J50wtgfYT4o

Equinox 800 relic and coin hunt
https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=nwP1fU7R18k

Equinox 800 compared to At Pro and Deus
https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=4mBEUP-TGp0

Equinox 800 gold chain in salt water
https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=k8xzHOTxwTg

Equinox 800 gold sensitivity on very high mineralized ground
https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=QGqdYyXi27U

Equinox 800 coin ID (video from Australia)Land of oz
https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=lxO5TYIp7jA

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Originally Posted by tnsharpshooter View post
Notice what happened above when the gent went to 5khz.
You see that Earl.
That is exactly what Imwas saying.
I also saw him groundbalance directly over the target which is a huge no-no

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Not all headphone jacks used will turn off external speaker when used. Seems stereo plugs don't turn off external speaker.

Mono ones will.

I saw a gent post about this, I experimented with mine today and saw it too, but my stereo phones were bad, but when they were plugged in, external speaker kept working.

Seems the headphone module will accept stereo jack and work correctly.

http://www.detectorprospector.com/fo...eadphone-jack/

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Minelab site- Accessories page for Equinox offline
So maybe they are modifying

https://www.minelab.com/usa/
Select accessories
By detector

No Equinox listed- currently

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This is all very encouraging to me- thank you all for posting! I haven't hunted much dirt in the past several years but the Equinox may help me do so when the beaches are sanded in.

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The big question I have.... Can you tell a target is silver before digging it, like you can with the Etrac, Safari and Ctx? Why didnít they use those tones? Iím not sold.

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The Etrac, Ctx etc doesn't know if it's silver or not either, it's not how it works.


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The big question I have.... Can you tell a target is silver before digging it, like you can with the Etrac, Safari and Ctx? Why didnít they use those tones? Iím not sold.
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The Etrac, Ctx etc doesn't know if it's silver or not either, it's not how it works.
However you can tell with high probability that it might be......could on my Teknetics 8500 from the 1990s. I could clear out a yard of high conductors before the Whites machines ever left the bag. lol. And was digging half dollars on edge 10-12 inches....so these new machines like the Equinox don't impress that much. The new machines have gotten a little better around iron targets that is all.
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Not all silver coins are high conductors, so you may have left stuff behind for the next guy, but even so, a detector has no idea what the metal is it's reporting on.
I have to say though, I've never seen a coin on edge dug at the depth you say, but i seen many fall back in the hole and appear on edge at depth.

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However you can tell with high probability that it might be......could on my Teknetics 8500 from the 1990s. I could clear out a yard of high conductors before the Whites machines ever left the bag. lol. And was digging half dollars on edge 10-12 inches....so these new machines like the Equinox don't impress that much. The new machines have gotten a little better around iron targets that is all.
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