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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 09-20-2018, 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 09-21-2018, 02:15 PM
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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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Old 09-21-2018, 02:34 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.
Did minelab claim the update did that? Why would you even remote assume thats a possibility?

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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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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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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.


Here on the east Coast of Florida the nox hits perfect 13ís for a nickel. Pull tabs will jump around 12,13 to 14.


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Old 09-30-2018, 09:50 AM
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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.
It is almost like the old commercial real estate axiom "location, location, location". You set up your 800 depending on location. Location dictates how you hunt and what settings to use that is best for that location and your style of detecting. I hunt a modern park (1970's to now) and just don't care about nickels since it is unlikely to contain any old nickels.

But when I hunt an old swimming hole on a small river, it is a different story and I will dig all nickel signals and accept the pull tabs as the dues I have to pay to get the older nickels.

And with the Nox 800 it is easy to set up your breaks to suit your location and hunting style. This was the main reason I chose the 800 over the 600.

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Originally Posted by graybeard View post
I have found over 150 nickels in one park with the Equinox 800.
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Over 90% of my nickels have read 12. The number 13 is usually a pulltab or piece of a can.
So I have noticed a post or two from you before about the Nox being a (US) nickel killer, and I tend to agree with that.
But I wonder if that is partially due to the mode being used.
I'm using Park 2 a lot. Is that the mode you used finding those 150 nickels?

So here (modern) nickels are a solid 13. Not a 14, and some at 12/13. I don't think any of that has changed since the update, but I will now pay more attention.
The update resolved my issue of hitting large silver on edge.

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Old 09-23-2018, 11:56 AM
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I never worried about the ID of Nickels. I never found a nickel worth the fuss. Buffs, V's, Shields? Found them all. Just not exciting to me. On a beach they are a good sign that there are better targets waiting to be detected, but I never would concern myself with a VDI number. The Sovereign 180 meter is the best ID of Nickels by the way.
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Originally Posted by graybeard View post
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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Old 09-20-2018, 01:17 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.
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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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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