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Old 07-12-2018, 02:18 PM
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Default Equinox verse other detectors.AT GOLD, F75 DEUS

I got a equinox from the first run and start using and testing it. I made videos of those test and posted them. Now that more are out there do you agree or disagree with the test videos? If you want to bypass the test videos and see the thing in action watch # 4 video. I wonder how many will agree that the majority has received their machines ??? 1st video

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Old 07-12-2018, 02:21 PM
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#2 iron test

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Old 07-12-2018, 02:24 PM
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#3 depth test

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Old 07-12-2018, 02:28 PM
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#4 actual in the field test on a hammered site in very thick iron . This is the video that tells it all. Some like to throw off on test videos but I have found that tests correlates to how it acts in the field too.

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Old 07-12-2018, 02:39 PM
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BTW this is part 2 of the iron test...

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I 100% agree.

I never used to when i owned my racer 2...but now i got a nox 800...u are spot on mate.

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Thanks.... it will be interesting to see what others have to say.

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I 100% agree.

I never used to when i owned my racer 2...but now i got a nox 800...u are spot on mate.

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Do you find the NOX able to discriminate way better than the racer 2??
Found some nice stuff today in a lot of trash with my racer 2.
Be interesting to see what I missed.

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Originally Posted by staffydog33 View post
I 100% agree.

I never used to when i owned my racer 2...but now i got a nox 800...u are spot on mate.

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I've still got my Racer that I only use with the 5' DD coil. Until the 6" coil comes out for the Equinox it's my go to detector in real thick iron. It will pull stuff out of iron the Equinox just can't grab onto due to that big 11" coil.
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Originally Posted by Semtav View post
Do you find the NOX able to discriminate way better than the racer 2??
Found some nice stuff today in a lot of trash with my racer 2.
Be interesting to see what I missed.
I find it WAY better than my Racer 2 in every way.

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Old 07-14-2018, 12:47 PM
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Have you ever tried a whites detector in your test?
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Old 07-14-2018, 03:16 PM
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Calabash, I will come visit you and you show me your r e al trashy old sites and I will just use a Vaquero or a Mojave with a small concentric coil and you may be surprised what the Nox and Deus missed.
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Old 07-14-2018, 08:14 PM
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Let me know when your down this way...

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Calabash, I will come visit you and you show me your r e al trashy old sites and I will just use a Vaquero or a Mojave with a small concentric coil and you may be surprised what the Nox and Deus missed.
I just did some testing with the nox, vaq, and mojave with silver dimes, quarters and rusted old square nails and a piece of old rusted fence wire. The vaq and mojave in some instances picked out the coin better than the nox. This in coplanar and 3d tests. The 3d was only using a 2x4 so 1.5" difference in height. The major difference between the two tesoros and the nox being smaller coils and those coils being concentric. I have to say the vaq and mojave impressed me as I had never compared them to the nox with tests like this. I have to admit I'm not much of a tester, but am thinking I should do a little more testing.

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Old 07-14-2018, 08:52 PM
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everyone should test their detectors. IMO it will let you know whats up. Also will let you know if some ones fudging on test.

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Originally Posted by NCtoad View post
I just did some testing with the nox, vaq, and mojave with silver dimes, quarters and rusted old square nails and a piece of old rusted fence wire. The vaq and mojave in some instances picked out the coin better than the nox. This in coplanar and 3d tests. The 3d was only using a 2x4 so 1.5" difference in height. The major difference between the two tesoros and the nox being smaller coils and those coils being concentric. I have to say the vaq and mojave impressed me as I had never compared them to the nox with tests like this. I have to admit I'm not much of a tester, but am thinking I should do a little more testing.
How good is the Mojave compared to th vaquero,,if you were field hunting for relics.Im leaning towards a tesoro for fields,
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I will share a little story here.

Rutus Alter 71 with 9x8 concentric is compared to most other detectors wearing same/similar concentric coil is a real performer. I don’t think Tesoro with same sized concentric coil stands a chance beating Rutus in iron, as long as Rutus user knows how to run.

Now here is something interesting. Take this for what it’s worth.
Two different sites I had busted hard using Deus with all but the biggest LF coil. And some other detectors too. No Deus HF coils had been in these 2 sites yet.

Both sites using Rutus and concentric coil only 2 nonferrous finds each. Funny thing is it didn’t take me long to locate the 2 nonferrous in each site. Continued use of the Rutus and concentric coil using various settings (namely speed) I found nonther nonferrous.
So it would seem Deus at least did a good job.
Deus and HF coils later yielded about 6 finds each in these sites later on. Remember these are dd coils.

Equinox went back in with 3hunts (to satisfy my curiosity) with stock coil and found if I remember right 2additional finds at each site.
These 2 sites (areas ) are loaded to the hilt with iron form the late 1700s and 1800s.
Also of special note, I never found the first nonferrous in either of these 2 sites using a f75se detector with either the stock coil or the 5”dd coil.

Nokta Impact with small football coil found 2 finds. I used this detector coil combo before Deus and HF coils went into sites.

Nokta relic detector using 5”dd coil detector found 4 each nonferrous at both sites. It was used before either Deus HF coils and impact detector. And before Equinox.

The targets I found with Rutus and concentric coil were not very deep either like 4”deep. All buttons too.

Rutus and dd coil 11” I found 2 each nonferrous at each site. And these finds were quite deep considering how much iron in the site.

Just thought I would share.
I try to when I compare give equal detecting time in sites so I can better compare the real deal between them.

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Originally Posted by Digstrashtomuch View post
Calabash, I will come visit you and you show me your r e al trashy old sites and I will just use a Vaquero or a Mojave with a small concentric coil and you may be surprised what the Nox and Deus missed.
It can sometimes be surprising to see how well an analog Tesoro performs up against a significantly more expensive digital machine.
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Old 07-16-2018, 06:00 AM
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If I was going to use a Tesoro for field hunting then I would choose the Vaquero over the Mojave only because it is significantly deeper.
Now, in thick iron the Mojave is amazing because of its separation, full ed180 disc, 12khz operating frequency and ground switch allowing you to work a wide range of different soils.
The Vaquero though with the 5.75 concentric coil is stupid deep, rivaling several high end detectors depth with much larger coils. It's ability to be Ground balanced in the disc mode is a huge advantage over machines that are ground balanced in the all metal mode then switched over to the disc.
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Old 07-16-2018, 06:53 AM
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The Vaq with the stock 9x8 concentric isn't too shabby at picking through trash either. The 5.75 concentric is on my need to get list.
The tesoros are just so simple: disc out nails and dig good signals. Don't have to worry about sweep speed so much as you can swing them fairly fast till you get a hit and then slow way down to investigate.

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