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jl_usmc3 06-29-2020 03:31 PM

Etrac vs. Equinox 800?
 
Lets hear some opinions. Mainly coin detecting, probably some relic hunting. Whatever I can find thats cool. What is the better machine?

kozman4907 06-29-2020 03:36 PM

Apple and orange debate.

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Rattlehead 06-29-2020 03:50 PM

For general coin shooting I like the Etrac. Strengths are it's very stable and accurate ID & unmistakable tone on deep silver. Weaknesses are weight and recovery speed. Requires a slow sweep speed and is not as sensitive to tiny low conductors.

For relic hunting or eeking out the last few coins from a trashy/heavily hunted site, I'd choose the Equinox. Strengths are that its very fast, waterproof, lightweight, and has no trouble what-so-ever hitting tiny low conductors. The Nox is better suited for picking out tough targets from trashy sites. Hits coins on edge like a boss. Weaknesses is that the ID can be a bit jumpy and the depth meter leaves a LOT to be desired. I don't know if they've fixed it on newer models but the shaft on mine developed some wobble. I replaced it with a plugger shaft, which solved the problem.

All just my opinion. YMMV.

Martin_V3i 06-29-2020 06:33 PM

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Originally Posted by kozman4907 (Post 3236888)
Apple and orange debate.

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Agree

IDXMonster 07-01-2020 01:37 PM

Both very good, just very different too. Agreed with all above...


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