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    New machine in September

    I was just reading some articles about Minelab unveiling a new machine next month in England. Apparently Brandon Niece (Dr Tones) is field testing one now. In his latest video it's mentioned but he says he can't show it yet. But from the hype it's supposed to be a game changer. I've also read about a patent Minelab filed in 2016 about a new technology where they use a magnetic field generator. Hoping it's something good and not a POS like their gold monster.
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    Best finds: 28 silver dime spill, 1800s Dutch customs seal.
    Oldest/best coin: 1837 Upper Canada large cent
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    Whatever it is it needs to be lighter. The Etrac and CTX are high end machines but also high in weight.
    I know of a few people who have gone with other machines bc of the weight of minelabs.

    im looking forward to it!
    Detectors I use: Minelab Etrac & Equinox 800
    2019 Season Totals:
    Clad: $75.39
    Indians: 36
    Wheaties: 253
    Silver: 69
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    Favorite 2019 find: Gold wedding ring & return.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bucknut View Post
    Whatever it is it needs to be lighter.
    I know of a few people who have gone with other machines bc of the weight of minelabs.

    im looking forward to it!
    I'm one of them. The minelabs are too heavy. I'm looking forward to a game changer.

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    I agree with the weight issue as well, especially the CTX with the 17 inch coil. Love the capabilities, ground coverage, depth and sensitivity to even the smallest targets so I deal with the weight. But swinging that big coil over a beach or field for 8 to 12 hours at a crack is a killer.
    Equipment:
    Minelab: CTX 3030, GPX 4800, X-Terra 705.
    Whites TDI SL.

    2017
    Silver 28 Bling 18
    Gold 2

    2018
    Silver 8 Bling 1
    Gold 1

    2019
    Silver 7
    Silver bling 2

    Best finds: 28 silver dime spill, 1800s Dutch customs seal.
    Oldest/best coin: 1837 Upper Canada large cent
    Oldest find: 1800 Sailors Luck token
    You Tube: Rediscovering America

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    Oh, great!! Now I have to start saving again. LOL
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    2019 SILVER Coin Count 30

    Equinox 800, 15”, 11” & 6”coils

    XP Deus, 9"HF, 11" & 11”X13” X35 coils

    Gray Ghost underwater headphones, Garrett AT Pro, ProFind 35 & XP Mi6 pointers, Lesch tool, Stealth 08 water scoop

    Detectors since 1977:CTX 3030, F75 Ltd, Etrac, Excal II, V3i, DFX, GTI2000, Eagle II, 6000DI, 6DB, AlaskanTR4B, Beachcomber

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    Quote Originally Posted by Fire Fighter 43 View Post
    Oh, great!! Now I have to start saving again. LOL
    I was thinking the same thing as I was reading this...

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    Well it's here. The Equinox! It's light, wireless, submersible and the MOST surprising thing it is affordable! I heard $650 to $900 depending on the model! Hmmmm.
    Detectors I use: Minelab Etrac & Equinox 800
    2019 Season Totals:
    Clad: $75.39
    Indians: 36
    Wheaties: 253
    Silver: 69
    Silver Jewelry: 10
    Gold Jewelry: 3
    Favorite 2019 find: Gold wedding ring & return.

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    Brandon Neice just posted a Facebook Live video showing the Equinox. I'll see if I can link to the video here.

    https://www.facebook.com/BrandonRayN...9796816971245/
    Lifetime totals:
    8 Large Cents, 378 Indian Heads, 2 Two Cent Pieces, 1 Capped Bust Half Dime, 1 Seated Half Dime, 9 Shield Nickels, 67 V Nickels, 121 Buffalo Nickels, 31 War Nickels, 16 Seated Dimes, 127 Barber Dimes, 382 Mercury Dimes, 233 Rosies, 4 Seated Quarters, 15 Barber Quarters, 17 Standing Liberty Quarters, 84 Silver Washingtons, 1 Seated Half, 3 Barber Halves, 16 Walking Liberty Halves

    YouTube Channel: Tony Two-Cent https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCmz...RlHTBIU42bUORg

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    Veteran Member Bucknut's Avatar
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    Here is the youtube link of Brandon's Facebook stream....

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TtNQxpi8egw&t=196s
    Detectors I use: Minelab Etrac & Equinox 800
    2019 Season Totals:
    Clad: $75.39
    Indians: 36
    Wheaties: 253
    Silver: 69
    Silver Jewelry: 10
    Gold Jewelry: 3
    Favorite 2019 find: Gold wedding ring & return.

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    So I have a question on the EQUINOX 800...

    EQUINOX 800 USD $899
    6 Frequency Options (5kHz, 10kHz, 15kHz, 20kHz, 40kHz, Multi)

    The 800 has 5 selectable single frequencies. Is the Multi option using all 5 Frequencies? OR Can you choose what frequencies you want to use 2 to 5? OR is it preset to specific frequencies?

    I am very interested in the (5kHZ, 10kHz, 15kHz) combination. This is what the Spectra V3 should have been from the beginning. (Would have avoided all the coil issues.) This, in my opinion, would be the perfect range for older American coins.

    Anyone hear of the Processor (CPU) speed this detector uses? It must be much faster than any previous detectors. The price is right on these machines!

    Very exciting to have an affordable detector like this on the market. I currently own an E-Trac which has been the best functional detector I have used to date. The Whites Spectra V3 is still my favorite because of the programability, and the crazy depth capabilities, but it just does not hold up to the E-Trac in performance in finding coins in the trash, which is where they are hiding these days. I am ready to jump on this Minelab EQUINOX 800 Detector though! Which means I will have an E-Trac for sale in the $400 range.

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    Last edited by CyberSage; 09-16-2017 at 10:39 AM.
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    I just saw a video from idetect who is at Detectival. He interviewed a Minelab guy who said it's faster than the deus (of course he would say that). He demonstrated it and it seemed very fast.

    guess I will have to get one and compare it with the deus.
    Detectors I use: Minelab Etrac & Equinox 800
    2019 Season Totals:
    Clad: $75.39
    Indians: 36
    Wheaties: 253
    Silver: 69
    Silver Jewelry: 10
    Gold Jewelry: 3
    Favorite 2019 find: Gold wedding ring & return.

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    This is what I've been waiting for!!!! Simultaneous multi-frequency in a light, wireless machine!

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    Wow !! Why does this sound just too good to be true ?

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    I'm not convinced either. Have to wait and see it in action. My bet is that it's only fast in single frequency and the multi frequency probably gets it dogged down.
    Equipment:
    Minelab: CTX 3030, GPX 4800, X-Terra 705.
    Whites TDI SL.

    2017
    Silver 28 Bling 18
    Gold 2

    2018
    Silver 8 Bling 1
    Gold 1

    2019
    Silver 7
    Silver bling 2

    Best finds: 28 silver dime spill, 1800s Dutch customs seal.
    Oldest/best coin: 1837 Upper Canada large cent
    Oldest find: 1800 Sailors Luck token
    You Tube: Rediscovering America

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    The weight is 2 pounds 3.5 ounces. It also charges and the USB cable attaches magnetically.
    A link to minelab flyer.
    http://minelab.newsweaver.co.uk/Flye...006&t=22111195
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    2019 SILVER Coin Count 30

    Equinox 800, 15”, 11” & 6”coils

    XP Deus, 9"HF, 11" & 11”X13” X35 coils

    Gray Ghost underwater headphones, Garrett AT Pro, ProFind 35 & XP Mi6 pointers, Lesch tool, Stealth 08 water scoop

    Detectors since 1977:CTX 3030, F75 Ltd, Etrac, Excal II, V3i, DFX, GTI2000, Eagle II, 6000DI, 6DB, AlaskanTR4B, Beachcomber

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    Anyone know how these two (equinox 600 and 800) compare to the FBS frequencies of the e trac and safari?

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    Not coming out until spring. So it's a vernal equinox then.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Joe Dirt View Post
    Not coming out until spring. So it's a vernal equinox then.

    Lol! I think it is supposed to be available by December. We will see.
    Detectors I use: Minelab Etrac & Equinox 800
    2019 Season Totals:
    Clad: $75.39
    Indians: 36
    Wheaties: 253
    Silver: 69
    Silver Jewelry: 10
    Gold Jewelry: 3
    Favorite 2019 find: Gold wedding ring & return.

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