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  1. #1
    us
    Aug 2008
    Dickinson, TX
    Equinox 600 & Whites DFX
    217
    10 times
    Beach and Shallow Water Hunting

    Returning to hobby with EQ600

    Hello all.

    I've been out of the hobby for quite awhile, but have been lurking regularly.
    I had been having the urge to get a new detector and after seeing the EQ600 I decided to go for it. I like hunting the beach mainly and the occasional park or school.
    I hope I made the right decision going with the 600 vs the 800. Thoughts

    Thanks

  2. #2
    Charter Member
    us
    Todd In Lutz FL

    Apr 2014
    Lutz FL
    Equinox 800,CTX with Coiltek 14x9 coil, T-Rex scoop, ATPro and 5 Excals
    580
    966 times
    Metal Detecting
    Banner Finds (1)
    Honorable Mentions (2)
    You shouldn't be disappointed with your decision as the EQ600 is a great detector

  3. #3
    us
    Aug 2017
    WestCoast-FL
    Minelab Equinox 600
    100
    73 times
    All Types Of Treasure Hunting
    I have the 600, enjoy it a lot. I haven't had a reason to want the 800 as yet, except for the blinding light on the controller, where the 800 can lower the brightness. The 800 has great features, but not everyone wants/needs them,. You are good to go!
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  4. #4
    Charter Member
    us
    Nov 2012
    Maryland
    XP Deus, Tesoro Cibola
    9,405
    12995 times
    All Types Of Treasure Hunting
    Banner Finds (5)
    You should do very well. Enjoy! If your parks are trashy you'll probably have to spend more $$$ on the 6" coil which is not available yet.

  5. #5
    us
    Aug 2008
    Dickinson, TX
    Equinox 600 & Whites DFX
    217
    10 times
    Beach and Shallow Water Hunting
    Thanks for the replies, I'm looking forward to it

  6. #6
    us
    Jan 2005
    Choctaw Beach Florida
    Etrac, Equinox 800 and 600, tesoro Cibola with whites and minelab pinpointers
    7,001
    1312 times
    All Types Of Treasure Hunting
    Banner Finds (1)
    Honorable Mentions (3)
    I have the 600 and think it is a winner thus far.
    TexasRT and Hawks88 like this.
    God and country.

  7. #7
    ca
    Hawks88

    Aug 2012
    Niagara falls
    Equinox 600, fisher gold bug pro.
    4,254
    3586 times
    All Types Of Treasure Hunting
    I have the 600 and it’s great if you like digging deep holes. It goes deep.

  8. #8
    Charter Member
    us
    Aug 2013
    OC, CA
    XP Deus, Equinox 800 720i Stealth Scoop
    6,032
    4870 times
    Beach and Shallow Water Hunting
    You’ll be all set with the Equinox 600.


    We are not what we take, we are what we leave.

  9. #9

    Apr 2015
    CZ-21, Minelab Equinox, Garrett AT Pro
    1,384
    1243 times
    Metal Detecting
    I have an 800 and the more I use it, the less I use the additional features. I started out with 3 tones, with custom tone breaks and tones ... now I find myself hunting exclusively in the original 50 tone mode. I'm primarily a beach hunter.
    Minelab Equinox 800,Fisher CZ-21, Excalibur II

    ... waiting to see that elusive dowser on the beach with a bucket of gold rings ...

  10. #10
    Charter Member
    us
    Nov 2012
    Maryland
    XP Deus, Tesoro Cibola
    9,405
    12995 times
    All Types Of Treasure Hunting
    Banner Finds (5)
    My only recommendation at first is to use the factory settings, then move to whatever you want later.

  11. #11
    us
    Aug 2008
    Dickinson, TX
    Equinox 600 & Whites DFX
    217
    10 times
    Beach and Shallow Water Hunting
    Thanks for the latest responses.
    I've been able to take it out a couple of times and it does go deep for sure.
    I have only used both beach modes so far only tweaking the sensitivity a little. I'm very happy with the EQ600.

  12. #12
    us
    May 2014
    Wilmington NC
    Nox 600; CTX; Fisher CZ21; Minelab Excalibur II; White's Surf PI DF; 920i Stealth Scoop
    625
    511 times
    Beach and Shallow Water Hunting
    Quote Originally Posted by TexasRT View Post
    Thanks for the latest responses.
    I've been able to take it out a couple of times and it does go deep for sure.
    I have only used both beach modes so far only tweaking the sensitivity a little. I'm very happy with the EQ600.
    Nice. I've got the 600 and about the only thing I have changed is the sensitivity and volume. Otherwise its mode 1 or 2. No reason to get the 800 for beach detecting.
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  13. #13

    Apr 2015
    CZ-21, Minelab Equinox, Garrett AT Pro
    1,384
    1243 times
    Metal Detecting
    I would suggest turning up the volume on iron though... it's pretty faint in factory settings.
    Minelab Equinox 800,Fisher CZ-21, Excalibur II

    ... waiting to see that elusive dowser on the beach with a bucket of gold rings ...

 

 

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