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    us
    Aug 2008
    Dickinson, TX
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    Beach and Shallow Water Hunting

    Equinox Update Feedback

    Just looking for feedback on the update. Any issues with it?

    Thanks
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    Digging in the dirt & scooping in the water!
    I just browsed the Equinox forum for feedback and nothing jumped out at me. Received the 800 in April and have yet to update the software. Works fine and stable as is. Russian Roulette?
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    ARRG

    Feb 2005
    Sarasota, FL
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    I talked to a guy the other day who had done the update and then went back to how it was. I didn’t ask why.
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    Todd In Lutz FL

    Apr 2014
    Lutz FL
    Equinox 800 2x, T-Rex scoop, ATPro and 3 Excals
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    Metal Detecting
    Banner Finds (1)
    Honorable Mentions (2)
    I updated mine when it was released and am very pleased with the results.
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    us
    Aug 2008
    Dickinson, TX
    Equinox 600 & Whites DFX
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    Beach and Shallow Water Hunting
    Thanks for the replies.

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    us
    Aug 2008
    Dickinson, TX
    Equinox 600 & Whites DFX
    222
    13 times
    Beach and Shallow Water Hunting
    Quote Originally Posted by toddbbq View Post
    I updated mine when it was released and am very pleased with the results.
    What are the improvements

  7. #7
    us
    Aug 2011
    ctx 3030 nokta impact Equinox 800
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    The machine became very sparky when I updated. I rolled it back.
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    Bucket list still needed:
    • Silver thimble
    • Spanish silver
    • seated half
    • flying eagle
    • early copper
    • 1700's coin
    • 1600's coin
    • silver 3 cent piece
    • nickel 3 cent piece
    • seated quarter
    • capped bust silver
    • draped bust silver
    • silver dollar

  8. #8
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    ARRG

    Feb 2005
    Sarasota, FL
    Whites Surfmaster PI Pro and Whites Surfmaster PI, Minelab Excal NY blue sword. 2 White's Dual field pi, Garrett sea hunter pi II (but don't use it for obvious reasons) 5' x 3 1/2' coil underwater Pi
    2,078
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    Shipwrecks
    Yes I remember the guy who said he went back to as bought because it was too much noise.

  9. #9

    Apr 2015
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    Metal Detecting
    After update it does a better job of detecting coins on edge... unfortunately, this made it a little too hot, and VDI numbers are kinda all over the place sometimes.

    Most people who started with the original firmware went back to it. I am still using the new release but I am very close to going back as well. I haven't had enough time on the new release to make up my mind.
    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
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    Aug 2008
    Dickinson, TX
    Equinox 600 & Whites DFX
    222
    13 times
    Beach and Shallow Water Hunting
    Quote Originally Posted by flgliderpilot View Post
    After update it does a better job of detecting coins on edge... unfortunately, this made it a little too hot, and VDI numbers are kinda all over the place sometimes.

    Most people who started with the original firmware went back to it. I am still using the new release but I am very close to going back as well. I haven't had enough time on the new release to make up my mind.
    Good info, thanks. I’ll just leave it alone, if it’s not broke...

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    ARRG

    Feb 2005
    Sarasota, FL
    Whites Surfmaster PI Pro and Whites Surfmaster PI, Minelab Excal NY blue sword. 2 White's Dual field pi, Garrett sea hunter pi II (but don't use it for obvious reasons) 5' x 3 1/2' coil underwater Pi
    2,078
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    Shipwrecks
    I was told by a very experienced water hunter who now uses the nox 800 exclusively, that if you have threshold so you can hear it the battery only lasts 4 hours. But if you turn it down so you cannot hear it, I would assume very low, it lasts all day. He said you really don’t need it, if there is a deep tiny, it still let’s you know. He really loves his 800.

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    sprailroad

    Jan 2017
    Grants Pass, Oregon
    Garrett A3B United States Gold Hunter, GTA 1000, AT Pro, Discovery Treasure Baron "Gold Trax", Minelab X-Terra 70, Safari, & EQ 800.
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    All Types Of Treasure Hunting
    Quote Originally Posted by stevemc View Post
    I was told by a very experienced water hunter who now uses the nox 800 exclusively, that if you have threshold so you can hear it the battery only lasts 4 hours. But if you turn it down so you cannot hear it, I would assume very low, it lasts all day. He said you really don’t need it, if there is a deep tiny, it still let’s you know. He really loves his 800.
    I do use threshold, and never had a problem with battery life at all. As far as needing it, I agree, you really do not, it's just something I use for me. And the update? I went back and forth with it, settled on the "Pre-update".

  13. #13
    us
    Aug 2011
    ctx 3030 nokta impact Equinox 800
    765
    968 times
    The update is night and day. It took a machine that was fantastic and had trouble picking up coins on edge to a a crummy machine that is fantastic at picking up coins on edge.
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    Bucket list still needed:
    • Silver thimble
    • Spanish silver
    • seated half
    • flying eagle
    • early copper
    • 1700's coin
    • 1600's coin
    • silver 3 cent piece
    • nickel 3 cent piece
    • seated quarter
    • capped bust silver
    • draped bust silver
    • silver dollar

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    D. Meeker

    Mar 2006
    Gulf Coast, Fl
    Blue Xcals and CTX
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    All Types Of Treasure Hunting
    Honorable Mentions (3)
    Maybe the difference between beach and dirt hunters too. I tested over 100pieces of gold and found no difference in depth. They did in fact make some needed adjustments they said....but some of those bleed over to other modes like beach which I didn’t like...others might based on location. Not new at this almost 1000 hours now and I’m good with the old program. Again....the threshold is nothing but added noise. It’s only a true threshold in gold modes having affect on targets.
    Whatever you do in life, surround yourself with smart people who'll argue with you.... John Wooden.

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    sprailroad

    Jan 2017
    Grants Pass, Oregon
    Garrett A3B United States Gold Hunter, GTA 1000, AT Pro, Discovery Treasure Baron "Gold Trax", Minelab X-Terra 70, Safari, & EQ 800.
    1,821
    2523 times
    All Types Of Treasure Hunting
    Quote Originally Posted by b3y0nd3r View Post
    The update is night and day. It took a machine that was fantastic and had trouble picking up coins on edge to a a crummy machine that is fantastic at picking up coins on edge.
    I know as a fact that I was picking up coins on edge before the update. Perhaps the "Depth gauge" is better after the update? I have never really paid much attention to a depth gauge on any machine I've ever owned anyway. I kind of go with b3yOnd3r on this.
    Hawks88 likes this.

 

 
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