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    Rick

    Aug 2005
    NW Arkansas
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    Cool Nox 600

    So I owned an Excal II for years, detected the Beaches from Fort Lauderdale to South Beach, flipping to the Gulf and detecting Beaches from Naples to Clearwater, all thru the 90s and 00's. We moved to Homestead FL and spent a year detecting Beach and Surf bout a 60 mile radius 2014-2015, got too HOT, had to get out of the oven so to speak! Moved back to the Midwest or NW Arkansas.

    Looking to buy a Nox 600, looking for a new lighter detector! I've been detecting since 1972, it's been a GREAT run, but at 63 wanting to go to a lighter newer machine!

    I understand Nox 600 submersible to 10 feet, but the headphones are not waterproof like what's on the Excal II, correct?

    Plan is to travel to US Coast detecting Sand/surf. Primarily detecting up to chest deep water, NOT ever planning to go head under, however, I have been knocked off my feet by surf and landing on my backside getting a good wash, but at 63, I find myself to be less daring and more respectful of the Surf!

    So chime in, comments are appreciated, is the Nox 600 a solid choice or is the a better solution for price point of bout 700?

    Cheers!
    Patience is a virtue.......

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    Mar 2015
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    I enjoy the equinox its good in salt water but it is tough on the wrist to push through the water. Its a great all around detector for the price. I have the 600. Don't forget to factor in the waterproof headphones.
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    A couple years ago Kellyco marketed waterproof headphones for the EQ.
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    Mar 2011
    San Diego
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    The 600 is a good choice. Just get the waterproof headphones. I got mine from Tony Eisenhower and am pleased with them.
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    Garry

    Nov 2013
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    Quote Originally Posted by Tommybuckets View Post
    I enjoy the equinox its good in salt water but it is tough on the wrist to push through the water. Its a great all around detector for the price. I have the 600. Don't forget to factor in the waterproof headphones.
    I agree. I detect for 10 to 12 hours every other day from Jensen Beach to Miami. I have 2 Excals and the Equinox. I had a CTX for several years. The Equinox is great I love it but when it comes to water and pushing the Nox its hard on the hand and wrist. I'm 66 and there is nothing better in the water than the Excal with an Anderson or plugger graphite shaft. The Excal slices through the water like butter.
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    If you don't look for it you won't find it!! So get out there and dig it.

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    Garry

    Nov 2013
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    Quote Originally Posted by cudamark View Post
    The 600 is a good choice. Just get the waterproof headphones. I got mine from Tony Eisenhower and am pleased with them.
    Tony makes great waterproof headphones.
    If you don't look for it you won't find it!! So get out there and dig it.

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    I've heard the Excal is tops in the water. Tommybuckets knows what he's doing. We dig together sometimes.
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    Rick

    Aug 2005
    NW Arkansas
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    Quote Originally Posted by Tommybuckets View Post
    I enjoy the equinox its good in salt water but it is tough on the wrist to push through the water. Its a great all around detector for the price. I have the 600. Don't forget to factor in the waterproof headphones.
    Yep, makes sense, being a lighter weight detector, it would have more buoyancy than an Excal but that's not a game changer for me

    Probably won't pursue waterproof headphones, probability of having surf knock me over, well, those are days of ol!

    Thanks for your input!
    Patience is a virtue.......

 

 

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