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    Quote Originally Posted by americanartifacts33 View Post
    Is there much difference between the 600 and 800 equinox?
    This should help answer that question.
    https://www.minelab.com/community/tr...vs-equinox-800


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    Quote Originally Posted by RustyGold View Post
    This should help answer that question.
    https://www.minelab.com/community/tr...vs-equinox-800
    Thank you very much that helps a lot!
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  4. #19
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    Quote Originally Posted by americanartifacts33 View Post
    Thank you very much that helps a lot!
    You bet. Good luck!


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  5. #20

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    Quote Originally Posted by DeepseekerADS View Post
    Most expensive - no, not the very most expensive. And then if you have the mods done (turns it into a killer machine), yes it starts getting very expensive. Absolutely love my Excal. Difficult to learn? Not really if you have experience using other detectors.....
    Most expensive of the machines I mentioned.
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    Minelab Equinox 800,Fisher CZ-21

    ... waiting to see that elusive dowser or LRL on the beach with a bucket of gold rings ... has never happened!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Terry Soloman View Post
    Two main differences - 800 has built in wi-fi with wireless headphones, and an extra mode for hunting gold nuggets. If you are a dirt and beach hunter, and do not live in a state with nuggets, then the 600 is the way to go. 3720-0002 | Minelab Equinox 800 | Fort Bedford Metal Detectors
    They both support both wireless module and bluetooth headphones. The 800 comes with bluetooth headphones and a wireless module.

    Honestly the only feature of the 800 that I really use often is the low backlight setting (which I think they finally added to the 600 firmware), and the custom tone settings but I find myself using that less and less.

    In which case I am using it like a 600 so one could save some money by going with the 600 unless they are planning to hunt gold nuggets in the midwest in which case they would want the gold mode of the 800.

    BTW: Gold mode does not work on beaches, it's specific to nugget hunting in dry areas, so it is not useful for the beach.

    Beach modes are identical between 600 and 800.
    Last edited by flgliderpilot; Oct 01, 2020 at 09:46 AM.
    Minelab Equinox 800,Fisher CZ-21

    ... waiting to see that elusive dowser or LRL on the beach with a bucket of gold rings ... has never happened!

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    Quote Originally Posted by flgliderpilot View Post
    They both support both wireless module and bluetooth headphones. The 800 comes with bluetooth headphones and a wireless module.

    Honestly the only feature of the 800 that I really use often is the low backlight setting (which I think they finally added to the 600 firmware), and the custom tone settings but I find myself using that less and less.

    In which case I am using it like a 600 so one could save some money by going with the 600 unless they are planning to hunt gold nuggets in the midwest in which case they would want the gold mode of the 800.

    BTW: Gold mode does not work on beaches, it's specific to nugget hunting in dry areas, so it is not useful for the beach.

    Beach modes are identical between 600 and 800.
    Thank you very much!!
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  8. #23

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    Quote Originally Posted by cudamark View Post
    Interesting. I find the Excal is the easiest machine to use of all the 13 detectors I own, and almost all of the other 20 I've used. I hunt in PP (all metal), and pretty much put a brick on the gas pedal and dig everything that isn't a dead iron null when I switch to Disc. What could be more simple?
    Learning the sounds and getting the settings right is the "harder" part for a beginner with an Excal.

    Not necessarily difficult it just takes time. But to be fair this applies to all machines but less so for some than others.
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    I have a Equinox 600 and its paid for itself 3 times over already. I also have a MInelab Sovereign GT and its an awesome beach machine if you don't plan on hunting the water where its over the control box. I saw one on ebay last night for sale. Its a beep and dig machine but once you learn what the machine is telling you then its a great machine and its 15 multi frequency.

  10. #25
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    Quote Originally Posted by flgliderpilot View Post
    They both support both wireless module and bluetooth headphones. The 800 comes with bluetooth headphones and a wireless module.

    Honestly the only feature of the 800 that I really use often is the low backlight setting (which I think they finally added to the 600 firmware), and the custom tone settings but I find myself using that less and less.

    In which case I am using it like a 600 so one could save some money by going with the 600 unless they are planning to hunt gold nuggets in the midwest in which case they would want the gold mode of the 800.

    BTW: Gold mode does not work on beaches, it's specific to nugget hunting in dry areas, so it is not useful for the beach.

    Beach modes are identical between 600 and 800.
    Mostly true, but, I disagree with some of what you say. It's true that they expanded the backlight settings on the 600 to match the 800. It's not true that the only place to use the Gold modes is looking for nuggets. The Gold modes work great in the dry sand at the beach. If you're looking for any tiny gold items, it's the best mode available for that. It's also a great option to be able to use the 20khz and 40khz single frequencies in a bad EMI area. The other feature that I find a benefit is the added adjustability of the recovery speed.
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    Want to make sure I understand..... The 800 and 600 both have internal bluetooth transmitters? or do you have to use an external wireless transmitter on the 600 and 800??
    Last edited by Mudflap; Oct 02, 2020 at 07:02 PM.

  12. #27
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    Both are setup the same. No additional equipment needed.
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  14. #29
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    Feb 2015
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    Quote Originally Posted by Swamp Fox View Post
    I have a Equinox 600 and its paid for itself 3 times over already. I also have a MInelab Sovereign GT and its an awesome beach machine if you don't plan on hunting the water where its over the control box. I saw one on ebay last night for sale. Its a beep and dig machine but once you learn what the machine is telling you then its a great machine and its 15 multi frequency.
    I have just bought a Sovereign GT, always wanted to try one, haven't had chance to use it yet but looking forward to seeing how I get on with it. For $350 it was a no brainer.

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    Sep 2014
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    I just bought a Nox 600. I watched the Gigmaster video on setting it up for the beach. He used a Nox 800. Everything went like he said on my 600, exept when I went to advance setting for the 2 tones. He was able to set t1 on 4 to get low grunt sounds and t2 up to 25. Mine only shows t1 on my advanced setting, It's new to me I could be doing something wrong for the advanced settings. Machine worked great at the beach yesterday. Thanks in advance.
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