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  1. #16
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    If you get the two coils as extras, big and large and headphones, what are we talking $450 to $500 additional? The 9" coil would have made sense, oh well. The 6" coil makes sense for tight areas, not so much a 15" to go deeper. I'd think there wouldn't be an advantage to the larger one over the one the machine comes with. Can't tell right now.

    I bought a larger coil once for my Tesoro Cibola but only got an advantage in really bad ground.
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    Quote Originally Posted by smokeythecat View Post
    If you get the two coils as extras, big and large and headphones, what are we talking $450 to $500 additional? The 9" coil would have made sense, oh well. The 6" coil makes sense for tight areas, not so much a 15" to go deeper. I'd think there wouldn't be an advantage to the larger one over the one the machine comes with. Can't tell right now.

    I bought a larger coil once for my Tesoro Cibola but only got an advantage in really bad ground.
    Equinox coils are smart....the bigger the smarter. They will sense when you need a bathroom break and kill the battery, forcing you to get out of the field to charge up and go to the bathroom.
    In fact if you put the daily crossword in front of the equinox coil and leave it on....don't be surprized if the crossword is completed when you get back...
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  3. #18
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    I had e-mailed Minelab a month ago requesting that they come out with an 8" coil for the Equinox machines. For general hunting I find this the optimum size coil and for many years an 8" coil was the industry standard for general coin shooting. The race for "more depth" resulted in most manufacturers making 11" coils standard and although they may be deeper than an 8" coil they will never provide the separation and accuracy at normal (say to 10") depths. I was told they would have a six inch coil in late spring but they had no plans for an 8" coil. To me this sucks, I normally use an 8 incher on my Safari and ATP, and usually on my Infinium. I really don't like six inchers either, just too small. I don't understand why they are not considering making a wider coil selection for the Equinox like they did for the Explorer series. I really would like an Equinox 800, but may not get one until Coiltec or somebody else comes out with an 8" coil for these machines. Of course for me it may be a moot point since they seem to be a little lame about getting the 800s to market and I will certainly not pay an asinine price to get one now.
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    Extra separation may not be necessary with the super fast processor the Nox has. I'm more interested in coverage of large areas and would rather get a 15" coil than a smaller one.
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  5. #20
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    Quote Originally Posted by gunsil View Post
    I had e-mailed Minelab a month ago requesting that they come out with an 8" coil for the Equinox machines. For general hunting I find this the optimum size coil and for many years an 8" coil was the industry standard for general coin shooting. The race for "more depth" resulted in most manufacturers making 11" coils standard and although they may be deeper than an 8" coil they will never provide the separation and accuracy at normal (say to 10") depths. I was told they would have a six inch coil in late spring but they had no plans for an 8" coil. To me this sucks, I normally use an 8 incher on my Safari and ATP, and usually on my Infinium. I really don't like six inchers either, just too small. I don't understand why they are not considering making a wider coil selection for the Equinox like they did for the Explorer series. I really would like an Equinox 800, but may not get one until Coiltec or somebody else comes out with an 8" coil for these machines. Of course for me it may be a moot point since they seem to be a little lame about getting the 800s to market and I will certainly not pay an asinine price to get one now.
    I here you....the 11" is just a bit of a tight fit and the 6" although ample size for those tight spots just does not satisfy....forget the 15" its a monster and I'm sure
    it will just ruin most people. 8" sounds nice but I prefer a 9" it has a familiar feel to it.
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  6. #21
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    Quote Originally Posted by bleeohio View Post
    I'll say I'm on the fence about the six inch. I don't have the patience that it takes to work a small coil but I'd sure swing the snot out of an 8-9 incher.
    Yeah, a little 5 x 8 like on the AT Pro would be a killer on a 600 or 800. I would be able to locate more silver in my park that is a pop top, ring pull and foil graveyard. around the concrete picnic tables which have been there forever you can dig a shovel full of dirt and almost be guaranteed some junk.

  7. #22
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    if you are still waiting for the 800 then find a small minelab dealer. I got mine two weeks ago in two days after I ordered it because the small minelab dealer had one in stock. The smaller dealers have an allocation like the big dealers. But the main difference the small dealers have fewer customers begging for 800's. The larger dealers have a huge list of customers begging for an 800 hence the long wait if you are on a large dealer list.

    I am very happy with the 800. still learning and having fun in between the rain storms. But we need the rain here in the southeast, but would be willing to share half of it with the folks out west, but that is the way it is.
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