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  1. #1
    us
    Mar 2019
    Rhode Island
    Minelab Equinox 600 Teknetics minuteman Land ranger pro
    9
    22 times
    All Types Of Treasure Hunting

    Equinox 600 US two-cent piece

    Second time out with the nox in a trash filled park that I thought I had cleaned out. This machine is amazing. I was on the fence about getting the 800 or 600. Absolutely Not regretting my decision to go with the 600. For anyone else who is trying to decide between the 600 or the 800 unless you have a specific need for the 800 such as gold mode or the advanced settings you will have a just as capable detector and save some cash.
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  2. #2
    us
    Jul 2016
    Northern Indiana
    XP Deus Minelab Equinox 800 Minelab Safari Fisher F75+
    359
    631 times
    Metal Detecting
    Nice find, congrats! Welcome to T-net!
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  3. #3
    us
    Metal Detecting & Hotwheels Collecting

    Sep 2014
    Finger Lakes Region, Upstate NY
    Nox 600, Tesoro, Bounty Hunter, Deteknix
    2,634
    4108 times
    All Types Of Treasure Hunting
    Nice finds, congrats & welcome to Tnet from upstate NY
    Any day of hunting, whether good or bad is better than not hunting at all

  4. #4

    Feb 2017
    Pa
    EQ 800 & 600, Fisher F75 +, Tesoro Tejon, Tesoro Conquistador, Bounty hunter Tracker iv
    2,403
    3721 times
    Metal Detecting
    Awesome coin! Congrats! I have to disagree about the 600 vs 800. IMO, the 800 is the better bang for the buck with all you get.
    cudamark likes this.

  5. #5
    Charter Member
    us
    Aug 2013
    OC, CA
    XP Deus, Equinox 800 & 600, Tesoro Compadre 720i Stealth Scoop
    7,190
    6687 times
    Beach and Shallow Water Hunting
    Welcome to TreasureNet from Southern California. Very cool coin! Congratulations!
    I just added the Equinox 600 to go with the 800 and love it. Good luck!


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

  6. #6
    Charter Member
    us
    Apr 2008
    Forney, Texas
    590
    182 times
    All Types Of Treasure Hunting
    Excellent finds, and welcome from Forney, Texas...

  7. #7
    us
    Title? old fart

    Jun 2014
    mid western ARK
    XP Deus with 9"LF and 9" HF Coils and 600 Equinox with stock and 6" coils
    8,287
    11689 times
    Relic Hunting
    Honorable Mentions (3)
    gotta love it
    LUKE 15 : 8 "OR WHAT WOMAN, IF SHE HAS TEN SILVER COINS AND LOSES ONE COIN,DOES NOT LIGHT A LAMP AND SWEEP THE HOUSE AND SEARCH CAREFULLY UNTIL SHE FINDS IT?" 15 : 9 "AND WHEN SHE HAS FOUND IT, SHE CALLS TOGETHER HER FRIENDS AND NEIGHBORS, SAYING, "REJOICE WITH ME, FOR I HAVE FOUND THE COIN WHICH I HAD LOST!"

  8. #8
    us
    Mar 2019
    Rhode Island
    Minelab Equinox 600 Teknetics minuteman Land ranger pro
    9
    22 times
    All Types Of Treasure Hunting
    Thanks for the warm welcome everyone!!!

    For my hunting style I think the 600 is perfect others may prefer the 800. My style is more turn on and go. I’m probably what most of you would consider a weekend warrior. If you’re in an area with natural gold it’s the 800 all the way. As far as what you get with the 800 accessory wise the headphones and wm-08 module. Well, I’m not sure I would consider something I still have to plug a cord into and deal with that cord while detecting “wireless” also it’s not water proof so if water hunting is your thing you’ll be buying the minelab waterproof headphones and similar apt-x wireless headphones can be purchased for around $50. So assuming msrp of 650 and 900 respectfully. Let’s say I spent 700 between the 600 and 3rd party headphones. That leaves about a 200 difference for me to decide if the actual differences in the machine are worth the investment. Gold mode, no natural gold here. Not needed. Adjustable backlight, not really a big deal to me. Manual noise canceling, haven’t needed it yet doubt many people with the 800 use it. Recovery speed settings, 3 which is equal to 6 on the 800 is plenty fast. Would guess not many people use a recovery speed of 8 on the 800 very often. Iron bias settings, as we all know iron bias is a slippery slope. Increase it and potentially miss targets. Also thinking most users of the 800 either set it at 0 or keep it low. Tone break, don’t think I would change it if I could and would guess the majority of 800 users leave it at factory setting. User profile button, this I do wish the 600 had but again didn’t feel it was worth the extra money. So yes the 800 offers more fine grained control but for me I didn’t find the higher price point to be worth it. Just my opinion and reasoning for choosing the 600 over the 800

    I have learned so much from TN thanks to all of you for sharing your knowledge
    Thanks again for the warm welcome, good luck and hh
    Last edited by Beep_dig_repeat; Mar 18, 2019 at 03:31 PM.
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  9. #9
    Charter Member
    us
    Jul 2015
    Near Ground Zero for Insanity
    XP Deus with HF Coils and Mi6 Pinpointer/ML Equinox 600/800/ML GPX 4800/Garrett ATX/Fisher F75 DST/Tek Delta/Whites MXT/Garrett Carrot/Piranha Relic Shovel
    3,961
    6227 times
    All Types Of Treasure Hunting
    Your logic 600 vs. 800 logic makes sense for the most part. The 600 is a very capable machine and seems to be suited to your approach to detecting. The only thing I will say is that you seem to have the misconception that gold mode is ONLY suited to prospecting and that is really underselling what gold mode can do for the relic hunter and even coin shooter. It gives you another tool for target interrogation and is probably the mode best suited for detecting in highly mineralized ground.

    Regarding value, I think you are smart to get your own 3rd party wireless BT phones for the 600 but the included WM08 module with the 800 also allows for use if your favorite wired phones untethered from the detector, which might be valuable to some folks. Otherwise, if you were to buy that module separately, be prepared to spend between $150 to $250 (list) for it. Don’t need it, then you can sell it and make up most of the $250 cost difference between the 600 and 800 and still have the more capable machine. So the value proposition for the 600 vs. 800 is not as straight forward as you might think.

    Finally, there are some less heralded 800 features like the User Profile, non-ferrous tone break adjustments, and backlight adjustment that are a lot more useful than you might think. At least knowing what I know now, I do find I miss those features when I am using my backup 600 machine (which I use as a sacrificial beater machine to absorb the abuse meted out for salt beach water hunting).

    Again, I think you probably made the right choice for your situation, just pointing out some additional things folks should consider.

    Check out this post for more 600 vs. 800 comparative discussions.

    Gold Mode May Not Necessarily Be the Most Important Thing Missing from the 600

    BTW nice finds!
    Last edited by vferrari; Mar 18, 2019 at 04:05 PM.
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    "The future ain't what it used to be..."

  10. #10
    Charter Member
    us
    Oct 2014
    Massachusetts
    Garrett: AT Pro, AT Gold & Infinium; Minelab: Explorer SE, II & X-terra 705; Tesoro: Tejon & Outlaw; White's: V3i & DFX
    24,403
    24759 times
    Relic Hunting
    Banner Finds (2)
    Nice old coin shooting!

    Welcome to the forum!

 

 

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