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    Quote Originally Posted by Coinucopia View Post
    Here I sit looking at the differences between the 600 and 800 while trying to be logical about this.

    Main area of interest is relic hunting and occasional coin shooting, although not much of the latter.

    Prospecting....do I do that? Not a lot of opportunity around here, if any at all.
    Wireless headphone capability the 800 offers....I could take it or leave it. No preference over wired or wireless and I've always used wired. No problem there.
    More advanced setting adjustments 800 vs 600....Nice but not a must have personally.

    Leaning more toward the 600 I think. Spousal unit told me to go ahead and get what I want so it's a go. Just need to decide which one for certain.
    The CTX spoiled me for wireless headphones. So when the EQX came out, I chose the 800 just for that option. Thing is though, the 600 already has the same wireless functionality, just doesn't come with the hardware. So you could later buy a WM-08 for it, or you can just buy a set of BT headphones (you can buy the exact ones that come with the EQX, just without the logos) and save yourself about $180.

    Even though I used the WM-10 on the CTX on every hunt, I NEVER use it on the EQX. I have tried it, but after the initial "play time" I have always used the BT phones.
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    Jason has a very good analysis of the need of the 800 here. I got the 800, I like it. I think it's been two years since I used the CTX now. With the CTX, my greatest love was the sounds over targets, audiology, descriptive reactions to targets. Using the 800, it's just as adept.
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    Wireless was a must now that I've used it for a number of years. Not dealing with the wireless module was a big plus also. So, for me the 800 was the way to go. Haven't regretted it in any way.
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    You guys are going to have me spending my kids inheritance on an 800! Gary

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  5. #20
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    Well.....I figured why the heck not, just go big or don't go. With the wife's encouragement (knew that was gonna happen) I just placed the order for an 800. The 15% military discount was a no brainer.
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    So many relics, so little time.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Coinucopia View Post
    Well.....I figured why the heck not, just go big or don't go. With the wife's encouragement (knew that was gonna happen) I just placed the order for an 800. The 15% military discount was a no brainer.


    Here's a quick tutorial...
    1 - dont treat it like any past machines, take the time to learn the way the detector behaves and responds.
    2 - don't get caught up with special "programs". 90% of the time they arent needed or wont work for YOU.
    3 - Put it in a stock mode to type of hunt you are doing and leave it alone. Learn the machine before you change the machine.
    4 - Charge it before you run out to use it that first time!
    5 - the detector comes with a quick-start guide but not the manual. Download the manual from minelab's website and read it through a few times.

    Good luck and enjoy!

  8. #23
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    Whooo Hooo! I have a tracking number.

    This will be just in time for a planned relic hunt this coming weekend so I can see what the Equinox is all about.

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    So many relics, so little time.

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    Good for you! It sounds like you have an awesome wife! I started out on the Nox in park 1 with all metal mode off. Learned the tones and how the machine worked. Then started using all metal mode on, that took some time getting used to all the tones! Now I'm using Field 2 and I'm pulling in deeper stuff! This machine just keeps getting better!
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  10. #25
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    Quote Originally Posted by Whyme View Post
    Good for you! It sounds like you have an awesome wife!
    Oh believe me, I'll pay for it. I know how the game works.

    Our anniversary is coming up in a couple of weeks.

    Seriously though, I don't know how she puts up with me sometimes and is nothing short of incredible.
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    So many relics, so little time.

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    Ditto what Jason said. Good advice.

  12. #27
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    Go where the water is.....swimming holes and such.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Coinucopia View Post
    Well.....I figured why the heck not, just go big or don't go. With the wife's encouragement (knew that was gonna happen) I just placed the order for an 800. The 15% military discount was a no brainer.
    Where are you getting the veterans discount from?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Treasure_Hunter View Post
    Check your pm.
    Got it, thanks folks!
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