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    Minelab Equinox

    I feel a bit jaded when I hear talk of new releases.... but when I learned from another thread about the Minelab Equinox I have to admit to feeling a bit excited! An affordable multi frequency waterproof lightweight detector.
    As I joked in another thread about Nokta claiming "you spoke- we listened".... it appears Nokta had selective hearing with the Impact! We waited a long time for the release. It appears to be a good detector though. Another new release - the AT max- also appears to be OK (not many videos to be found). But it doe raise the question about what 'NEW' really means.
    Im going to follow the equinox release very closely. I started out way back with a XT17000 and a big ol SD2000 with the rubbish bin lid coil in the gold fields. I recently came across an old sovereign XS2 and couldnt understand Minelabs gap between the xterra range and the safari and excal.... the sovereign left a gap that was never really filled.
    I really thought FTP would be announcing something this year with the price shuffle of the F75 and moving the F70 platform to the patriot.
    I for one will buy the Equinox if it is anything like they describe.

    As I questioned in another thread, what will other manufacturers do if minelab produce this machine at the same pricepoint as all the single frequency , non waterproof, heavy(ish) machines that have been newly released?

    Chub

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    I received an Email this morning from Minelab.
    I was really, really Hoping to see the designation BBS (land) .

    Expected retail prices are:
    EQUINOX 600 USD 649
    EQUINOX 800 USD 899



    but am curious

    http://www.minelab.com/customer-care...article=319462
    3 Detect Modes (Park, Field, Beach) 4 Detect Modes (Park, Field, Beach, Gold)
    4 Frequency Options (5kHz, 10kHz, 15kHz, Multi) 6 Frequency Options (5kHz, 10kHz, 15kHz, 20kHz, 40kHz, Multi)
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    I almost don't want the technology to get better. It takes the mystery and wonder out of the hobby. Nothing stops progress though I guess.

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    Chub, I think the other companies are going to have to change their $$$ points.. The Equinox sounds like a great machine...

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    The other guys better crap something truly innovative if they're going to continue floging the single frequency horse.

    If not, then perhaps the time for them has come to either step it up or hang it up.
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    Quote Originally Posted by MattPa View Post
    I almost don't want the technology to get better. It takes the mystery and wonder out of the hobby. Nothing stops progress though I guess.
    Yes but,
    like Nickles in hunted out parks, imagine all the cool aluminum Tokens left for us

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    It sounds like a great machine and I'm amazed at the low price compared to what they got out of the e trac and 3030. I'm personally not interested in this unit but it should be a hot machine for park hunters. Technology keeps on keepin on, it's hard to keep up.
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    After months of focused curiosity about the AT Max, and it's endless delays, I saw this yesterday. Now my focus has shifted squarely to the Equinox. It almost sounds too good to be true and a price point that sounds too good to be true. kind of like the Max. But this one sounds way better. 2018 should be very interesting with reviews and comparisons of both....

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    Quote Originally Posted by Phishfindr View Post
    After months of focused curiosity about the AT Max, and it's endless delays, I saw this yesterday. Now my focus has shifted squarely to the Equinox. It almost sounds too good to be true and a price point that sounds too good to be true. kind of like the Max. But this one sounds way better. 2018 should be very interesting with reviews and comparisons of both....
    Thanks Phish , it was your post that alerted me to the announcement. Normally Im leary of pre release spin but we all know minelab has the tech.


    Chub

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    Hi all,
    Using a Deus and a CP4 PI at the moment but will follow all reports on the Equinox. Previous machines from this particular Company have always appeared to be pricey, which makes me wonder why bring out two models ie 600 and 800 when the majority of new purchasers will opt for the higher spec. Four dedicated search modes and 40 khz on the 800---seems a no brainer to me ! Mention a gold setting---surely the logical way forward. Good honest reports from old hands will be more help than any salesmen"s patter.! Mossy99

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    Again, what am i missing? What are they not telling us? It don't make any sense. Why is this not the same price or higher than the E-trac. I had the E-trac and it was a depth monster for sure. The balance sucked making it feel like i was swinging a 2 by 6 but i loved the accuracy of the VDI.

    Is this machine Equal to the E-trac or is it lacking in depth, VDI accuracy or both? Basicly, i question the lack of info they gave us. Yes they gave us features we all might like to have but how do they really work? how do they compare to whats already out there? Does it have a USB port for future software fixes or upgrades?

    We saw a video of someone swinging over a few coins and an iron bar but again, no info on the settings. Was it single KHz or Multi ?

    If it turns out to be everything they say it is, indeed the industry will be turned upside down and then what will happen to the CTX and E-trac?
    Last edited by Ammoman; Sep 18, 2017 at 11:13 AM.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ammoman View Post
    Again, what am i missing? What are they not telling us? It don't make any sense. Why is this not the same price or higher than the E-trac. I had the E-trac and it was a depth monster for sure. The balance sucked making it feel like i was swinging a 2 by 6 but i loved the accuracy of the VDI.

    Is this machine Equal to the E-trac or is it lacking in depth, VDI accuracy or both? Basicly, i question the lack of info they gave us. Yes they gave us features we all might like to have but how do they really work? how do they compare to whats already out there? Does it have a USB port for future software fixes or upgrades?

    We saw a video of someone swinging over a few coins and an iron bar but again, no info on the settings. Was it single KHz or Multi ?

    If it turns out to be everything they say it is, indeed the industry will be turned upside down and then what will happen to the CTX and E-trac?
    Time will tell. for some time I thought there was a gap in the minelab range. The local dealer here tells me the Xterra range just doesnt sell... the safari - while a good detector seems uninspiring , the e trac almost impossible to master (or at least use all its features) the 3030 unafordable to many. They dumped the sovereign ? strange move...
    The 800 price range is right where the money is for most of us I guess. Look at cell phones... the tech became amazing and very affordable....along with cars where even the base models now are almost 'full house' with AC , power windows,airbags, disc brakes ,tinting etc etc

    Perhaps we dont know the full picture, maybe the e trac will die and the CTX is headed for a crazy upgrade?

    Chub

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    Equinox was just introduce, be patient and Minelab will release more info in the coming weeks.
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    Why do we have to wait? They built the machine, they know what it can and can not do. Why not give the info right out of the gate?

    If it has what i want in a machine i will be in line with everyone else.
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