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    My first detector ... narrowed down

    Hey all ... thanks for the help on my previous posts!

    After looking around a bit, l think i know what i want. A detector thats waterproof, wireless, multi frequency, interchangeable heads and notch discrimination. The NOX 800 fits that bill. Before i commit to this detector, thought I'd ask, "are there any other machines that compare, at the same price point?"

    Thanks again!
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    Box 600 !

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    Nox 600 !

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    Todd In Lutz FL

    Apr 2014
    Lutz FL
    Tarsacci MDT-8000, Equinox 800 2x, T-Rex scoop, AT Pro and Excalibur 1000
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    Nope and I just sold my CTX to buy another NOX 800 as a back-up to my other NOX 800 Thanks Fort Bedford detectors for a great deal!!

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    Feb 2017
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    The Anfibio looks interesting too. Same price point.

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    NO. There is no machine on Earth - at this time - that is a better all around metal detector than the Minelab Equinox 800.

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    Jan 2018
    North Atlanta
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mikebuild View Post
    Hey all ... thanks for the help on my previous posts!

    After looking around a bit, l think i know what i want. A detector thats waterproof, wireless, multi frequency, interchangeable heads and notch discrimination. The NOX 800 fits that bill. Before i commit to this detector, thought I'd ask, "are there any other machines that compare, at the same price point?"

    Thanks again!
    your first detector? well you did your research pretty good. Did they tell there is a healthy learning curve. So now you will have two of them: 1) metal detecting in general and 2) learning the nox 800. Don't be too surprised if you find the 800 real chatty in trashy areas. But if you like to study and learn then the nox will give you quite an education before you master it. Yes you can use the standard modes but those can be real chatty. Learn from the MD forums and youtube videos. plenty of info on the 800. 600 is good, 800 is better.

    I went from an AT Pro to the Nox 800 and found I had a lot to still learn about metal detecting.

    good luck with the 800. I would buy it over again.

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    "Is that a Geiger Counter?"

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    A great detector. But a great first detector?

    Set up a test garden of some buried and marked coins and targets (golf tees are good) and practice, practice, practice.

    A Maserati Quattroporte is a great car, but maybe not a great first car. Too much too soon. Don't get frustrated and take it slow and easy until you learn the unit AND the techniques. I'd recommend digging everything rather than jumping into masks and notches until you get some time on the machine.
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    Feb 2017
    Pa
    EQ 800 & 600, Fisher F75 +, Tesoro Tejon, Tesoro Conquistador, Bounty hunter Tracker iv
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    Just turn the gain down to 15 or so and let it do its thang.

    Any detector will take time to learn and TBH the Eq can be a VERY user friendly machine even for a noob to use with the presets. Plus theres a ton of info on the web if you get stuck trying to figure something out.
    Charlie P. (NY) and A2coins like this.

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    Nov 2018
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    Thanks guys, gooood info.

    After reading some more, i still believe the nox 800 to be the best fit for my needs ...but , i agree, the learning curve may be a bit much.
    So I chickened out and went with the AT Max. This should allow me to work up to the nox . Ordered it this AM. Taking it to Scottsdale for a couple weeks. Now i need to figure out where to go hunt ... sure theres lots.

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    Nov 2018
    TN
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mikebuild View Post
    Hey all ... thanks for the help on my previous posts!

    After looking around a bit, l think i know what i want. A detector thats waterproof, wireless, multi frequency, interchangeable heads and notch discrimination. The NOX 800 fits that bill. Before i commit to this detector, thought I'd ask, "are there any other machines that compare, at the same price point?"

    Thanks again!
    You will love it

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    Feb 2017
    Pa
    EQ 800 & 600, Fisher F75 +, Tesoro Tejon, Tesoro Conquistador, Bounty hunter Tracker iv
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    Metal Detecting
    Going to be a learning curve there too but i hope you like it!

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    Apr 2016
    South Western PA
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    Congrats on your first detector! The Max is probably an easier detector to get started with over the 800. Both are great machines.

    I recommend scouting out some sand or mulch type playground areas to learn your machine. Maybe stick with coin mode. Get comfortable with the tones, vdi and pinpointing before heading off into the wild. Gain some confidence and learn some nuances each time out. Have patience and enjoy the hobby!

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    Mar 2015
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    I see you are in Washington state. The 800 is the way to go. If you weren't near some gold I'd say 600 but where you are spend the little extra and you'll have a machine you can grow into. Enjoy n look forward to you posting some coins and gold nuggets!

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    DEPLORABLE

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    Nox 800,,
    End of conversation
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