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    Just to make it simple

    For those looking for the best all around mid range detector, here is some help. The At Pro can't be beat, unless of course you detect salt beaches. The AT Pro can't do that from a practical standpoint. On the other hand the Minelab Equinox can. It is essentially an AT Pro that can handle the salt very well. So if you live in the middle of the country and never detect salt beaches, save some money and find an AT Pro at a bargain. You won't be disappointed. If you need wet salt sand or salt water capability, buy a Nox you will get the best of both worlds but at about twice the cost. Just my opinion.
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    Nov 2012
    Maryland
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    Wise words. The AT Max is also a good, competitive machine as is the Fisher F-75 and a couple of the White's machines. My old Tesoro Vaquero would kick it even in trashy areas, but Tesoro is having technical difficulties, if you would. I have a digging partner with an AT Pro and he can whoop most folks real good with it. You are correct with the salt water, but even my Tesoro Cibola does good in salt water, however, I generally don't go in the water anymore.

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    Sep 2012
    D'Iberville MS
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    They the Equinox 800 or Equinox 600 both beat the heck out of the At Pro and you can hunt salt beaches


    I don't detect for the stuff I find, I detect for the stuff I haven't found.

    If I didn't find it I hope you did.


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    Tom

    Jul 2012
    Mesa AZ
    Minelab Equinox 800, Nokta Anfibio Multi, Makro Multi Kruzer, Racer 2, White's DFX,
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    "On the other hand the Minelab Equinox can. It is essentially an AT Pro that can handle the salt". Ha Ha Ha Ha Ha Ha. ROTFLMAO. They're not even close.
    Last edited by Tom Slick; Jan 10, 2019 at 05:53 PM. Reason: Grammer
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    43 Years detecting
    ex White's Dealer
    Current Arsenal: Minelab Equinox 800, Nokta Anfibio, Makro Multi Kruzer, Racer 2, White's DFX w/BigFoot x 3

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    Mar 2011
    San Diego
    Equinox 800, Treasure Probe IV, E-Trac, 3 Excal 1000's, White's GM3 V-sat. White's TM808, VibraProbe, 15" NEL Attack, 5X10 Joey, Steath 920ix and 720i, TRX, etc....
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    For the slight difference in price, The Equinox is a much better deal. There's a reason that Garrett has discounted the AT series and/or added incentives to buy one.....they couldn't compete at the same price as the Equinox because the Nox beats the AT in just about every other aspect.
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    "jus cuz it's wrote down, don't make it so"

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    If you do not need wet salt capability, the Pro is indeed a good option. A used one can be had for half the price of a Nox, the battery system is simple and reliable, headphone options are cheap and numerous, coil choices vary and are amazingly adaptable, pin pointing is super accurate, iron audio is exceptional, its ability to separate signals especially with a small coil is impressive, its ability to hit on the smallest targets is exceptional, and with eight modes and numerous sensitivity adjustments its15 MHz frequency is extremely versatile.
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    us
    Sep 2011
    Denver, Colorado
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    Anyone know where I can get a Equinox800 for around $500? I'll even pay $600!
    Great deal on the at pro is around $350.

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    Robert

    Mar 2017
    Northwest Connecticut
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    If there’s a Nox800, new from authorized dealer for $600 let me know and I’ll pull the trigger. Was going to wait to sell my second ATP, used 4 days at the beach while on vacation, but I wouldn’t pass up a price of $600
    You can lead a horse to water but a pencil must be lead

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    DEPLORABLE

    Jul 2015
    Port Allegheny, Pennsylvania
    E-trac, Excalibur, XP Deus, & CTX 3030.
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    Everything is budget with some people and I do understand that. If budget is what restricts you, than don't use it to make the other machine inferior to the higher end machine. I used Garrets for at least 20 years. They do not use the same technology as a Minelab. I sold my AT PRO and stepped up. There's a big difference.
    Great machines, but different.
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    Tom

    Jul 2012
    Mesa AZ
    Minelab Equinox 800, Nokta Anfibio Multi, Makro Multi Kruzer, Racer 2, White's DFX,
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    You get what you pay for. A buddy recently bought a new AT. He was happy because they threw in a Bounty Hunter detector on the deal. He called to say the Bounty Hunter didn't even have a headphone jack. I hunted with him and his AT and he said "If I don't find anything again, I'm gonna have to sell the AT and get either a Nox or Multi Kruzer". We (three of us Nox users) all found keepers. He did not. That's not to say the AT isn't a decent detector, but to say it's Basically an Equinox is far from correct. I don't regret the day I sold my AT, or the day I got my Nox.
    43 Years detecting
    ex White's Dealer
    Current Arsenal: Minelab Equinox 800, Nokta Anfibio, Makro Multi Kruzer, Racer 2, White's DFX w/BigFoot x 3

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    This video makes it easy to choose too

    Last edited by Racso; Feb 14, 2019 at 06:10 PM.
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    Tommy

    Dec 2015
    Ann Arbor
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    I have both the 800 in iron is crappy and so many sounds to try to learn At series is deeper on coins especially hot ground cool aid is best when first served lol most dont even know how to use it out of park 1 or 2
    Still Available ​Approved TreasureNet Stickers
    .:: $3.00 for 11" X 3" Bumper Sticker ::.
    .:: $2.25 for 1" x 4" Detector Sticker ::.
    (Free Shipping)


    SEE: TreasureNet Bumper Stickers

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    Tommy

    Dec 2015
    Ann Arbor
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    funny
    Last edited by A2coins; Feb 15, 2019 at 06:42 PM.
    Still Available ​Approved TreasureNet Stickers
    .:: $3.00 for 11" X 3" Bumper Sticker ::.
    .:: $2.25 for 1" x 4" Detector Sticker ::.
    (Free Shipping)


    SEE: TreasureNet Bumper Stickers

  14. #14
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    Aug 2017
    Northern Virginia
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    Well I like Fords and some like Chevy's! I have both the AT PRO and the MAX. The PRO was my first machine and I really loved it, I don't hunt beaches very often (only during the annual beach vacation) and frankly it is a disappointment in the water. I was debating between getting the NOX or the MAX and the decision came down to couple of things: 1) Cost- Garrett offered 30% off cost of MAX when I traded in a 25 year old Treasure Ace 300 (didn't work and couldn't be repaired) 2) Familiarity- the AT series is simple, light it up and start swinging. I can buy any detector I want but frankly I don't like worry about a lot of settings and software updates, etc 3) Flexibility - Everything I have for my PRO can be used on the MAX, all my coils, headphones, spare battery packs, etc 4) I like "Made in America" Now I understand that there are targets out there that I may miss with my choice but I think that is true with any machine so my advice to anyone is get what you like and swing it like you own it and most importantly be a good detectorist who is a credit to the hobby so all of us can do this till we drop!
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    Don 't understand the severe criticism of the At Pro. Found this little gem two weeks ago in the dry sand on a winter beach that has been pounded by just about every other detector over the past several months. Admittedly it is small, only .07 oz, but it is also a testimony to the Pro's capability. Of course you have to turn it on before it will work!
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