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Thread: Advice? Waterproof sub 1k detector for relics and coins

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    Advice? Waterproof sub 1k detector for relics and coins

    Hello,
    Any advice for choosing between AT Pro, Equinox 600 or Makro Kruzer? Any other options I should consider?
    Primarily interested in dry land hunting for coins and relics. Would like the option for shallow river detecting, and possibly a gold nugget hunt in a creek.

    Thanks!

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    Equinox 800. 600 if you have to but the 800 is a better deal.
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    Given your criteria, I agree with Iffy...hands down, the EQX 800...particularly if you're going after gold nuggets. The 800 is extremely sensitive and will pick up very small nuggets. The EQX600 doesn't have the Gold Mode option.
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    I have a whites mx sport that could easily replace that at pro on that list. Surpasses it in so many ways. But for similar prices I would think the equinox 600 or 800 or kruzer would be where you should be concentrating on.
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  6. #6
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    I have both the MX Sport and the Makro Multi Kruzer. Both fit your needs very well.

    The MX Sport comes with waterproof headphones (wired). It is rated down to 10 feet under water. It is deep, very sensitive, and fairly fast. Good selection of coils available (the new 6 inch coil is fantastic). 14kHz frequency though, so it's not the best choice for really small gold. Love the screen and the user interface. It's heavier than the Kruzer, but balanced nicely and it swings really well. Whites service is outstanding.

    The Makro Multi Kruzer comes with wireless headphones (not waterproof). The included headphones are light in weight and do work well. Some users would prefer the headphones were a bit louder though. The Kruzer is rated down to 16 feet under water. It is a deep machine (depending on program used) and very fast (depending on program). The user can select one of three frequencies to hunt in. The Kruzer has a good selection of coils - the 7 inch concentric is outstanding. It has a good screen and the user interface is good. The machine is light weight and swings very well. The Kruzer has internal, rechargeable batteries.

    You might also consider the Nokta/Makro Anfibio (Multi). My understanding is that it is a Kruzer with more options/programs but mounted on a straight shaft.
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    An alternative detector ......... Quest Pro.
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  8. #8
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    Thank you everyone. Looks like I have a couple of more now to consider.
    Very helpful everyone and much appreciated!

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    Equinox 800. It can handle land and water and also has a Gold Program. From what I have heard and witnessed, both the EQ 600 & 800 have an easy learning curve. You can also go wireless.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ivanll View Post
    An alternative detector ......... Quest Pro.
    Haven't heard much about them (which isn't saying much). Do you have experience with one?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tahts-a-dats-ago View Post
    I have both the MX Sport and the Makro Multi Kruzer. Both fit your needs very well.

    The MX Sport comes with waterproof headphones (wired). It is rated down to 10 feet under water. It is deep, very sensitive, and fairly fast. Good selection of coils available (the new 6 inch coil is fantastic). 14kHz frequency though, so it's not the best choice for really small gold. Love the screen and the user interface. It's heavier than the Kruzer, but balanced nicely and it swings really well. Whites service is outstanding.

    The Makro Multi Kruzer comes with wireless headphones (not waterproof). The included headphones are light in weight and do work well. Some users would prefer the headphones were a bit louder though. The Kruzer is rated down to 16 feet under water. It is a deep machine (depending on program used) and very fast (depending on program). The user can select one of three frequencies to hunt in. The Kruzer has a good selection of coils - the 7 inch concentric is outstanding. It has a good screen and the user interface is good. The machine is light weight and swings very well. The Kruzer has internal, rechargeable batteries.

    You might also consider the Nokta/Makro Anfibio (Multi). My understanding is that it is a Kruzer with more options/programs but mounted on a straight shaft.
    Sorry for my ignorance, but when you say it's fast...are you talking about recovery speed?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dighere View Post
    Haven't heard much about them (which isn't saying much). Do you have experience with one?
    I do !

    There are some good video on YouTube
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    I currently run White's Spectra V3i wireless, Fisher F-70, Garrett AT-Pro, Minelab Etrac. I have owned other Fisher, Teknetics & Garrett models. Hands on with Equinox 800, Garrett AT-Max, & New Chase
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    Dighere, the latest and greatest or rather the newest sensation is the Equinox series from Minelab, however you've been given some great advice on the White's MX Sport.
    The White's Mx-7 is water resistant (splash proof) and another good pick for less money. Both of these units have a prospecting feature and your not loosing anything to any other brand or model out there. I would add their less expensive and the MX Sport includes water proof head phones, and if you "heaven forbid" break the unit or have an issue White's has an amazing proven customer service group, Minelab has not been know for that through the years, but they have improved recently.
    Good luck!
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  14. #14
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    I like the choice of battery you have on both the MX Sport, Garrett AT-Max and Makro Multi Kruzer.

    ivanll
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dighere View Post
    Sorry for my ignorance, but when you say it's fast...are you talking about recovery speed?
    Yes.
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