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    Feb 2020
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    Help with my first detector.

    I am looking for advice on my first metal detector. I want somthing with a gold option so I dont have to buy a 2nd one in a few months. I have been looking at the Equinox 800, whites vx3, and the xp orx. If anyone has experience with these machines and has some advice I would apriciate hearing it.

    Thanks
    Ivan

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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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    Of those choices, I'd go with the Equinox. Welcome to Tnet!
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    Feb 2020
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    Thank you. I am open to any sugestions. Those are the ones in my price gange of 700 to 800 dollars. Used is fine too.
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    Tommy

    Dec 2015
    Ann Arbor
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    Equinox is a good machine it has some preset modes which help for starting out before you tweak some changes to it. I dont know of any machine where gold is easy to find.

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    Tommy

    Dec 2015
    Ann Arbor
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    Welcome to tnet from Mi Tommy
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    David

    Mar 2013
    North Eastern NC
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    I agree with Tommy. The Equinox is great for a starter and it can customized for the advanced user. I have had many machines over the years and now have an Equinox 800 and love it. BTW, Welcome from North Carolina.
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  7. #7
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    Feb 2020
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    Thanks for the replies everyone. I live in Reno, Nv so I have access to California gold areas and Rypatch here in Nevada. Also Lake Tahoe beaches so I dont know what type of detecting I will enjoy most. I just dont want to get somthing and find out it does not do what I need.
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    Jan 2014
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    Equinox 800
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  9. #9
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    Aug 2013
    Some where out there
    Equinox 800 / XP Deus / ORX
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    Look closer at the XP ORX.
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    Travis Mitchell

    Feb 2016
    Elizabethtown, IN
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    I've owned all 3 - I'm a huge fan of the ORX (The 9" HD coil - is the best all purpose coil I have ever used)
    Plus the added benefit of it being able to collapse it and swing it all day (so light!)

    With the exception of beach hunting (submersion) or black sand (which I know nothing about) - The ORX is hard to beat

    Yesterday I hunted while it was snowing and then it turned to freezing rain (I had the control box in a zip lock bag) still attaches to the shaft and when I got home everything was covered in mud. Took the box off and washed everything off in the shower - piece of cake

    * Plus for $650 you get probably the best pinpointer on the market (custom settings and works through your headphones)
    The only downside to the Deus is coils are very expensive and if you want to upgrade the control box to full Deus the control box is also very expensive.

    The Vx3 V3i is too slow and heavy (Has some really nice features but needs an update - which is never going to come)
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    Aug 2017
    Northern Virginia
    AT MAX/AT PRO/GPX-4500,Garrett Pro Pointer,NEL Attack Coil, Lesche diggers, and the custom made in the USA Freeloader Pack Mule Pouch!
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    Well I am a Garrett guy swinging the Pro or the Max, frankly they are really simple machines to learn, now having said that the NOX is most likely next on my list (as soon as I can figure away to sneak another machine past COMNAVHOME)
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    Rook

    Nov 2013
    XP Deus, F75Ltd., AT PRO, Garrett pointer
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    The Deus can be complex but it has a beginner program. Good luck.
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    us
    Apr 2013
    Helena, Montana
    Xterra 705 Gold Pack, Garrett pro pointer
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    I recommend the minelab 705. You can get the package with the concentric or the elliptical 18khz frequency. Basically just need a coil for whatever you are searching for. Plus you'd have enough left over to buy a garrett carrot.

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    us
    Feb 2020
    Reno, Nevada
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    Thanks everyone for all the advice! I am going out Sunday with the local club to try them a few different detectors.
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