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  1. #1
    Mar 2012
    Ace 250 Sovereign GT Minlab Safari
    15 times
    All Types Of Treasure Hunting

    Equinox or galette apex

    Comparison between minelab equinox 600 and Garett apex and why

  2. #2
    Mar 2012
    Ace 250 Sovereign GT Minlab Safari
    15 times
    All Types Of Treasure Hunting
    Quote Originally Posted by metalhead View Post
    Comparison between minelab equinox 600 and Garett apex and why
    I miss spelt Garrett I was not paying attention

  3. #3
    I'm the best eva, the most vicious brutal champion eva.

    Oct 2014
    S.Wales UK
    Equinox 800. Deteknix Pi Pinpointer
    585 times
    Beach and Shallow Water Hunting
    Really? Minelab equinox or Garrett apex? Are you serious?

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  4. #4
    Jul 2015
    Whites SST Whites GoldMaster e series
    155 times
    All Types Of Treasure Hunting
    Nox over apex, just because Minelab is the standard by which all detectors are judged. Multi frequency, single frequency- better target separation, deeper. I could go. Now I say this without trying the apex. I'm sure the Apex is a fine machine, IMHO Minelab is the best. You might lookout for nox 800, you might get interested in gold prospecting nox 800 with a small coil is almost as good as a monster 1000.

  5. #5
    Apr 2007
    AT Garrett Max/ Garrett ATX/ Deus XP
    176 times
    Relic Hunting
    as much as I love Garrett .... Apex or Minelab......sorry I am disappointed in the Apex....but maybe Apex updates may improve
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    Have detector, Will Travel RJW

  6. #6
    Mar 2018
    Minelab GPX 4000, XP Deus, Garrett Infinium, Whites TDI, Minelab Equinox 600
    31 times
    Beach and Shallow Water Hunting
    Owned a 600 when they first came out and later upgraded to the 800. Owned an Apex when it first came out and after about 50-70 hours of use at parks, ghost towns and field hunting for relics sold it. IMO I can't think of one thing the Apex does better that an Equinox performance wise. The Apex 6 by 11 coil might unmask slightly better than the Equinox 5 by 10 coil. But you really have to be on your game when using the Apex due to target ID getting pulled down so low on the Apex. The Equinox at a slight disadvantage on the other hand locks on to targets in iron better and the target ID is much better making a dig not dig decision a lot easier. Simultaneous multi frequency is the main consideration when looking at the Apex vs the Equinox. There's just no way the Garrett is in the same league as Minelab when it comes to multi frequency. Apex costs less than the Equinox 600. If you only had $450 to spend, maybe a consideration. But even then there are better performing metal detectors at that price or less. Monte seems to like the Apex, I think he has 3.

  7. #7
    Sep 2016
    Southern Arizona
    Minelab ,XP
    145 times
    All Types Of Treasure Hunting
    I had the Nox 800 for 3 years, just sold it because of my shoulder. I bought the Apex the beginning of the year, kept it for 2 months, it was a total POS, but then again $800 machine compared to a $400 machine. But don't take it from me lets use facts, both were sold on Ebay, the $800 machine sold for $780, the $400 machine sold for $250, 3 years old VS 2 months old, granted I bought the 800 with the veterans discount 15% off, and it was a bit less when it first came out, so I got back more than I paid.

    The Apex was sent back to the factory within a month after purchase, they said they repaired it (bull). If you watch any advertising on it, it is supposed to separated coins from iron, not the one I had. I was detecting and abandoned resort and was not getting many targets (just as it was in parks) then I spotted a copper penny next to some iron, the Apex did not see the penny. I took the garrett back to my truck and got the Deus, life was good. Yes I tried every setting, coins, us coins, jewelry, the Apex did not see or separate the coins, if there was more than 1 coin together, it would only see 1, the deus and nox saw all of the coins, regardless of how fast you moved.

    So if you want to leave most of your targets in the ground, buy the Apex.
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  8. #8
    Charter Member
    Aug 2013
    Southern California
    Equinox / XP Deus
    10574 times
    No question, the Equinox 600.

    You just have to make sure your skin is thicker than your coat.



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