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    Safari swing speed vs new Equinox

    Hey there...

    Have you seen the Dr Tones youtube video where they place coins in an arc and pass the Equinox coil over it at great speeds?

    Well.... I did the same thing myself the other day with my Safari.

    I placed iron, pull tabs, screws, nails, clad coins and silver in an arc and passed the coil over them at various speeds, in AM.

    They say the Safari is a slow processor and I think it is meant to be only at the processor's TID display.

    But rolling the coil over the targets at varying speeds, my machine picked it all up and didn't miss a beep.

    So it made me wonder about what Dr Tones was trying to prove in his demonstration of the Equinox.

    It is all marketing hype? Kinda makes me think so.

    What is your opinion?

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    How fast were you sweeping the coil, I use to own the Safari and you can certainly sweep it too fast. Also the Equinox hasn't even been release yet so any tests with Equinox are with proto model
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    Nothing is final on this equinox, and a multiband setting is not FBS machine.
    The only thing that the equinox 800 has that I would like on my safari is the back light. I really don't like to get wet, never more than my angles. For prospecting I have a very good Eureka that works just fine for me. And I just picked up a Tesoro compadre for the competition hunts that I go to 4 time or 5 times a year.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Treasure_Hunter View Post
    How fast were you sweeping the coil, I use to own the Safari and you can certainly sweep it too fast. Also the Equinox hasn't even been release yet so any tests with Equinox are with proto model
    I was not swinging as fast as the Dr Tone video but I was swinging at a speed that one would not normally do. The TID display certainly could not keep up with the signals as they went from low to high. It would be interesting to see buried targets lined up in an arc, produce the same results as surface testing.

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    I never trust videos, especially in air for FBS. I also never trust anyone who is on a manufacturer's payroll (that includes accepting any compensation or having a prerelease model to play with) or has a dog in the fight.

    I do trust companies who put their rep on the line by making statements, tho I temper them with a grain of salt and read VERY closely to see exactly what is said and ignore the implications.

    So to answer your question, I cant answer your swing speed question yet.

    All that considered, I am looking forward to the Eq release and hope it does well in the real world with regular detectorists. If it does, I'm in!
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    Love reading this. It just further clarifies to me that I donít need to move out of my safari (I never questioned it). The shop that sold me mine years ago told me it would be the last machine Iíll ever need besides an underwater machine. I think he was right.

 

 

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