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onadraw

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So, who's got info on this? (zoom in on the pic and you can get a little peek)
 

Singlestack Wonder

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Will Minelab beef up the coil mounting tabs on that one?

Appears to be their answer to the XP Deus II.
 

Treasure_Hunter

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Minelab_Equinox_ 800 Minelab_CTX-3030 Minelab_Excal_1000 Minelab_Sovereign_GT Minelab_Safari Minelab_ETrac Whites_Beach_Hunter_ID Fisher_1235_X
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Looks like an eq replacement ?
Don't think so, but by the design, many parts could be interchangeable, it is cheaper to make the screen shell, shafts, etc that are interchangeable on several models..
 

Robinb

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Feb 10, 2016
74
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Excalibur II with 15" NEL coil
Equinox 800
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Don't think so, but by the design, many parts could be interchangeable, it is cheaper to make the screen shell, shafts, etc that are interchangeable on several models..

hard to tell, where do you think it sits in line up ?
 

Treasure_Hunter

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Minelab_Equinox_ 800 Minelab_CTX-3030 Minelab_Excal_1000 Minelab_Sovereign_GT Minelab_Safari Minelab_ETrac Whites_Beach_Hunter_ID Fisher_1235_X
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hard to tell, where do you think it sits in line up ?
Don't know too soon to tell. I do know it is cheaper if the manufacturing parts line can make parts that fit multiple detectors. For example, the shell that holds the screen and motherboard looks identical to Equinox and the video says multi-iq which is the same as Equinox. It is too soon for Minelab to be retiring the equinox line too, sales are way to high to retire it.
 

Robinb

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Feb 10, 2016
74
45
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CTX3030 and
Excalibur II with 15" NEL coil
Equinox 800
Primary Interest:
Beach & Shallow Water Hunting
Don't know too soon to tell. I do know it is cheaper if the manufacturing parts line can make parts that fit multiple detectors. For example, the shell that holds the screen and motherboard looks identical to Equinox and the video says multi-iq which is the same as Equinox. It is too soon for Minelab to be retiring the equinox line too, sales are way to high to retire it.
I agree, EQ is not that old, though its had a lot of issues with water ingress for those that use it in the water.
Maybe its the eq 1000 model ?
 

Treasure_Hunter

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Minelab_Equinox_ 800 Minelab_CTX-3030 Minelab_Excal_1000 Minelab_Sovereign_GT Minelab_Safari Minelab_ETrac Whites_Beach_Hunter_ID Fisher_1235_X
Primary Interest:
All Treasure Hunting
I agree, EQ is not that old, though its had a lot of issues with water ingress for those that use it in the water.
Maybe its the eq 1000 model ?
Excal is waterproof to 250 feet so unless it is waterproof to at least 200' I doubt it is an excal replacement.
 

dave_e

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Rutus Atrex,
Minelab Equinox 600,
Nokta Impact
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A Manticore has the head of a man, body of a lion, and the tail of a scorpion.

My bet is they chose this name because the detector blends 3 technologies.

Multi IQ, FBS, and another tech. Maybe BBS.
 

Czkidd

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Dec 12, 2018
288
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Whites TDI Beach Hunter
Equinox 800, Equinox 600
XP DEUS, XP DEUS 2
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Just feel'n bad for the hunters that just pluncked down a k for an 800. This looks like a replacement with obvious hardware upgrades, software upgrades, possibly new freq. weighting, new CPU. Going to be sticking with me XPD2, getting such good results with it. Looking forward to see the operation and techniques of this new machine. Across the pond battles repeat? They got pretty intense the the XPD2 and Legend. All's good though.
 

Treasure_Hunter

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Minelab_Equinox_ 800 Minelab_CTX-3030 Minelab_Excal_1000 Minelab_Sovereign_GT Minelab_Safari Minelab_ETrac Whites_Beach_Hunter_ID Fisher_1235_X
Primary Interest:
All Treasure Hunting
Just feel'n bad for the hunters that just pluncked down a k for an 800. This looks like a replacement with obvious hardware upgrades, software upgrades, possibly new freq. weighting, new CPU. Going to be sticking with me XPD2, getting such good results with it. Looking forward to see the operation and techniques of this new machine. Across the pond battles repeat? They got pretty intense the the XPD2 and Legend. All's good though.
Nothing has been reported that I can find that shows any features, or improvements over the Nox.
 

Robinb

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Feb 10, 2016
74
45
In the sun
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CTX3030 and
Excalibur II with 15" NEL coil
Equinox 800
Primary Interest:
Beach & Shallow Water Hunting
Well the lcd is interesting.
Built in light
The bottom half of lcd gives a lot of information, a bit like ctx3030
A splash of colour
Carbon shafts
Battery in handle
 

Irishgoldhound

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A Manticore has the head of a man, body of a lion, and the tail of a scorpion.

My bet is they chose this name because the detector blends 3 technologies.

Multi IQ, FBS, and another tech. Maybe BBS.
I agree. Looks like it’ll have 3 detectors in one type of deal. CTX, Equinox and probably better water
A Manticore has the head of a man, body of a lion, and the tail of a scorpion.

My bet is they chose this name because the detector blends 3 technologies.

Multi IQ, FBS, and another tech. Maybe BBS.
I agree it looks like it may have capabilities of 3 detectors in one. CTX, Equinox and better water proofing like an Excal. The control head looks thicker than the Equinox so It probably has a deeper water rating.
 

Treasure_Hunter

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Minelab_Equinox_ 800 Minelab_CTX-3030 Minelab_Excal_1000 Minelab_Sovereign_GT Minelab_Safari Minelab_ETrac Whites_Beach_Hunter_ID Fisher_1235_X
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Looks like it could be a 3030 replacement, 3030 is old and has not been updated in a long time, it is still an excellent detector.
 

Dan(NM)

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Dec 3, 2014
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