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Re: Minelab Equinox
« Reply #79 on: January 10, 2018, 08:36 »
There is obviously massive interest in the pending release of the Equinox and nobody other than one of the testers can have any idea really . I have watched the debate over the Nox rage on many forums and have found it very amusing that people can get so wound up over a machine that doesn't exist yet for us plebs .
Having said that , i am on the purchase list because it appears it may be able to do several things ok while being waterproof which is a big plus in the wet winter scrub here . Steve H. on detector/prospector is one of the testers and reckons the Nox has reignited his enthusiasm for coin detecting , that's pretty big praise in my book . My biggest worry is that the production model may be a dumbed down version of the prototypes that would leave room for later production models with "improvements" ! All speculation i know , and with the release date in USA seeming to be slipping out into Feb. 18 it will be a while before we get a go at one here .
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Re: Minelab Equinox
« Reply #78 on: January 09, 2018, 22:30 »
Loved it... Old clip but new subtext
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Re: Minelab Equinox
« Reply #76 on: January 09, 2018, 16:39 »
Interesting.  However, the next Equinox is due 21 March 2018. (Local time)

Just the same, the ‘Moonlab’ Equinox is interestingly close to Minelabs planned release.
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Re: Minelab Equinox
« Reply #74 on: January 07, 2018, 03:25 »
sounds to me like the only detecta you should compare the equinox to is the 705. i have seen many tense conversations online when folks try to say the equinox will be better than the ctx etc...  what is better anyway? depends what is important to you.. more powerful . lighter weight.? looks? price? can’t have it all in one machine comon we know that . swiss army knife is never going to replace my workshop.,  the proof will be when genuine testing gets done by genuine people. look forward to that .

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Re: Minelab Equinox
« Reply #73 on: January 07, 2018, 00:21 »
sounds to me like the only detecta you should compare the equinox to is the 705. i have seen many tense conversations online when folks try to say the equinox will be better than the ctx etc...  what is better anyway? depends what is important to you.. more powerful . lighter weight.? looks? price? can’t have it all in one machine comon we know that . swiss army knife is never going to replace my workshop.,  the proof will be when genuine testing gets done by genuine people. look forward to that . 
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Re: Minelab Equinox
« Reply #72 on: January 05, 2018, 12:29 »
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Re: Minelab Equinox
« Reply #70 on: January 01, 2018, 09:50 »
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Re: Minelab Equinox
« Reply #69 on: December 21, 2017, 19:19 »
I hope so.
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Re: Minelab Equinox
« Reply #68 on: December 21, 2017, 18:10 »
official date end of January 2018
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Re: Minelab Equinox
« Reply #67 on: December 21, 2017, 18:09 »

Minelab's early announcement of the Equinox with a possible release date of Dec 2017, and now end of Jan 2018 reminds me of the days of Microsoft et al.. selling software.. ie: making 'future' announcements of new software etc.. to stop customers buying other vendors products. It worked quite well for Microsoft for a few years... until customers had enough.
Maybe Minelab heard of my end of Jan 2018 v2 buckle book release, and decided to tie in with that? :P

Release date approx.
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Re: Minelab Equinox
« Reply #66 on: December 21, 2017, 17:51 »
There is likely a business relationship between them , see https://search.ipaustralia.gov.au/trademarks/mobile/view/441838

I see Minelab have a double page ad for the Equinox in the latest GG&T, there’s also an editorial.  Release date must be imminent.

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Re: Minelab Equinox
« Reply #65 on: December 21, 2017, 17:26 »
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Re: Minelab Equinox
« Reply #64 on: December 21, 2017, 17:22 »
I see Minelab have a double page ad for the Equinox in the latest GG&T, there’s also an editorial.  Release date must be imminent.

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Re: Minelab Equinox
« Reply #63 on: December 16, 2017, 07:47 »
I was told by a mate that is on Facebook that Minelab has an announcement in the next week. Who knows maybe the release date or maybe more fake news .

I cant seem to get onto the Minelab website either.
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Re: Minelab Equinox
« Reply #62 on: December 16, 2017, 07:07 »
Re the supposed release date from md hunter.
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Re: Minelab Equinox
« Reply #61 on: November 30, 2017, 17:43 »
Nothin wrong with the ATPro ;D Gazza
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Re: Minelab Equinox
« Reply #60 on: November 29, 2017, 16:42 »
Just to stray back on topic this machine to me sounds like ML equivalent of the AT PRO.
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Re: Minelab Equinox
« Reply #59 on: November 29, 2017, 07:22 »
Sorry Its just whenever a new machine comes out, gold, coin, whatever the Deus gets dragged in as the comparison.

Sometimes I get a bit defensive. 

Enjoy the discussion. I'll go back in my corner for a bit.

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Re: Minelab Equinox
« Reply #58 on: November 29, 2017, 06:29 »
Gear queer - not meant to be derogatory or sexual in nature. A military term for a person that just loves kit and gear. They always have to have the latest stuff and is normally the one carrying a bunch of gear they don't really need. Kit magnet is another term sometimes used.
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Re: Minelab Equinox
« Reply #57 on: November 28, 2017, 22:27 »
I don't feel there's any issue with robust comparison of machines. It's a fair and valuable way to disseminate eachs' pros and cons. If we don't compare  it to another machine,, how do we talk about it? What do we compare to in conversation? It's when people get derogatory that it goes down hill. 

Why would Minelab carry on about the speed of it if it wasn't designed to go into direct competition with one of the faster machines on the market? I for one applaud competition as ultimately it's us as consumers that win. 

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Re: Minelab Equinox
« Reply #56 on: November 28, 2017, 21:36 »
Just to stray back on topic this machine to me sounds like ML equivalent of the AT PRO.
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Re: Minelab Equinox
« Reply #55 on: November 28, 2017, 18:30 »
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