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Re: Minelab Equinox
« Reply #75 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 #77 on: January 09, 2018, 22:30 »
Loved it... Old clip but new subtext
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Re: Minelab Equinox
« Reply #78 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 #79 on: February 02, 2018, 13:15 »
I see that Miners Den have put the Equinox up on their website with prices.  I was told by the local branch that the 600 would be $899.00 and that was that general consensus on most forums.  I see it is now $999.00.  I think for the extra $300.00, the 800 will be the bigger seller, considering the extra peripherals and frequencies.
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Re: Minelab Equinox
« Reply #80 on: February 02, 2018, 13:48 »
Looks like they have finally started shipping them!

https://www.minelab.com/customer-care/product-notices?article=326353
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Re: Minelab Equinox
« Reply #82 on: February 02, 2018, 17:19 »
Apparently if you have paid for one or a deposit , you will get it on 12th February .....
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Re: Minelab Equinox
« Reply #83 on: February 02, 2018, 19:20 »
Apparently if you have paid for one or a deposit , you will get it on 12th February .....


Why a Monday?? Friday would be better!! I already used all my sick leave.... . Hahaha
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Re: Minelab Equinox
« Reply #84 on: February 02, 2018, 21:58 »
PDF file of the instruction manual for the Equinox is available on the Minelab website ....

70 pages ............
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Re: Minelab Equinox
« Reply #85 on: February 02, 2018, 22:05 »
Equinox 

From the manual - you can charge the battery while you are Detecting ....

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Re: Minelab Equinox
« Reply #86 on: February 03, 2018, 09:44 »
I just love Marketing 

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Re: Minelab Equinox
« Reply #87 on: February 03, 2018, 17:05 »
Can't wait for some real feedback from Aus users.   I wonder if the testers are still bound by the non disclosure agreements, Marksman???

I did notice in the user manual that the TID for Aus $1 and $2 coins was the same, which is a little disappointing.

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Re: Minelab Equinox
« Reply #88 on: February 04, 2018, 21:16 »
Can't wait for some real feedback from Aus users.   I wonder if the testers are still bound by the non disclosure agreements, Marksman???

I did notice in the user manual that the TID for Aus $1 and $2 coins was the same, which is a little disappointing.

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Re: Minelab Equinox
« Reply #89 on: February 05, 2018, 05:16 »
Does this guy work for Minelab? or is he an independent tester?

Found my own answer to that " i field test for minelab I am part of their treasure talk team."

Anyone got a totally independent review yet? i am looking at the Kruzer, this or the Deus.


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Re: Minelab Equinox
« Reply #90 on: February 05, 2018, 07:00 »
Mark has been a member here for many years under a couple of user names. Mark is a trady and a down to earth bloke and his reviews are honest.
A field tester for Minelab, in his case means he tells the scientists what is working and what needs changing. He lives in SA and is often into head office suggesting modifications.
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Re: Minelab Equinox
« Reply #91 on: February 05, 2018, 07:04 »
Does this guy work for Minelab? or is he an independent tester?

Found my own answer to that " i field test for minelab I am part of their treasure talk team."

Anyone got a totally independent review yet? i am looking at the Kruzer, this or the Deus.



This 'guy' Marksman has also been a member of this forum for years and once was heavily involved. True he fields test for Minelab but he calls it like it is. Guess that's why he fields tests for them.  I've detected a number of times with him and he is the fastest man I've seen in locating and recovering a find.  What he stated on the link was exactly what he told me so I believe it. He told me the same re the CTX when I had the Etrac.

 I went to SA and we worked one site together with him using the CTX and me the ETrac. He kicked my butt that day. The 2nd day, after a crash course on the CTX loaded with his settings (He had a 2nd CTX from testing), we both went over another site.  At the end of that day we were basically even. I also went back over the previous site I hit with the Etrac and found stuff I missed.  When I arrived back home I bought a CTX and have never looked back. Guess I will be taking a trip again to SA to do the same with this new detector.
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Re: Minelab Equinox
« Reply #92 on: February 05, 2018, 07:08 »
I mentioned that he calls a spade a spade also but deleted it in case some members didn’t understand.
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Re: Minelab Equinox
« Reply #93 on: February 05, 2018, 11:51 »
Does this guy work for Minelab? or is he an independent tester?

Found my own answer to that " i field test for minelab I am part of their treasure talk team."

Anyone got a totally independent review yet? i am looking at the Kruzer, this or the Deus.








No review of the Equinox yet , but after next few weeks we may have some field reviews

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Re: Minelab Equinox
« Reply #94 on: February 06, 2018, 08:31 »
I really hope this is not the ctx killer that all the top media detectorists are claiming.   If so I am going to feel a bit ripped off with my less than 12 month old ctx I have invested in - especially considering the massive price difference between the price points of the ctx and the RRP of the new machine.

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Re: Minelab Equinox
« Reply #95 on: February 06, 2018, 09:47 »
Probably many people over time have been caught with a detector being superseded 12 months or so after their purchase, I know I wasn't happy when the Quattro MP price dropped to $800 after the Safari was released and I had sold a coin collection to buy the Quattro. I would assume others have had the same outcome with gold detectors.
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Re: Minelab Equinox
« Reply #96 on: February 06, 2018, 11:12 »
I really hope this is not the ctx killer that all the top media detectorists are claiming.   If so I am going to feel a bit ripped off with my less than 12 month old ctx I have invested in - especially considering the massive price difference between the price points of the ctx and the RRP of the new machine.

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better than CTX - is that possible 
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Having said that , like it’s been mentioned many times over the last few years
Hopefully now Minelab will do a software update , upgraded settings ....??
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Re: Minelab Equinox
« Reply #97 on: February 06, 2018, 14:14 »
Yeah of course when buying my ctx,  I knew it wouldn't be the greatest thing in the minelab relic hunting range forever but the marketing hype for the equinox and social commentary have really suggested it to become the premier relic machine, albeit half the price.  It might just be marketing spin though. We won't know until release but it does make one nervous, as if the equinox is a success it will have a pretty big impact to the resale value of current machines.

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Re: Minelab Equinox
« Reply #98 on: February 06, 2018, 20:24 »
Each to his own, but grass/dirt doesn't look super dry to me. does look a bit dry. Its definitely not Canberra dry :)
Its reasonable to infer from Mark's  comments that the ctx can't hit a corroded/oxidized florin at 8" in dry dirt is a bit of concern.
I'm just wondering what the $2500 brought me....
 
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"Flogged area in middle of summer 8 inches super dry soil. Equinox is beyond everything you are thinking. I rarely pick up my ctx these days as I have lost confidence in it. I have found coins that just should not be there with it. In Australia we have 50% silver coins that turn green with corrosion/oxidisation and the CTX has clearly missed them. You are all going to love the capabilities of this machine."
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Re: Minelab Equinox
« Reply #99 on: February 06, 2018, 21:09 »
Well here’s a conundrum, my excal hit a florin 10inches down wading in salt water up to my armpits on the weekend in black mineralised ground. I don’t think the ctx would have issues i am sure. may have been iron masked who knows. Also swing direction, too many variables. My honest opinion is that its not going to be a ctx replacement but something that may complement it.

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