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#1

Brobes
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From: Yarra Valley, VIC
Joined: 06 November 2019
Posts: 7
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06 November 2019 06:31 pm

Hi all. I'm about to purchase my first detector. I've researched a lot and I am looking at the Equinox 600 and 800. My main use will be treasure and relic but I would like to go to Central Vic every now and then and look for gold.

I'd appreciate hearing from anyone regarding what I see as the main differences are and if that $325 will be well spent or whether an alternative coil might be a better option for the 600

The main differences I can see are two additional operating frequencies. 20 and 40 kHz. I understand that the higher the frequency, the better it is for gold detection but I'm wondering if the 15 kHz range of the 600 with a half decent coil could offset the 800's increased frequency range ?

Everything else seems to be the same.

Ive included a poll for your viewing pleasure and if you have suggestions for a coil if you think that's the way I should go with a 600 love to hear your thoughts

Muchas gracias

Will a decent coil used at 15kHz outdo an oem coil at 20 or 40 kHz to look for gold?

  1. 600 with a coil (votes 1 [12.5%])

    12.5%

  2. Get the 800 (votes 7 [87.5%])

    87.5%

Total votes: 8

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#2

texta
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Joined: 15 February 2013
Posts: 446
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06 November 2019 07:12 pm

well i bought the 800 yesterday .


gpx4500 standard com mono and DD and coiltek elite 14" mono .Equinox 800. xterra 705 4 coils . garret pointer . sluices pans and sundries ,

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#3

LORD
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From: Roxby Downs, SA
Joined: 04 June 2016
Posts: 629
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06 November 2019 07:44 pm

The 800 wireless headphones are brilliant I reckon.
Just stick with the minelab coils in multi, pretty sure theres no aftermarket ones anyway.
Better to have the extras 800 offers and not need them then to not have them if the little extra outlay isn't an issue


GPZ 7000, SP01, Nox 800, GM 1000, Deteknix pin pointer, little ripper pick

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#4

Brobes
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From: Yarra Valley, VIC
Joined: 06 November 2019
Posts: 7
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06 November 2019 09:17 pm

Thankyou for your replies. Looks like the 800 then.
As luck would have it I have just returned from my daughter's basketball match and got talking to a fella next to me who has just returned from 3 weeks in WA detecting! Said he has also heard so many good things about the 800


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#5

Madhater
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Joined: 06 November 2019
Posts: 2
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06 November 2019 09:23 pm

Hi mate I own a nox 800 and it's the best detector I've ever had (for my tiny budget) good luck out there thumbsup

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#6

BigL
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From: Cowjahaveapoop
Joined: 04 March 2018
Posts: 72
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07 November 2019 04:48 am

if your interested make me a good offer and I may sell my 800 to you. Its been used maybe 1/2 a dozen times, I've also a 4500 which I tend to use mostly hence the likelihood I would sell


GPX 4500, NOX 800, 12" NF Evo, 15" NF Evo, ML 11 DD, ML 11" Mono

#7

Brobes
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From: Yarra Valley, VIC
Joined: 06 November 2019
Posts: 7
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07 November 2019 02:15 pm

@BigL where are you from. Anywhere near the Yarra Valley?

Last edited by Brobes (07 November 2019 02:15 pm)


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#8

Brobes
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From: Yarra Valley, VIC
Joined: 06 November 2019
Posts: 7
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07 November 2019 02:33 pm

Thanks everyone for your input thumbsup


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#9

BigL
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From: Cowjahaveapoop
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Posts: 72
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08 November 2019 07:10 am

Brobes wrote:

@BigL where are you from. Anywhere near the Yarra Valley?

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Last edited by BigL (08 November 2019 07:16 am)


GPX 4500, NOX 800, 12" NF Evo, 15" NF Evo, ML 11 DD, ML 11" Mono

#10

Oldgreg
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From: Essendon, VIC
Joined: 25 October 2019
Posts: 3
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08 November 2019 12:13 pm

Iv got the 800 and SDC and they are both great machines. The 800 was my first detector and it works great out on the beaches and in the parks. There is actually quite a lot of tricks you can use with the machine which make it really fun. Only thing i would suggest is if you are looking to for gold with it i highly recommend buying the 6" coil. It reduces the interference(chatter) a heap over the heavy mineralized ground and it picks up a lot smaller gold. You can also get a bit of extra depth due to the reduced interference(chatter) by bumping up the sensitivity.

Happy Hunting thumbsup

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