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Darto 01-29-2018 12:09 PM

Most anticipated metal detector: Equinox
 
It's about time for the Equinox to arrive.

A basic common metal detector works well in the field or park for coins and such. Is almost useless on the beach (reacts and sounds off to salt water) and almost useless for gold nuggets (not high frequency enough).

And beach and gold nugget detectors are usually very heavy.

The equinox has a multitude of frequencies (very high for gold nuggets, very low for the beach) and everything in between.

On the beach a inexpensive sales leader is the Tesoro sand shark which is a pulse induction dedicated beach detector (about $550). But PI's have no discrimination: it won't signal on salt water but will signal on all metals including trash (iron). A multi frequency detector does discriminate on the beach, but they are expensive. Maybe about $1500.

The Equinox is fully waterproof (great on the beach). Waterproof bottom coils are necessary but the whole detector is waterproof on the Equinox. If you drop it, it is not ruined.

It is lightweight: very lightweight, can swing it all day and not tire your arms. This is rare for a beach or nugget detector.

The Equinox is multi frequency: Simultaneous multi frequency is considered the best for salt water beaches. It is also high frequency (almost necessary for gold nuggets) and very low frequency (these low freq detectors are mainly used only for beach detecting) and lots of frequencies in between, all of which can be used at the same time if desired. Or just at one frequency.

It cost $899. That is cheaper than the best gold nugget or beach detectors and once again lightweight and fully waterproof.

https://metaldetectingforum.com/showthread.php?t=254975

ExtremeX 01-29-2018 1:22 PM

I am not a metal detectorist... but your post taught me something, so thanks for that.

I didn't know about the different frequencies and applications.

numpty 02-12-2018 2:10 PM

Dangit OP!

How in the world am I supposed to justify another new hobby to my wife?

Rwnielsen 02-12-2018 2:56 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by ExtremeX (Post 21216291)
I am not a metal detectorist... but your post taught me something, so thanks for that.

I didn't know about the different frequencies and applications.

I agree, that was fun to learn

CessnaDriver 02-12-2018 3:03 PM

How far down do metal detectors generally detect?

jeffrice6 02-12-2018 10:25 PM

Looks interesting

hermosabeach 02-12-2018 10:46 PM

The run off points along the beaches seem to have a gathering of men post storms...

I have no clue what they find... but they come back after every storm

Darto 02-13-2018 10:46 AM

http://classiccampstoves.com/styles/...milies/eek.gif !!!!



Darto 02-13-2018 11:00 AM

the expensive Excalibur could not hear a thing (it's the current famous salt water detector). the way cheaper new Equinox had no problem....

G-Man WC 02-13-2018 11:13 AM

Tag

71MUSTY 02-13-2018 11:16 AM

Sweet, learned something and peaked my interest too

Darto 02-13-2018 1:30 PM

The Excalibur is as heavy as it looks, the Equinox weighs ounces not pounds and can be swung all day by people that ordinarily could not do that.

seasnake 02-14-2018 7:16 AM

Do you guys see whats happening here , after guns are banned in Ca we will be using metal detectors to find the bullets fired back in the good old days .

psssniper 02-14-2018 7:28 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by seasnake (Post 21282259)
Do you guys see whats happening here , after guns are banned in Ca we will be using metal detectors to find the bullets fired back in the good old days .

Or the guns that everyone buried

Kwikvette 02-14-2018 8:21 AM

Maybe, just maybe some if us will find our firearms we lost due to boating incidents. If they wash up ashore that is ;)

Definitely learned something.

Darto 02-20-2018 12:29 PM

In stock for dropship at Cabelas.

http://www.cabelas.com/product/MINEL...TE/2671944.uts

thetruecheese 02-20-2018 12:31 PM

Is this profitable in any way?


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