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Title: Iíve gone and done it!
Post by: rainyday on November 11, 2017, 08:03:01 PM
Just put a deposit down on the new equinox :)


Title: Re: Iíve gone and done it!
Post by: celticspikey on November 11, 2017, 08:23:35 PM
For what it's worth rainday, I think you've made a good decision considering your recent posts on the choice. I know the Equinox is not properly tested yet, it just needs a few to get out on our beaches and fields and we will see, look forward to your experiences and best of luck.   ;) ;)   


Title: Re: Iíve gone and done it!
Post by: rainyday on November 11, 2017, 08:33:48 PM
Thanks mate,
Yes Iím keepimg the safari so I got the beach covered at the worst :)
Canít eait now to get my hand on it and report back
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Title: Re: Iíve gone and done it!
Post by: Val Beechey on November 11, 2017, 09:37:17 PM
A leap of faith, well done. Looking forward to your reports. (And finds)


Title: Re: Iíve gone and done it!
Post by: dingdong on November 12, 2017, 12:36:24 AM
Hemm!!..well congratulations on your decision.!!....after all without the conviction and determination of any of our intrepid early detecting pioneers we would all still using dousing rods !!!.. LOL 😁..so,good luck and I wish you every success with your decision.
Good hunting..👍


Title: Re: Iíve gone and done it!
Post by: rainyday on November 12, 2017, 07:26:40 AM
He who dares Rodders:)
Someone has got to go first lads.
But seriously looking at the videos on YouTube it seems impressive and if it's not I'm sure I will be able to sell it for a good price.
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Title: Re: Iíve gone and done it!
Post by: johntp on November 12, 2017, 02:00:49 PM
Looks like a good choice mate, Iv been looking at the equinox as a future upgrade so I eagerly await your early thoughts on the performance. did you go for the 800 or the 600 it would be interesting to hear your reason for choosing one over the other, thanks, happy hunting.  ;D


Title: Re: Iíve gone and done it!
Post by: rainyday on November 12, 2017, 02:54:39 PM
hi, I went for the 800 series as it has a few more features.
Im not sure when they will be released, talk is before xmas but I think that is just talk.
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Title: Re: Iíve gone and done it!
Post by: johntp on November 12, 2017, 04:59:42 PM
Hi that was going to be my next question "do have a release date" I guess we will just have to be patient. looking forward to seeing some reviews on you tube in the new year. hope you have great success with your new machine when it eventually arrives, happy hunting.


Title: Re: Iíve gone and done it!
Post by: rainyday on November 12, 2017, 05:18:07 PM
Thanks, yes hopefully here before crimbo do I can get out in the holiday and try it
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Title: Re: Iíve gone and done it!
Post by: buzzerman on November 12, 2017, 06:27:25 PM
  my view is I'm a very sceptical person on new technology based detectors that promise great things especially since the saga of extreme depth from the blisstool team  [does anybody remember them] so with all that hype in mind I now tend to sit on the fence and await the feedback on this one.as for the release date some say by Christmas others say april/may and with a lots of interest in this new detector it might well be the latter for most of us.


Title: Re: Iíve gone and done it!
Post by: probono on November 15, 2017, 01:58:55 PM
It'll be interesting to see how you get on with it.

I'm currently sticking with my trusty E_TRAC - doesn't matter what else I buy (except maybe the Deus) I keep going back to it........so it would be nice to have the same stuff, but lighter :D


Title: Re: Iíve gone and done it!
Post by: rainyday on November 16, 2017, 07:25:16 PM
Still waiting on a release date, they have released more data and spec on it,
https://www.minelab.com/eur/metal-detectors/underwater-use/equinox-800 (https://www.minelab.com/eur/metal-detectors/underwater-use/equinox-800)
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Title: Re: Iíve gone and done it!
Post by: Greg on December 02, 2017, 09:12:16 PM
Has it arrived yet?


Title: Re: Iíve gone and done it!
Post by: dingdong on December 03, 2017, 12:43:20 AM
Very wise words Buzzerman,...if you look at the "blerb"  of every manufacturer  bringing their "new" machine one might believe it's as deep as a JCB with a coil attached .. LOL 😀 !!
Let's all just wait and see,as this time next year it will be another detector on the shelf Beng offered for sale at bargain prices,and even some second hand deals that are up for grabs from disappointed purchaser's who rushed out to buy the new technology and finding out that it actually wasn't as good as the detector they got rid of !!...just a thought !!
Good hunting...👍


Title: Re: Iíve gone and done it!
Post by: rainyday on December 03, 2017, 07:02:30 AM
Still waiting on a release date at the mo.
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Title: Re: Iíve gone and done it!
Post by: Resurgam on December 03, 2017, 08:58:24 AM
                        Well, congratulations on your faith and courage and may you be greatly rewarded for your early pioneering. I'm betting that more than a thousand eyes will be upon you and anxiously awaiting your early reports.

                        As a fellow Safari swinger, looking for a lighter backup machine, I contemplated waiting for the Equinox but governed by financial restraints I opted for one of the new "Chinese" Quest Q40 machines and was even lucky enough to get two hundred notes knocked off the original price.

                       Val strongly advised me waiting for the Equinox release and I can just imagine her, in a few months time, saying "well didn't I tell you so?"    ::)

                                                  Chris  ;)


Title: Re: Iíve gone and done it!
Post by: Val Beechey on December 03, 2017, 10:11:07 AM
No matter Chris. Looks like, for you, the choice of machine has worked out. Your first forays seem to be successful and long may you continue.
I still like the look and sound of the Equinox. Time will tell.
I Ďwent and did ití as well, I gave up.
 Iíve had 2nd thoughts many times. I even dream about detecting. Maybe because DW is usually my last visit before I go to bed. How sad is that  ::)
Unfortunately Iím suffering that old complaint of old age,  the body is weak but the mind is willing.
Love watching the finds being posted and still spend the odd hour researching, which I always enjoyed. Nice thing about that is I donít have to trudge up and down muddy fields in the wind and rain.
New catch phrase........You find it,  Iíll ID ití.  My latest hobby  ;D


Title: Re: Iíve gone and done it!
Post by: Resurgam on December 03, 2017, 03:51:35 PM
           Well Val, as far as I am concerned, your advice and guidance will always be welcome and shall look forward to reading your posts for many years to come.

                                Chris  :)


Title: Re: Iíve gone and done it!
Post by: buzzerman on December 03, 2017, 04:51:00 PM
although I've got my name on the list for the new equinox i'll stand by the decision I made a short time ago and await the feedback on this new detector from the minelab camp as only time will tell if what they are saying is proven one way or the other.for those who have already taken the step in purchasing the new equinox have a good Christmas and happy hunting with your new detector.8)buzzerman 


Title: Re: Iíve gone and done it!
Post by: rainyday on February 06, 2018, 03:13:58 PM
Iíve now gone and undone it!
As you will see in my op back in November I put a £200 deposit an equinox with detectorbits.
Well today I thought I would give them a call given the fact that Minelab has now started to ship them so I could see when they wanted the balance paid.
I was told that they donít know when Iíll have my machine because anyone who has paid in full since me paying the deposit jumps the queue.
So now Iíve now gone and undone it and got my money back!
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Title: Re: Iíve gone and done it!
Post by: Napoleon on February 06, 2018, 05:14:46 PM
Just called everyone and the equinox will be available in just over a month oulala finally a minelab who can find gold :D


Title: Re: Iíve gone and done it!
Post by: probono on February 13, 2018, 10:49:51 PM
Just called everyone and the equinox will be available in just over a month oulala finally a minelab who can find gold :D

I found some gold with mine :) - I know I found at least one half noble and a half sovereign with mine, although I will also admit that I found more with my pinpointer :)


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