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November 26, 2021 08:17PM avatar
Don't see that we're going to get much traffic on this one, so i'll add a couple more thoughts on a simplified Equinox before they vanish

The Vanquish models offer a lower price alternative to the entire Equinox package. They come in a less expensive housing that isn't water resistant, have fewer modes and settings, and mostly lack the wireless headphones and other niceties of the Equinox. The exception is the 540 which supports wireless headphones.

The Vanquish is an entry level detector ($199 to $500), the Equinox is a mid-level detector ($650 or $950) and whatever Minelab is working on for the Etrac / CTX 3030 replacement will be a higher end detector. (Currently $1600 and $2500 respectively). I looked around on several online stores and didn't see 1 that had the E-trac listed on the website. So, it might have been placed out of production. ??

Anyway, there are certainly detectorists out there that don't venture far from "factory" settings for whatever reason. Would Minelab build a special Equinox just for them? My guess is they believe they already have the 'easy' version of the 800 covered by the 600. And for those that need or want easier and/or less expensive than that, there are the 3 versions of the Vanquish; 340, 440 and 540.

And for those that want the looks and name of the Equinox 800 they can always leave the settings on factory defaults. Seems a waste to me where there is so much that can be done to fine tune the detector the way I like it, but, to each their own.

rich

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EQ-800 Default performance and price???

Monte 720 November 23, 2021 11:45PM

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Kickindirt 342 November 28, 2021 01:25PM

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jmaryt 325 November 28, 2021 05:55PM

Picking the Right Detector

UtahRich 470 November 24, 2021 11:55PM

Rich, some comments on why I made this post.

Monte 385 December 02, 2021 05:39PM

Re: Picking the Right Detector

jmaryt 501 November 30, 2021 08:59PM

'Simple' is good but I have used 'top-end' models.

Monte 287 December 02, 2021 02:04PM

Rich your response was better than you may have imagined.

Monte 526 November 25, 2021 05:44PM

All's quiet on the Western Front.

UtahRich 317 November 26, 2021 08:17PM

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D&P-OR 301 November 28, 2021 02:17AM

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jmaryt 318 November 28, 2021 05:58PM

the 540

UtahRich 225 July 21, 2022 05:16PM

The good thing about the Vanquish 540.

Monte 81 October 03, 2022 10:52AM

Re: The good thing about the Vanquish 540.

jmaryt 64 October 03, 2022 06:54PM

Re: the 540

jmaryt 134 July 23, 2022 12:11PM

Setting up the 540 for burnt old parks

UtahRich 75 October 03, 2022 08:58AM

Re: Setting up the 540 for burnt old parks

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