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Re: I know you like the MXT Pro, Jim, and where you live

December 26, 2019 11:18AM
I forgot to mention that I bought a second Equinox 800. I have the 6” coil on one and the 11” coil on the other one. The Equinox with the 6” coil feels as light as a feather. No need for the counterweight.

As you know, I have tried a lot of detectors before getting the Equinox. I have tried the Racer, Racer 2, MX7, Multi Kruzer, and Impact, and others. To me they all felt very nose heavy unless I used their smallest coil. With their larger coils they would have benefited greatly from a counterweight system to improve the balance. To me, the balance of the detector is more important than the weight. That is one reason why I still like my MXT’s. The box in the back helps to balance with the coil.

Detector manufacturers are making lighter machines, but putting larger coils on them which makes for very poorly balanced, nose heavy detectors. I am 74 years old and I can’t swing a nose heavy detector for very long before it kills my back.

Detectors:
Tesoro Bandido II Umax (2)
Tesoro Outlaw
Whites MX5
Whites MXT Pro
Minelab Equinox 800
Whites Beach Hunter ID
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Sef Vs DD for MXT Pro

Jimbola 81 December 24, 2019 06:37PM

Re: Sef Vs DD for MXT Pro

DirtDigger 57 December 25, 2019 01:11PM

I know you like the MXT Pro, Jim, and where you live

Monte 57 December 25, 2019 06:29PM

Re: I know you like the MXT Pro, Jim, and where you live

DirtDigger 49 December 25, 2019 10:23PM

Favorite Mods for Detectors ?

UtahRich 33 December 26, 2019 05:06PM

Re: Favorite Mods for Detectors ?

DirtDigger 31 December 26, 2019 06:04PM

Re: I know you like the MXT Pro, Jim, and where you live

DirtDigger 33 December 26, 2019 11:18AM

Weight is part of the problem along with balance, and search coils

Monte 40 December 26, 2019 12:08PM

Good reply, but it's a shame thata Minelab couldn't

Monte 45 December 26, 2019 09:43AM

Re: Good reply, but it's a shame thata Minelab couldn't

D&P-OR 36 December 26, 2019 10:28AM

Good Christmas morning ... except I can't get out to play, soo...

Monte 49 December 25, 2019 10:49AM



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