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#1.. Make sure you are content with what you are using now. ... Then,

July 31, 2020 09:05AM avatar
#2.. Consider what something new or different might offer.

#3.. The best way to do that is by putting one in your hand and work it side-by-side with what you already have that is proven to be likeable and useful.

#4.. Try not to get too caught up in all the individual's claims about any particular make or model on internet Forums. Their sites, their wants and needs, and their experiences are generally different from yours.


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jmaryt
over time have become convinced the 600,or the 800 eq is the go to detector for trashed parks.

I'm convinced that for some people, the Equinox models seem to satisfy them more than what they had been using. Their happy and content, and that's good. I am NOT convinced an Equinox model is a "go-to" detector for me in littered parks because, while it worked, it didn't exceed some of the detectors I already have, or some that I have used in the past couple of years. Being 'OK' doesn't cut it in my book. When it comes to detector selection for my personal detector team, I expect to have better-than-OK results in performance, in comfort and control, and in simplicity of operation. I want something as-good-as or more often better-than what I currently use.


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jmaryt
i am curious as to how the apex will perform in 'cooked" parks too! want to see more on the apex, before i make a decision.

I aam also curious about the new Garrett APEX and it's be belief that they made a wrong decision and muddied the water by coupling it with their 'budget-line' ACE series. Bad move, from the way I look at it. The APEX, by name alone, ought to be positioned higher than, and not associated with, the ACE series. It should have initiated its own new 'series' for future development. It doesn't share any of the ACE series search coils, and from what I have seen it is providing much improved adjustment functions and in-the-field audio response performance than the lowly ACE series.

I've owned and used a lot of different 'Simultaneous Multi-frequency' models for over a couple of decades and I learned how some of them had some strengths, but they also come with some weaknesses as well. I am pleased to see them offer selectable frequencies with the APEX, and that alone got more of my interest in the model. But as I suggested, I won't know until I get an APEX in-hand and have the opportunity to put it to work along side a couple of other performers I like.


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jmaryt
have to admit, not too enamored over the eq's build quality. getting reports now, that some of them are "leaking!"
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j.t.
The Equinox 'leakage' issues isn't a recent thing. There have been reports of issues ever since its release. There are other things folks have complained about related to "build quality" but in some cases they were minor things and fixable.

Am I saying the Equinox 800 is a terrible detector? Nope. I bought one and, using the 6' DD coil, I could see where it offered some performance capability and it was a comfortable set-up to use. But at the time, for me and the sites I was mainly hunting, it didn't provide any better performance afield as models I already had, and fell short in some comparisons. Good detector, just not for me at the time.

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Jadon_PDX 240 July 19, 2020 04:31PM

Jadon, it's another weekend ... and I have some questions.

Monte 131 July 25, 2020 03:42AM

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Jadon_PDX 124 July 30, 2020 03:33PM

Thank You for the mode and setting update.

Monte 127 July 30, 2020 07:09PM

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Deep Coin Hunting - silver

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jmaryt 141 July 19, 2020 06:57PM

Is the EQ800 THE Go To Detector?

UtahRich 132 July 31, 2020 10:57AM

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jmaryt 112 August 13, 2020 07:32AM

Best of Luck with the new Apex !

UtahRich 107 August 13, 2020 07:24PM

Having success in park environments? -- It's all a personal thing.

Monte 130 August 13, 2020 09:52AM

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jmaryt 113 August 14, 2020 06:27PM

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Monte 105 August 15, 2020 03:53AM

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jmaryt 103 August 16, 2020 01:57PM

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OregonGregg 105 August 14, 2020 11:22PM

Want success in park environments? Use a Minelab.

UtahRich 146 August 15, 2020 12:38AM

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Kickindirt 102 August 15, 2020 09:59PM

The goods and the bads came in 1983.

Monte 99 August 16, 2020 11:12AM

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Dan'o 96 August 16, 2020 10:52AM

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Dan'o 96 August 15, 2020 08:45PM

A very nice, to-the-point reply, Rich. 'Thank You.'

Monte 111 August 15, 2020 03:57AM

LOL. Yes, the Etrac is a great park hunter. Maybe the best.

UtahRich 109 August 15, 2020 09:03AM

OUCH ! ! ! winking smiley N/T

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