The Suspense is Over!

Well the big secret is finally out with Minelab introducing the Equinox multi-frequency series of detectors.  They were unveiled in somewhat spectacular fashion at Detectival, the large weekend event in Oxfordshire county, England.

According to Minelab….“The Equinox series features Minelab’s STATE OF THE ART Multi-IQ simultaneous multi-frequency technology and combines fast recovery speed with low-latency wireless audio in a lightweight waterproof platform.”

The Equinox 600 is tentatively set to retail for $649 and offers 3 detecting modes (or presets), 4 frequencies and wireless headphones. The 800 will retail for $899 and has 4 modes, 6 frequencies, and Bluetooth headphones (wm 08 wireless module supplied)…

I really like the looks of this detector and given the price point it should be a big seller.  When they will be available of course is anyone’s guess but I’m thinking there are a lot of tekkies already reaching into their deep pockets to purchase one, failing to remember the initial flaws with the MX Sport or the AT Max.  I know first hand that field testing of any new product usually goes well but the ultimate test is when it’s is shipped to the masses.  Time will tell with the Minelab Equinox!

Minelab also introduced two new pinpointers, the Pro-Find 15 and Pro-Find 35.

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A GOOD READ

I was not at all familiar with Sutton Hoo until John Winter suggested I read a book titled “The Dig” by John Preston. On his recommendation I ordered it, read it and thoroughly enjoyed it. If you are a reader give it a shot.

Sutton Hoo: Anglo-Saxon Ship Burial

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10 responses to “The Suspense is Over!

  1. BigTony

    Dick, yeah I can’t wait for more details on this new minelab but as you said time will tell.
    Thanks for the heads up on the new pin pointers – I’ll have to check them out.
    Great read on that burial ship too, thanks for posting it.

  2. BigTony

    Ok thanks but I haven’t been on FB in over a year, I got tired of the ads and stuff

  3. Well, I kind of agree with you Dick, that this may be a big seller for Minelab who have always been known to produce rather expensive machines. I use a lot of Minelab gear myself, E-Trac, Go-Find 40 and an Excalibur. It looks like a Minelab Go-Find 60 got a bit drunk one evening in Cambridge, and had a bit of indiscretion with a Minelab CTX 3030, which has produced this reduced-frequency offspring. The price is okay, I guess. Good to see Minelab still working in product development. Hope it is a win for everyone.

  4. “…STATE OF THE ART Multi-IQ simultaneous multi-frequency technology and combines fast recovery speed with low-latency wireless audio in a lightweight waterproof platform.” Well, what can one say to that? Phew!

    Low-latency, eh? Of course, why not?. I also like the idea of a “waterproof platform”, we’ve got one of those at Bournemouth Railway Station and it works well. Still no bottle opener fitted though.

    • Unfortunately when they use terms like that they lose a lot of tekkies. I had to look up “latency“. It said “the state of existing but not yet being developed or manifest; concealment….” Then I had to look up “manifest” and that led me to look up….etc..

      So der ya go!

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