Product Comparison: Minelab EQUINOX 600 vs Minelab EQUINOX 800


General Specifications
Brand
Minelab
Minelab
Model
EQUINOX 600
EQUINOX 800
Origin
USA
USA
About the Product
With innovative NEW simultaneous multi-frequency technology, the EQUINOX Series redefines all-purpose detecting for the serious enthusiast. Equally adaptable for all target types and ground conditions, just set your detecting location and go!
With innovative NEW simultaneous multi-frequency technology, the EQUINOX Series redefines all-purpose detecting for the serious enthusiast. Equally adaptable for all target types and ground conditions, just set your detecting location and go!
Key Specs
Circuitry Type
VLF
VLF
Type
All Terrain
All Terrain
Search Coil Type
Double D
Double D
Search Coil Size
11"
11"
Adjustment Length
Fixed length
Fixed length
Operation Mode
All-Metal and Discriminate
What customers say about "Key Specs"
Minelab EQUINOX 600 Multi-IQ Metal Detector
  • Works amazing in east coast wet salt water sand environments as well as in the field.
  • Easily best all around detector in this price range and better at some things than those costing 2x as much or more
  • This machine will find anything if it is in the soil. Highly recommend it. Can't wait to go out again.
  • Great machine. Found coins in a park right out of the box. Has adjustable settings which I'm still learning. Love it so far.
Minelab EQUINOX 800 Multi-IQ Metal Detector
  • This is perhaps the first universal detector that combines smart multi-frequency technology with: light weight; long battery life; fast, convenient phone type charging; properly thought-out and vetted engineering and materials
  • With all the extras that are included in the pack is excellent. Especially after adding the six inch coil.
  • Love the fact I can use this machine at the beach in highly mineralized soil and still get great depth with little false readings.
  • Easy enough for beginners and enough machine to satisfy experts.
Size & Weight
Height
27 in.
26.2 in.
Width
11 in.
12.2 in.
Depth
6 in.
5 in.
Weight
2.96 lbs.
2.96 lbs.
What customers say about "Size & Weight"
Minelab EQUINOX 600 Multi-IQ Metal Detector
  • The weight of the machine is light but I will say that the machine is front heavy. This is nothing that I would suggest someone walk away form it but it is off balance IMO.
Minelab EQUINOX 800 Multi-IQ Metal Detector
  • Great metal detector. Lightweight and powerful.
  • This is exactly what we wanted! Lightweight, fast recovery and several frequencies!
Detection
Operation Frequency
Multi, 5, 10, 15 kHz
Multi, 5, 10, 15, 20, 40 kHz
Detection Modes
Park, Field, Beach
Park, Field, Beach, Gold
Detection Depth
Coins: up to 12 in., Big objects: 24 in.
Coins: up to 15 in., Big objects: up to 40 in.
Sensitivity
25 levels
25 levels
Ground Balance
Auto/Manual
Auto/Manual
What customers say about "Detection"
Minelab EQUINOX 600 Multi-IQ Metal Detector
  • Incredible depth for targets, however, could have been a function, in part, of the sand at this beach.
  • What can I say found good stuff 1st time out. Love the tones and goes deep. That is what it is all about.Get the Miccus sr 71 stealth v4.2 head phones right away.
  • Very happy with this detector, my F75+ has taken a back seat. Also if depth is something you're looking for, this is definitely a deep machine.
  • Could not detect in the water very much, too rough, but no doubt would excel there also.
  • This detector does not work on deep coins on edge as posted in you tube videos.therefore multi frequency is worthless.
Minelab EQUINOX 800 Multi-IQ Metal Detector
  • On 2 nugs he found (One on visble surface) he would let me check with my AT Gold, and it would not even aknowlege the litte gold as relivant. A definate "skip me" noise.
  • I have found a lor of gold with the AT GOLD, and one nug alone was 1/2 ounce! But it fails horribly on small nugs. ( we could put all 5 gold pieces he found on 1 us dime) so kinda small, but still nugs!
  • This detector is a true multi frequency detector that you can also switch to single frequency if you want to hunt specific items.
  • The came out with a 6" coil for this that is increditible for hunting in extreme trashy areas. The equinox stock coil goes deeper than my AT pro with my 15" coil.
Features
Display
LCD screen with backlight
Full colour LCD with backlight and adjustable brightness
Audio Identification
Target Tones 1, 2, 5, 50
Target Tones 1, 2, 5, 50
Target Depth Indicator
Yes
Yes
Digital Target ID
50 segment notch discrimination: Ferrous: -9 to 0 | Non-ferrous: 1 to 40
50 segment notch discrimination: Ferrous: -9 to 0 | Non-ferrous: 1 to 40
Accessories Included
Wired headphones, USB charging cable with magnetic connector
Wireless Bluetooth / apt-X Low Latency headphones, WM 08 wireless audio module, USB charging cable with magnetic connector
Water Resistance
Freshwater & Saltwater (up to 10 ft.)
Freshwater & Saltwater (up to 10 ft.)
Extras
Simultaneous Multi-Frequency, Sleek & Lightweight, Wireless Audio Compatible, 6 Custom Search Profiles, Fast & Accurate Target ID
Simultaneous Multi-Frequency, Sleek & Lightweight, High-Speed Wireless Audio, 8 Custom Search Profiles, Fast & Accurate Target ID
What customers say about "Features"
Minelab EQUINOX 600 Multi-IQ Metal Detector
  • Was able to pair via Bluetooth with my AYL headphones, no latency noticed. Headphones that come with the 600 are uncomfortable after just a few minutes.
  • They are wireless.Love the freedom you get with no cable to detector.
  • There are plenty of reviews on youtube saying how great this thing is...and I agree. It makes my tesoro umax seem like an antique. However, I did want to let yall know that the headphones are not comfortable in the least, to my ears anyway.
  • The screen is easy to read and the backlight is just amazing. I see more night hunts in my future with this machine.
Minelab EQUINOX 800 Multi-IQ Metal Detector
  • Very clear "dig" tones, great weight and balance, and easy to use for an absolute beginner getting back into the hobby after a ten year hiatus. I'm really glad I did my research before buying a new metal detector.
  • I do love the Nox's huge screen though. I do suggest watching you tube videos on the machine before buying. I am very happy with my purchase. I will never buy a single frequency detector again.
  • Steep learning curve and the sounds are completely different than my Excalibur 2. Time will tell
  • Shaft wobble, no audio cable for head phones thats all minor. Machine is awesome!
Power
Batteries
In-built rechargeable Lithium-ion battery
In-built rechargeable Lithium-ion battery
Battery Indicator
Yes
Yes
Warranty / Certifications
Certifications
CE
CE
Manufacturer warranty
3 year(s)
3 year(s)
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