Minelab Equinox 600 vs. Equinox 800 Review
Multiple operating frequencies and non-ferrous and ferrous discrimination modes make these models ideal for advanced users. Each detector has 5 depth indication levels, comes with Double-D smart coils for improved accuracy, and the included headphones complete a value-packed accessories bundle. The rechargeable lithium-ion batteries are environmentally-friendly and last for up to 12 hours on a single charge.
|Minelab Equinox 600||Minelab Equinox 800|
|Why Consider?||This is an all-around excellent metal detector using Equinox’s simultaneous multi-frequency technology so you can detect items at low and high frequencies, or choose to use just a single frequency.||A step up from the 600, the Equinox 800 comes with a few more features, like wireless headphones, 8 ranges of detector swing speed, and the ability to shift non-ferrous target tones.|
|Ideal for: ||Intermediate detectorists, gold, coins, jewelry, relics.||Intermediate to expert detectorists, small items, gold, jewelry, relics, coins.|
|Iron Discrimination Segments||4 Levels||Multiple|
|Notch Discrimination ||50-segment notch discrimination||50-segment notch discrimination|
|Is the Volume Adjustable?||Yes||Yes|
|Tone Levels ||1, 2, 5, 50||1, 2, 5, 50|
|Search Modes||3: Park, beach, field||4: Park, beach, field, gold|
|Sensitivity Depth Adjustment ||1-25||1-25|
|Waterproof||Up to 10 ft.||Up to 10 ft.|
|Battery Condition Indicator ||Yes||Yes|
|Depth Indicator||5 levels||5 levels|
|Search Coil ||11” DD Search coil with skid plate||11” DD Search coil with skid plate|
|Total Weight||2.96 lbs.||2.96 lbs.|
|Headphones Included? ||Yes||Yes|
|Operating Frequency||Adjustable: 5, 10, 15 kHz||Adjustable: 5, 10, 15, 20, 40|
|Digital Target ID ||Yes, 9-40||Yes, 9-40|
Learning how to expertly wield your metal detector isn’t easy and often has a steep learning curve. The Minelab Equinox 600 is a first-rate detector that uses multiple frequencies, both low and high, to mine out all types of finds.
However, the top choice is the Equinox 800. A step up from the 600, the Minelab Equinox 800 has 8 different swing speeds and a non-ferrous target tone to make it easy to identify your find.