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Minelab Equinox 800 Metal Detector

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The EQUINOX 800 Metal Detector with Multi-IQ technology, redefines all-purpose detecting for beginners to serious enthusiasts. Adaptable for all target types and ground conditions makes the 800 a true turn and go metal detector.

Minelab EQUINOX 800 Metal Detector
with 11" Double-D Smart Coil and Bluetooth Headphones with WM 08 Wireless Module.

The EQUINOX 800 Metal Detector with Multi-IQ technology, redefines all-purpose detecting for beginners to serious enthusiasts. Adaptable for all target types and ground conditions makes the 800 a true turn and go metal detector.

With the added functionality of Gold Mode, High Frequency 20/40 kHz., Wireless audio accessories and Advanced settings, the EQUINOX 800 offers extra versatility.

The EQUINOX 800 Gold mode is designed to enhance performance on small gold nuggets in mineralized ground. It does so primarily by using different audio processing so that targets respond both in volume and pitch. The Gold Mode will be of interest to gold prospectors, but has less application for other uses. More to the point, Multi-IQ is so good in both Park 2 and Field 2, that these profiles are as good if not better, at finding gold nuggets, than many dedicated single-frequency gold detectors! People who regularly detect for gold nuggets will likely want the EQUINOX 800.

The EQUINOX 800 adds the ability to shift non-ferrous tones and volumes, which can be helpful for those who hunt strictly by ear. These options can also be an aid to those with extreme hearing loss in a particular audio range.

The other big difference between the EQUINOX 600 and the EQUINOX 800 is the “Advanced Settings” that allow for a finer degree of tuning on various options. The EQUINOX 800 has eight levels for finer tuning in the densest "carpet of nails" scenarios. The low settings offer more solid hits on very deep targets, but poor separation of closely adjacent targets. The high settings have great separation, but the clipped audio responses required in dense trash make it harder to hear very deep targets.

The EQUINOX 800 has a User Profile button that allows the operator to jump straight to an alternative Detect Mode. For example, to get from Park 1 to Beach 1 it only takes four pushes of the Detect Mode button to cycle through. You can also program an extra User Profile to get there in one button push. The EQUINOX 800 also has Low, Medium, High, or Off back-lit settings for the heavy users who want to conserve energy consumption.

The EQUINOX series both have automatic Noise Cancel but the 800 also offers a Manual override. If you hunt in areas of high electrical interference (EMI), or around lots of other detectors, this might be helpful in finding the quietest setting with the least interference. Automatic is great and most people will never use Manual.

The hard-core detectorists who want the extra features on the 800 will appreciate the extra perks and settings the machines have to offer.


Multi IQ Spectrum

Low frequencies give more depth on large targets, and high frequencies are usually more sensitive to small targets.

With EQUINOX you can operate across the full spectrum of frequencies simultaneously for maximum results.

Simplified Curves

* 20 kHz and 40 kHz are NOT available as single operating frequencies in EQUINOX 600. The Multi-IQ frequency range shown applies to both EQUINOX 600 and 800. This diagram is representative only. Actual sensitivity levels will depend upon target types and sizes, ground conditions and detector settings.

Other Technologies

Features:

  • Total Weight : 2.96 lbs (1.34 kgs)
  • 3 Detecting Modes : Park, Beach and Field
  • Warranty : 3 Year Limited Detector, 1 Year Battery
  • Operating Frequencies : Multi, 5kHz, 10kHz, 15kHz, 20kHz, 40kHz
  • Fast & Accurate Target ID : Fast Recovery Speed with Accurate Target ID
  • Simultaneous Multi-Frequency : For Maximum Performance, Plus a Wide Range of Single Frequencies
  • Sleek & Lightweight : Rugged and Lightweight Construction Allows you to Enjoy Long Detecting Sessions in Any Environment
  • Advanced Settings : Gain Even More Control of your Audio with Advanced Settings; You Decide How Much Target Info you Hear
  • Wireless Audio : Compatible with Ultra-Fast Wireless Audio with the WM 08, and Fast aptX™ Low Latency / Bluetooth Headphones
  • Waterproof Design : EQUINOX is Fully Submersible, Ideal for Detecting at the Beach and in Rivers, Streams and Lakes (3m / 10-feet)
  • Gold Detecting Mode : Operates the High Single Frequencies of 20 kHz, 40 kHz or Multi to Detect Gold Nuggets in Mineralized Soils
  • 8 Custom Search Profiles : Each Detect Mode Features 2 Custom Search Profiles so you can Save your Favorite Settings in Each Mode
Factory Included Accessories:
  • ML 80 Wireless Headphones with Hard Shell Case
  • WM 08 Wireless Audio Module
  • USB Charging Cable with Magnetic Connector
  • USB Charging Cable
  • Auxiliary Cable
  • ML 80 Instruction Sheet

Additional Information

Manufacturer Minelab
Manuals

Instruction Manuals

SKU 237-37200002
Product Dimensions 26.5x12.5x5.0
Hot Deal No
Manufacturer SKU 3720-0002
Product Type Metal Detectors
Factory Included Accessories
  • ML 80 Wireless Headphones with Hard Shell Case
  • WM 08 Wireless Audio Module
  • USB Charging Cable with Magnetic Connector
  • USB Charging Cable
  • Auxiliary Cable
  • ML 80 Instruction Sheet
Warranty Yes
Detector Type All-Purpose
Interchangeable Search Coil Yes
Technology Multi-IQ
Arm Rest Adjustable
Arm Rest Strap Yes
Adjustable Shaft Yes
Assembled Length Max (in) 56.7
Assembled Length Min (in) 56.7
Apps None
GPS No
Audio Tones Yes
Depth Indication Yes
Control Box Mount Standard
Frequencies 5kHz, 10kHz, 15kHz, 20kHz, 40kHz, Multi
Number of Frequencies 6
Programmable Target Id Yes
Target Id Segments 50
Target Id Yes
Threshold Adjustable
Discrimination Adjustable
Pinpoint Mode Yes
Ground Balance Automatic, Manual
Vibration Mode No
Search Modes 4
Search Mode Types Beach, Field, Gold, Park
Search Flashlight No
Display Type LCD
Backlit Display Yes
Volume Control Yes
Headphone Jack 3.5mm (1/8")
Bluetooth Compatible Yes
Interchangeable Headphones Yes
Battery Type Lithium-Ion
Battery Quantity 1
Battery Life (hr) 12
Rechargeable System Yes
Exclusive Features Innovative Multi-Frequency Technology, Bluetooth Headphones with WM 08 Wireless Module Included

Minelab EQUINOX 800 Metal Detector

Equally Adaptable for All Target Types and Ground Conditions…
Just Select your Detecting Location and Go!

Features

Multi-Frequency
Simultaneous Multi-Frequency

True intelligent Simultaneous Multi-Frequency for maximum performance, plus a wide range of single frequencies.

 
Waterproof Design
Waterproof Design

EQUINOX is fully submersible, ideal for detecting at the beach and in rivers, streams and lakes. (3m / 10-feet)

 
Sleek Lightweight
Sleek & Lightweight

Rugged and lightweight construction allows you to enjoy long detecting sessions in any environment.

 
Wireless Audio
Wireless Audio Compatible

Compatible with ultra-fast wireless audio with the WM 08, and fast aptX™ Low Latency / Bluetooth headphones.

 
Custom Search Modes
8 Custom Search Profiles

Each Detect Mode features 2 custom Search Profiles so you can save your favourite settings in each mode.

 
Fast and Accurate Target ID
Fast & Accurate Target ID

Fast recovery speed with accurate Target ID ensures you won’t miss any valuable targets amongst the trash.

 
Advanced Settings
Advanced Settings

Gain even more control of your detector audio with Advanced Settings; you decide how much target information you hear.

 
Gold Detecting Mode
Gold Detecting Mode

Gold Mode operates the high single frequencies of either 20 kHz or 40 kHz to detect gold nuggets in mineralised soils.

 
 

Detect Modes

Equally adaptable for all target types and ground conditions… just select your detecting location and go!

Park

Great for high-trash recreational areas, including most general detecting.

Field

Ideal for detecting in historical fields for the widest range of target sizes.

Beach

Optimized for all salty conditions – dry sand, wet sand, surf, underwater.

Beach

Best suited for gold nugget prospecting in mineralized goldfield locations.

 

User Interface

Control Panel

The clear LCD features large Target ID numbers so you can see your target ID at a glance. All the information you need when detecting is right there in front of you.

Detect Modes and operating frequency can be instantly changed at the push of a button for a dynamic and uninterrupted detecting experience.

Using the EQUINOX 800 user interface, you can:

  • Change the Detect Mode, Frequency and Sensitivity on the go.
  • View the status of your battery and wireless audio device connections.
  • Create your own notch discrimination patterns to ignore unwanted targets.
  • Activate All-Metal mode to temporarily disable the current discrimination pattern.
  • Activate Pinpoint mode to zero-in on a promising target so that you know exactly where to dig.
  • Customize Advanced Settings to change the way detections are heard, by selecting the number, pitch, and volume of your detection signals.
  • Adjust an array of essential and advanced detecting functions including Noise Cancel, Ground Balance, Volume Adjust, Threshold Level, Target Tone, Accept / Reject and Recovery Speed.
 

Multi-IQ

Multi IQ Spectrum

Low frequencies give more depth on large targets, and high frequencies are usually more sensitive to small targets.

With EQUINOX you can operate across the full spectrum of frequencies simultaneously for maximum results.

Simplified Curves

* 20 kHz and 40 kHz are not available as single operating frequencies in EQUINOX 600. The Multi-IQ frequency range shown applies to both EQUINOX 600 and 800. This diagram is representative only. Actual sensitivity levels will depend upon target types and sizes, ground conditions and detector settings.

Other Technologies

5FX8 Technology

EQUINOX 800 offers 5 single frequencies of 5, 10, 15, 20 and 40 kHz, gives an expanded 8-times range of 5 - 40 kHz.​

 

Bluetooth APTX WiStream

Maximum wireless audio compatibility - Connect conventional Bluetooth headphones, high-speed aptX™ Low Latency devices, or the ultra-fast Wi-Stream enabled WM 08 audio module.

 

Technical Specifications:

  • Sensitivity : 1–25
  • Target Volume : 0–25
  • Threshold Level : 0–25
  • Threshold Pitch : 0–25
  • Target Tones : 1, 2, 5, 50
  • Length : 56.7" (1440 mm)
  • Depth Indicator : 5 Levels
  • Weight : 2.96 lbs (1.34 kgs)
  • Ground Balance : Auto, Manual
  • Tone Pitch : Ferrous, Non-Ferrous
  • Tone Break : Ferrous, Non-Ferrous
  • Battery Runtime : Approx. 12 Hours
  • Noise Cancel : Auto, Manual (-9 to 9)
  • Tone Volume : Ferrous, Non-Ferrous
  • 3 Year Control Box and Coil Warranty
  • LCD Backlight : Low, Medium, High, Off
  • Display : Monochrome LCD with Backlight
  • Custom Search Profiles : 8 (2 per detect mode)
  • Battery : Built-In Rechargeable Lithium-Ion Battery
  • Operating Frequencies : Multi, 5kHz, 10kHz, 15kHz, 20kHz, 40kHz
  • Software Upgrade-able : Yes, via USB Connection (Windows and OSX)
  • Key Technologies : Multi-IQ, 5F×8, Wi-Stream, Bluetooth, aptX™ Low Latency
  • Headphones (included) : Bluetooth and aptX™ Low Latency headphones (non waterproof)
  • Target Identification : 50 Segment Notch Discrimination (Ferrous: -9 – 0) (Non-Ferrous: 1 – 40)
  • Audio Output : Built-In Loudspeaker, 3.5mm (1/8") Headphones (included), Bluetooth Compatible, WM 08 Wi-Stream Compatible

Features:

  • 3 Detecting Modes : Park, Beach and Field
  • Fast & Accurate Target ID : Fast Recovery Speed with Accurate Target ID
  • Simultaneous Multi-Frequency : For Maximum Performance, Plus a Wide Range of Single Frequencies
  • Sleek & Lightweight : Rugged and Lightweight Construction Allows you to Enjoy Long Detecting Sessions in Any Environment
  • Advanced Settings : Gain Even More Control of your Audio with Advanced Settings; You Decide How Much Target Info you Hear
  • Wireless Audio : Compatible with Ultra-Fast Wireless Audio with the WM 08, and Fast aptX™ Low Latency / Bluetooth Headphones
  • Waterproof Design : EQUINOX is Fully Submersible, Ideal for Detecting at the Beach and in Rivers, Streams and Lakes (3m / 10-feet)
  • Gold Detecting Mode : Operates the High Single Frequencies of 20 kHz, 40 kHz or Multi to Detect Gold Nuggets in Mineralized Soils
  • 8 Custom Search Profiles : Each Detect Mode Features 2 Custom Search Profiles so you can Save your Favorite Settings in Each Mode
Customer Reviews

Average Rating

4.8 average of 49 reviews

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Review by hikierdude on December 06, 2019

Just got my NOX 800 and used it for the first time yesterday. I am happy. Pluses, light weight , target ID, depth, except the deeper targets were junk, three silver dimes, screen easy to read, tones were to my liking, . Neg, no charger came in the box, just the wire, air bubbles under the screen saver (my bad). Twice I put a nick in the screen saver with my shovel, I never had this problem with other detectors, but nothing to dislike with the performance. I dug 179 good coin targets (copper cents, nickels, etc totaling $15.51)) plus a dozen zinc pennies, small hand full of bottle caps and pull tabs, a few copper and brass pipe fittings, and scrap junk, totaling well over 200 targets, in eight hours, and no sore arm, and disappointed cause I had to stop, to meet a friend. I metal detected a park, city strips, and three old (teens and 20's) homes. I want to add this: Someone called the police. Three cop cars pulled up. I was told to lay down my headphones, my tools were already left on the ground, and back up. The policeman told me, someone said I was digging on their property without permission. He said earlier he saw me digging in a front yard. I told him "I had permission to do the corner house, and other than that, I'm sticking in the parkways. We waited until another officer talked to the person who complained, and discovered the person thought they owned the parkway and that I was digging on their property. The police then asked if I had found anything good, told me I could keep doing the parkways, and wished me luck, and "thanked me" for being cooperative. In eight years of metal detecting parkways, this was the second time police were called, and after finding the facts, I was told I could keep metal detecting the parkways, and they were curious what I had found, and wished me luck. Oh, one other thing, I hate digging zinc pennies, and if the NOX is reading 20/21, it's a zinc penny so I will quit digging those numbers, unless of course I'm in a really old spot and that target is deep, then I will think about it? Thank you Minelab. HH everyone

Quick delivery

Review by Noodle on December 06, 2019

Got to my home quickly.

Awesome tool!

Review by Barry on November 12, 2019

Takes a while to master but very versatile, first-class detector. Having a blast!

depth

Review by john on November 05, 2019

Looking forward to my 1st outing with it. My buddy has one also & he loves his for the depth.

Perfect!

Review by Mr.Slim-Pickings on November 05, 2019

The best bang for the buck. By far, the best multi-frequency detector of its time. Super light setup with the carbon fiber shaft. Great depth and easy interface. Easy to use, recommend for all levels of experience.

Absolutly the best detector I have ever used

Review by Paul on November 01, 2019

I have been metal detecting since the 1960's so I have seen a lot of detectors , this is the best!! Easy to set up and use!!

I made the right decision

Review by Elvin on October 30, 2019

I selected the Equinox 800 to replace my trusty Garrett GTAx550, which decided to quit working. I was a little bewildered on my first hunt since the read-out is totally different than what I'm accustomed to with the Garrett. I've since been watching videos and reading through the manual to get the hang of it, then going out for hunts to incorporate what I learn. There's an old school building in my town built in 1938 where I've hunted several times in the past, finding only one wheat penny and much newer coins. First time hunting there with the 800, I found a 1941D nickel, a 1942D penny, and an old coat button. Those items aren't really worth anything, but it was a thrill nonetheless. The ground there is very junky, and the 800 did well to pick out the coins among the trash. Great machine, comfortable to wield - I'm looking forward to future hunts!

Outstanding!

Review by JasonG on October 24, 2019

I will start by saying, I'm a beginner relic hunter. I was using a basic detector and decided to upgrade to the Equinox 800 to make hunting a little easier. I love the ability to discern between iron and ferrous objects, the localization setting, and the depth indicator. The information the device provides allows me to skip over items that are likely junk. There's nothing worse than spending 15 minutes digging a hole to find a rusty nail. Being able to identify iron makes it well worth the investment alone. Since I haven't used other comparable detectors, I can't speak to whether or not its better than the other popular detectors, but I'm certainly happy with the enhanced capabilities I now have.

Buy it !

Review by Rog on October 17, 2019

Great detector . My new go to detector

Equinox 800 Metal Detector

Review by Johnbo on October 16, 2019

I am glad I went with the 800 vice the 600, more options that will allow me to do more with this machine for all the places I intend to detect. Instructions are simple, make sure you watch the videos if you want more detailed instructions. Charged up, then went out and found two pennies, one dime and a nut. Just learning the tones and signals that are loud and strong when going over the target. I am impressed with this machine. Don from KellyCo was pleasant and helpful on the phone and the purchase went smoothly, great service.

Just got it

Review by Jack on October 14, 2019

Will have out today. This is my 4th Minelab, so the learning curve should be easy.

Easy

Review by Hammer Time on October 09, 2019

Well I really like this machine on the beach, still getting to know it but with all the YouTube videos out there it’s easy I just can’t get over how deep it goes in black sand. I have 4 other detectors and they do a great just as well.

Love it!

Review by Jon on September 30, 2019

I'm still learning this machine but love it.Works for everything I need.

Very pleased.

Review by Jason on September 22, 2019

For my first time out with the Minelab Equinox 800 I detected two spots that I had detected before with my treasure pro. They are both frequently hunted by people. I dug the usual clad coins. But I also found 3 wheat pennies, a mercury dime, and an 1898 Indian head. The coins were deep and partially masked by nails or other junk. Probably passed over many times by other detectorists ( myself included). There is a learning curve. It will be awhile before I’m totally comfortable with it and have it setup properly. But for setting it up based on a YouTube video, I was impressed by the early results. The real test will be at the beach in highly mineralized salt water. Hopefully it will impress them also.

Just what I was looking for at a great price.

Review by Mr. on September 16, 2019

Just received the Minelab Equinox 800 and read through the manual. Looking forward to using very soon.

Very impressed

Review by Taketwo on September 16, 2019

This unit is spot on. Have used other products that apparently missed some good targets, I have returned to the same location and fifteen minutes in my search hit a 1.6 oz silver medallion sitting next to some iron 15 inches deep. AWESOME

top of my list.

Review by none on August 31, 2019

took it out and it is my top of my list.


well made

Review by habbitt on August 25, 2019

very impressed how well it work and looking at looked over sites to be surprized

Good to great product

Review by LionRock on August 23, 2019

This is my second detector I have purchased and it has far surpassed Garrett. My first big hunt with this detector was an old sugar cane production site deep in the bush of Jamaica. I found some very interesting finds but most were historical relics that had to remain in country. The detector itself has held up and performed well but it is allot of plastic for the price.

Incredible, No Brainer, Right for Rookies, Perfect for Pro’s

Review by Long Shaft on August 22, 2019

I have been researching my next detector purchase with great detail. After months of reading, watching and 38-years of experience assisting me along the way, I decided to purchase the Equinox 800. I water hunt, beach hunt, coin hunt, and relic hunt. Today is August 22nd, received my NOX two days earlier. Took my time reading, charging and selecting a site to hunt today. I get to my site, and old Boy Scout camp that I have been told dates back to the 30’s and up to the 60’s. I turn the unit open, take four steps bam, nice signal. Dig it and up comes a silver mercury dime. I saying to myself no fricking way. I repair my hole, take two steps, bam, two silver quarters in the same hole! I equate the experience to having sex for the first time. Wheat pennies, silver galore. This technology is incredible! Buy the Equinox 800 without hesitation. I never got out of a 30’ radius area and killed it. I was digging 12”-15” deep holes. Never once dug trash. I have this site to myself with this incredible unit. Thank you Katie at Kellyco!
Buy this detector!

Should have been 5 stars

Review by Super X on August 22, 2019

I have over 50 hours on the nox. It is super fast on coin shooting with outstanding separation and recovery speed to pick through trashy spots. The equinox is a quick study and easy to operate.
My issues with the equinox arrise with the cheap materials and plastic. I have had to replace 2 coils due to ear tab breakage. I see other items that will need repair in the very near future. I would be willing to pay 50 to 100 more for quality materials in those areas that take abuse. Minelab whipped it out on the quality. Minelab did warranty the coils however, is little comfort knowing the warranty will expire all to soon.

A great piece of equipment

Review by John on August 21, 2019

I have been using the whites mx sport for the past 4 years, and found tons of stuff. Then I just purchased the nox 800 about 2 months ago, and wow...what a difference. Dont get me wrong, the mx sport is a great detector. I have found nearly $700 in pocket change with that thing in 4 years, not to mention lots of other items. But I felt I wanted to upgrade a bit to something that has lots of options for settings. And the nox 800 does just that. I highly recommend to read the owners manual thoroughly. There are tons of options concerning tones..volumes....discrimination...ground types..etc. With that in mind, this machine does take some getting used to. You just need to fool with the settings and try out different things till you find out which works best for your style and what you are searching for. I took along my mx sport the first couple times out, to compare signals. I found that from 1 -4 inches deep, the signals were pretty much the same. But, about 5 inches and deeper, the mx started to get a bit erratic, jumping around. The 800 kept the same signal most of the time. Now..I went to a old farm property about 4 times with my mx sport. Found nice things...my oldest coin yet, a 1794 liberty cap large cent!! But the first time I took the nox 800 there, I could not believe how many targets I picked up that my mx sport missed. I picked up...2 "V" nickles, 1 buffalo nickle, 2 standing liberty quarters , 12 wheat pennies, and a silver Washington quarter, and 1 indian head penny. The Equinox 800 is VERY sensitive. And if you get this machine, prepare to dig deeper. Most of the targets I have dug up are 6 - 8 inches and even 10 inches or more at times. I had a laugh one day when it picked up some thing that surprised me. It was close to 10 inches down...I saw a little bit if red plastic, curious, I put my pin pointer on it, and beeep.... I pulled it out of the ground,, and guess what? I was a small piece of wire about 1/4 of an inch long covered in red plastic.. It was a piece of an old twisty tie that you used on a loaf of bread..haha! Thats how sensitive this machine is. In closing...this is a great detector that I plan on using for many years to come. I will still use my mx sport at times to compare signals and to have a back up if the battery dies in the nox 800. Minelab did a find job creating this device. Good luck to everyone who purchases this item !!

Equinox 800

Review by Ranger Rick on August 21, 2019

800 better than 600 for the gold frequency. Lightweight.

Great Product

Review by Joel on August 21, 2019

I've had the 800 out on a few trips now and I am impressed. My yard is my test range. It has been hunted multiple times with several detectors. The 800 topped the all with many additional finds. I've had it under water on several hunts with no problems. It has also taken some hard knock. I am very pleased.

The best I have ever owned.

Review by JoeC on August 21, 2019

Very light and will detect deeper than my previous machines. Holds a charge for a long time, and is very convenient.. I have only used it for a few outings so I am still getting familiar with it.

Verrrrrrry Impressed

Review by Deeper Sweeper on August 20, 2019

I have used several brands of detectors over the last 40 years, and this is by far the best all round machine I've ever used. Easy to set up. Very deep.
Simple to learn. The Equinox 800 is now my number 1 detector!

Awsome

Review by BigD on August 20, 2019

Easy to use and understand even for a novice like me. Out of the box first time out we found two silver rings and bufalohead nickel. Thank you Don for all your help.

Use the Nox 800 and I really like it!

Review by Al Howry on August 20, 2019

I bought it last winter in Tampa for beach use as a snow bird. I find myself using back in Ohio too.
It is light and balanced and easy to swing. I have no failures of any kind, but do not use it as hard as some.
Dealer Phil Myers in Tampa was the reason I bought it, watched him service several customers while I was shopping.

Minelab equinox 800, is a great machine

Review by Rob on August 20, 2019

I am new to the metal detecting world , and spent countless hours reading about metal detecting, and watching videos and reading reviews. So i guess in anyone's eye's its taking a gamble ,not truly knowing what your getting yourself into,
Well Minelab makes a great product, the Equinox 800, has definitely been a blast so far. I truly love this machine, my first night out using it in my backyard, i found an old German pocket knife, my second time using it i found a sterling silver ring and alot of change, i also found more rings as well and lots more change, i still have much to learn about this hobby but its well worth spending the money, in my mind you get what you pay for.

Equinox 800 is a great machine

Review by Joel on August 20, 2019

I bought the equinox 800 about 6 months ago. This is the first detector that I’ve owned other than a really cheap one years ago. I must say that I’ve been very impressed with it! For a first timer, it’s very easy to use right out of the box. As you learn it, you can tweak it here and there, but it honestly is a grab and go detector.

Affordable and impressive

Review by Mike on August 20, 2019

Love this detector, lightweight, easy to use, battery life is great, recovery speed is Very impressive, I would consider this a well rounded detector beginner to advance and affordable if your into the hobby. This Nox800 is now, my go to detector! I like the adjustable back lite screen also its a huge plus for me while night hunting. If you in the market for a detector that waterproof and does it all from relics to tiny gold flakes really consider this Minelab equinox 800.

Awesome machiine

Review by Whimsymaker on August 20, 2019

Sold my XLT I bought from kellyco long ago but now that I have more time, I knew it was time to come back to Metal Detecting.
I also knew Kellyco was awesome when I bought the XLT so I knew who to call.
I bought the Minelab EQ 800 and I am so glad I did.
I thought it would be too complicated. Regardless of what anyone tells you, read the manual, visit forums and follow users on YouTube.
Piece of cake honestly.
First couple of days, I just messed around in my backyard just to get the hang of it. I had not stepped 2 feet from the porch and found a 1956 wheatie. The house was built in 56. Then had an odd double like signal under the baby swing. Dug up a brass hinge. Before I covered the hole, I ran the coil back over the hole and I kid you not i found a mercury dime. I used the standard Park 1 setting. Did not change a thing.
All of this within the first 15 minutes.
I am looking forward to much more time with the 800. Awesome machine and multi-freq is amazing.
And as always, Kellyco was quick in getting it in my hands. I also was pleasantly surprised at the items in the freebie package that came with the detector.

Great Detector Awesome on Beach and Terra Surface

Review by Mark on August 20, 2019

actually love this Machine. Easy and quick set up and recovery. The beach use is phonomel, no ground balance problems and great detectoin and depth. Relly like my AT Max but now its my backup just in case. My wife may be getting one of these soon if i can get her hooked. thanks to Kelly co for great customer service !

Great Machine

Review by Elaine on August 20, 2019

I love this detector ( Minelab Equinox 800 ). Best machine I have owned by far! Very light which is great for me and goes very deep which is another plus! My husband had just bought another detector and was trying to talk me into the same one. I told him no that I was interested in the equinox 800. He bought it as a gift for me and I starting digging the goodies right away. Needless to say we now both own a Equinox 800 and we highly recommend it to everyone!! Thanks Minelab!!!!!

Powerful and light

Review by Ken on July 26, 2019

I believe this detector (Minelab Equinox 800) will be one of the best I have ever owned. Very light and will detect fairly deep. Seems to hold a charge for a long time too. I have only used it for a few outings so I am still getting used to it... This is the third Minelab I have owned. All of them have been great detectors...Kellyco was fast on the shipping.. and thank you for the veteran discount!!! Ken

Already a proven winner!

Review by 808detecting on July 25, 2019

Used our equinox 800 for the first time and found some goodies! The quality is top notch! Worth the price! The customer service was impeccable!

Great machine now I need to get used to digging deeper than 6"

Review by CK on July 22, 2019

From the start after watching several YouTube videos and working in my test garden I was digging in spots that I thought we had cleaned out but finding early wheats and Indians over 8" deep. I have only had it out once so I am still waiting for my first silver. This is impressive and I am learning more everyday I take it out. I do relic hunting in the spring and fall so I am considering a 6" coil.

Don at KellyCo was a great help in guiding me to the Minelab 800 and worked with me through the ordering process!


Completely Satisfied and Have Advise

Review by Tom_O on July 14, 2019

I believe the mixed reviews are due more to the fact that the detector ships with an 11" coil. I've been detecting for 40 years and had my hands on many units as well as options. I knew before ordering that the 11" coil probably was not going to work well for me, as I do mostly coin hunting. After receiving the unit and testing it in my own yard (which I have seeded with coins), I was right. It was very difficult to pinpoint coins and identify them correctly. Small deep coins did best, whereas larger shallow were pinging as huge. I immediately ordered the 6" coil, and it was back to normal operation with all the niceties of the upgraded technology. The 800 quickly outperformed any of my older detectors. And no, the 6" does not increase the swinging or reduce the ground coverage compared to the average 8" coil provided with many other detectors. Another note, with the 6" coil you can (and should) increase the sensitivity up to about 15-20 with no problems and you will see better performance than other detectors. I have found no reason to change any other settings other than the number of tones, which I prefer 5 to mimic my older detectors (my brain is used to 5).

With regard to KellyCo's service, it was outstanding. Faster than Amazon (can I say that on here?) !! It shipped out the same day and was at my door 2 days later (I chose FedEx Residential). The 6" coil was even faster - shipped same day, arrived the next. Wow. I was also surprised that with the detector KellyCo modified the "free extras" and included several other bags and a nice serrated digger. Nice!

I'm quite confident that anyone new to the hobby can utilize this detector in its default modes and be very successful. For advanced users, you won't find yourself piddling with all the options, as Minelab has it pretty well fine-tuned. You will change a couple and leave them there. If you're like most advanced users, you're buying it for the MultiIQ benefits anyway. Save the 11" coil for relic hunting, and get the 6" for coining. You'll be set. And read the manual ! There are quite a few small key points to know that will help you a great deal in the field, i.e. how pinpoint works by improving after each swing over the target. Enjoy !

Second review

Review by William on July 04, 2019

Living in the Desert, using the 800 has been great, lots of finds here and there, powerful machine. Had never taken to a beach until recently. Wow!!! The 800Equinox loves the beach/ ocean environment. Amazing performance and no worries in the water, over 100 good finds. Great fun walking out into the surf. The sand bucket worked well. Many thanks to Kellyco for all their help and advice over the years.

Love this detector

Review by Steven on May 15, 2019

This thing is amazing!

No better or worse then any other high priced detector

Review by spanky r on April 10, 2019

Too many settings and buttons to set and fiddle with. Before you tell me I don't know what I'm talking about I'LL tell you about myself. Me 50 years detecting (before most of you were even born) Had 10-15 detectors over the years. (GARRETT,FISHER, WHITES ETC.) I still use my old Fisher 1280x. and Garrett Sea Hunter for salt water beaches. All you need is to know what kind of detecting you are going to do most of the time and buy accordingly
Big $$$$$$ detectors ARE NOT THE BEST FOR MOST PEOPLE, Me I water hunt most of the time (salt/fresh) so I use detectors that are suited for that purpose. PI DETECTORS FOR SALT WATER 450 TO 550 RANGE. FRESH WATER UNDER WATER DETECTORS FISHER, GARRETT. I detect about 25-30 hours a week in summer here in VIRGINIA BEACH. END OF STORY, BEST FIND WAS A ROLEX 14K MENS WATCH IN 4 FT. FRESH WATER AT A LAKE. W/ MY AT MAX.

Outstanding!

Review by In Iowa on April 06, 2019

Thank you Stevie Ray and Marty for your excellent customer service, you guys do an excellent job!
The detector showed up ahead of schedule, loaded with a bunch of extra Kellyco products, thank kellyco.
As for the Minelab Equinox 800... top notch product! Highly recommend the adding this to your collection.

Best machine I've ever had

Review by Captnhowdy on March 17, 2019

I've used many machines by Garrett, Nautilus, Whites, and others brands. This by far has been the best machine I have ever used. It looks intimidating at first but you can learn it quickly and just like any other machine you need to use it and tune it as you go for what works for you. I'm have found enough relics in the first two days to pay for the machine. It is by far superior when it comes to detecting in areas that have a lot of iron. I cannot express how nice this machine is. Now I do have one discrepancy with it and it is the headphones after couple of months the headphones stopped working. I can charge them and the charge light will come on but the headphones will not turn on now. So I have to order new ones but I'm not gonna complain about anything else with this machine. I'm so happy with it I'll still give it 5 stars even with the headphone issues.

Minelab 800

Review by William on February 15, 2019

Happy with my Minelab 800Equinox. This is my third Minelab machine from KellyCo over the years. Still have a working 705 Gold minelab. The 800 is amazing with the power and possible adjustments that can be made for different conditions and soil . Learned quickly that this machine is so powerful and accurate I had to adjust the sensitivity back very low to find gold. Great detector for the money. Recommend buying the small coil for hunting gold. Amazing battery life, easy charging.

Very pleased

Review by Robert on January 15, 2019

I never write reviews but when a company is as on point as Kellyco I have to. Carolyn was awesome she helped me decide on the best detector for me I was leaning toward the etrac which is quite a bit higher than the nox 800. She lead me to the nox even tho the etrac was higher and that gave me confidence in Kellyco not just pushing higher priced equipment but what would perform the best for me. They also gave me all the free stuff even though I used my military discount other places I looked at took it away with the discount. That’s not a discount if you do that and again Kellyco rocks My detector was here in 2 days,!! That’s was awesome as well. I used my equinox 800 for the first time today at a local park by our beach here in eufaula Oklahoma. I’m a beginner and this detector was great. No big finds just 3$ in clad found. What was impressive is the fact that the 800 picked up all those coins in trashy signals. I’d dig find a pull tab and right next to it a penny a dime or quarter Every coin was next to trash. I just wanted to say thank you to Kellyco for their awesome service. You can’t go wrong with Kellyco.

Could be better

Review by Katie Deep Beep on October 08, 2018

So disappointed with the pin pointing. I dig craters to find a penny. I never get a target on the first dig. It’s as if the target continues to move around. I swear it’s not operator error! The $200 GoFind has a better collapsing shaft for traveling! The hole and pin process is antiquated! You waste time fidgeting with the stupid hole, trying to find the stupid pin and break your nails in the process. Why did Mindlab opt for this cheap, old shaft collapsing method? You certainy can’t pack it in a jiffy. Nokta has a wonderful feature with the backlight that I wish the Equinox had. The Nokta screen lights up at night when it hits a target. I like that you can adjust the backlight on the Equinox, but it would be better if it lit up when you hit a target in the night. Night detecting works great when all three are synchronized: beep, light and target ID. Other than that, we find the Equinox 800 to be just as good as the CTX3030.

Leaked

Review by allen on September 14, 2018

First outing in the surf at Panama City Beach Florida. Not submersion, but in surf. Detector worked well at first then became quite chatty. Shortly thereafter unusable, and while I, in a puzzled state, attempted to make adjustments, it shut down. The next day, it restarted, but again, shut itself down. I then noticed small bubbles of water on the backside of the screen. I removed the protector in case these water droplets were there instead of inside the machine- but alas- no- they were inside. I've contacted Minelab, no answer, I left a message and am awaiting a return call. From a company that produced the Excalibur 1000, which I purchased in 2000, and which still works like a beast and continues to remain waterproof, this is a total fail. I expected better. On Kellyco's end, their ordering system is appalling. I also ordered (pre-ordered) the 6 inch coil for the ill-fated Nox, that order resulted in an "order complete" email, but no coil. I searched my account for the order to check it's status, it still isn't there- even though my coil was finally delivered. Need to work on that Kellyco. People get nervous about their money.

Awesome Detector & Great Kellyco Service!

Review by Dennis F McNamara on September 09, 2018

Pre-ordered the 'Nox 800 in March and I finally got it in mid June. Kellyco was spot on when I called in early May to see maybe when my pre-order might ship. Very pleasant to talk to any of their reps on the phone! The 800 really is a different beast compared to the Garretts I was used to. I really love how light this machine is. The Target ID is spot on and with the 1.75 software update, the depth indicator is now spot on. LOVE the multi-level backlight on the display and the user interface is really easy to learn. Used the detector at the Jersey Shore on vacation and was amazed at the depth and stability in the wet or dry sand. I was getting 12+ inches on coins! This machine also does well with silver jewelry on the beach. I used the stock beach 1 mode and this thing is incredibly stable even in the surf! Can't say that about my AT Max! The 'Nox also brings hunted out sites back to life with things that I had missed with other machines! Love it! Love it! Love it! Thank You Minelab and Kellyco!

Great Detector

Review by Joe Detector on June 04, 2018

Wow! I am new to detecting but have been amazed with the Equinox 800. It is easy to use right out of the box but also has a lot of functionality and adjustments that you can make once you get used to the detector. It is amazing just how small of an object it will detect at a fairly deep depth. I recommend downloading the manual and reading through it. Very extensive. Easy to see why Minelab is on top of their game with this machine! I know that there has been bad press regarding the detector's shaft being too flexible but mine is pretty solid once tightened down. Initially, I was a little confused regarding the wireless head phones. I thought that you had to use the WM08 module with the WL80 headphones but this is not true. My ML80 headphones connect directly to the detector. The WM08 module lets you sync other headphones (like if you have a favorite set) to the device which is also very cool. My rep at KellCo highly recommended the Equinox 800 (I was set on getting a different detector) and I am VERY happy that I listened to him and purchased the 800. I highly recommend this detector.

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