Minelab Equinox 600 Metal Detector
The Minelab Equinox 600 is ready to help you find whatever objects you are hunting. Relics and jewelry are easy targets for Equinox metal detectors whether you are using a single frequency to target your favorite find or the Multi-IQ setting to hopefully catch some of the gold under your feet, too. The Equinox 600 will not fail in helping you find the buried objects you have been searching for. The coil is fully submersible and the entire detector can be submersed up to 10ft or 3m so you can even dive in shallow lakes or around beaches. The Multi-IQ setting is used in both Beach mode settings and is perfect for helping navigate all the mineralized water and sand that you will encounter. If you plan on diving, don't forget to scoop up an extra pair of waterproof headphones!
To updated your Equinox 600 to the latest software, version, click here to follow these instructions.
PLEASE NOTE: USB charging adapter is NOT included with this package. You can find one HERE
At just under 3lbs, you won't get tired taking this out on long hunts for gold or any metal in all terrains. If you are searching salt water beaches or mineralized soils, the Multi-IQ allows the detector to sense the slightest change in frequency so you can still find as much treasure as possible without weighing yourself down with a heavier machine. The Equinox 600 operates in all the same frequencies in Multi-IQ mode as the Equinox 800, but only Minelab's Equinox 800 has single frequency operations in the higher frequency ranges, 20 and 40 kHz. If you want to find more treasure, the Equinox 600 has all the technology you need to detect in any terrain and find every target in your path.
- Manufacturer Minelab
- Quick Look Rugged, lightweight & submersible, the Minelab Equinox 600 detector features Multi-IQ functionality in Park, Field and Beach modes.
- SKU 237-37200001
- Product Dimensions 33.75x12.13x5.38
- Manufacturer SKU 3720-0001
- Product Type Metal Detectors
- Best for Beach, Beginner, Coin, Relic
Factory Included Accessories
- Minelab 3.5mm (1/8") Wired Headphones
- PLEASE NOTE: USB charging adapter is NOT included with this package. You can find one here.
- 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) 43
- Apps None
- GPS No
- Audio Tones Yes
- Depth Indication Yes
- Control Box Mount Standard
- Frequencies 4 kHz, 5kHz, 10kHz, 15kHz, Multi
- Number of Frequencies 4
- 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 6
- Search Mode Types Beach, Field, 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 Hours
- Waterproof Waterproof
- Rechargeable System Yes
- Exclusive Features Multi-IQ Multi-Frequency Technology
Equally Adaptable for All Target Types and Ground Conditions…
Just Select your Detecting Location and Go!
True intelligent Simultaneous Multi-Frequency for maximum performance, plus a wide range of single frequencies.
EQUINOX is fully submersible, ideal for detecting at the beach and in rivers, streams and lakes. (3m / 10-feet)
Rugged and lightweight construction allows you to enjoy long detecting sessions in any environment.
Compatible with ultra-fast wireless audio with the WM 08, and fast aptX™ Low Latency / Bluetooth headphones.
Each Detect Mode features 2 custom Search Profiles so you can save your favourite settings in each mode.
Fast recovery speed with accurate Target ID ensures you won’t miss any valuable targets amongst the trash.
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 600 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.
- 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.
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.
* 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.
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Review by Wiggy on April 30, 2021For starters you can't do better. But will admit it didn't take long for me to want to upgrade to the 800. With the help of youtube it has made it very easy to understand and to set it up between ferrous and nonferrous metals. I.e. more coins and silver. And Kelly Co will get all of my business.
Review by Cassandra Laqisha Armour on October 28, 2020I bought those from Kellyco. 600 first and 7 months later a 800. And they're both some best detectors I have ever encountered hands down. Now when you can take that with kellycos customer service and knowledgeable staff it's a win win win win
Review by Nathan at nateslucky1214gmail.com on October 21, 2020Amazing metal detector and lots a bang for the buck. Truly a great detector and with kellycos fast shipping it was in my hands in two days after the purchase
Review by Damien on October 13, 2020I recently switched over after years of using a White's MXT detector. Like with any detector, it took a few days in the field to really understand the VDI numbers, tones, and other settings. I have been extremely impressed with the pinpointing accuracy and the depth of targets. I revisited a few spots and came away with relics and coins that I had definitely passed over in previous years. I couldn't be happier and only wish I didn't live in a state that has winter for six months. The military discount offered and the complimentary gifts provided were just the cherry on top. This was probably the best purchase I have made in a long time.
Review by Shane on October 12, 2020Equinox is an amazing machine; multi-frequency is a game changer. And it being completely waterproof is why I purchased it. I've spent many many hours with my detector completely submerged I've never had a problem. If you want a great all-around machine. This is the one for you.
Review by Big Al on October 4, 2020I have only owned the Eqinox 600 for about a week , and only had it out twice , but using the beach mode 1 was getting good signals for bottle caps and was a bit disappointed ,I am more familiar with Whites Detecors and perhaps need to get to know my Eqinox better.
Review by Ted on July 3, 2020I purchased the 600 after starting out with a Garrett Ace 300 and wanted to upgrade to something to hit the wet sand and shallow water on the beach. I am extremely pleased with the performance and ease of use of the Equinox 600. It clearly identifies all types of metals at good depths in wet or dry sand. Dealing with Kellyco Detectors was awesome! I got my machine at a great price with fast shipping. Thanks Kelly at Kellyco for the great service.
Review by Mark on May 3, 2020I have reviewed the Equinox 600 on many different media sites and found it to be ideal.
Review by Kidcentavo on April 28, 2020We use the 6 inch coils WITH THE 600 EXCLUSIVLY in EXTREMELY new & old trash filled areas. We dance around the iron nails and partially rusted cans with ease. ( older 22 long casings are still troublesome cause hit on the nickel ID, but give a short return signal you soon learn to phase them out) The smaller coil also won't wear your arm & shoulder muscles out. The good target REPEATABLE tones are exceptionally clear, & concise. NO missing them there fore NO missing good targets. AND surprisingly the depth on the 6 inch coil was better/deeper than any other six inch I have ever used. Excessive back ground & small bits of iron chatter is easily eliminated QUICKLY by reducing the sensitivity. Ground balance is a quick procedure, & continuous ground tracking a snap. IF you want to clean out OLD iron & trash filled areas, that you may suspect has old nice targets the MineLab Equinox 600 with a 6 inch coil is the machine to use.
Review by ritem on January 22, 2020I got this Minelab 600 for Christmas. January 11, I detected Beaches on the Mexican Rivera. Cabo San Lucas I dug a nice 14k yellow gold ring in dry sand! Sometimes it’s better to be lucky than good! For now I’m using factory presets Beach 2 till I get seasoned with er!
Review by Sally on January 17, 2020I really love my Equinox 600. So far, so good. It is pretty easy to learn how to use it, and so much fun! I like the way it is set up and that the features aren't complicated. I am very happy that I decided on the Equinox instead of the one I was looking at. Going detecting with my uncle makes it even better to learn the ropes. I would recommend this metal detector.
Review by Joejoe on January 16, 2020Upon calling Kellyco, we talked about several different detectors, and Shelby there suggested the Minelab 600. I knew about the Garrett AT Pro, but she said the Minelab was lightyears ahead...so I bought it. I could not be happier about my purchase. I was on the beach against the AT Pro, and he could not find half of what I could find. I found a target that he could not locate at all. I turn up my sensitivity and I can find pennies at the 1 foot level, and quarters deeper still in the wet beach sand. Basically I am finding what the others could not. I would recommend this detector to anyone looking to get into the hobby, or for those seasoned hunters.
Review by Swinginfool on January 6, 2020No more false targets, so far. Great beach machine, in or out of the water. I want to thank Leilani at Kellyco for all her help. The ultra fast delivery was quite a surprise.
Review by The Real Jason R on January 4, 2020Love it! May be replacing my Max
Review by James Pensacola Fl on December 31, 2019I have been looking for a few years for a detector for salt water beach hunting and in the water. The people at Kellyco, directed me to this detector, the Minelab Equinox 600. It is by far a great machine. It finds the small stuff deep, no chatter and very light weight. If your looking for a detector that can do it all - beach, park, field - this is it!!!!!
Review by Jim on October 25, 2019Love my Minelab 600 and the people at Kellyco company are fantastic! The lady took tons of time with me to explain all the different metal detectors and which one was best for me
Review by a2thej on September 11, 2019I've used several detectors over the past 4 years. I mostly hunt at a saltwater beach with black sand. Other detectors required the sensitivity to be turned down or were frustrating with the constant chattering. Neither were ideal to say the least. I sold 2 other detectors (1 was a multi purpose water proof model) to purchase the Equinox 600. First time I took it to the beach, it was a whole different ballgame. Quiet, deep and responsive. Swung it for 5 hours and still had 2 bars (out of 3) on the internal rechargeable li-on battery. This detector reminds me of a medical grade instrument. It's that clear, accurate and easy to use. Let me put it like this-- nearly all the fellow detectorist (lol) I see at the beach swing the 600 or 800. It just plain works. You won't be disappointed either.
Review by Frank 215 on August 30, 2019Minelab 600 is a beast. The multi frequency is so nice if your looking for a deep detector. You got it with this one and also one of the best beach and under water detector I have ever used.
Review by Kip on August 29, 2019I was very surprised on how fast my Minelab Equinox 600 arrived. I was happy in how the condition the package was delivered also, no bumps or bruises. The free accessories were not included with my purchased but Kellyco Metal Detectors made good and shipped them right out the same day I called their customer service and explained that when my purchase/package arrived it did not included my free accessories. Disappointed that Minelab themselves didn't include a free hat in there packaging; I would've worn it and they would've gotten free or low cost advertisement.
Review by Scooter on August 26, 2019This is my first metal detector. I have used it twice and already finding some nice things. The weight is great and very easy to use. Thank you for filling my order
Review by kennyb on August 20, 2019This is my 3rd detector from Minelab started off with the 305 an the 705 but i have to say this 600 is super easy to use compared to the other two.
Review by Juan Val Dez on August 20, 2019Cant say enough about this multi-frequency machine. It's ability to id targets is amazing. I suspect this is due to it's interrogation of several return frequencies rather than a single one. It's probably the quietest machine I've used and when it gives you a signal you can be sure there is something there. Using a single freq. machine now leaves me feeling that I am at a disadvantage. The build quality is solid. The machine does feel slightly nose heavy in my opinion but due to its light weight I can counter balance it without making it a pain to swing all day. The use of Blue Tooth opens the door to any number of wireless headphones and I bought some low latency ones for less than $50. Other than being slightly nose heavy, which is due to the coil, I can't say there is anything I would change about this machine. I'll be getting a larger coil in the near future to cover more ground. Job well done Minelab!!!!
Review by libra787 on August 10, 2019we are a son and mother metal detectors my other detector is a bounty hunter I does not do well on wet sand so I'm loving my equinox
Review by chris on August 1, 2019Have taken the equinox to the beach a few times now in the last year, but hadn't had the opportunity to use it for very long each time.
On my trip last month, the waves were very calm, less than a half foot, so spent some time in the water with it using beach 2. It was going crazy, constantly making all kinds of noise in the water. Finally remembered how to adjust the ground balance, sensitivity, etc. and it quieted right down. Dead silent, until it beeped. Readout number (24-25) indicated it was in the dime range. Sure enough I had found my first ever dime underwater in a matter of a few seconds after getting the machine properly tuned for the conditions that day.
Review by Bryan on July 19, 2019Received the Equinox 600 Wednesday and so far I absolutely love it. I took it to my favorite lake and couldn't believe the depth. I found a dime at 9 inches in the wet sand. There are several large power lines not too far from the beach, but it did not make a difference. It was very quiet. I also purchased the 6 inch coil because I enjoy metal detecting play grounds, and am very happy with it as well. The people at Kellyco were amazing to work with. Will definitely be back! Thanks Kellyco!
Review by Jayhawker on June 29, 2019Had my metal detectors stolen and had to update from a very functional 20 year old fisher. No offense but this ain’t grandmas metal detector, simple yet advanced, it goes deep. Lightweight, balanced, sensitive and very usable setups. Got it going great in hours not weeks or months. I highly recommend this product. Can’t wait to use it more.
Review by avanahall on April 4, 2019I am a newbie to metal detecting and bought this detector. Out of the box it was super simple to use since it has presets of Beach, beach water, park and field. I have used it about 7 times on the beach and have found 2 necklace pendants, lots of quarters and dimes. I have nothing to compare it with but feel it is very good and solid as I rarely get alerted to junk metal and it gives you a minus number when it is garbage. The coil is large. perfect for trying to detect in large areas like a beach. I am hooked and my young adult daughter and I have had a blast. I can totally recommend the Equanox 600
Review by Ron on March 16, 2019Took this out to an area I had been hunting with my AT Pro (a machine that I also like), and I couldn't believe the relics that began popping out of the ground. It is a turn on and go machine with the capabilities to do much more individual adjustments as needed. I have only had it about a week and I am loving it!!
Review by Chris - FL Panhandle Swinger on May 4, 2018Truthfully I'd say 4.8 stars, only because of lack of included charger block. Received my pre-ordered Equinox 600 yesterday. Kellyco had estimated about a month and they were spot on!. Awesome customer service as with each of my orders through them. Box arrived in perfect condition. All parts were in the box. Assembly is quick and easy. A quick test gave me the numbers of it's display for the various gold, silver and coins for which I dirt fish. The machine is light, nicely balanced and adjusted perfectly to my height (over 6 feet). My ONLY disappointment is that the company elected to use a USB rechargeable battery and NOT include a USB brick to plug into the wall. There is a large sheet included in the box saying that you can use your standard Apple or Samsung phone charger as they are 2 amp output chargers. Strangely, we have 3 different Samsung phone chargers and they only output 1 AMP. Very disheartening after seeing the giant WARNING to NOT use a 1 amp output charger block as it will overheat and shut down. Only use the standard laptop .5 amp (which takes up to 18 hours to charge your machine) or use the "standard" 2 amp output phone chargers, which mine aren't. Luckily, my iPad charger is the correct voltage and a 2 amp output, so the machine charged in just under 4 hours as advertised. Still, selling what is effectively a $650 paperweight without an included charger and then wanting customers to pay an estimated $40 dollars EXTRA for what Minelab calls an "accessory" which is REALLY "necessary equipment", leaves a bitter taste in the mouth. This isn't Kellyco's fault, it was Minelab's poor decision. Anyway, off to the beach tomorrow to do some much-anticipated salt-water dirt-fishing. Happy Hunting everyone.
Posted On: 6/9/2021 By: Wesley o ' toole
Q: Hi. I Am wondering do you ship Equinox metal detectors to Ireland.? As I am interested in buying from you..Kind regards Wes..A: Sorry, but due to manufacturer restrictions, we cannot ship outside of the US.
Posted On: 6/5/2021 By: Gary Arntson
Q: When going out detecting fully charged how long will the battery last? Thank you very muchA: The full charged battery will last approximately 12 hours.
Posted On: 5/29/2021 By: alex p masloski
Q: does the military discount pertain to the 600 with the free wireless headphones, which right now your out of, but you will be getting them in future.A: Yes, the military discount would apply.
Posted On: 5/28/2021 By: lorraine zuba
Q: How much difference is there in the Equinox 600 to the Minelab Soverein GT ?A: They are apples to oranges in comparison, there is not much similarity at all.
Posted On: 5/15/2021 By: Edward D Richardson
Q: Several comments mention they have a 600 but can't wait to upgrade to an 800. Is the only difference the 800 has a gold setting? Thank you.A: There are other differences, the best description I have seen have been this article. https://www.minelab.com/usa/community/treasure-talk/equinox-600-vs-equinox-800
Posted On: 3/20/2021 By: Mark
Q: what does a battery cost and labor to be replaced on the 600 and 800?A: We do not carry the replacement batteries or do the repairs, I would need to refer you to Minelab repair directly at 1-888-949-6522
Posted On: 3/1/2021 By: Dustin Hart
Q: Can this find jewelryA: Yes, this detector can find jewelry.
Posted On: 2/8/2021 By: Richard Herr
Q: An interested in equinox 600 I am a vetA: The discount is for 15% off with proof of military affiliation Acceptable documents include: DD214 Driver’s License -some states label veteran on the ID VA insurance card Certificate highlighting branch of service WE CANNOT ACCEPT ACTIVE ID'S or C.AC.'s Submit your proof to [email protected]
Posted On: 1/14/2021 By: Angelo Guida
Q: I'm trying to add an Equinox 600 to the order for the pin pointer. And I applied for the finance option. But during the application process, the email disappeared. I would like to continue with the approval process and also add the Equinox 600 to my order. Can you please help?A: Hello, it would be best for you to call us to assist with your order so we can help rectify the problem you are having. Thank you.
Posted On: 10/16/2020 By: Rob IN
Q: What are the $45 in free accessories that are listed in the title?A: You will receive the retractable finds brush, gloves, a pouch and a composite hand trowel.
Posted On: 9/10/2020 By: Larry J Hunter
Q: I watch Vermont Derrick on Utube. I have hunted for more than thirty years. I have always used Whites machines and have no problems with them. I would just like to try an Equinox because of watching Utube and Vermont Derrick. I hunt dry land only, so don't need a machine that is water proof. I am 83 years old and a United States Navy veteran. What would be your price for a detector?? Thank You. Larry J HunterA:
Give us a call at 1-855-535-0580. We would be glad to help!
Posted On: 8/25/2020 By: Billy
Q: will the 600 also work for gold detecting in the Az. desert?A:
The Equinox 600 will pick up large gold nuggets in Arizona. However, it does not have the prospecting mode that the Equinox 800 has so it will not be able to run in a specific gold prospecting mode. Also, you cannot run the 600 in single frequency in 20khz or 40khz.
Posted On: 8/5/2020 By: Clay Bentley
Q: What would price be with my military discount?A:
The military discount would save you 15% on the purchase. Please give us a call for the final pricing.
Posted On: 7/28/2020 By: Randal Robbins
Q: Do you have payment plan electronicallyA:
We do offer Affirm which is a third party payment plan. You would need to select the Affirm as payment when checking out to see if you qualify. Please let us know if you need help.
Posted On: 7/21/2020 By: GARY ENGLAND
Q: the minilab Equinox 600 detector seems to the one I need for the beach I go to will it stand up to the beach area.A:
The 600 is a great beach machine. It uses the Multi IQ technology which makes it very stable in the salt water. The detector is waterproof to 10 feet, has Bluetooth technology and is one of the top selling machines because of the performance.
Posted On: 7/14/2020 By: Tim Isaman
Q: They say the battery lasts about 3-5 years, If the battery is sealed, what do you do about getting a new one?A:
In order to have a new battery installed, you would need to send it to the Minelab repair center. The repair center can replace the battery and ensure it is sealed properly when finished.
Posted On: 6/24/2020 By: jose serna
Q: Hola buen dia! Quiero adquirir el Equinox 600, con el propointer gratuito. Tendran algun descuento por ser mi primera compra?A:
Tengo varias opciones diferentes disponibles para precios personalizados. Para personalizar la mejor oferta para usted, es más rápido hablar por teléfono. ¿Estaría bien que me llame al 866-554-0795? O, si es más conveniente, puedo llamarlo si me proporciona su número.
Posted On: 6/23/2020 By: joseph bielawski
Q: How long does Minelab offer it's guarantee on fects? can I get an extension of that thru Minelab or do I get one thru KELLYCO? I hear the 600 has had water submersible problems along with the EARs braking off. Is that true?A:
The Minelab Equinox has a 3 year limited warranty on the detector and a one year warranty on the battery. There is not an extended warranty offer being offered at this time. I know there were some issues that were isolated at when the detector launched to do with flooding. This is not something that is common at all. The ears on the coil is something that we do not hear about to often. With that being said, Minelab has a great customer service department and does honor their warranty and tries to make is as hassle free as possible.
Posted On: 6/23/2020 By: Cesar
Q: Who much depth isA:Most people contact us to know the depth a metal detector can go. There are a lot of factors that play a part in depth. Most hobby detectors are VLF (very low frequency) and the depth depends on the soil conditions and the target size. When it comes to hobby detectors, we like to safely say the size of the coil is about how deep it will go. For example an 11 inch coil will typically pick up targets at 11 inches.The PI (pulse induction) are a different type of detector and will give you the most depth. Again coil size, target size and soil conditions play a part but typically can much deeper than a standard VLF machine.
Posted On: 6/22/2020 By: Kevin Chmelik
Q: Could you send me catalog of type detectors available.A:
We are currently out of catalogs but can place you on a list to receive one in the future. Please send your name and address to [email protected] and we will get you on the mailing list.
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