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Minelab Equinox Series

Most Popular Multi Purpose Metal Detector from Minelab

Documented by Timothy Draper

Categories & Site Details: Gold, Metal Detector Store Online, Metal Detectors, Minelab Metal Detectors

Minelab Equinox 800 Metal Detector

The Minelab Equinox series has become one of the most wanted metal detector series in the world. From the detector itself including all its accessories, the Minelab Equinox has proven to be a hot commodity. Let’s get into a few things that I believe makes the Equinox such a big-ticket metal detector.



I have said time and time again that the Minelab CTX 3030 is my favorite metal detector. There are many reasons for this, and you can read more about why from my previous article. I was personally present for the ‘Minelab Dealers Meeting’ in 2017 and that was the day that Minelab gave us a sneak peek of the Equinox. As my team sat in the conference room, a Minelab employee leaned over my shoulder and said to me, “This is a detector that we think Treasures in America will really like.” Within seconds, the speaker announced that we will now talk about the Equinox and will be able to see the prototype for ourselves.

As the speaker was explaining the amazing innovative features of the NEW Equinox, it was being passed along to all the dealers so we could examine it firsthand. When it was finally passed to me, I was impressed instantly. I held the Equinox in my hands and immediately noticed the perfect balance and light-weight structure. As I was tuning into its slim and unique appearance, the same employee who had spoken to me previously stated, “We know treasure hunters like yourself will appreciate the compact size and weight of the Equinox Series. We’ve taken the technology and highly admired functions and simplicity of the CTX 3030 and created this detector that is more affordable.” Keep in mind, this detector is not fully comparable with technology and performance as the CTX 3030, but they definitely brought value with a few of the sought-out functions and options of the CTX. As soon as the Equinox hit the market, I jumped at the opportunity to get my name on the list to get one.



The Equinox 800 has functions and technology like the CTX 3030 which makes it one of the most powerful metal detectors for only $899.00. When it comes to advanced metal detectors, they range anywhere from $2,000-$8,000. The Equinox 600 has almost all the same functions as the Equinox 800 minus the Gold mode function for $649. If hunting for gold is not your top priority, then the 600 is going to be a great detector for you. Just because the 600 does not have the gold mode, does not mean that it will not find gold targets. It just means it does not have the special preset that uses the perfect frequency for gold. You will still be able to find gold coins, relics, and jewelry. The 800 will find gold nuggets and more due to the frequency change. If you are hoping to find gold, the 800 will be the better choice for you. Now, we can get into functions, options, and accessories.


With innovative NEW simultaneous multi-frequency technology, the Minelab 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!



Minelab Equinox 800

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

Modes: Park, Field, Beach, & Gold



Minelab Equinox 600

The Equinox 600 is very similar in functionality and design as the 800. The biggest difference in this detector is that the 600 does NOT offer the “gold mode.” That doesn’t mean that gold cannot be found with this detector, there’s just not a gold setting to search specifically for gold. There are plenty of coils and accessory options to choose from as well.

Modes: Park, Field, & Beach


Equinox Series Accessories

Top-Selling Accessories for the Equinox 800 and 600


Minelab ML 80 Wireless Headphones

ML 80 Wireless Headphones

Headphones come with regular Bluetooth technology but also have enhanced, super-fast apt-X Low Latency technology for the minimal time delay. It can also be connected directly to the detector’s 3.5mm (1/8-inch) headphone socket for wired use, via the included aux cable.



Minelab Equinox Waterproof Headphones


Waterproof Equinox Headphones

Waterproof headphones with EQUINOX connector. Take your headphones in the water where the Equinox can go. Can also be connected to a WM 08 Wireless Audio Module.



Minelab EQX 15" DD Coil

EQX 15 Double-D Smart Coil

This is no joke! The Minelab Equinox 15″ DD Smart Coil will cover more ground and read targets in double the depth. This smart coil will turn your Equinox Series into a new metal detector that will rise above others. No matter if you are looking for treasure caches, coins, or relics, this 15″ DD smart coil will help you succeed in your journey.


Minelab Equinox 11" DD Smart Coil

EQX 11 Double-D Smart Coil

Are you wanting to upgrade your Minelab Equinox? This coil will do the job and take your detector to a whole new level. The EQX 11″ is a DD smart coil that will help you discover more treasures.


Minelab Equinox 6" DD Smart Coil

EQX 06 Double-D Smart Coil

Minelab makes some of the best metal detectors and prospecting equipment in the world. Treasures in America is a proud Minelab dealer, offering the best of the best Minelab metal detectors and treasure hunting accessories.

As you can see, the Equinox series offers everything you could ever want in a metal detector. The price is right for a powerful detector and the variety of accessories like coils and headphones will help you grow with your Equinox. If you have any questions and would like help with your options, please reach out to Treasures in America and we would be happy to outfit you with the right tool for the job. If you would like to learn from Minelab please click on this link.

It’s not just a metal detector, it’s a LIFESTYLE. Good Luck. Be Safe. Find Your Adventure.

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