Minelab Equinox 800

(1 customer review)


Minelab Equinox 800 | Attention All You Treasure Hunters!

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

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Pdf icon EQUINOX  800 Instruction Manual

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With innovative NEW simultaneous multi-frequency technology, the Minelab EQUINOX 800 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 the added functionality of Gold Mode, High Frequency 20/40 kHz., Wireless audio accessories, and Advanced settings, the Minelab EQUINOX 800 offers extra versatility.



I attended the Minelab meeting in 2017 during the time this detector was in development. I was amazed that it was inspired by the CTX 3030 but made to be light and easy to pack around while deep in the mountains. There’s a reason it’s become one of the hottest detectors on the market!


Simultaneous Multi-Frequency

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

8 Custom Search Profiles

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

Waterproof Design

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

Fast & Accurate Target ID

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

Sleek & Lightweight

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

Advanced Settings

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

High-Speed Wireless Audio

Experience ultra-fast wireless audio with the WM 08, or use fast aptX™ Low Latency / Bluetooth headphones.

Gold Detecting Mode

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

“The Minelab EQUINOX 800 is truly in a league of its own. In a short time, I’ve been operating this machine, I’ve recovered deep coins and artifacts from iron infested sites that other machines simply cannot detect.”

– Brandon Neice  

Left: Rare 1876 Carson City minted US dime​ | Centre and right: Ancient Roman coin, possibly Aurelius Sol Invictus AD 270-275​ (obverse and reverse)

Detect Modes

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


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


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


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


Best suited for gold nugget prospecting in mineralized goldfield locations.


“EQUINOX GOLD BABY!!! Derek and I were testing the MINELAB EQUINOX 800 prototype yesterday, on another Victorian dump field over on the East side of Scotland. The field was very contaminated and busy with lead, scrap, iron, etc.

We managed a few nice finds and one special 22ct gold coin from the reign of Queen Victoria dated 1849 – 168 years old!!. It was a great signal at around 6-8 inches and one you would dig all day long. We were detecting next to a Roman camp and quite possibly unearthed a broken Roman cast bell, could be medieval though and one or two other cool artifacts”       

 – Sharon McLennan  




User Interface


The clear LCD features large Target ID numbers so you can see your target ID at a glance. All of 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 MINELAB EQUINOX 800 user interface, you can:

  • Change the Detect Mode, Frequency, and Sensitivity on the go.
  • 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.
  • Customize Advanced Settings to change the way detections are heard, by selecting the number, pitch, and volume of your detection signals.
  • View the status of your battery and wireless audio device connections.

Plus more!

For detailed information on user interface functionality and operation, download the EQUINOX 600 | 800 Getting Started Guide from the Downloads tab.


On a recent trip to England:

EQUINOX is a remarkable detector! I detected a medieval fair site littered with iron and coke [hot rocks] that had been hunted to death 6 weeks before I arrived. The number of targets recovered was impressive including, Rose farthings, trade tokens, buttons, fleur-de-lis mount, brass nails, and bits of lead/brass scrap.

 – Jeff Lutz 




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

With the Minelab EQUINOX 800, you can operate across the full spectrum of frequencies simultaneously for maximum results.
Read more detailed information and reviews on our game-changing Multi-IQ technology on the Minelab Treasure Talk Blog.


* 20 kHz and 40 kHz are not available as single operating frequencies in Minelab 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

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


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.

Additional information

Weight 15.0 lbs
15% Minelab Military Discount?

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1 review for Minelab Equinox 800

  1. celestesandbank (verified owner)

    Love this detector! So easy to use and fabulous for detecting coins. Found a silver dollar from 1888 the very first time I took it out! Thanks Treasures in America!

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