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Minelab Equinox 800 Series Metal Detector - In Stock!


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MINELAB EQUINOX 800 SERIES METAL DETECTOR with newest version software upgrade 1.7.5! No tax Free Shipping!

Exclusive only from BBH metal Detectors FREE Lesche Hand Digger, Minelab Carry bag and Minelab Shell Finds Pouch!

BBH Exclusive Minelab Equinox 800 bundle

Minelab Equinox 800 Standard Accessories:

  • Minelab EQUINOX 800 Multi-IQ Metal Detector
  • EQX 11" Double-D Smart Coil with Skidplate
  • Wireless Bluetooth / apt-X Low Latency Headphones
  • WM 08 Wireless Audio Module
  • Multi-Language Screen Protectors
  • Adjustable Armrest
  • USB Charging Cable with Magnetic Connector

Free BBH bundle when you purchase the Equinox 800 from Big Boys Hobbies Metal Detectors includes:

  1. Minelab Equinox 800 with all standard accessories.
  2. Free Lesche Hand Digger
  3. Free Minelab Carrybag
  4. Free Minelab Shell Pouch

BBH only bundles the best accessories, always call for the latest packages and available add on accessories! Minelab Equinox Bundles get you more at BBH!

Minelab EQUINOX 800 is finally in stock!

The Minelab EQUINOX 800 is the all-terrain multi-purpose detector that obsoletes all single frequency VLF detectors. Equally adaptable for all target types and ground conditions… just select your detecting location and go! The EQUINOX Series has been designed for the serious coin & treasure enthusiast looking to upgrade to a high performance detector, without the high cost. It’s also suitable for the new detectorist, having several pre-set modes for different detecting locations. The EQUINOX Series features Minelab’s STATE-OF-THE ART Multi-IQ simultaneous multi-frequency technology and combines fast recovery speed with low-latency wireless audio in a lightweight waterproof platform.

Multi-IQ is derived from:

Simultaneous Multi-Frequency In-phase and Quadrature Synchronous Demodulation.

So, full marks to “Pimento” on the for this great deduction:

 “I think the IQ part of Multi-IQ is not suggesting how Intelligent it is, but is alluding to the mathematical I and Q, representing the two quadrature (90 degrees apart) components of the signal, (which are then demodulated, a key part of most metal detector workings)”

But, that doesn’t mean EQUINOX is not an intelligent detector as well! We can go to a statement from Dr Philip Wahrlich, our principal technology physicist, about a key difference of Multi-IQ compared to the demodulation taking place in conventional single frequency VLF detectors:

“Within the Multi-IQ engine, the receiver is both phase-locked and amplitude-normalised to the transmitted magnetic field – rather than the electrical voltage driving the transmitted field. This field can be altered by the mineralisation in the soil (in both phase and amplitude), so if the receiver was only phased-locked to the driving voltage, this would result in inaccurate target IDs and a higher audible noise level. Locking the receiver to the actual transmitted field, across all frequencies simultaneously (by measuring the current through the coil) solves these issues, creating a very sensitive AND stable detector”

Precisely measuring these extremely small current variations is quite remarkable if you consider the levels involved. It’s actually parts per billion, or nanoamp signals, we are talking about here!

With Multi-IQ, we can derive much greater target ID accuracy and increased detecting performance, especially in ‘difficult’ ground. In ‘mild’ ground, single frequency may perform adequately, BUT depth and stable ID’s will be limited by ground noise; whereas the Multi-IQ simultaneous multi-frequency will achieve maximum depth with a very stable target signal. In ‘strong’ ground, single frequency will not be able to effectively separate the target signal, giving decreased results; whereas Multi-IQ will still detect at depth, losing a minimal amount of target accuracy.  This is how we would generally represent the multi-frequency advantage, based on our engineering test data.

Minelab Equinox Stability in weak and strong soil

 Let’s hear more from Philip Wahrlich about the technical details:

“For each frequency the detector transmits and receives there are two signals which can be extracted which we refer to as I and Q. The Q signal is most sensitive to targets, while the I signal is most sensitive to iron content. Traditional single-frequency metal detectors use the Q signal to detect targets, and then use the ratio of the I and Q signals to assess the characteristics of the target and assign a target ID. The problem with this approach is that the I signal is sensitive to the iron content of the soil. The target ID is always perturbed by the response from the soil, and as the signal from the target gets weaker, this perturbation becomes substantial. With some simplification here for brevity, if a detector transmits and receives on more than one frequency, it can ignore the soil sensitive I signals, and instead look at the multiple Q signals it receives in order to determine a target ID. That way, even for weak targets or highly mineralised soils, the target ID is far less perturbed by the response from the soil. This leads to very precise target IDs, both in mineralised soils and for targets at depth.


“How many simultaneous frequencies?” you may ask, wondering if this is a critical parameter. Minelab has been carrying out detailed investigations into this in recent years. Just as you can colour in a map with many colours, the minimum number to differentiate between adjacent countries is only 4 – a tough problem for mathematicians to prove, over many years. Similar to the map problem, it’s perhaps not the maximum number of frequencies needed to achieve an optimum result, but the minimum number that is more interesting. When it comes to frequencies in a detector, to cover all target types, how the frequencies are combined AND processed is now more important, with the latest detectors, than how many frequencies, for achieving even better results.

Efficient new technology = lower power = lighter weight = higher performance.

Minelab Equinox multi-frequency range

The above diagram is intended to be a simplified representation of how different frequencies of operation are better suited to different target types; i.e. low frequencies (e.g. 5kHz) are more responsive to high conductors (e.g. large silver targets) and high frequencies (e.g. 40kHz) are more responsive to low conductors (e.g. small gold nuggets). The EQUINOX 600 offers a choice of 3 single frequencies and the EQUINOX 800 offers the choice of 5 single frequencies. Both models also have simultaneous multi-frequency options that cover a much broader range of targets than any one single frequency can – and they’re different across the Detecting Modes! 

4 Detect Modes (Park, Field, Beach, Gold)

6 Frequency Options (5kHz, 10kHz, 15kHz, 20kHz, 40kHz, Multi)

Bluetooth Headphones and WM 08 Wireless Module Supplied


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

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

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

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

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

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

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


Detect Modes: Park | Beach | Field | Gold
Custom Search Profiles: 8 (2 per Detect Mode)
User Profile Button: Yes
Operating Frequencies (kHz): Multi, 5, 10, 15, 20, 40
Noise Cancel: Auto | Manual (-9 to 9)
Ground Balance: Auto | Manual
Sensitivity: 1–25
Target Volume: 0–25
Threshold Level: 0–25
Threshold Pitch: 0–25
Target Identification: 50 segment notch discrimination | Ferrous: -9 – 0 | Non-ferrous: 1 – 40
Target Tones: 1, 2, 5, 25
Tone Break: Ferrous | Non-ferrous
Tone Pitch: Ferrous | Non-ferrous
Tone Volume: Ferrous | Non-ferrous
Depth Indicator: 5 levels
Length: 1440 mm (56.7")
Weight: 1.34 kg (2.96 lbs)
Standard Coil (EQX 11): 11-inch Double-D Smart coil with skidplate (waterproof to 3m/10')
Audio Output: • In-built loudspeaker • 3.5mm (1/8") headphones (included) • Bluetooth compatible • WM 08 Wi-Stream compatible
Headphones (included): Bluetooth and aptX™ Low Latency headphones (non waterproof)
WM 08 (included): Yes
Display: Monochrome LCD display with backlight
LCD Backlight: Low | Medium | High | Off
Battery: In-built rechargeable Lithium-ion battery
Battery Life: Approx. 12 hours
Waterproof: Waterproof to 3m/10-feet
Key Technologies: Multi-IQ | 5F×8 | Wi-Stream | Bluetooth | aptX™ Low Latency
Other Accessories: USB Charging cable (1.5A), Multi Language Screen protectors
Software Upgradeable: Yes, via USB connection (Windows and OSX)

Warranty: 3 years control box and coil

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Customer Reviews

Did my research Review by Looked High and Low-Gary
As an experienced detectorist I spent months and hours searching for the best detector coupled with the best supplier and service. Found both in the Nox and BBH. You can't go wrong with either. (Posted on 2/10/2019)
Reminds me of my mom’s Kirby vacuum cleaner Review by Jeff
Short review, three hunts, silver coin each hunt. Have not been in the field yet but urban hunting has proved the machine worth the $. A Mercury, a Washington and Barber 1/2 dollar, the machine sucks coins from the ground. Excellent service by Bart and team, great dealer – thanks! (Posted on 2/3/2019)
Best detector under a grand Review by Dave
I have had a Garrett AT Pro. Used it for a couple weeks and then bought a XP Deus. Loved that machine, hit all the spots I have hit with AT Pro and picked clean everything the AT Pro missed. Then I bought the Equinox 800. I sold both my other two machines within 3 weeks of buying the Equinox. I have gone back and hit all the sites I've been to previously with the other two machines. I was shocked at what the other machines missed. The equinox is a complete game changer. Found a lot of silver coins I missed with the other two machines. The Equinox LOVES silver. (Posted on 12/19/2018)
Couldn’t be happier with the Equinox 800 Review by Opportunity Nox
This is my first metal detector. I had the money and decided I wanted the most versatile machine I could get for under $1000.
I think the Equinox 800 is fine for a beginner. The preset modes are easy to select and use right out of the box. There are a lot of advanced setting options that I’ll gradually learn. Definitely need Internet connection in order to view the user manual as it doesn’t come with a written copy.
I’ve only had time to hunt around my backyard for a couple of hours so far and I’m already becoming familiar with this machine. I found two modern Italian coins, which I have no idea how they got in my backyard in Oregon. I’m really excited to use this detector and eventually master it. had the best deal on the Internet. The bbh bundle and free shipping is what won me over. I ordered on a Friday and had it arrived the following Monday.
Thank you Bart!
(Posted on 12/13/2018)
I absolutely love this machine Review by LoloV
I ordered from Bart and like others had to wait until they were delivered from Minelab. Bart was awesome with my questions about delivery date. Great service! The machine itself was worth the wait. Lightweight enough for me, but sturdy as all get-out. Does a fantastic job in wet or dry sand as well as in the gulf waters. (Posted on 11/14/2018)
Great Machine Review by xjjeepster
For what you get the price is awesome. I am really enjoying this machine. (Posted on 10/5/2018)
Sounds like a great detector Review by Phil
I have a minelab ex Terra which was my first detector. After reading the reviews, I don't think it will be long before I will own a new Equinox 800. With all the extras that are included in the pack is excellent. Especially after adding the six inch coil. (Posted on 9/8/2018)
Delivery Review by Ashman
Ordered my Nox 600 on a Tuesday and received it on Friday. Doesn't get much better than that. (Posted on 8/27/2018)
Outstanding! Review by BILLY
Although I haven't detected with the Nox yet, I just had to write the review on such great service. Being stationed in Japan, having items shipped here is horrible. BigBoysHobbies got my machine to me in ONE WEEK! That is unheard of for Service Members stationed overseas. I can't thank them enough. First my CTX 3030, now my Equinox 800. I'm a customer for life. 5 Stars all around!! (Posted on 8/24/2018)
Excellent. Truly amazing detector. Review by RAINMAN
I understand now after owning this how Minelab calls this detector a "game changer" Depth and Recover speeds are fat better than I had ever expected. The video reviews really nail it. I am loving my new machine. I have an old White''s spectrum, Garrett AT-Pro, and a White''s Treasure Pro. This has become my go-to detector. Love the fact I can use this machine at the beach in highly mineralized soil and still get great depth with little false readings. (Posted on 8/4/2018)
Impressive Out Of The Box Review by Opportunity Nox
Minelab Equinox 800
The wait was worth it.
The build quality is amazing.
The noise reduction is incredible.
The value is second to none.
Easy enough for beginners and enough machine to satisfy experts.
Hands down the best all around machine on the market! (Posted on 5/1/2018)
Equinox review on detector Review by Jon
Shaft wobble, no audio cable for head phones thats all minor. Machine is awesome! (Posted on 4/7/2018)
I NEED ONE! Review by RavenSeventy8
This is the next detector to take over the market, a real game changer!! (Posted on 3/4/2018)
Can't wait! Review by Snacks
I'm so impatient, I cannot wait to get my hands on one of these. So pumped. All the reading and research I've done on these is getting me all hot and bothered! (Posted on 2/4/2018)
Win I buy will be mine... Review by Roy
Best thoughts in product. (Posted on 11/14/2017)
Perfect Detector For The Vast Fields I Detect Review by Slim Bone
I was going to buy a light weight detector in the spring but now that Minelab is in the game, I can stay with a winner!!! (Posted on 10/10/2017)
Wow Review by Slick
Just what we've been waiting for, thanks. (Posted on 10/7/2017)
Can hardly wait Review by Ill Digger
From the early videos, reviews, and demonstrations, all I can say is, I can hardly wait! (Posted on 9/23/2017)
Cant wait for this awesome machine! Review by Barry Bautista
Way to go Minelab! This is exactly what we wanted! Lightweight, fast recovery and several frequencies! (Posted on 9/19/2017)

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