Minelab Equinox 800

Author: Detect A Den  



With innovative multi-frequency technology, the 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!


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




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 favourite settings in each mode.


Waterproof Design

EQUINOX is fully submersible up to 3m, ideal for detecting at the beach and in rivers, streams and lakes. 


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.


Equinox 800 Tech Specs

Detect Modes

Park | Beach | Field | Gold

Custom Search Profiles

8 (2 per Detect Mode)

User Profile Button


Operating Frequencies (kHz)

Multi, 5, 10, 15, 20, 40

Noise Cancel

Auto | Manual (-9 to 9)

Ground Balance

Auto | Manual



Target Volume


Threshold Level


Threshold Pitch


Target Identification

50 segment notch discrimination | Ferrous: -9 – 0 | Non-ferrous: 1 – 40

Target Tones

1, 2, 5, 50

Tone Break

Ferrous | Non-ferrous

Tone Pitch

Ferrous | Non-ferrous

Tone Volume

Ferrous | Non-ferrous

Depth Indicator

5 levels


1440 mm (56.7")


1.34 kg (2.96 lbs)

Standard Coil

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)



Monochrome LCD with backlight

LCD Backlight

Low | Medium | High | Off


In-built rechargeable Lithium-ion battery

Battery Runtime

Approx. 12 hours


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)


3 years control box and coil

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