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


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

With innovative NEW simultaneous 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, 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.


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.

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

Best suited for gold nugget prospecting in mineralised goldfield locations.


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 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.
  • Customise 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.



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.


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.​

Connect conventional Bluetooth headphones, high-speed aptX™ Low Latency devices, or the ultra-fast Wi-Stream enabled WM 08 audio module. Wireless headphones and WM 08 Module purchased separately.


Detect ModesPark, Beach, Field, Gold
Custom Search Profiles8 (2 per Detect Mode)
User Profile ButtonYes
Operating Frequencies (kHz)Multi, 5, 10, 15, 20, 40
Noise CancelAuto, Manual (-9 to 9)
Ground BalanceAuto, Manual
Sensitivity1 - 25
Target Volume0 - 25
Threshold Level0 - 25
Target Identification50 segment notch discrimination, Ferrous: -9 - 0, Non-ferrous: 1- 40
Threshold Pitch0 - 25
Target Tones1, 2, 5, 50
Tone BreakFerrous, Non-ferrous
Tone PitchFerrous, Non-ferrous
Tone VolumeFerrous, Non-ferrous
Depth Indicator5 levels
Length1440 mm (56.7”)
Weight1.34kg (2.96 lbs)
Standard Coil11-inch Double-D Smart coil with skidplate (waterproof to 3m/10”)
Audio OutputIn-built loudspeaker, 3.5mm (⅛”) headphones (included), Bluetooth compatible, WM 08 Wi-Stream compatible
Headphones (included)Bluetooth and aptX™ Low Latency headphones (non waterproof)
WM 08 (included)Yes
DisplayLow, Medium, High, Off
LCD BacklightOn, Off
BatteryIn-built rechargeable Lithium-Ion battery
Battery RuntimeApprox. 12 hours
WaterproofWaterproof to 3m/10-feet
Key TechnologiesMulti-IQ, 5Fx8, Wi-Stream, Bluetooth, aptX™ Low Latency
Other AccessoriesUSB Charging Cable (1.5A), Multi Language Screen Protectors
Software UpgradeableYes, via USB connection (Windows and OSX)
Warranty3 years control box & coil


To further enhance the performance of your Minelab detector, an extensive range of accessories are available. These accessories are designed to add to your detectors versatility when you need to adapt to various detecting environments.

Genuine Minelab accessories ranging from cables to coils are designed to deliver optimum performance and as a result are supplied with a global Minelab warranty.

A selection of Minelab accessory coils has also been designed to help you find more treasure across a range of environments and ground conditions. Whether you are looking for deep treasure in flat open ground, or searching in constricted spaces, there is an accessory coil that will optimise your detectors performance.



EQX 06 Double-D Smart Coil

The waterproof 6-inch round Double-D coil is very sensitive to small targets, and perfect for finding treasure in high trash areas. It is also ideal for detecting in difficult terrain. A protective skidplate is included.

Part No. 3011-0333

EQX 11 Double-D Smart Coil

The waterproof 11-inch round Double-D coil provides good all-round performance for general detecting. It provides a good balance between sensitivity, weight, and ground coverage. A protective skidplate is included.

Part No. 3011-0334

EQX 15 Double-D Smart Coil

The waterproof 15 x 12-inch elliptical Double-D coil provides maximum depth for specialised treasure hunting. It is also great for wide ground coverage in open spaces. A protective skidplate is included.

Part No. 3011-0335


EQX 06 Skidplate

Black replacement skidplate for EQX 06 smart coil.

Part No. 3011-0135

EQX 11 Skidplate

Black replacement skidplate for EQX 11 smart coil.

Part No. 3011-0377

EQX 15 Skidplate

Black replacement skidplate for EQX 15 elliptical smart coil.

Part No. 3011-0378

Charging Accessories

USB Charging Cable with Magnetic Connector

A spare or replacement EQUINOX USB charging cable. It features a handy snap-on magnetic connector, so the charging contacts can be easily wiped clean or dried after detecting in water.

Can be connected to any standard USB port for charging on the go.

Part No. 3011-0368

2-Way USB Car Charger

Handy 2-way USB charger that plugs into a standard car charging socket so you can charge on the go.

Part No. 3011-0375

4-Way Universal AC Charger

A four-way USB AC charger with universal plug pack.

Part No. 3011-0374

Audio Accessories

WM 08 Wireless Audio Module

Allows you to listen to audio wirelessly for greater freedom of movement. Up to four WM 08 Modules can be connected to an EQUINOX detector for group training.

Has a 3.5mm (1/8-inch) headphone jack, and also has a threaded socket to use with EQUINOX waterproof headphones. Note that the WM 08 itself is not waterproof. USB charging cable with magnetic connector included.

Part No. 3011-0371

Minelab ML 80 Wireless Headphones

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

Part No. 3011-0370

Waterproof EQUINOX Headphones

Waterproof headphones with EQUINOX connector. Can also be connected to a WM 08 Wireless Audio Module.

Part No. 3011-0372

Headphones (wired) 3.5mm / 1/8-inch

Wired headphones that connect to any standard 3.5mm / 1/8-inch jack.

Part No. 3011- 0364

Headphone Adaptor Cable 3.5mm (1/8-inch) to 6.35mm (1/4-inch)

Connect 6.3mm (1/4-inch) headphones to your detector or WM 08 Module with this handy adaptor.

The 3.5mm (1/8-inch) end forms a waterproof connection so that the cable can be submersed- note that the 6.3mm (1/4-inch) end is not waterproof.

Part No. 3011-0369

Screen Protectors

EQUINOX Multi-Language Screen Protector Pack

Low-reflection screen protector pack. Keeps the original screen free from scratches.

Available languages: English, Russian, German, Dutch, Polish, Italian, French, Spanish, Portuguese, Czech, Japanese, Korean, Simplified Chinese, Mongolian, Turkish, Arabic.

Part No. 3011-0379

What's In The Box

Equinox 800
● Control Unit & Shaft – Equinox 800
● Coil – EQX 11 Double-D Smart Coil
● Bluetooth aptX Low Latency Wireless Headphones
● Ultra-fast WM 08 Wireless Audio Module
● Multi-language Screen Protectors
● 2 x USB Charging Cable with Magnetic Connector

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