Pauls beach settings for the Minelab Equinox 800 50 Tones
Initial turning on you have the Basic Detect screen
Press the HORSE SHOE Button to select ALL METAL MODE
Press the DETECT button to select BEACH 1
Press the FUNCTION Button to Select Noise Cancel
Press The Accept Reject Button to confirm noise canel
Press Again the FUNCTION BUTTON for Ground Balance
Use the PLUS & Minus Buttons while SLOWLY Pumping the Coil above ground with targets beneath the coil!!! use the plus and minus buttons to adjust
or Select the plus minus button for GROUND TRACKING
Next is VOLUME ADJUST for 50 Tones( I USE MAX VOLUME FOR MAIN TONES)
PRESS AND HOLD FUNCTION BUTTON to access 2nd screen mode
Tone 1 Volume (IRON) is set to 16 to allow quiet hearing of the non ferous tone
Tone 2 is set at 25
Press the FUNCTION BUTTON Again to access the SIGNAL TONES Function
Set The desired TONE. THEN PRESS THE PLUS/MINUS BUTTON to access tones 2 Tone 2 selection is now available select the desired tone
Press the FUNCTION BUTTON To Access RECOVERY SPEED and IRON BIAS SETTING
I use RECOVERY SPEED of 4 as the beaches have deep iron but with a slow swing speed this is the best setting i have found..
Press and hold the FUNCTION BUTTON to access the IRON BIAS setting..
(This is the Setting there is so much debate about whether it is set at zero or higher)
I personally use this set at 3
Press the DETECT/PINPOINT button to return to the main Detect SCREEN
Finally set the Sensitivity to suit.. some people tend to run The EQUINOX VERY HOT (high sensitivity) and if you are just learning the detector this will seriously frustrate you as it is very noisy, adjust using the PLUS/Minus buttons usually between 19 and 24 i have found to be the most stable but as beach conditions can vary greatly from beach to beach then so can this value..
These are the settings i have tuned over the months using the STOCK COIL.
Setting for the 15" coil still in testing but i will update when i have good stable results