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There is a weight difference but also a balance difference that evens it out. I can swing the CTX longer than the NOX out of interest.
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Pssst ...I’ve not even read the manualkenleyboy wrote: ↑Tue Jan 29, 2019 1:17 pmTrouble is Fred , I always end up burning the toastfred wrote: ↑Tue Jan 29, 2019 12:30 pmJust get somebody to show you the basics and you'll be fine within about 20 minutes. Obviously it will take longer to learn it properly. Once chap that I showed how to use his brand new 800 had a very nice Viking strapend from about 15 inches down about quarter of an hour later. That sort of thing does wonders for your confidence in a new machine.kenleyboy wrote: ↑Tue Jan 29, 2019 11:46 amI have no experience at all of either model but I am looking to upgrade at some point in the future and leaning more towards the Equinox , so it is interesting to read other users comments and their experiences with their machines .
There are a number of factors that I would consider prior to buying any new machine and weight would be one of them . Personally I am more of a switch on and go type and when I upgraded to the Q40 , I dithered for quite some time because I just dont do what I perceive to be complicated machines but surprisingly it was relatively easy to get to grips with .
The Equinox sounds like a different beast though , but thats just me , anything with a user manual as thick as your arm and I lose the will to live , so perhaps it may not be the machine for me .Lots to think about and maybe with another seasons experience out on the field and then it would be decision time . Out of the two Equinox detectors , the 600 sounds more appealing .
When I turn on the Nox there are normally either four or five buttons to press in exactly the same order each time. If you can't handle that then making toast in the morning must be a real lottery for you! Occasionally I do make other adjustments but that's just me being me. It will be different to your present machine though.
The 600 is no different to use than the 800, it just has a slightly coarser tuning options and a few other differences.
Joking aside , thanks for the input . As you say the basics are there but will take time to learn from it over a course of time .
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Things changed when I got the nox. Used one hand all day without a problem so for me the weight of the detector is possibly the biggest decision maker. From what I've read the 3030 is heavier than the Safari.
I know everyone mentions the detecting depth for I find that on most occasions where I detect, ground condition makes digging beyond 12" difficult and sometimes impossible.
Now if the made a 3030 the same weight as a nox ......................................
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