Gold Rat Metal Detectors is located 6/50 Freda Street Upper Mount Gravatt. This is the only store to stock Metal Detectors. Gold Rat Engineering is located 4/16 Redcliffe Gardens Drive Clontarf This is where you will see the largest range of your highbankers, sluices and accessories

NO Longer stocking this detector as this unit has been replaced by the 900


The Equinox 800 was Minelab's most popular all-rounder detector- the new equinox 900 is  a much more refined more powerful unit.   and for good reason! It's new Multi IQ technology enables maximum depth, sensitivity and target ID stability in all ground types at all times!

It is extremely light weight and can be as simple as switch on and choose park, field, beach or gold prospecting mode and away you go. Once you are confident enough though, there are a number of settings that can enable customization to your liking.

Wireless headphones mean no cables to get tangled in and fully waterproof to 3m (user interface and coil) for beach and creek hunters- the Equinox 800 is very hard to beat price and performance wise. In short, if your not sure which aspect of detecting you want to persue, the 800 let's you do it all!


  • 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 mineralised soils.

Detect Modes:

    Park - Great for high-trash recreational areas, including most general detecting.
    Field - Ideal for detecting in historical fields for the widest range of target sizes.
    Beach - Optimised for all salty conditions – dry sand, wet sand, surf, underwater.
    Gold - 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. Fast recovery speed with accurate Target ID ensures you won’t miss any valuable targets amongst the trash.

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:

    Activate All-Metal mode to temporarily disable the current discrimination pattern.
    AChange the Detect Mode, Frequency and Sensitivity on the go.
    Create your own notch discrimination patterns to ignore unwanted targets.
    ctivate 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.



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


Multi-IQ Simultaneous Multi-Frequency

Low frequencies typically give more depth on large targets than high frequencies, which are usually more sensitive to small targets. With Multi-IQ you can operate across the full spectrum of frequencies simultaneously for maximum results.

Carton Contents

    Wireless Bluetooth/apt-X Low Latency Headphones
    WM 08 Wireless Audio Module
    USB Charging Cable with Magnetic Connector
    Multi-Language Screen Protectors
    Getting Started Guide


EQUINOX 800 Tech Specs

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, 50 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 - 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 with backlight LCD Backlight - Low | Medium | High | Off Battery - In-built rechargeable Lithium-ion battery Battery Runtime - 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