The Minelab Equinox: “From Beginner to Advanced”

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Clive James Clynick is the author of some 20 previous detector “how-to” manuals, numerous articles and product reviews.  In this detailed and informative book he explains the Minelab Equinox’s ground breaking technology and how it can help you to find treasure.

  • Customizing the Equinox for your Conditions and Targets Sought.
  • “Multi IQ” and High Gain Detector Operating Characteristics.
  • Understanding and Applying the Equinox’s Features.
  • Audio, Meter and Coil Control “Skill Building.”
  • Beach, Shallow Water and “In-Iron” Skill Building with the Equinox.
  • The Equinox as a Gold Jewellery-Hunting Machine.
  • “Reverse” Hunting with the Equinox.
  • Bottlecaps and Other Problem Targets.

…and much more…

(111 Pages, Softbound, $16.95)

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37 reviews for The Minelab Equinox: “From Beginner to Advanced”

  1. Clive

    Clive (verified owner)

    Very informative. I would highly recommend.

  2. Clive

    Clive (verified owner)

    Received the book. Excellent information within! Great for beginning with the Nox, as well as advanced settings and techniques for experienced users.
    Great reference that I will refer to often. Very in-depth on the capabilities and functions of the Equinox line. Pleased with this purchase!! Recommended for all Equinox users, and potential buyers.

  3. Clive

    Clive (verified owner)

    I got mine in the post last week. Read through once and am getting a little better sense of how to try and learn my Equinox 600. I think it has a lot of good advice and am going to read it again soon.

  4. Clive

    Clive (verified owner)

    Clive, enjoying the hell out of your book. It is a must have for any Equinox hunter. $ well spent, thank you Sir.

  5. Clive

    Clive (verified owner)

    Brilliant book well worth getting it gives you a better understanding of the machine than the manual alone.

  6. Clive

    Clive (verified owner)

    “Excellent information on the equinox…”

  7. Clive

    Clive (verified owner)

    Probably the best advise a new user will get! Thank you for your research & hard work!

  8. Clive

    Clive (verified owner)

    Clive! Received the book. That was quick shipping thanks. Excellent read and informative. This will truly help.
    Best of luck!

  9. Clive

    Clive (verified owner)

    Great book! I have read it through twice, highlighted it and getting ready to start it again. I said I wouldn’t turn on my 800 until I had read it through twice and hopefully had a fairly good understanding on how to use this machine. Now I think I do. You won’t be sorry if you buy this book, it’s really, really good!

  10. Clive

    Clive (verified owner)

    I have read Clive’s book, it is smart and deep. It is not something to breeze through -it has a lot of valuable insights.

  11. Clive

    Clive (verified owner)

    After reading your book I concentrated much more on the sound quality of targets. I very quickly started to understand which sounds to dig. Have found several ancient coins already.

  12. Clive

    Clive (verified owner)

    Now to the book. I was overwhelmed the first couple of weeks trying to learn my Equinox 800. At first I really thought my 800 was defective because it was so, so very chatty since I hunted trashy parks and was where I practiced. I saw on the forums many people having problems learning the Equinox detectors and yet at the same time the more experienced hunters were having good successes with the machines.

    I saw a few posts about Clynick’s book and decided that was the book for me. And it was. It is not another general 101 detecting book with just a few pages devoted to the Equinox detectors. It is all about the 600 and 800. With that being said the 800 users will find the coverage of the 800’s advanced features and settings a bonus.

    Even still there are parts of his book you will have to read several times, at least I did.

    I won’t take the time to go over each chapter, that is why you should buy the book if you are still perplexed or don’t feel comfortable with you 600 or even more so with your 800.

    The book is no substitute for not putting in the hours hunting with your machine, but it does make those hours more productive in terms of learning the machine. Also I have filled in my 800 learning gaps with carefully reading as many posts here and on other MD forums devoted to the 600 and 800. And to a lesser extent some youtube videos made by people using the Equinox.

    And no I am not affiliated with Clynick in any manner. I do own and operate multiple, very technical book review web sites but won’t post those links or names, because that is not the purpose of this post. The purpose of this post is to help newbies and others learn these remarkable detectors.

    HH with your 600 or 800.

  13. Clive

    Clive (verified owner)

    I have Clive’s book and as always a great read. Highly recommended.


  14. Clive

    Clive (verified owner)

    I have this book and it has been very helpful in learning the Nox. I have read it once and refer back to it quite often. The last half of it is a wealth of knowledge.

  15. Clive

    Clive (verified owner)

    …a review…
    …the two nox books are just what the new nox owner needs. I got my nox back in march 2018 and feel only now that I now how to get the most out of the machine. Don’t get me wrong. On the first day you can put it in park 1/2 or field 1/2 or beach or gold and just start hunting. But to truly get the most out of the machine you need to really study how to use all these new features and put them to use for your type of hunting.

    His books were a great help to me. I have read both books twice. Once before really using the nox and the second time after I had about 50 hours on the machine. Learned more on the second reading.

  16. Clive

    Clive (verified owner)

    Thanks Clive love the book. Much Appreciated!

  17. Clive

    Clive (verified owner)

    I have been metal detecting off and occasionally on since 1987. Five years ago I got my AT Pro and for three years thought I really knew quite a bit about metal detecting.

    wrong! The 800 told me I really didn’t know much more about metal detecting than swinging, beeping and digging.

    If it had not been for your first book, I think I would have sold the 800 after 3 months.

    Now I feel very comfortable at swinging the 800 and adjusting it to my different hunt sites.

    With bins I can go to my favorite very trashy park and pull out things others have missed. It is a very heavily hunted park along the river in metro North Atlanta.

    Last week I pulled out a wheat penny shot thru with a bullet and recovered the wheat penny and the bullet. This was about 8″ down in the most trashy part of the park. Of course with the bullet and wheat it did not give a good number but a good tone.

    Looking forward to your new book.


  18. Clive

    Clive (verified owner)

    Highly recommend..a must for the serious equinox user.

  19. Clive

    Clive (verified owner)

    I got my Nox for my birthday in April and still consider myself a beginner. I really liked The Equinox Series Handbook by Andy Sabisch. His information and strategies are very useful for me.

    But Clive’s “From Beginner to Advanced” book brought the whole thing home for me. I’m a slow reader and have to re-read most things to get full comprehension, but for some reason the concepts just clicked for me. Clive’s explanations of the way the Nox processes signal information and the related TIDs and his graphic representations of the different sounds made it much easier for me to understand. I’ve read that book 3 times now and think I grasp the principles involved. In fact, my detecting skills at local parks and my trip to beach have improved to the point that I’m fairly confident that I know what’s in the ground before I dig it. Of course I still dig them all just to verify, but I’m probably 70-80% accurate.


  20. Clive

    Clive (verified owner)

    This is the book that started me swinging my nox 8oo with great satisfaction.

  21. Clive

    Clive (verified owner)

    I HIGHLY recommend this book! Clive knows his game.

  22. Clive

    Clive (verified owner)

    Well written easy to understand. Packed full of info. If you have this detector, this book is a must. Thank you to the Author. DT NZ

  23. Clive

    Clive (verified owner)

    Try Clive Clynick ‘s book for the nox series. I have both Andy Sabisch ‘s and Clive Clynick’s book and Clive’s is more detailed about how the 800 works. IMO.

  24. Clive

    Clive (verified owner)

    Just bought this book. Feel like I e only been getting about 25% out of my machine…

  25. Clive

    Clive (verified owner)

    I found the Equinox at first very daunting so I bought this book and it helped me greatly. Very grateful for the author taking the time for compiling it. Its so much better when you understand what your machine is doing, why its doing it and what it needs from you to give a great result!!!!!!!

  26. Clive

    Clive (verified owner)

    Thank you, Clive! Your insights have helped me tremendously and I have made some pretty cool finds as a result.

  27. Clive

    Clive (verified owner)

    Excellent book to read and understand and it improved the the way I use my 800, plus Clive is a super helpful guy. JM AUS

  28. Clive

    Clive (verified owner)

    Well written for beginners like myself and gave me a much better understanding of how my 800 works and how to utilize all it has to offer.

  29. Clive

    Clive (verified owner)

    This book really gets you off on the right foot with the Nox. Great resource.

  30. Clive

    Clive (verified owner)

    I bought these (3) handy books from Clive, and I to am in Australia. Well worth the cost of international postage.

  31. Clive

    Clive (verified owner)

    This book made many of the Equinox concepts easier to grasp for me and made it quicker to advance. I have read it several times and still find nuggets of useful information in it. I got all 3 of Clive’s Equinox books and they are all great, but “From Beginner to Advanced” really brought it all home for me. It helped me understand the Equinox and made learniing it easier and my finds better. It is a must read for anyone new to the Equinox.

  32. Clive

    Clive (verified owner)

    Great reference books and easy to read.

  33. Clive

    Clive (verified owner)

    Very informative book. Hands down great read!

  34. Clive

    Clive (verified owner)

    Excellent book, good read, def recommend it.

  35. Clive

    Clive (verified owner)

    Just recieved this in the post here in NZ, its a game changer ! Totaly recommend, cheers Clive

  36. Clive

    Clive (verified owner)

    I received my copy few weeks ago , absolutely brilliant read , thank you so much!
    JK, AUS

  37. Clive

    Clive (verified owner)

    Great resource that can be applied to your search for more knowledge and understanding of this thing we do!

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