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Forgive the dumb question - I’m relatively new to detecting.
I’m considering changing my AT Pro for something that may be better suited to beach detecting. I’m fully aware of the “imminent” arrival of the Equinox but I’m not sure it’s for me.
Here’s my dilemma - I’ve been considering an E-Trac (or even a Safari) but I’m concerned that they have both been around for a good few years. Would they be deemed “old technology” now?
I’m minded that anything with a processor etc on board is liable to upgrade almost annually. Would you guys invest in one of these machines today if you had the cash and wanted to swap?
Again forgive the dumb question - it is borne of ignorance and not of disrespect of the machines mentioned.
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But as you mentioned there is the Equinox being released which has likely has a faster recovery speed and is likely cheaper that the E-Trac ?
As no one has actually used an Equinox for any considerable time its obviously going to be a bit of a gamble.
If your still interested in the E-Trac your best bet would be to wait until the release of the new Equinox machines, you can then get feedback from the users or you will likely be able to pick up a New e-trac cheaper at that time as they will likley get reduced unless you are wanting something second hand ?
Best of luck in whatever you decide
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I don't think it matters if the technology isn't up-to-the-minute to be honest. It is a bit like buying an older top-of-the-range car....they are always well in advance technology-wise than their down market rivals.
I have always held the view that an older top range model that is tried and tested and has had the glitches shaken out of it (all new models have them) is a much safer bet. At the end of the day its about how good a machine is and not how long it has been 'out'. You need to ask yourself if the E-Trac will miss much.
(The answer is No.)
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Quite a number of folks are parting with them to purchase a Equinox.
I saw a mint one go recently for £500.