Product Comparison: Minelab Gold Monster 1000 vs Minelab EQUINOX 800

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General Specifications
Gold Monster 1000
About the Product
Gold Monster 1000 is a metal detector fully automatic, easy to use and capable of delivering high performance in the detection of gold and precious metals. Suitable to operate in all environments.
With innovative NEW simultaneous multi-frequency technology, the EQUINOX Series redefines all-purpose detecting for the serious enthusiast. Equally adaptable for all target types and ground conditions, just set your detecting location and go!
Key Specs
Circuitry Type
All Terrain
Operation Mode
All-Metal and Discriminate
All-Metal and Discriminate
Search Coil Type
Double D
Double D
Search Coil Size
10" x 6"
Adjustment Length
37.2" to 54.4"
Fixed length
What customers say about "Key Specs"
Minelab Gold Monster 1000 Professional Metal Detector
  • Great detector for small gold. I've found a few small pickers with it already.
  • Great product.,very user friendly,once you get the feel of the sensitivity it finds very fine GOLD.
  • I like the 5" coil it sees really small gold. The detector comes with skid plates on the two coils.
  • Easy to learn and use. The sounds are a little different than an analog machine.
  • I believe that a small coil is useless because it is looking for very small pieces of gold.
Size & Weight
23.6 in.
26.2 in.
9.84 in.
12.2 in.
5.12 in.
5 in.
2.94 lbs.
2.96 lbs.
What customers say about "Size & Weight"
Minelab Gold Monster 1000 Professional Metal Detector
  • Lightweight , finds the smallest gold. Easy to use.
  • Coils come with replaceable covers. Feels solid, well made and it’s light.
  • It was easy to assemble and a very lightweight metal detector.
  • I like that it can be folded compactly to save storage space.
  • The balance is disturbed, which causes inconvenience when carrying it. Becoming very difficult carry it.
Operation Frequency
45 kHz
Multi, 5, 10, 15, 20, 40 kHz
Detection Modes
Gold, All Metal
Park, Field, Beach, Gold
12 adjustments
25 levels
Ground Balance
Detection Depth
Coins: up to 15 in., Big objects: up to 40 in.
What customers say about "Detection"
Minelab Gold Monster 1000 Professional Metal Detector
  • I like that the GM 1000 is sensitive to small gold as that's what I have in southern NM.
  • I've used mine every day since it arrived. Works great on coins and relics.
  • Auto ground balance is a dream come true. I haven’t had any problems with it yet.
  • I would prefer more depth but as I plan to follow the dry washers, hit bed rock and mine dumps, depth is not an issue.
  • It sometimes shows that there is gold in the earth, but unfortunately there is only garbage.
LCD display without backlit
Full colour LCD with backlight and adjustable brightness
Audio Identification
Target Tones 1, 2, 5, 50
Target Depth Indicator
Digital Target ID
12 segments
50 segment notch discrimination: Ferrous: -9 to 0 | Non-ferrous: 1 to 40
Accessories Included
5" Double-D coil, Headset, Digging tool, Rechargeable Batteries, Battery Charger
Wireless Bluetooth / apt-X Low Latency headphones, WM 08 wireless audio module, USB charging cable with magnetic connector
Water Resistance
Waterproof Coil / Control box splash-proof
Freshwater & Saltwater (up to 10 ft.)
Built-in Speaker, 6 Levels of Adjustable volume, Noise Cancel: Automatic (On start-up), Gold Chance Indicator (high/low)
Simultaneous Multi-Frequency, Sleek & Lightweight, High-Speed Wireless Audio, 8 Custom Search Profiles, Fast & Accurate Target ID
What customers say about "Features"
Minelab Gold Monster 1000 Professional Metal Detector
  • It has a 24 bit processor that reads the ground type and automatically sets the ground balance, you may need to pump the detector 20 times and re balance as you detect.
  • The detector has a nice auto function for searching but I think I will use the detector settings set below the auto setting so that it will run smooth in a manual mode.
  • I like that the signal amplifies with approaching the find.
  • An excellent display that contains a lot of useful information.
  • The audio signal can be with a large error or indicate the place where there is nothing.
Rechargeable Li-ion Battery / 8 AA
In-built rechargeable Lithium-ion battery
Battery Indicator
Warranty / Certifications
Manufacturer warranty
2 year(s)
3 year(s)
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