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Minelab releases first VANQUISH Software Update

Software Upgrade 1.1.
Get more from your VANQUISH.

At Minelab, we understand your passion. Your need to hunt in all terrains and our pursuit of perfection, means VANQUISH is now better than ever.

What is new?

VANQUISH just became more powerful. For the serious detectorist, new Iron Volume Control in the VANQUISH 540 puts you in charge of how much iron you want to hear, making trashy and mineralised soils easier to conquer. For greater control and a simply better detecting experience, hit the download button on the new update now.

VANQUISH 540 Iron Volume Control

Detecting in heavy iron trash is enhanced with the new Iron Volume Control feature. 10-step adjustments let you decrease the volume of iron all the way down to a whisper, while leaving desirable targets (non-ferrous) loud and clear. To engage Iron Volume Control, simply hold down the All Metal button, while simultaneously using the Volume buttons to adjust to your liking.

General Improvements for All VANQUISH Models

The upgrade also includes improved battery handling capability for all models, as well as a new low battery alert.

Important!
Do not use the battery charging cable which might have come with your detector, it won’t work for downloading the update. You will need a USB to micro USB data cable. If your Vanquish came with a charging cable for your headphones then use this.

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EQUINOX Software Update 3.0

EQUINOX Software Upgrade

A new Single Frequency of 4 kHz has been added to the existing 5, 10, 15, 20 and 40 kHz options. This new 4 kHz frequency enhances the detection of large deep targets, particularly those found in parts of Asia. As a result of optimising for these conditions, this new frequency may respond differently for users compared to the other single frequencies.

All other single and multi-frequency settings are unchanged in their performance.

In addition to the 4 kHz upgrade feature, various stability enhancements have been included.

Minimum System Requirements:

USB 2.0 port
EQUINOX USB Charging Cable with Magnetic Connector

Windows 10

50 MB of hard drive space
20 MB of RAM

MAC OS

Greater than 10.13 High Sierra
50 MB of hard drive space
30 MB of RAM

Note:

  • Only one EQUINOX can be connected to your computer during the update operation.
  • The EQUINOX must be ON during the software update.
  • Any custom detector settings will be preserved while performing the update.
  • An internet connection is required to download the Minelab Update Utility to the computer, however, an internet connection is not required to update the EQUINOX and this can be done offline.
  • The EQUINOX coil must be connected to perform the update.

Important: Do not turn off or disconnect the EQUINOX during the update process. For step-by-step instructions on how to install the software update, please refer to the above brochures.

Should you encounter problems with the download, please do not hesitate to contact us on 021 205 5272.

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Nokta MAKRO coming back to New Zealand

We are pleased to announce that Nokta MAKRO has appointed us as their new dealer and distributor for New Zealand.

The first Nokta MAKRO products will be listed on our website shortly.

Nokta MAKRO is fast gaining attention as a company that listens to its customers. The Gold Racer model is a perfect example of that, creating a unique machine based almost solely on feedback provided by customers. This alone speaks volumes about this relatively young company which is very innovative, so we are really looking forward to being part of their success story!

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Sunday 28. April – Come and visit us at the New Zealand Gold Panning Championships in Arrowtown. We have some new products on display.

As you were able to see before you entered our online shop, we will be closed from 24.– 29. April.

On Saturday 27. April you will find us at the market in Arrowtown and on Sunday 28. April we will be exhibiting at the New Zealand Gold Panning Championships in Arrowtown.

We will reopen for regular business hours on Tuesday, April 30.

During our closure you will be able to place orders and make payments; however we won’t be able to process them until 30. April and SORRY, NO PICKUPS during this time.

Please also note that our phones are not monitored and we may not have any cell phone or internet coverage during the closure.

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Holiday notice

After some busy months we need some time off to do things most of our customers have been doing lately.

As you were able to see before you entered our online shop, we have decided to go on holiday and close our brick-and-mortar shop from 9. – 28. February due to some serious annual gold mining business.

We will reopen for regular business hours on February 28.

During our closure you will be able to place orders and make payments, however we won’t be able to process them until March 1st and SORRY, NO PICKUPS during this time.

Please also note that our phones are not monitored and we don’t have any cell phone or internet coverage where we will be mining.

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https://youtu.be/raEdxfnWodw?t=21m28s sorry voiceover only in German

Thank you for your kind cooperation and we apologize for any inconveniences.

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EQUINOX Software update (Detector Firmware)

EQUINOX Software Upgrade

Who said you could not improve on perfection… After the launch of EQUINOX, Minelab engineers have been working to make the most popular detector even better. Upgrade your EQUINOX today.

What is new?

We know how passionate you are about finding what is hidden below the surface. At Minelab, it is with our ‘never leave well enough alone’ mentality and ingenuity that we have worked tirelessly to make perfection just that much better. Using the Minelab Update Utility, experience Improved Silver Target Indication, Advanced Depth Gauge Indications and more.

  • Silver Target Indication
    IDs for silver coins on edge have been improved.
  • Depth Gauge Indications
    The depth gauge is more accurate and stable at all depths.
  • General Updates
    General improvements to the user

Where to download?

The Minelab Upgrade Utility is available here for download and is applicable for the EQUINOX 600 and 800 detectors. Download times may vary depending on internet speed and site traffic.

Should you encounter problems with the download, please do not hesitate to contact us on 021 205 5272.

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NUGGET FINDER coils in New Zealand

Nugget Finder Gold Search Coils

We are happy to become the long-awaited outlet for NUGGET FINDER coils in New Zealand. The GPX range of Minelab detectors are still some of the best selling and best performing detectors all over the world and having the advantage of using some of the best if not THE BEST coils available sets you apart from other detectorists.