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Escort Passport Radar Detector - 9500IX

Abt Model: 9500IX | UPC Code: 737795095033
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Escort Passport 9500IX Radar Detector - 9500IX

At ESCORT, we're continually improving our line of radar and laser detectors with the best technology. Our latest invention, the GPS-powered PASSPORT 9500ix, is no exception. It provides the best long-range protection against every known radar and laser gun in use in North America, but also incorporates GPS accuracy to silence each and every false alert. It is by far the most intelligent, fully automatic radar and laser detector ever designed. You drive. It learns. End of story.

The PASSPORT 9500ix also comes pre-loaded with thousands of safety camera locations, including red light and speed-based cameras throughout North America. You can also download updates, back up your data, and stay on top of new threats directly from our website.

Location Database Updates and Detector Software Updates for the PASSPORT 9500ix require a Windows based computer. (Operating on Windows XP or Vista only)

Important: Detector must be powered (if not using a laptop, requires a Radar Detector 12 Volt Adapter - not included with detector) and connected to your PC (requires an USB A to Mini USB cable - not included with detector) before you can install location database updates and detector software updates.

Features:

  • Blistering All-Band Protection
  • 360-Degree Radar and Laser Detection
  • Variable-Speed Radar Performance
  • AutoLearn Feature
  • Safety Camera Database - (pre-loaded with thousands of safety camera locations, including red light and fixed position speed cameras, located throughout North America)
  • Web Ready for Location Database updates
  • GPS-Powered Truelock™ Filter
  • Mark Location Features
  • Speed Alert™
  • Crystal-Clear Voice Alerts
  • Intelligent Volume Control
  • 90 Days of free updates
  • User-Selectable Preferences
  • Brilliant Blue Display
  • 5 Levels of Brightness Control
  • Mute, AutoMute & SmartMute
  • Built-In Earphone Jack
  • Safety Warning System
  • Comes Fully Equipped

Specifications:

Operating Bands

  • X-band 10.525 GHz ± 25 MHz
  • K-band 24.150 GHz ± 100 MHz
  • Ka-band 34.700 GHz ± 1300 MHz
  • Laser 904nm, 33 MHz Bandwidth

Programmable Features

  • Power-On Indication
  • SpeedAlert (On/Off)
  • AutoLearn (On/Off)
  • Signal Strength Meter
  • AutoMute (On/Off)
  • AutoVolume (On/Off)
  • AutoPower (On/Off)
  • Units (English/Metric)
  • Voice (On/Off)
  • Dark Mode
  • Radar/Laser Bands
  • Markers
  • 5 Levels of Brightness Control

Radar Receiver

  • Superheterodyne, Varactor-Tuned VCO
  • Scanning Frequency Discriminator
  • Digital Signal Processing (DSP)

Laser Detection

  • Quantum Limited Video Receiver
  • Multiple Laser Sensor Diodes

GPS Receiver

  • SiRFstar III

Display Type

  • 80 LED Matrix/Text
  • SpeedAlert
  • Bar Graph
  • ExpertMeter
  • SpecDisplay

Power Requirement

  • 12VDC, Negative Ground
  • Escort SmartCord Included

Sensitivity Control

  • Highway, Auto and City

Approximate Dimensions:

  • Height: 1.4"
  • Width: 2.90"
  • Depth: 5.35"

Approximate Weight:

  • Shipping: 2 lbs

Warranty Information:

  • Manufacturer Warranty(authorized online retailer): 1 Year Labor and Parts
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Escort Passport Radar Detector
 
4.7

(based on 227 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (182)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (33)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (7)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (3)

95%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Good sensitivity (12)
  • Easy to mount (10)
  • Clear alert (9)
  • Durable (8)
  • Great features (8)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Highway driving (13)
  • Urban navigation (9)
  • Rural navigation (6)
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    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Commuter (10), Practical (6), Gearhead (5)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (8)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Made My V1 Obsolete

I had been a V1 user since its debut in 1994, but had been using it less and less because of its extreme propensity to false. It came to the point that I began...Read complete review

I had been a V1 user since its debut in 1994, but had been using it less and less because of its extreme propensity to false. It came to the point that I began ignoring alerts because it falsed so much.

When the 9500ix came out in 2009 I decided to order one and try it out during the 30 day trial period. At first I thought the thing was defective it was so quiet. However, after taking it on a long grueling twelve hour trip I discovered that was not the case. It has exceptional range on K band and both Ka bands used in my state and as far as I can tell I get the same range as my V1, just without the falses. Off axis is excellent. Once I was on the Parkway and picked up radar the rangers were running a good ways back. When I finally came upon the source it was between two sharp curves and they were parked down a side road. That really impressed me.

The auto and manual lock outs work great and as advertised.

VS

Most Liked Negative Review

 

Needs Band Segmentation and RDR Selectivity

Great unit for city use and easy to understand. It really needs to be souped-up like the Redline with Band segmentation and RDR selectivity to give it that extra oomph against other units. I...Read complete review

Great unit for city use and easy to understand. It really needs to be souped-up like the Redline with Band segmentation and RDR selectivity to give it that extra oomph against other units. I do like the fact that it has RLC/Spped cam capability and this is great for city use. BUT for pure highway performance, it really need band segs and RDR.

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5.0

We never leave home without it!

By 

from McAllen, TX

About Me Commuter, Road Warrior

Pros

  • Clear Alert
  • Durable
  • Good Sensitivity
  • Great features
  • Neat Features or Extras
  • Versatile

Cons

    Best Uses

    • City Driving
    • Highway Driving
    • Rural Driving

    Comments about Escort Passport Radar Detector:

    I bought my 9500ix way back in May 2010. Not until Jan 2016 did I do it's first update for Firmware and Defender database (forgot to register it when I bought it). I gave it to my Wife a few years ago, and she loved it (still does) and after it's first update, it's even Quieter in town where she does most of her driving. She's really impressed with it, especially when she comes across the "your speed is" signs around town, it stays quiet after it learns it's a false alarm and locks out those signals. The 9500ix also has Great range, picking up LEO's 1.5-3 miles away in the city and 2-5 in the open highway. We take various road trips away from deep south Texas (to CA, AZ and FL), and this unit has saved us many, many times. I can't imagine having anything else with us, except maybe the New MAX 360, which i'd like to try. I highly recommend using this for everyday city or highway driving. You won't be disappointed!!

    • Age:
    • 45-54
    • Daily mileage:
    • 21-40
    • Gender:
    • Male
    • Primary vehicle:
    • SUV
    • Vehicles owned:
    • 2
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No
    • Range:
    •  
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    1.0

    Didn't work

    By 

    from Pennsylvania

    About Me Practical

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          Comments about Escort Passport Radar Detector:

          I received this radar detector as a holiday gift because I have always wanted one. On my very first highway drive I came around a bend and the trooper got me. No warning whatsoever. Unfortunately, I felt untouchable with my new radar detector but sadly I was wrong. When I called customer service to question its accuracy, they told me that around bends and on hills it's not very reliable. What's the use of having a detector in that case? I would love to return it if possible.

          • Was this a gift?:
          • Yes
          • Range:
          •  
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          4.0

          mandatory in all my vehicles

          By 

          from San Diego

          About Me Gearhead

          Pros

          • Durable
          • Easy To Mount
          • Good Sensitivity

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Highway Driving
            • Rural Driving

            Comments about Escort Passport Radar Detector:

            This is my second one of this model. I have hard-wire mounted them in my last 8 vehicles! I highly suggest you buy the smart cord as it has a mute button. A good installer can retro-fit the smart cord so it to be mounted in your dash and be used as a permanent remote mute button. I simply place the mute button near my hand so i can quickly mute false signals. Its so much easier than fumbling for the detector and taking your hand far off the steering wheel. Also, the smart cord has lights, so you tend to notice it easier & faster when its visually well placed. Finally, I feel naked when driving cars w/o a passport!

            • Was this a gift?:
            • No
            • Range:
            •  
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            5.0

            Great product!

            By 

            from Colorado

            About Me Commuter, Gearhead

            Pros

            • Clear Alert
            • Easy To Mount
            • Good Sensitivity
            • Versatile

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Highway Driving
              • Rural Driving

              Comments about Escort Passport Radar Detector:

              Have used this detector on my road trips, in Arizona, Utah, Colorado, New Mexico, and it has saved my bacon on numerous occasions. Yes it is annoying when the alarm sounds, but when you eventually pass the speed trap, it is appreciated. That means it senses the trap, long before I see it, and I am continually looking for them. This unit is easy to use, and has never let me down. I have difficulty trusting some thing like this, but have become a believer. I'm seriously considering upgrading to the new Max360, and using this one in my commuter car, with the Max for my road car.

              • Age:
              • 55-64
              • Daily mileage:
              • 21-40
              • Gender:
              • Male
              • Primary vehicle:
              • Luxury sedan
              • Vehicles owned:
              • 3
              • Was this a gift?:
              • No
              • Range:
              •  
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              5.0

              A MUST FOR A FIRST TIME BUYER!!!

              By 

              from Raleigh, NC

              About Me Commuter, Gearhead, Practical

              Pros

              • Clear Alert
              • Durable
              • Easy To Mount
              • Good Sensitivity

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • City Driving
                • Highway Driving

                Comments about Escort Passport Radar Detector:

                Great product!!! This detector has picked up radars over 2.1 miles away especially on the interstate hwys. A must AS A FIRST detector!! Thanks for a product WELL DONE!!

                • Age:
                • 35-44
                • Daily mileage:
                • 21-40
                • Gender:
                • Male
                • Primary vehicle:
                • Other
                • Vehicles owned:
                • 4
                • Was this a gift?:
                • No
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                5.0

                Amazing range

                By 

                from Nashville, TN, USA

                Verified Buyer

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                      Comments about Escort Passport Radar Detector:

                      Bought the unit several weeks ago and then took a 1800 mile round trip. Fair number of K band beeps with no cop in site, but I got a real good look at the range with KA. Cop was at the top of the hill after next on the side with blue lights on and KA band engaged. It must have been 2 miles from me to him. Excellent long range reception.
                      Hit a couple of Laser traps in north Florida. Pretty good warning, but they say laser is the hardest to warn. Just have to slow down as soon as the Laser warning sounds. Red light cam coverage was also impressive.
                      Had an 7500, then an 8500. The 9500ix is another step up.

                      • Age:
                      • Over 65
                      • Daily mileage:
                      • 11-20
                      • Gender:
                      • Male
                      • Primary vehicle:
                      • Luxury sedan
                      • Vehicles owned:
                      • 3
                      • Range:
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                      5.0

                      Nice added insurance while driving

                      By 

                      from Mid-TN

                      Verified Buyer

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                            Comments about Escort Passport Radar Detector:

                            I drive 75% interstate & 25% city. Seems to be better at earlier detection on Interstate driving. Have some difficulty seeing the blue LED w/sunglasses on. Found it interesting in KY they have orange barrels for road construction that trigger this detector.

                            Overall very pleased with this unit for the price paid. I also bought the rear view mirror mount & using as well. Would have preferred a straight power cord versus coiled.

                            • Age:
                            • 55-64
                            • Daily mileage:
                            • 21-40
                            • Gender:
                            • Male
                            • Primary vehicle:
                            • Sports car
                            • Vehicles owned:
                            • 2
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                            •  
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                            4.0

                            Very easy to use and very few false alarms

                            By 

                            from Parkersburg, WV, USA

                            Verified Buyer

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                                  Comments about Escort Passport Radar Detector:

                                  This is the second Passport 9500ix Blue. The first one was for myself and I liked it so well I purchased one for my wife. Nice little units.

                                  • Age:
                                  • 45-54
                                  • Daily mileage:
                                  • Over 60
                                  • Gender:
                                  • Male
                                  • Primary vehicle:
                                  • SUV
                                  • Vehicles owned:
                                  • 2
                                  • Range:
                                  •  
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                                  5.0

                                  I'ts my 4th 9500 series

                                  By 

                                  from Undisclosed

                                  Verified Buyer

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                                        Comments about Escort Passport Radar Detector:

                                        I very much enjoy the 9500iX, my fourth now, for four different cars. I particularly like the auto-learn feature using the internal GPS. My preferred method of mounting in the car is to hardwire to a ignition enabled 12v circuit then clip to the sun visor. However, I would have gone with the latest Technology, the Max, if it was available with the visor clip.

                                        • Age:
                                        • 55-64
                                        • Daily mileage:
                                        • 41-60
                                        • Gender:
                                        • Male
                                        • Primary vehicle:
                                        • Sports car
                                        • Vehicles owned:
                                        • 5 or more
                                        • Range:
                                        •  
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                                        (1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                                         
                                        5.0

                                        Best radar detector ever!

                                        By 

                                        from Cherokee, IA 51012, USA

                                        Verified Buyer

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                                              Comments about Escort Passport Radar Detector:

                                              I have been using Escort/Passport detectors for over 30 years and the 9500ix is by far the finest. The GPS feature including the blocking out of false alerts and the neighborhood store's auto door opener, etc., makes it all the better.
                                              Detection is awesome. Depending on the terrain, I have picked up troopers as far away as 5 miles, maybe more!
                                              I would highly recommend the 9500ix!

                                              • Age:
                                              • 55-64
                                              • Daily mileage:
                                              • Over 60
                                              • Gender:
                                              • Male
                                              • Primary vehicle:
                                              • Luxury sedan
                                              • Vehicles owned:
                                              • 4
                                              • Range:
                                              •  
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