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Escort Passport Blue Radar Detector - 9500IX

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

ESCORT Passport 9500ix GPS Enabled Radar Detector. Our most advanced radar and laser detector. Features GPS technology and pre-loaded database of known red light and speed camera location.

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. We then added a new automatic way of eliminating false alarms called "AutoLearn". This remarkable new feature utilizes our patented GPS technology to identify and eliminate false alarms automatically while you drive using artificial intelligence. Now, the only alerts you will get are the ones that really count! The result is the best possible protection that only ESCORT can provide, without the constant distractions of false alarms. It is by far the most intelligent, fully automatic radar and laser detector ever designed.

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

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 / Detector Type

  • 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

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

Power Requirement

  • 12VDC, Negative Ground
  • Escort SmartCord Included

Package Content

  • Escort 9500ix radar
  • Owner’s manual
  • Quick-release windshield mount
  • Coiled SmartCord
  • Quick reference card
  • Travel case

Approximate Dimensions:

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

Approximate Weight:

  • Shipping: 4 lbs

Warranty Information:

  • Manufacturer Warranty (authorized online retailer): One Year Limited Warranty
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Escort Passport 9500IX Race Edition Radar Detector
 
4.7

(based on 252 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (200)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (35)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (9)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (3)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (5)

93%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Clear alert (32)
  • Easy to mount (29)
  • Good sensitivity (29)
  • Great features (25)
  • Versatile (16)

Cons

  • Gives false reads (3)
  • Inaccurate (3)

Best Uses

  • Highway driving (31)
  • Urban navigation (25)
  • Rural navigation (20)
  • Larger cars (7)
  • Small cars (6)
    • Range:
    •  
    • Ease of use:
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    • Accuracy:
    •  
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Practical (21), Commuter (14), Gearhead (10), Auto professional (3), Tuner (3)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (35)

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.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Excellent Detector/Upgrades - Very Poor Windshield Mount!

Excellent Detector - Great Update System... however
I purchased the $30.00 Super Cup for my new 9500ix- the suction cup stem stretched, and then broke OFF the mount... maybe...Read complete review

Excellent Detector - Great Update System... however
I purchased the $30.00 Super Cup for my new 9500ix- the suction cup stem stretched, and then broke OFF the mount... maybe a bad one so I buy another Super Cup... this is one's suction cup is now stretched, and ready to snap.
I just called Customer Support. After a $60.00 investment, time and frustration; the most she offered was free shipping ($5.00) for another $30.00 "special mount"- ie. a Sticky Mount.

I'm sorry, that's NOT standing behind your product.

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5.0

Excellent product from an excellent company.

By 

from New Mexico

About Me Practical

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Clear Alert
  • Easy To Mount
  • Good Sensitivity
  • Neat Features or Extras
  • Versatile

Cons

    Best Uses

    • City Driving
    • Highway Driving
    • Rural Driving

    Comments about Escort Passport Blue Radar Detector:

    Haven't had a radar detector for decades but recently our area has acquired some overly zealous radar operators. This detector is the best defense and can save you hundreds of dollars at least. So far it seems to be a great product. Something I wonder about though is when it is mounted on the windshield, will the solar heat cook the electronics inside; within 10 minutes, it is too hot to touch.

    Service and delivery comments:

    Delivery was very quick and the website was easy to use.

    • Was this a gift?:
    • No

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    5.0

    Nice detector

    By 

    from Montgomery Al

    About Me Gearhead

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Clear Alert
    • Durable
    • Easy To Mount
    • Good Sensitivity
    • Neat Features or Extras
    • Versatile

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Highway Driving

      Comments about Escort Passport Blue Radar Detector:

      Best detector I ve owned

      Service and delivery comments:

      Delivery was a day early

      • Was this a gift?:
      • No

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      (2 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Great Detector!

      By 

      from Midland, TX

      About Me Commuter

      Pros

      • Clear Alert
      • Durable
      • Good Sensitivity

      Cons

      • Sticky cup wears out to quick

      Best Uses

      • Highway Driving

      Comments about Escort Passport 9500IX Race Edition Radar Detector:

      I use it to go to work twenty miles Monday thru Friday and it has always saved me from speeding tickets. I also go to Dallas which is five hours from where I live every three weeks and it has saved me multiple times! The false radar auto learn is a great feature too as it stores false radar signals. Easy to use as you can use it right out of the box and don't really have to change any settings.

      • Age:
      • 25-34
      • Daily mileage:
      • 41-60
      • Gender:
      • Male
      • Primary vehicle:
      • Sports car
      • Vehicles owned:
      • 1
      • Was this a gift?:
      • No
      • Range:
      •  
      • Ease of use:
      •  
      • Accuracy:
      •  

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      (0 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

       
      2.0

      Too Sensitive for city driving

      By 

      from Wisconsin

      About Me Practical

      Pros

      • Easy To Mount

      Cons

      • Gives False Reads
      • Not Adjustable

      Best Uses

      • Highway Driving
      • Rural Driving

      Comments about Escort Passport 9500IX Race Edition Radar Detector:

      Been using Escort products for 30+ years....constant false alarms in city makes it useless there... Good on highway.

      • Age:
      • 35-44
      • Daily mileage:
      • 41-60
      • Gender:
      • Male
      • Primary vehicle:
      • SUV
      • Vehicles owned:
      • 3
      • Was this a gift?:
      • No
      • Range:
      •  
      • Ease of use:
      •  
      • Accuracy:
      •  

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      (4 of 13 customers found this review helpful)

       
      1.0

      I'd go without before I bought another of these.

      By 

      from wyoming

      About Me Practical

      Pros

      • Easy To Mount

      Cons

      • Inaccurate

      Best Uses

        Comments about Escort Passport 9500IX Race Edition Radar Detector:

        I bought a 8500 X50 in 2008 and can't count the times it has saved me. Every two weeks for the last 6 years I drive 600 to or from work. plus 100 miles a day at work and 500-1000 miles on my days off. two years ago I bought the 9500 xi to upgrade from the X50. in the 6 years I had the old one I got ZERO tickets. the first drive to work with the 9500 Xi I got 2 tickets and another on the way home. I switched back to the X50 and have been pulled over once with it. but that was my fault it worked perfect. Put the 9500 in the girlfriends car and she go lulled over the first time she used it. it is sittin in the junk drawer.

        • Age:
        • 45-54
        • Daily mileage:
        • Over 60
        • Primary vehicle:
        • Truck
        • Vehicles owned:
        • 2
        • Was this a gift?:
        • No
        • Range:
        •  
        • Ease of use:
        •  
        • Accuracy:
        •  

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        4.0

        I would buy his again

        By 

        from IL

        About Me Practical

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Clear Alert
        • Easy To Mount
        • Good Sensitivity
        • Neat Features or Extras

        Cons

        • I only wish it had arrows for direction of radar
        • I wish it showed the posted speed limit as well

        Best Uses

        • City Driving
        • Highway Driving
        • Rural Driving

        Comments about Escort Passport Blue Radar Detector:

        It should have the directional arrows like the 360 max model as well as shown the posted speed limit

        • Was this a gift?:
        • No

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        5.0

        Totally satisfied with the 9500xi

        By 

        from Sacto., cathe

        Comments about Escort Passport 9500IX Race Edition Radar Detector:

        The best radar detector i have ever used

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        (9 of 9 customers found this review helpful)

         
        3.0

        Excellent Detector/Upgrades - Very Poor Windshield Mount!

        By 

        from North Canton, Ohio

        About Me Practical, Responsible/ Personal Integrity

        Pros

        • Clear Alert
        • Easy To Mount
        • Good Sensitivity
        • Neat Features or Extras

        Cons

        • 2 Super Cup suction cups Have Broken OFF Mounts!
        • Not Durable

        Best Uses

        • City Driving
        • Highway Driving

        Comments about Escort Passport 9500IX Race Edition Radar Detector:

        Excellent Detector - Great Update System... however
        I purchased the $30.00 Super Cup for my new 9500ix- the suction cup stem stretched, and then broke OFF the mount... maybe a bad one so I buy another Super Cup... this is one's suction cup is now stretched, and ready to snap.
        I just called Customer Support. After a $60.00 investment, time and frustration; the most she offered was free shipping ($5.00) for another $30.00 "special mount"- ie. a Sticky Mount.

        I'm sorry, that's NOT standing behind your product.

        • Age:
        • 55-64
        • Gender:
        • Male
        • Primary vehicle:
        • Luxury sedan
        • Vehicles owned:
        • 2
        • Was this a gift?:
        • No
        • Range:
        •  
        • Ease of use:
        •  
        • Accuracy:
        •  

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        (7 of 7 customers found this review helpful)

         
        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 9500IX Race Edition 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:
          •  
          • Ease of use:
          •  
          • Accuracy:
          •  

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          (7 of 18 customers found this review helpful)

           
          1.0

          Didn't work

          By 

          from Pennsylvania

          About Me Practical

          Comments about Escort Passport 9500IX Race Edition 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:
          •  
          • Ease of use:
          •  
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