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Cobra XRS 9570

Radar detector

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Item #: 079XRS9570
 

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by Dominic Devito
Cobra

Cobra's XRS 9570 radar detector keeps you informed of threats as you're driving, and you'll appreciate the clear messages on its DigiView® text display that give you important information when you need it. The XRS 9570 offers long-distance tracking of multiple safety, laser, and radar bands, while alerts for POP instant-on radar allow you to travel confidently. This detector also provides voice alerts of all approaching developments so you can keep your eyes on the road.

Avoid detection
The XRS 9570 features complete immunity to VG-2 and Spectre I radar detector detection devices, giving you a heads-up when they're in proximity. Its rugged, compact chassis protects super-fast circuitry that alerts you to upcoming problems well in advance. You can follow the 5-level digital strength signal meter to learn how close you are to the signal's source.

Handy extras
You can choose between city and highway modes to keep false alerts to a minimum, or turn on the dim mode to give your eyes a break when driving at night. Want to keep things quiet? The IntelliMute® feature reduces false alerts based on your relative speed, and keeps your detector free from detection.

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Highlights:

Protection:
  • detects 7 radar, 6 laser, and one safety band
  • digital voice and audio tone alerts for radar, laser, and POP
  • city/highway modes
  • 360° laser protection
  • VG-2 and Spectre I immunity and alerts
  • display includes signal strength meter
  • dim and auto-mute/intelligent-mute modes
Specifications:

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Features and Specs
Detection
X Band Radar
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Yes
K Band Radar
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Yes
KA Photo Radar
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Yes
KA Wideband Radar
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Yes
Laser
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Yes
Pulse Warning
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Yes
VG-2 Protection
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Yes
Display & Alerts
Dimmer
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Yes
Dark Mode
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Yes
Visual Alerts
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Text
Audible Alerts
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Voice
Mute
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Yes
Earphone Jack
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Yes
General
Visor Clip
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No
Straight Cord
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No
Coiled Cord
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Yes
Case Included
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No
Battery Powered
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No
Parts Warranty
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1 Year
Labor Warranty
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1 Year
Product Research
What's in the box?

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  • Radar detector
  • Windshield mounting bracket with two suction cups
  • Coiled power cord (18" to approximately 60" length) with a cigarette lighter adapter on one end
  • Self-adhesive Velcro pad
  • Operating Instructions
  • Product registration card

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Features

14-Band Radar/Laser Detection: The Cobra XRS 9570 detects 14 bands of radar and laser, including the Safety Alert System:

Radar Laser
X band
K band
Ka Superwide
Ku band
VG-2 (RDD)
Spectre (RDD)
Spectre IV+ (RDD)
LTI 20-20
Ultra-Lyte
ProLaser
ProLaser III
Stalker LIDAR
Speedlaser
 

Safety

Safety Alert Traffic Warning System

XRS Technology: The XRS 9570 is equipped with Xtreme Range Superheterodyne Technology, with super-fast lock-on detection circuitry, to provide extra detection range, and the best possible advance warning to even the fastest radar guns.

DigiView Text Display: The XRS 9570 is equipped with the DigiView Text Display, a scrolling, 8-character, dot-matrix display with a bright green, easy-to-read alphanumeric text readout. You can adjust the intensity of the display using the top mounted Select/Dim button. The detector has a Bright display mode for daytime driving, and 3 levels of Dim display modes: Dim for dusk driving, Dimmer for night driving, and Dark where no visual alerts will be displayed.

Instant On/Pop Mode Alert: The detector is designed to detect Instant-On speed monitoring signals, which suddenly appear at full strength. Pop Alert provides protection against K & Ka Pop mode (single pulse) radar gun signals and provides super-fast, instant-on detection. During a Pop alert, the detector will continue to detect other signals. Note: Radar guns have a much shorter range when in the Pop mode, so appropriate action should be taken immediately whenever a Pop alert is given.

Safety Alert: The Cobra XRS 9570 will give you advanced alert of the presence and/or approach of emergency vehicles, trains, and road hazards from systems equipped with Safety Alert Traffic Warning System transmitters.

Visual Alerts: The display includes the type of signals detected and a vertical bar indication of the signal strength from one bar (weakest) to five bars (strongest).

Voice Alert: The XRS 9570 has a Voice Alert feature that sounds alerts with a specific voice annunciation of the signal being detected. When Voice Alert is activated, the voice also confirms all user settings when they are changed.

Audio Alerts: The unit will sound alerts and confirm user settings with an audible tone alert. A distinctly different tone is used for each type of signal detected, and with radar bands, the tones will repeat faster as you approach the signal source.

LaserEye: The top-mounted LaserEye provides you with 360° degree detection of laser signals. When mounting the unit, you much make sure the LaserEye has a clear view to the front and rear of the vehicle.

VG-2/Spectre I/IV+ Protection: The XRS 9570 will alert you when VG-2, Spectre I, and the new Spectre IV+ radar detector detection (RDD) are in use near your vehicle. The unit is undetectable by VG-2 and Spectre I devices, but can be spotted by Spectre IV+ RDDs. During an alert, the unit continues to detect other signals. You can choose whether or not you want the unit to show VG-2 and Spectre I and IV+ alerts and whether or not to sound audible alerts.

Easy-Set Programming: Easy-Set Programming gives you quick and easy access to all the settings on the unit. The Menu is divided into two sections:

  • User Settings: City Mode, IntelliMute/IntelliMute Pro, iMute/iMute Pro Activation Set Point, Auto Mute, Voice/Tone Setting, Display Timeout, Restore Factory Settings
  • Alert Settings: Pop Detection, X-band, K-band, Ku-band, VG-2, Spectre I/IV+ Detection, Safety Alert

"System Ready" Prompt: When the unit is first powered on, the detector goes through a series of self tests. If successfully completed, a "System Ready" display prompt occurs and the unit is ready to begin detecting.

Auto/Manual Muting: When Auto Mute is On, the unit automatically reduces the audio volume of all alerts after they have sounded for four seconds. The signals will remain muted for as long as the signal is detected. When manually muting, you must press the Mute button while a signal is being received. This will reduce the volume of the alert in progress. The volume will return to normal for the next signal.

IntelliMute: IntelliMute allows you to avoid alerts you don't need to hear because you are either stopped or moving slowly. By sensing the RPMs of the engine, IntelliMute knows that you are driving at a low speed and automatically mutes all alerts (except for strobe signals from emergency vehicles). You must first set an activation point for your engine's RPMs, and when the revs go below that point, IntelliMute begins muting. Once set, the activation point is stored in memory.

IntelliMute Pro: IntelliMute Pro prevents detection by radar detector detectors (RDDs), such as VG-2, Spectre I and Spectre IV+, when traveling at slower speeds. When IntelliMute Pro is on, and engine RPMs are below the IntelliMute Pro's activation point, the detector's radar detection circuits are turned off to prevent detection by RDDs. In addition, no alerts will be given at RPMs below the activation point.

External Speaker Jack: You can connect an external speaker or earphone if the detector is to be used in an environment with high ambient noise levels. A 2.5mm sub-mini jack is provided.

Mounting: You will get optimum performance from the detector if you mount it at a point approximately in the center of the vehicle, as low as possible on the front windshield without obstructing the view of the road to the front or rear. The detector can be mounted in two ways:

  • Dashboard Mount: Using the supplied Velcro pad, you can attach the detector to the dashboard.
  • Windshield Mount: The supplied windshield mount adheres the detector to the windshield with two suction cups. The angle can be adjusted for best visibility.
 
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4 out of 5

Cobra XRS 9570

Written By Jim, Cocoa, FL on Tuesday, September 27, 2011
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Very good quality - this is replacing an old Cobra that gave up the ghost - which has been the norm for Cobra. The only complaint is the mounting bracket is garbage. The suction cups do NOT stay fastened to the windshield. I still had the old one and was able to swap out the old ones for the new ones - problem solved. Other than that, the unit itself works flawlessly.
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3 out of 5

Terrible Mount

Written By SpaceSpiff, Albuquerque on Sunday, August 21, 2011
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Bought this to replace my old Cobra radar detector I got in a two pack years ago. This detector is amazing. It has more than twice the range that my old detector had, really nice. HOWEVER, the suction cup mount is incredibly bad. They really skimped on that aspect. The cups work fine, but the detector, pulled by the springy power cord, will eventually flop off the mount while driving, creating a bit of a hazard. The problem is that the supposed locking mechanism on the top of the device is really cheap, and doesn't really do anything. So two stars off for the mount, it's just that bad. I would have rated this detector 5 stars otherwise. I will likely return the device.
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5 out of 5

Cobra XRS 9570

Written By Lexus Dude, Palm Beach County, Florida on Friday, July 29, 2011
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Got my XRS 9570 to go in my new IS 350 about 6 months ago from Crutchfield.com and I love it. If you live in an area where the police love to pull over luxury cars and sport coupes such as South Florida, this is for you. No fancy bells and whistles, just your basic 14 band city/highway radar detector. Intelli-mute mode is cool, but almost useless if you have an automatic because it works by reading your RPM to reduce false alerts. Everyday I pick up Ka, K, and LASER signals on the Florida Turnpike and I-95 and discover their clever hiding spots. Sometimes I can pick up police from miles away in highway mode. Relatively inexpensive model, but it pays for itself when your on a side street in the middle of nowhere at night and you suddenly hear the beeping!
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