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Cobra XRS 9670

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Item #: 079XRS9670
 

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by Dominic Devito
Cobra

Looking for a long-range guardian for your travels? Cobra's XRS 9670 radar detector provides extended protection against a host of radar and laser bands, including alerts for instant-on POP radar. It also monitors two safety bands to keep you aware of nearby road construction, wrecks, and other situations. You'll appreciate the clear messages on its DigiView® text display that give you important information when you need it.

Invisible to most radar detector detectors
The XRS 9670's rugged, compact chassis houses super-fast circuitry that alerts you to upcoming problems well in advance. The detector offers complete immunity to VG-2 and Spectre I radar detector detection devices, and warns you when they're in proximity. You can follow the 5-level digital strength signal meter to learn how close you are to the signal's source.

Built-in compass and more
The built-in electronic 8-point compass comes in handy when you're in unfamiliar territory. Cobra's IntelliShield® technology lets you choose three city modes that virtually eliminate false alarms. The IntelliMute® feature reduces false alerts based on your relative speed, and keeps your detector free from detection. Turn on the dim mode to give your eyes a break at night.

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Highlights:

  • radar/laser detector
  • suction-cup mount windshield bracket kit
  • coiled power cord
  • DigiView Text Display
  • 8-point electronic compass
Protection:
  • detects 7 radar, 6 laser, and 2 safety bands
  • audio tone alerts for radar, laser, and POP
  • 3 city modes and highway mode
  • 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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Hands-on research from the Crutchfield Labs (what are the Labs?)

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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Tone
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?

Download owner's manual

  • 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
  • Compass information card

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Features

15-Band Radar/Laser Detection: The Cobra XRS 9670 detects 15 bands of radar and laser, including 2 Safety Alert Systems:

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

 
Safety Alert
Strobe Alert





 

XRS Technology: The XRS 9670 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 9670 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.

Strobe Alert: The XRS-9670 will give you advanced alert of the presence and/or approach of emergency vehicles. This is a Cobra exclusive that works with the tens of thousands of emergency vehicles currently equipped with traffic light controlling strobe emitters, which activate red lights at traffic intersections in emergency high speed situations.

Safety Alert: The Cobra XRS-9670 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).

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-9670 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, Alert Type, Display Timeout, Magnetic Compass, SmartPower, 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.

IntelliShield: The XRS-9670 features IntelliShield to reduce the number of false alerts in densely populated areas caused by microwave relay towers and automatic door openers. In addition to a Highway mode, the unit has three levels of City modes:

  • City X: sounds a single beep when the X-band signal is first detected. The alert then sounds when the signal strength reaches Level 3
  • City X Beep Off: prevents all X band audio alerts until the signal strength reaches Level 3
  • City X+K: combination of City X mode with prevention of K band audio alerts until the signal strength reads Level 2

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.

8-Point Electronic Compass: The XRS-9670 includes a 8-point electronic compass that automatically provides an accurate direction reading.

SmartPower: The SmartPower feature, when activated, puts the unit into Standby mode for about 15 minutes after the car's engine has been turned off. After 30 minutes in Standby mode, the unit will automatically shut off.

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

Bought for a gift for my dad

Written By Anonymous, Wellington, FL on Thursday, January 03, 2013
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I am giving this a 4 out of 5 just based on the company (Crutchfield). I bought this as a gift for my dad, hence no 5 out of 5 stars. I had an excellent experience with Crutchfield. I ordered this on the 17th of December and they guaranteed delivery by the 20th, and I did recieve it on the 20th. Fast and FREE shipping.
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4 out of 5

cobra xrs 9670

Written By Tracy, Nashua,NH on Thursday, March 22, 2012
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Works well picks up radar well in advanced. I bought this as a gift for my husband and we don't have a problem with it.
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4 out of 5

great buy

Written By cameron, Baltimore Md on Sunday, August 21, 2011
 
good range, compass works well and is a nice feature
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