Overview: The Beltronics STi Magnum provides full detection
of radar and laser, as well as the Safety Warning System. The unit features a
rugged magnesium exterior, and comes fully equipped with a suction-cup
windshield mount, SmartPlug coiled power cord, and a durable molded travel case.
Detection Capability: The Beltronics STi Magnum includes
full X, K, Ka and Safety Warning System radar capability, front and rear laser
detection, and digital signal processing for superior range and fewer false
alarms. You can program the unit to enable all bands at once or you can select
one or more bands to turn off (once you have determined there are no traffic
radar units using the disabled bands in your area).
Dual LNA: The STi Magnum has dual LNA (low-noise amplifiers)
receivers, which provide the longest possible warning against all radar threats,
including the latest "POP" mode threats.
SmartPlug: The SmartPlug power cord has a power-on indicator, a bright alert light that
warns of radar or laser and a convenient mute button right on the plug. It's a
perfect solution for when your radar detector is out of reach or for discreet
night driving when you are using the unit's Dark mode. An optional Direct-wire SmartPlug module, which can be wired directly into your vehicle's electrical
system with an 8' straight cord, is available from the manufacturer.
Note: The owner's manual incorrectly states that the
Direct-wire SmartPlug module is included with the unit. It is only available
from the manufacturer.
TotalShield Technology: TotalShield technology prevents RF
signals from radiating from the detector, thus making it
completely invisible against any type of radar detector-detector. Not only will it keep you
unseen by the current detector-detectors, including VG2 and Spectre, it will be completely undetectable by any
future threats as well.
Traffic Signal Rejection: The STI Magnum utilizes Traffic
Signal Rejection to eliminate false alerts due to location or certain
frequencies. Radar-based traffic flow sensors, mounted along major highways,
transmit strong K-band signals for a half-second approximately every minute.
These signals help produce traffic flow data for personal navigation devices,
but also create numerous false radar alerts. Beltronic's proprietary Traffic
Signal Rejection (TSR) software, found in the STi Magnum, helps eliminate
annoying false alerts.
DSP (Digital Signal Processing):
The digital AutoScan feature continuously analyzes all incoming signals and
automatically rejects unwanted false alarms. This gives you the perfect balance
of long-range detector performance without annoying false alarms.
Next Generation Laser Protection:
Multiple laser sensors, strategically positioned in the unit, continually search
for laser gun signals.
Digital Voice Alerts: The STi Magnum's
easy to understand digital voice alerts keep you informed without taking your
eyes off the road. If you prefer, you can turn off the voice announcement
feature and have the unit provide audible tones instead.
Audible Alerts: The STi Magnum uses audible alerts for
Radar, Laser, POP, and Safety signals:
- Radar Signals: The STi Magnum uses a geiger-counter-like sound to indicate the signal strength and
type of radar signal being encountered. When you encounter radar, a distinct
audible alert will sound and occur faster as the signal gets stronger. This
allows you to judge the distance from the signal source without taking your
eyes from the road.
- X-band: Chirping sound
- K-band: Buzzing sound
- Ka-band: Double-Chirp
- POP: Full Double-Chirp
- SWS: Double Buzz sound
- Laser Signals: Since Laser
signals are a possible threat no matter how weak, the STi Magnum alerts you
to these bands at full signal strength.
- POP Signals: Since POP
signals are extremely fast K or Ka bursts, and a possible threat no matter
how weak, the STi Magnum alerts you to these bands at full signal strength.
- Safety Signals: The STi Magnum will alert you to these signals with a double-beep tone, and a
corresponding text message.
Sensitivity: You can set the
STi Magnum to four sensitivity modes:
- Highway Mode: detects all
signals at maximum range
- AutoScan Mode: the unit's internal computer continuously analyzes all incoming signals and intelligently filters
out unwanted X and K-band false alarms. Full sensitivity is maintained on
all other bands.
- City (Standard): the X and K-band sensitivity is
further reduced to eliminate unwanted false alarms in congested urban areas
- City NoX: the K-Band sensitivity is the same as City
Standard, however the X-Band is completely turned off.
STi Magnum features a bright, alphanumeric display that consists of 280 individual LEDs,
visible from virtually any angle. The unit offers three display options:
- Signal Strength Meter: The standard bar-graph signal
strength meter only displays information on a single radar signal. If there
are multiple signals present, the unit's internal computer determines which
is the most important threat to show on the bar-graph meter.
- Threat Display: Designed for experienced users, the Threat Display
is a miniature spectrum analyzer that simultaneously tracks multiple radar
signals and their relative strengths which can help you spot a change in your
normal driving environment.
- Tech Display: The Tech Display
option, also for experienced detector users, will display
the actual numeric frequency of the radar signal being received.
Brightness Control: The STi Magnum offers
five levels of brightness, including an Auto Mode, which automatically changes the
brightness based on the ambient light in the vehicle. You can also select
Minimum, Medium, Maximum, or Dark. Dark
Mode uses the power-on and alert indicators on the SmartPlug as the only visual
Mute and AutoMute: The STi Magnum features the AutoMute feature, which automatically reduces the volume
level during an alert. Or, you can simply press the large front-mounted Mute
button on the detector or on the SmartPlug during an alert to instantly quiet
Programming: There are 9 user-selectable options so you can
customize the STi Magnum for your own
- Display: choose between Display
Standard or Display Inverted (when the unit must be
mounted upside down)
- Power-On Indication: choose
between a Full Description display for the sensitivity
setting, a one-letter display, or a one-letter display
plus the vehicle's voltage read-out
- Alert Lamp: turn On to
have the backlit Volume/Mute button flash when there is
an alert or choose to turn it Off
- Voice Alerts: turn digital voice announcement
On or Off
- Power-On Sequence: choose between
the standard Power-On function or the Fast Power-On
- Signal Strength Meter: choose between a Standard,
Threat or Tech display
- AutoMute: turn this function either
On or Off
- Display Brightness: choose between the following
settings - Auto, Minimum, Medium, Maximum, or Dark
- Bands: select between the radar detector's default
setting (all bands) or choose to turn one or more of the bands off
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 supplied
windshield mount adheres the detector to the windshield
with two suction cups. The angle can be adjusted for