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Escort Passport 8500 X50 Blue

Radar detector with blue display

Item # 036P85X50B

With improved detection range on all radar threats, the Escort Passport 8500 X50 radar detector makes it easy to...

With improved detection range on all radar threats, the Escort Passport 8500 X50 radar detector makes it easy to...

Discontinued item

Item # 036P85X50B

About the Escort Passport 8500 X50 Blue

With improved detection range on all radar threats, the Escort Passport 8500 X50 radar detector makes it easy to stay informed. The "V-tuned" detector utilizes a state-of-the-art microwave receiver and proprietary software for ultra-high sensitivity on conventional and "instant-on" radar, and offers even more range on K-band and Ka-band radar than the Passport 8500. Plus, the ultra-bright blue display provides crystal-clear readouts and sharp text.

With improved detection range on all radar threats, the Escort Passport 8500 X50 radar detector makes it easy to stay informed. The "V-tuned" detector utilizes a state-of-the-art microwave receiver and proprietary software for ultra-high sensitivity on conventional and "instant-on" radar, and offers even more range on K-band and Ka-band radar than the Passport 8500. Plus, the ultra-bright blue display provides crystal-clear readouts and sharp text.

It arrives in an Escort travel case, with a quick-release windshield mount, built-in earphone jack, and coiled cord — it's a great traveling companion.

The Passport 8500 X50 features an AutoSensitivity mode, which automatically reduces false alarms while maintaining high sensitivity. With a SpecDisplay, you can see the actual frequency of the radar signal. And the "ExpertMeter" display identifies band and relative signal strength on up to 8 signals simultaneously.

The on-board digital signal processor rapidly determines the level of threat. "EZ Programming" lets you store your preferred settings for nine different functions. The unique power cord even has a built-in alert lamp, pilot light, and mute button.

Details:
  • blue display
  • super-high sensitivity for the earliest possible warning
  • VG-2 immunity (invisible to radar detector detectors)
  • digital and audio alerts for radar, laser, SWS, and VG-2
  • multiple high-performance laser sensors for optimum coverage
  • power-on indication
  • signal strength meter
  • auto mute
  • city/highway modes, plus AutoSensitivity mode for greater resistance to false alarms
  • 3 brightness levels plus dark mode
  • preferred settings retention
  • dimensions: 2-7/8"W x 1-1/4"H x 5-3/8"D
  • warranty: 1 year

Sorry, but we cannot ship radar detectors to Virginia or the District of Columbia.

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What's in the box:

  • Radar Detector
  • Travel case
  • SmartCord cigarette lighter adapter with attached 5' coiled cord
  • Adapter for larger cigarette lighters
  • Windshield mount bracket with 2 suction cups
  • Owner's Manual (includes product registration and info on ordering accessories and extended warranty)
MFR #8500 X50 Blue

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Features & specs

Detection
X Band Radar Yes
K Band Radar Yes
KA Photo Radar Yes
KA Wideband Radar Yes
Laser Front/Rear
Pulse Warning Yes
VG-2 Protection Yes
Display & Alerts
Dimmer Yes
Dark Mode Yes
Visual Alerts Bar
Audible Alerts 5
Mute Yes
Earphone Jack Yes
General
Visor Clip Optional
Straight Cord Opt
Coiled Cord 5'
Case Included Yes
Battery Powered No
Parts Warranty 1 Year
Labor Warranty 1 Year

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Features

VG2: This unit uses a SmartShield VG2 Immunity to make it invisible to radar detector detectors.

Radar Range: The Passport 8500 X50's new "V-Tuned" radar receiver provides extreme detection range on all police radar; conventional and "instant-on" radar, including the new POP mode radar threat, X-Band, and up to 50% more range than the original Passport 8500 on the all-important K and Ka bands. Digital Signal Processing (DSP) provides maximum range, with minimum false alarms.

AutoSensitivity Mode: Passport 8500 X50's patented AutoSensitivity mode intelligently distinguishes real threats from other known sources of radar, virtually eliminating false alarms.

New High-Performance Laser Protection: The multiple high-performance laser sensors provide maximum police laser (lidar) warning, with superior off-axis protection. For the ultimate in laser protection, the Passport 8500 X50 may be paired with the Laser Shifter ZR3.

Ultra-Bright Matrix Display: The blue matrix display uses 280 individual ultra-bright LEDs to provide crystal-clear band and signal strength indication, plus text messages for programming. The display can be adjusted to one of the following brightness settings: Maximum, Medium, Minimum, or Dark.

3 High-Resolution Meter Modes: The Passport 8500 X50 provides 3 types of meter displays: standard bar graph, ExpertMeter, and SpecDisplay. In ExpertMeter mode, the Passport 8500 X50 can identify band and relative signal strength on up to 8 radar signals simultaneously. In SpecDisplay mode, the radar detector will show you the actual frequency of the radar signal.

EZ-Programming: This radar detector provides 9 driver selectable features that allow you to customize how alerts and indicators are presented to you. These include adjustments to the power indicator, power on sequence, signal strength meter, automute function, audio tones, city mode sensitivity, display brightness, dark mode, and which bands are active.

Auto Mute: After the initial audible alert, the volume is automatically reduced, so you need not manually mute the sound. This feature can be defeated.

Mute Button: Once an alarm sounds, it can be silenced using the mute button.

Highway/City Button: The highway and city mode can be switched manually or set to automatic.

Dark Mode: In the Dark mode, the radar detector will dim the display and not show visual alerts.

Voltage Meter: One of the power indicator options is a voltage meter, this provides a continuous, digital readout of your vehicle's battery voltage and warns you if the voltage rises above 16.5 volts or drops below 10.5 volts.

Laser Ports: There are front and rear Laser sensors for complete coverage.

SmartCord Cigarette Lighter Adapter: The cigarette lighter plug has an alert LED that lights even when the unit is in the "Dark" mode and a mute button in case the unit is not within easy reach.

Earphone jack: There is a standard 3.5mm earphone jack on the right side of the unit.

Memory Retention: Memory retention eliminates the need to reset your preferred feature settings each time your unit is turned on/off.

Mounting: The detector is mounted to the windshield using the included adjustable bracket. A visor clip is also available directly from escort.

Technical Information

Operating Bands:

  • X Band 10.525 GHz +/- 25 MHz
  • K Band 24.150 GHz +/- 100 MHz
  • Ka Band 34.7 GHz +/- 1300 MHz
  • Laser 904nm, 33 MHz bandwidth

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