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Escort Passport 9500ix
Radar detector with GPS and preloaded camera database (Red display)
Item # 0369500IXR | MFR # 0109500-6
This item is no longer available.
Our take on the Escort Passport 9500ix by Crutchfield's Dominic DeVito
The Escort Passport 9500ix radar detector adds security to your drive with GPS capability and a built-in database of speed traps and camera locations. You can program the detector to run at maximum sensitivity at highway speeds, then to move automatically to city mode when you slow down, eliminating false alarms caused by outside interference.
Database of camera locations
The Passport 9500ix comes with a preloaded database of safety, red-light, and radar camera locations across North America, allowing the detector to warn you as one approaches. You can download updates, back up your data, and maintain the database through Escort's website. You'll need a subscription and a Windows®-based computer to update the Passport 9500ix's database — a free 90-day trial subscription is included with your purchase.
Store critical locations
Just tap a button on the nickel-plated keyboard to store locations along the road where the speed limit drops quickly, or where you might encounter heavy enforcement. The Passport 9500ix will warn you when you approach them in the future. Or press the mute button at the location of a known false signal — the Passport 9500ix will remember the signal, muting the alert the next time you pass by. You'll hear an alert if another type of signal comes from the same location.
Outstanding radar and laser protection
The Passport 9500ix also offers Escort's trademark long-range protection against all-band radar and laser threats, plus invisibility to VG-2 detection. Its display offers a wealth of information, including your own speed. You'll hear the detector's alerts over road noise, thanks to automatic volume control. Escort includes a hardy travel case for portability and storage.
Traffic Signal Rejection
Escort's proprietary Traffic Signal Rejection software goes even further to reduce false alerts. It detects strong K-band signals emitted by common highway traffic flow sensors and weeds them out, eliminating meaningless alarms so you can stay focused on the real threats.
Add Escort Live!™ for extra protection
The Passport 9500ix is compatible with the Escort Live! service, which allows you to track real-time radar threats in your vicinity using your Bluetooth® enabled smartphone and the free Escort Live! app. Your phone's GPS information provides access to reported radar data from other Escort Live! users in your vicinity, and you can report radar hotspots so others driving in your wake will know about potential encounters. You'll need to purchase an Escort Live! cord for your iPhone® or Android™ phone, and a subscription fee is also required to use the Escort Live! service.
Sorry, but we cannot ship radar detectors to Virginia or the District of Columbia.
Red light camera function is a feature that pays for itself on a daily basis. False alerts are held to a minimum.
Mike J, Georgia
What's in the Box:
- Radar detector
- EasyMount windshield mounting bracket
- 2 Spare suction cups
- Coiled SmartCord with cigarette lighter adapter on one end and an RJ14 modular plug on the other end
- Hard travel case
- Owner's Manual
- Accessories booklet
- Customer letter from Escort CEO
- Important Information card
- Escort Product Key Code
- 4 Escort DS decals
- radar/laser detector featuring GPS protection and preloaded database of red-light and radar cameras
- travel case and quick-release windshield mount
- coiled SmartPlug cord with volume control
- digital voice and audio tone alerts for radar, laser, and POP
- camera database updates requires USB-to-mini-USB cable (not included) connection and computer running Windows XP or Vista
- camera database updates require subscription after 90-day free trial expires
- "Mark Location" feature remembers points for future warnings
- TrueLock feature remembers sources of false signals and mutes alerts
- Traffic Sensor Rejection software eliminates false alerts from roadside traffic flow sensors
- 3 sensitivity modes: automatic (speed-based), highway, and city
- 360° laser protection
- VG-2 immunity (invisible to radar detector detectors)
- 9 programmable features
- red 280 LED alphanumeric display
- mini-USB data port
- compatible with Escort Live! real-time service through smartphone app
- dimensions: 3-1/16"W x 1-7/16"H x 5-3/8"D
- warranty: 1 year
- Our 60-day money-back guarantee
Escort Passport 9500ix Reviews
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Features and Specs
|X Band Radar||Yes|
|K Band Radar||Yes|
|KA Photo Radar||Yes|
|KA Wideband Radar||Yes|
|Display & Alerts|
|Parts Warranty||1 Year|
|Labor Warranty||1 Year|
Enhanced 360-Degree Radar And Laser Detection: The Escort Passport 9500ix radar detector delivers extreme long-range warning on all radar bands including X, K, Superwide Ka, Ku and instant-on POP modes. Multiple front and rear laser sensors provide 360 degree laser protection, including a wide field of view.
GPS Technology: The Passport 9500ix has an embedded SiRFstar III GPS receiver, and uses GPS technology to identify and eliminate false alarms. The GPS-powered TrueLock Filter lets you lock out false alerts by "marking" the location so the detector can reject the signal the next time you approach the area. The unit is also pre-loaded with thousands of safety camera locations, including red light and fixed photo radar sites, and will warn you when you are approaching these sites. The mini-USB port allows you to update your safety camera data and other software through the Escort website.
AutoLearn: GPS technology is also used to "learn" the source of radar signals by location and frequency, and determine if the signal is a real threat or a false one. If the alert comes from an automatic door opener or motion sensor, the Passport 9500ix automatically locks out this source at this particular location. The unit can also "unlearn" signals that are no longer present at a particular location to protect you from locking out real threats.
Mark Location (MRK): The Passport 9500ix has an "MRK" button that allows you to mark a specific location and label it for future reference. Once the location is marked and labeled, the unit will provide an alert 250' or 10 seconds away for red light or speed cameras, or 1/3-mile away for speed traps or other danger zones.
SpeedAlert: When SpeedAlert is enabled, the unit will display your speed during an alert. After a few seconds, the display will indicate the meter type you have selected.
VG-2 Protection: This unit uses SmartShield VG2 Immunity to make it invisible to radar detector detectors.
Traffic Signal Rejection: The Passport 9500ix 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. Escort's proprietary Traffic Signal Rejection (TSR) software, found in the 9500ix, helps eliminate annoying false alerts.
Advanced EZ-Programming: The Passport 9500ix can be easily customized to your driving preferences. The EZ-Programming features include: Power-on Indication, Power-on Sequence, Signal Strength Meter, AutoMute, Audio tones, City Mode Sensitivity, Display Brightness, Dark Mode, and your choice of Radar and Laser bands.
Enhanced Radar Detection: The Passport 9500ix features enhanced "V-Tuned" radar receiver provides long-range warning on all radar types. Digital signal processing provides maximum range and minimizes false alarms. The unit offers three radar sensitivity settings:
- Auto: In Auto mode the unit provides real-time radar performance base on your vehicle's speed. As your vehicle speed increases, the radar sensitivity (X and K-band) is set to maximum range. As your vehicle speed decreases, the radar sensitivity (X and K-band only) is minimized to further reduce unwanted false alarms. Full sensitivity is maintained on all other bands.
- Highway: Highway mode provides maximum sensitivity on all bands.
- City: City modes reduces X-band sensitivity and full sensitivity is maintained on all other bands.
Variable-Speed Radar: The Passport 9500ix AutoSensitivity mode varies radar sensitivity base on your vehicle's speed resulting in better radar performance.
High-Resolution Red Display: The radar detector features an ultra-bright red alphanumeric matrix-display with 280 LEDs and 5 brightness levels (Minimum, Medium, Maximum, Auto and Full Dark) to choose from.
3 High-Resolution Meter Modes: The Passport 9500ix provides 3 types of meter displays to choose from:
- Signal Strength Meter: Standard bar-graph meter that provides information on a single radar signal. If there are multiple signals present, the unit's internal computer will determine which one is the most important threat to display.
- ExpertMeter: The ExpertMeter is a miniature spectrum analyzer simultaneously tracks up to 8 radar signals. It provides detailed information on up to 2 Ka-band, 2 K-band, and 4 X-band signals.
- SpecDisplay: In this mode, the unit will display the actual numeric frequency of the radar signal being received.
Voice and Beep Alerts: When enabled, all alerts and instructions are communicated using a voice announcement. If you desire, the voice alerts can be turned off, and all alerts will sound using tones.
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.
Earphone Jack: There is a standard 3.5mm earphone jack on the right side of the unit.
SmartCord Cigarette Lighter Adapter: The supplied 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.
AutoPower: The AutoPower feature automatically turns off the unit if the vehicle has not moved for 4 hours. This feature is useful if your vehicle has a "hot plug" which provides 12 volts all the time, and reduces the current drain on the vehicle's battery.
EasyMount Bracket: The radar detector comes supplied with an EasyMount windshield bracket that is designed for unobtrusive and hassle-free mounting. The bracket clips onto the top of the Passport 9500ix and suction-cup mounts to your windshield. The Passport 9500ix features a release button that will allow you to remove the unit from the bracket while still leaving the suction-cup window mount bracket in place. Two spare suction cups are included.
ZR4 Laser Shifter Compatible: The Passport 9500ix is compatible with the optional Escort ZR4 Laser Shifter (sold separately). The ZR4 provides the most advanced defense system against targeting laser guns, and can be linked to the unit for ultimate protection.
- X Band 10.525 GHz +/- 25 MHz
- K Band 24.150 GHz +/- 100 MHz
- Ka Band 34.700 GHz +/- 1300 MHz
- Ku-band 13.450 GHz +/- 25 MHz
- Laser 904nm, 33 MHz bandwidth
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Why did you buy this?
I chose it because of the majority of the good reviews it received and because it seems to have what I need to commute during work with diligence. Let's hope it's true for what it costs... [ Hemmy Aug 29, 2016 ]
Best radar detector on the market. No false alarms [ Anthony Aug 10, 2016 ]
I research and heard a lot of good positive reviews and at the same time some negative review too. I heard about escort product for a long time and they are good company about radar so I will give a try and hopefully my review will be more positive than negative. [ Augusto Jul 18, 2016 ]
Bought a escort passport in 2009, absolutely love it, decided it was time for an upgrade to a newer model. [ Kerre Jun 29, 2016 ]
My friends have one . It works well. [ Chester Apr 20, 2016 ]
Good reviews [ MICAH Apr 17, 2016 ]
As an electrical, mechanical, and electronic engineering consultant, I need to stay current in this category of equipment. [ William Paul Mar 07, 2016 ]
This is a great product and now available at awesome price! [ PAUL Dec 28, 2015 ]
This item had top reviews and has some of the best features in this price range. [ Sandra Dec 21, 2015 ]
2 questions already asked
ESCORT Live Premium is currently $4.99 per month or $49.99 per year [ Jeff Aug 12, 2014 ] Staff
Unfortunately, no [ Sylvia Aug 01, 2016 ]
There is a mirror bracket mount for the 9500IX, but if your car does not have a standard button type mirror mount, you may be out of luck with this type of mount. [ MICHAEL Aug 01, 2016 ]