14-Band Radar/Laser Detection: The Cobra SPX 5500 detects 14 bands of radar and laser, including
the Safety Alert System:
- Radar: (Visual Display--Band + Signal Strength)
- X band
- K band
- Ka band
- Ku band
- Pop Radar
- Laser: (Visual Display--"L" is steady)
- LTI 20-20
- LTI Laser
- Kustom Signals Laser 340
- Kustom Signals Laser
- Stalker LIDAR
- Laser Atlanta
Speedlaser/Kustom Signals-ProLaser II
- Safety Alert Traffic Warning System: (Visual
Display--"S" is steady)
Vehicles, Road Hazards, Trains
- VG-2 and Spectre I or IV+ (Radar Detector Detectors):
(Visual Display--see below)
- Interceptor VG-2 (V is steady)
- Spectre I or IV+ (V blinks)
XRS Technology: The SPX 5500 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 Data Display:
The SPX 5500 is equipped with the DigiView Data 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 "Dim" button. The detector has a Bright display mode for
daytime driving, 2 Dim modes for dusk driving, and Dark mode where no visual alerts will be displayed.
Instant On/Pop Mode Alert:
The Pop Mode Radar Gun is a single-pulse Doppler radar that is a feature of a K
and Ka (Bee III radar gun) band Instant-On radar gun. It uses a single,
short-time pulse to measure the target vehicle's speed. The SPX 5500 can sense
Pop radar signals beyond the effective range of Pop radar guns, and will alert
you with two beeps and two flashes of the "P" indicator. During the alert, the
unit will continue to detect other signals.
The Cobra SPX 5500 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 text display includes the type of signals
detected and a numeric as well as vertical bar indication of the signal strength from
one bar (weakest) to five bars (strongest).
Voice or Tone Alerts: The unit will sound alerts and confirm user settings with an audible alert.
You can choose either Voice or Tone alerts. In Voice Alert mode, you will first
hear several tones, then a voice announcing the type of signal detected,
followed by more tones. In Tone Alert mode, only the tones will be heard. 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.
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 SPX 5500 will alert you when VG-2, Spectre I and IV+ radar
detector detection (RDD) is 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
alerts and whether or not to sound audible alerts.
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
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.
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 hook-and-loop pad, you can attach the detector to the
Mount: The supplied windshield mount adheres the detector to the
windshield with two suction cups. The angle can be adjusted for best