Beltronics STi Magnum Radar Detector Review
Overall Rating: 72 Points
Overview of the Beltronics STi Magnum
Today, all radar detectors have 360-degree protection and will
detect X, K, and Ka band analog signals. However, many of them will not
perform at the level you will need to warn you in time when shot by the
newer digital instant on radar guns.
As a result, you need a
detector that is enabled with
Digital Signal Processing (DSP), which
allows the detector to alert to instant on radar miles away.
This is just one of the many other features included in the Beltronics STi Magnum radar detector.
The Bel STi Magnum is categorized as a 4-Star extreme range radar detector, with 8X the capture distance of a police K and Ka radar gun.
Extreme Range Radar Detection: 8 Points
The Bel STi Magnum is built on Escort’s M3 dual feed horn antenna design while also incorporating DSP technology.
The result is a detector that can detect even the weakest K and Ka Radar miles away.
Sensitivity and Filtering: 6 Points
You’re able to manually adjust the sensitivity of your STi Magnum by selecting Highway (full sensitivity), City (Standard), and City No X mode.
Stealth Protection: 10 Points
Radar detectors are illegal in all commercial vehicles weighing over 18,000 pounds, and in all vehicles in the state of Virginia and in Washington DC.
In order to nab professional drivers and motorists who use a detector in VA and DC, police use a device called the Spectre radar detector detector (RDD).
Currently, there are only 4 detectors made today which are able to defeat the Spectre and they are the REDLiNE, the STi Magnum, the 9500ci, and the STiR Plus.
Clear Digital Voice Alerts: 10 Points
The Bel STi Magnum has clear voice alerts, providing you with the information you need without having to take your eyes off the road.
Escort Live Compatible: 5 Points
The Escort REDLiNE is Escort Live Compatible, enabling you to tap into the Escort Live community to receive real time alerts from other Escort and Beltronics users in your area by purchasing the Escort Live external interface.
Easy Advanced Programming: 8 Points
You can program your Bel STi Magnum by pressing the buttons on your detector or by using the Escort Live app on your smart phone, if you have the optional Escort Live Module installed.
You can set the color and brightness of your display, program the radar bands used in your area, adjust the filtering options and more.
High Definition Text Display: 6 Points
The STi Magnum displays radar alerts using the older text display. The display is easy to read at any angle and the brightness is adjustable.
Motorcycle Use: 8 Points
When accessorized with
the proper motorcycle mount, external warning device, and weather
protection, the STi Magnum becomes a great
detector for your motorcycle.
Motorcycle Mounting Systems: RadarBusters offers a variety of motorcycle radar detector and cell phone mounts by Techmount, which will fit virtually any motorcycle.
External Warning Device:
The STi Magnum does have an external earphone jack, which you can plug into
your motorcycle sound system. However, we would recommend the
Legal Speeding HARD system, which is a wireless heads up display.
Weather Protection: There are several websites that sell “motorcycle radar detector boxes,”
but we don’t recommend them. Instead, go to your local CVS and buy a
child’s size shower cap. It’s cheaper and will protect your detector just
Warranty & Support: 10 Points
Your STi Magnum comes with Beltronics's 1-year warranty and Radar Roy's 30-day no risk money back guarantee.
Also, here on RadarBusters, Radar Roy has several articles in his help
guide section to assist you in getting the most out of your detector
How to Maximize the Use of your Radar Detector, How to Update Your Radar Detector, and Defensive Driving Tips for Radar Detector Users.
You’re welcome to contact Radar Roy direct 24/7 by using the contact form on this website or calling our toll free number during normal business hours.
The STi Magnum includes a travel case, StickyCup windshield mount, a 12-volt smart cord, and a quick reference guide.
A couple optional accessories you may want to consider when purchasing your STi Magnum are:
Escort Live External Module:
Enables your Escort STi Magnum to access the Escort Live community to
share real time alerts with other radar detector users in your area.
BlendMount Mirror Mount: Enables the mounting of the STi Magnum to your rear view mirror.
Why Buy from Radar Roy?
Authorized Escort Dealer:
RadarBusters has been an authorized dealer for Beltronics 1997, so
you can be assured that you detector is covered under Beltronics warranty
Unlike the other radar detector review websites out there, Radar Roy is
a retired cop and certified traffic radar instructor with over 40 years
of experience and has his own arsenal of police radar and laser guns.
Luxury Automotive was so impressed with Roy’s high standards and
qualifications that they dubbed him the “
General Schwarzkopf of radar
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