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Beltronics STi Magnum Radar Detector Review

Ranked as the 5th Best Windshield Mounted Radar Detector

Overview of the Beltronics STi Magnum

The main benefits of choosing the Beltronics STi Magnum are:

  • Programmed with Escort’s digital signal processing algorithm (DSP)
  • 8-times the range of a police radar gun
  • Stealth to all radar detector detectors including the Spectre
  • The ability to filter out some of the false alerts caused by the anti-collision sensors installed in new cars today
  • Easy to read LED display
  • Clear digital voice alerts

Digital Signal Processing (DSP) Algorithm

When investing in a radar detector two of your biggest concerns is the detector’s ability to sniff out real police radar threats and its ability to filter out false alerts, here is why.

Police departments across the world are now in the process of updating their equipment to the new, low power battery operated hand held digital radar guns.

All of these types of radar guns are instant on, meaning that they do NOT transmit any radar signal until the officer has a target vehicle in sight and presses the trigger.

Because of this when you select your radar detector, an important consideration is its ability to detect instant on miles away.

Then another problem, the anti-collision sensors that are being installed in most new cars today.

These sensors operate on the same K-Band frequency that police use and because of this most radar detectors constantly false alert.

Because of this Bel developed TSR filtering algorithm for their detectors.

This enables the Beltronics STi Magnum to sniff out and alert to these low power radar guns at over 8 times their capture distance, while also having the ability to block out some of those annoying false alerts.

Stealth to all Radar Detector Detectors

The Beltronics STi Magnum is stealth to all radar detector detectors including the Spectre, which makes the Beltronics STi Magnum the detector of choice if you live and/or drive in Virginia or if you’re a professional driver.

Escort Live Ready

The biggest break through this decade in the speed counter measurement community is the ability for your radar detector to share historical and real time data with accuracy, with other radar detectors in the cloud.

By interfacing The Beltronics STi Magnum with the optional Bluetooth power cord will enable you to connect to the Escort Live community through your iPhone and/or Android smartphone.

This enables your Beltronics STi Magnum to:

  • Alert you of real time police spotted alerts
  • Alert you of real time radar and laser speed traps in your area
  • Alert you of historical speed trap locations including aircraft enforcement locations
  • Alert you of fixed photo enforcement camera locations
  • Enables you to program the advanced features of your detector through your smart phone

Easy to Read LED Display

The Beltronics STi Magnum has an easy to read, bright red LED display.

Additional features include:

  • Bar Graph – identifying the signal strength of the threat
  • SpecDisplay – identifies the actual numeric frequency of the radar signal
  • 5 levels of brightness including full dark mode

Clear Audible Voice Alerts

The Beltronics STi Magnum has easy to understand voice alerts, which warns you of approaching threats, enabling you to keep your eyes on the road and not on your detector.

User Preferences Programming

You can access the advanced programming features of your Beltronics STi Magnum by pressing the buttons on your detector enabling you to:

  • Sensitivity – City, Highway, Auto, AutoNoX
  • Ka band segmentation
  • Display meter options
  • Audible tones
  • Automute – On/Off
  • Voice – On/Off

Included Accessories

Your Beltronics STi Magnum comes shipped to your door with everything you need including:

  • Windshield mount
  • 12-volt power cable
  • Carrying case

Motorcycle Use

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 as well.

Warranty & Support

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 such as: 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.

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 program.
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Real Reviews: 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 detectors ”.

No Sales Tax: You will not be charged sales tax as long as your order is shipped outside of Arizona.

No Risk 30-Day money back guarantee: Don’t like your detector? Return it no questions asked!

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Radar Roy Support: Have a problem or concern with your detector? Then email Radar Roy 24/7 and he will PERSONALLY get back with you typically within 12 hours or less!

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Average Rating: 4.5 of 5 | Total Reviews: 66 Write a review »

  0 of 0 people found the following review helpful:
As promised December 19, 2014
Reviewer: VaBchMark from Virginia Beach, VA United States  
Delivered as promised on time as ordered

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  4 of 4 people found the following review helpful:
Great Range August 23, 2014
Reviewer: Risi from Greenville, SC  
Great range, and display.

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  4 of 4 people found the following review helpful:
Best stealth detector to date August 20, 2014
Reviewer: Oracle from Central Valley  
I bought this undetectable Bel STi Driver after my Valentine V1 was both detected and confiscated by a Spectre-toting police officer.  The sensitivity is comparable to the V1's in the Ka bands.  Minor drawbacks include too much falsing in the optional POP mode, a sub-standard internal speaker, and no provision for a remote display.  Overall, I'm fully satisfied with its performance to date, and co

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  4 of 4 people found the following review helpful:
Excellent unit August 4, 2014
Reviewer: Scro from Northern NJ  
Great unit but I find that it overheats too quickly on hot summer days with the sun beating down on it. AC does not make a difference. On long trips I have to disconnect it to give it time to cool down. The problem may be the titanium case.

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  4 of 4 people found the following review helpful:
Don't Be Misled....... July 28, 2014
Reviewer: Richard from Dallas, TX  
Don't be misled by this radar detector's understated appearance.......this is a tremendous bargain by far!!  Great, long-range sensitivity, minimal false alarms in crowded city conditions and.......best of all......it is invisible to the 'radar detector-detectors' that are in use.  I commute frequently to places where radar detectors are not allowed and it is great to have the security this little

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