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Escort 8500 X50 Radar Detector


 
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Our Price: $299.95

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Are you a driving enthusiast that wants an affordable, high performance radar detector?


The Escort 8500 X50 is my top pick in the under $300 price range.

10 Reasons You Should Consider the Escort 8500 X50


Hands down, one of the most affordable top of the line dash mounted radar detector made today!

High Performance and Range


Escort’s M4 antenna provides a 4 times the capture distance of a police K and Ka radar gun, providing you with adequate time to slow down when approaching speed traps.

AutoSenesitivity mode


Filters out false alerts from other source of radar alerting you to the real threats ahead.

3 High-Resolution Meter Modes


Your Escort 8500 X50 provides 3-types of meter displays: Standard Bar Graph, exclusive ExpertMeter, and their unique SpecDisplay.

Mute and AutoMute


Escort’s patented Mute and AutoMute feature automatically reduces the volume level during an alert to eliminate annoyance from long radar encounters.

Traffic Sensor Rejection Software (TSR)


Escort’s Traffic Sensor Rejection Software puts an end to those annoying alerts from those highway traffic sensors.

Easy Programming


The Escort 8500x50 is pre-set and ready to go out of the box, but some of our power users may want to set the unit up to complement their own driving experience and personal preference.

The easy to use 8500x50 preferences menu allows you to do this in a snap. Don’t drive in an area where X band is used, turn it off; rather use the Expert Meter display, turn it on. It is that easy.

Three Levels of Brightness Control


Enabling you to adjust from max, medium or dark.

30-Day Return Guarantee


I offer a guarantee that says "Go out and drive with it for 30 days and if you're not 100% satisfied, I'll take it back. " An industry first!

Extended 24 Month Warranty


Because we are an authorized dealer for Escort you are eligible for their 24 month extended warranty after your purchase for only $29.95 direct from Escort.


Ships with Everything You Need


Your Escort X50 will arrive at your doorstep with everything you need, including: A zippered travel case, quick-release windshield mount, coiled SmartCord, comprehensive owner's manual and quick reference card.


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Operating Bands
X-band 10.525 GHz ± 25 MHz
K-band 24.150 GHz ± 100 MHz
Ka-band 34.700 GHz ± 1300 MHz
Laser 904nm, 33 MHz Bandwidth

Radar Receiver / Detector Type
Superheterodyne, Varactor-Tuned VCO
Scanning Frequency Discriminator
Digital Signal Processing (DSP)

Laser Detection

Quantum Limited Video Receiver
Multiple Laser Sensor Diodes

Display Type

280 LED Matrix/Text
Bar Graph
ExpertMeter
SpecDisplay
3-Level Dimming, plus Dark Mode
Programmable Features
Power-On Indication
Power-On Sequence
Signal Strength Meter
AutoMute
Audio Tones
City Mode Sensitivity
Display Brightness
Dark Mode
Radar / Laser Bands

Auto Calibration Circuitry

Mute, AutoMute and SmartMute

Power Requirement
12VDC, Negative Ground
Escort SmartCord® Included

Sensitivity Control
Highway, Auto and City

Compact Size
1.25" H x 2.85" W x 5.32" L

Average Rating: 4.5 of 5 | Total Reviews: 123 Write a review »

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  4 of 4 people found the following review helpful:
 
Excellent Product September 2, 2014
Reviewer: LordVector from Austin, TX  
This is a great product. I like the fact that you can monitor several different radar bands at the same time and the mute button is priceless. I also purchased the direct wire and it looks better than the wire across the dash. So far I would have to say in another month it will have paid for itself

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  4 of 4 people found the following review helpful:
 
"I own two and bought one for my son." August 28, 2014
Reviewer: Cgirl from Gridley, CA  
I really don't speed around town due to heavy traffic and poor drivers sharing the road.  On the long distance freeways and back road highways I have been able to avoid a number of speed traps.  In the hills and mountains where I drive moving radar is a constant threat and the X50 has saved me some potential major fines.

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  2 of 2 people found the following review helpful:
 
Escort Passport 8500 X50 August 3, 2014
Reviewer: J.J. from Nebraska  
This is a great product from Escort. I use it on long trips. Fully adjustable.

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  4 of 4 people found the following review helpful:
 
Passport 8500X50 August 2, 2014
Reviewer: JD from sioux falls sd  
So far this has been the best radar detector that I've used, but also the most I've paid for one.  In the city, you really have to pay attention, the alerts do not give much warning.  I have read that the sensing distance is up to 8 miles, but I've haven't had a chance to take it on the road yet.

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  4 of 4 people found the following review helpful:
 
Saved my butt!!! July 11, 2014
Reviewer: andysworld from Blue Bell, PA  
I use this product in a high performance sports car that loves to go fast so this products accuracy is very important to me.

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