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Do you want the best in radar detection at the best price?

Two of the most frequently asked questions I’m asked are:

Best Radar Detectors


  1. Which detector is the best radar detector?
  2. What’s the best price I can get on a radar detector?

Because of this I’ve done several things:


One – I have created the Radar Roy’s V.I.P. Club, where you can be assured that you will get the best price.

Two – I have created this page outlining what I feel are the best radar detectors for you to choose from. Three – I’ve published my Radar Detector Buyers Guide, which I offer as my free gift to members of my exclusive buyers club. This guide goes into much more detail on selecting the detector that best fits your needs, and offers many useful tips on how to maximize its use, .



Best Radar Detector Overview

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There are basically two factors that you should take into consideration when selecting the radar detector that is best suited for your needs: the range and sensitivity of the detector and the filtering capabilities of the detector.

Range and Sensitivity


Your #1 consideration when choosing a radar detector is the sensitivity and range of the detector.

The formula I’ve developed for this is the 7X Rule.

This means that your detector should have at least 7 times the range of the police radar gun's capture range.

So why is it so important to have a detector that can detect signals from so far away?

Well, because of Instant on radar.

Police have an option to put their radar gun into what is called “standby mode,” which allows them to delay activating the gun until they have a speeder within target range.

If your radar detector has at least this 7X capture range, you have a greater chance of detecting the officer's gun while it is still being activated, and as a result a greater chance of avoiding a ticket.

Filtering


Another important feature to consider is the filtering capabilities of the detector.

An inferior radar detector will alert to other radar detectors within close proximity and to the FMCW (Frequency Modulated Continuous Wave) radar sensors equipped on many newer cars.

Due to these factors, I have categorized the detectors that appear on the bottom of this page as being good, better, or best.

Best Radar Detectors


The best radar detector made today is awarded to the Passport Max.

The Passport Max is unique based upon its new M5 antenna design, which uses the same technology as NASA and the US Military in order to sniff out the signature of police radar through a computer algorithm. This technology is called Digital Signal Processing, which enables the Max to scan faster and more accurately than any other radar detector ever made.

The result is a detector that will detect radar at over 8 times the capture rate of a police radar gun while filtering out false signals.


Better Radar Detectors


The following detectors that I've ranked in the Better category are all based on the Escort’s M3 dual antenna design, which makes these detectors stealth to all radar detector devices, including the Spectre, and allows for the best off axis detection of any detector.

Those in this category include the Escort Redline, the Beltronics STi Magnum, the Escort 9500ci and the Beltronics STiR Plus.

Each of these detectors has a range comparable to the Escort Max but suffer slightly in their filtering capabilities.

As a result of this, all the detectors in this category will be prone to sounding a few more false alerts than the Max.


Good Radar Detectors


The radar detectors that I would rank as being in the good range are all based on the Escort’s M4 antenna design and include: the Escort 9500ix, the Passport IQ, the Escort 8500 x50, the Bel Pro 500 and the Bel Pro 300.

The range of these detectors is approximately 7X the capture distance of a police radar gun and the filtering of these is also in the good range.
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Escort Passport Max Radar Detector
Passport Max Radar Detector
Our Price: $549.95

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The Best Radar Detector Radar Roy has ever tested! (Does not include internal Bluetooth chip-set)
Passport Max2 Radar Detector
Passport Max2 Radar Detector
Our Price: $599.95

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The Passport Max2 has the same features and benefits of the Max and includes an internal Bluetooth chip-set to connect to Escort Live.
Passport Radar Detector
Passport Radar Detector
Our Price: $349.95

The Passport Radar Detector - the Best Entry model radar detector available today!
Escort Passport 9500ix Radar Detector
Escort Passport 9500ix Radar Detector
Our Price: $449.95

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Radar Roy's Top Choice for the top dash mounted radar detector for the typical North American Driver!

Put an end of all those annoying false alerts and still enjoy long range sensistivity with the Escort 9500ix radar detector.
Escort REDLiNE Radar Detector
Escort REDLiNE Radar Detector
Our Price: $499.95

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The Escort REDLiNE is an extreme range radar detector and also stealth to the Spectre radar detector detector (RDD)
Escort 8500 X50 Radar Detector
Escort 8500 X50 Radar Detector
Our Price: $299.95

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The Escort 8500 x50 radar detector is best in class in the $300 price range.
Beltronics STi Magnum Radar Detector
Beltronics STi Magnum Radar Detector
Our Price: $499.95

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A top of the line extreme range radar detector that is immune to all radar detector detector inlcuding the Spectre RDD.
Beltronics Pro 500 Radar Detector
Beltronics Pro 500 Radar Detector
Our Price: $399.95

The Beltronics Pro 500 has the same features and benefits as the Escort 9500ix, however it is $50 cheaper!
Beltronics STiR Plus Radar Detector
Beltronics STiR Plus Radar Detector
Our Price: $1,299.95

The Beltronics STiR Plus is Radar Roy's top pick for both the professional driver and road warrior as the top remote mounted radar detector ever made.
Passport IQ Radar Detector
Passport IQ Radar Detector
Our Price: $499.95

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The Escort Passport IQ radar detector is a full featured dash mounted GPS that includes a high performance radar detector that's on par with the Escort 9500ix.
Passport 9500ci Radar Detector with Laser ShifterPro
Passport 9500ci Radar Detector with Laser ShifterPro
Our Price: $1,995.95

The Passport 9500ci is the ultimate custom-installed radar detector and laser jammer combo ever developed.
Beltronics Pro 300 Radar Detector
Beltronics Pro 300 Radar Detector
Our Price: $299.95

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The Beltronics Pro 300 radar detector is rated the top radar detector in the less than $300 price range by Radar Roy.
   
 

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