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Hailed as the most revolutionary radar/laser detector ever, the Passport 8500 x50 provides extreme detection range on all police radar including 'instant on'.

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Hailed as the Most Revolutionary
Radar Detector Ever.

PASSPORT 8500 X50 comes ready to use out of the box. However, you can also instantly customize it for your unique driving preferences, including Power-On indication, Meter type, AutoMute, Brightness level, including full Dark Mode, Audio Tones, and selectable radar and laser bands.

High Performance Laser Protection

PASSPORT 8500 X50's multiple high-performance laser sensors provide maximum laser warning, with superior off-axis protection.

Compatible With ESCORT Live!

PASSPORT 8500 x50 is compatible with ESCORT Live, our award-winning app and exclusive real-time ticket-protection network, which warns you of upcoming alerts received and reported by other users in the area, and gives you access to local speed limit data for over-speed alerts.

Optional SmartCord® Live for $39.95 with detector purchase. Download the app for free.

Enhanced Radar Protection

Our enhanced "V-Tuned" radar receiver provides extreme long range warning on all radar.

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Brightness Control

Choose between Dim, Medium, or Max brightness levels, or fully dark for discreet night driving.

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Meter Modes

PASSPORT provides 3-types of meter displays: Standard Bar Graph, exclusive ExpertMeter, and our unique SpecDisplay.

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Ultra-Bright Matrix Display

PASSPORT's matrix display uses 280 individual ultra-bright LEDs to provide crystal-clear information for alerts, signal strength and text for programming.

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Mute and AutoMute

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

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
What is the difference between the red and blue display?
There is no difference in the performance or features. Some customers prefer the brilliant blue display, and others prefer the traditional red display.
What is included with the Passport 8500 X50?
The Passport 8500 X50 comes complete with a travel case, quick release window mount, coiled SmartCord®, owner's manual, one year warranty and 30 day money back trial period.
Is it the most sensitive model available? vs. Redline, vs. 9500ix, vs. iQ
The Redline is the most sensitive dash model available on the market but it does not have the GPS features of the Passport 9500ix. The Passport 8500 X50 Black, the Passport iQ and the Passport 9500ix have similar radar and laser performance, but again, the 8500 X50 does not include the GPS features. The Passport iQ combines radar/laser detection and a full GPS navigation system in one convenient model.
Can it be used overseas?
We do not monitor frequencies used overseas, but many customers travel abroad with their Passport.
What is Expert Mode?
Expert Mode will show you up to 8 radar signals at the same time and will show relative signal strength and associated Band of each signal.
Where are they illegal?
Radar detectors are completely legal to use in non-commercial vehicles in 49 states. Virginia and Washington D.C. are the only places in the United States that currently ban radar detectors. Radar detector use in commercial vehicles has been prohibited in the U.S. since 1995 and radar detectors are also illegal in most Canadian provinces. We do not track detector regulations in other countries.
Do you pay for tickets?
Escort Inc. does not condone breaking posted speed limits and has never offered to reimburse speeding citations issued when using our products.
What is the warranty period?
All our products ordered factory direct come with a full one-year factory warranty. We also offer an Extended Service Plan on select models that will provide two additional years of warranty for $29.95.

Still Have Questions? Call 800-964-3138