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    PASSPORT 8500 X50

    Includes: an ESCORT zippered travel case, quick-release windshield mount, coiled SmartCord® and quick reference guide. If you would like a more permanent installation for your PASSPORT 8500 X50, check out the DirectWire SmartCord® or the more basic DirectWire kit for hardwired installations.

    The PASSPORT 8500 X50 Includes

    When we introduced the PASSPORT 8500 X50 radar detector, it was instantly acclaimed "The World's Best." In more than one dozen independent tests, review after review, year after year, PASSPORT comes out on top.

    Now we've made it even better. The new PASSPORT 8500 X50, or as we like to call it the "X50 Black", delivers a vicious 40% performance improvement. It has a sophisticated new look and includes a fitted travel case and convenient SmartCord®.

    PASSPORT 8500 X50 Quotes

    Hailed as the most revolutionary radar/laser detector ever. The Passport 8500 X50's new "V-Tuned" radar receiver provides extreme detection range on all police radar; conventional and "instant-on" radar, including the new POP mode radar threat, X-Band, and up to 50% more range than the original Passport 8500 on the all-important K and Ka bands. Digital signal processing (DSP) provides maximum range, with minimum false alarms.

    The Passport 8500 X50 includes our proprietary Traffic Sensor Rejection (TSR) software to eliminate false alerts. Click here to learn more about TSR

    Enhanced Radar Protection
    Our enhanced "V-Tuned" radar receiver provides extreme long range warning on all radar: conventional and "instant-on" including POP mode, X-band, K-band, and SuperWide Ka-band. Digital Signal Processing (DSP) provides maximum range, with minimum false alarms.

    Exclusive AutoSensitivity Mode
    ESCORT's patented AutoSensitivity mode intelligently identifies real threats from other radar sources. Plus, our exclusive Traffic Signal Rejection (TSR) software rejects interstate traffic sensors making it quiet to own and operate.

    High-Performance Laser Protection
    PASSPORT's multiple high-performance laser sensors provide maximum laser warning, with superior off-axis protection.

    3-Levels of Brightness Control
    Choose between Dim, Medium, or Max brightness levels, or fully dark for discreet night driving.

    3 High-Resolution Meter Modes
    PASSPORT provides 3-types of meter displays: Standard Bar Graph, exclusive ExpertMeter, and our unique SpecDisplay

    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.

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

    New Advanced EZ-Programming
    PASSPORT 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

    Limited One Year Warranty

    Still Have Questions? Call 800-964-3138

    The PASSPORT 8500 X50

    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
      3-Level Dimming, plus Dark Mode

    Programmable Features
      Power-On Indication
      Power-On Sequence
      Signal Strength Meter
      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

    "The new Passport 8500's leading-edge technology raises the bar another notch in high-performance radar and laser detection - the World's Best."
    "The Passport 8500 might be the best radar detector ever made!"

    Popular Mechanics
    "Escort has come up with a state-of-the-art detector..."

    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

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    With purchase of this detector you receive free ground shipping (Receive free ground shipping for any detector order $299 or above). *Free Shipping not applicable with our payment plan option.

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    Test drive yours today with our worry-free 30 day money back guarantee! (Excludes return shipping)

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    Still Have Questions? Call 800-964-3138