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"...we've personally tried various radar detectors and without a doubt this one tops them all by a wide margin. It stays dead silent unless there's a real threat and has picked up radar over 1 mile away, giving 30 seconds of warning. That's impressive! And now the worlds best radar detector just got better... with the all new Passport 8500 X50!"

The new Brilliant Blue display ~ Perfect for convertibles!

The
Escort Passport 8500 X50 radar and laser detector utilizes a totally new design, including a new waveguide antenna, state-of-the-art microwave receiver, and our latest proprietary software. The result is a remarkable increase in sensitivity, including a blistering 200% improvement on the elusive Superwide Ka-band radar, and complete immunity to the VG-2 detector-detector.

Speed measuring devices continue to improve through the use of new technology. Passport 8500 X-50's innovative design allows the on-board microprocessor to be reprogrammed to detect new radar and laser units. While other manufacturers' models become obsolete, the Passport 8500's software can be updated to protect you against the latest threats.

Improving sensitivity typically means an increase in annoying false alarms. Passport 8500 X50's advanced signal rejection circuitry, and exclusive "Auto" mode, separates real threats from the "noise." The result is advanced warning without the constant chatter.  Full text display of all Safety Warning System (SWS) signals. Over 60 specific safety text messages warn of hazards in areas using safety radar.

The Passport 8500 X50 radar and laser detector features our exclusive "ExpertMeter" display, identifying band and relative signal strength on up to radar 8 signals simultaneously. Or choose our new "SpecDisplay" and Passport will show you the actual frequency of the radar signal.

The Passport 8500 X50 radar and laser detector comes preset and ready to use with our factory recommended settings. If you prefer, select Passport 8500's unique EZ-Programming feature and customize it for your own driving style. Programmable options include selection of individual bands (on/off), three meter display options, Mute and AutoMute, two levels of audio tones, and much more.

EZ Programming Simply hold both buttons to enter the Program Mode, and quickly review or change your settings. (Your preferred settings are maintained in memory, even when the Passport 8500 X50 is turned off or unplugged.)

$299.95

Escort Passport 8500 X50
Radar Detector with
Smart cord -
Red Display
(1.25" H x 2.85" W x 5.32" L)

$339.95

Escort Passport 8500 X50
Radar Detector with
Smart cord -
Blue Display
(1.25" H x 2.85" W x 5.32" L)

If you need to rely on a radar detector, you better get the best there is! Otherwise, accept the consequences...

The high-intensity RED display is vibrantly visible during the day and soothing at night without being overly noticeable by drivers behind you. Red is the best night time color for comfort, stealth as well as visibility.

The brilliant
BLUE display is 25% brighter than the red for a crisp, contrasting illumination even against a sunny environment. Excellent for maximum visibility during the day in open cockpit vehicles and can still be toned down to the dimmest setting for night driving.

EZ Programming opens up additional
features in the 8500 X50 by simply
toggling through the menus to
add any feature you wish...

Features and Specifications

X-treme Radar Range
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.

X-tremely Quiet Sensitivity
Passport 8500 X50's patented AutoSensitivity™ mode intelligently distinguishes real threats from other known sources of radar - virtually eliminating false alarms. Conventional Highway and City modes are also provided.

New High-Performance Laser Protection
Passport 8500 X50's multiple high-performance laser sensors provide maximum police laser (lidar) warning, with superior off-axis protection.

3 High-Resolution Meter Modes
The Passport 8500 X50 provides 3 types of meter displays: standard bar graph, exclusive ExpertMeter™, and our new SpecDisplay™. In ExpertMeter™ mode the Passport 8500 X50 can identify band and relative signal strength on up to radar 8 signals simultaneously. Or, choose our new SpecDisplay™ and Passport 8500 X50 will show you the actual frequency of the radar signal.

*  Bar Graph Display  *  ExpertMeter Display  *  SpecDisplay

New Reprogrammable Microprocessor
Passport 8500 X50's on-board computer can be reprogrammed to detect new radar and laser threats, making it a solid investment.

New Advanced EZ-Programming
Passport 8500 X50 is ready to use right out of the box. However, you can also instantly customize it for your unique driving preferences. Programmable options include Power-On indication, Meter type, AutoMute, Brightness level (including full dark mode), two levels of Audio tones, and selectable radar and laser bands.

EZ Programming Simply hold both buttons to enter the Program Mode, and quickly review or change your settings. (Your preferred settings are maintained in memory, even when the Passport 8500 X50 is turned off or unplugged.)

Mute & AutoMute
Patented Mute and AutoMute eliminate annoyances from long radar encounters.

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

Ultra-Bright Matrix Display
Passport 8500 X50's matrix display uses 280 individual ultra-bright LEDs to provide crystal-clear band and signal strength indication, plus text messages for programming. Passport 8500 X50 is available with either a new brilliant blue display or a high-intensity red display.
Passport 8500 X50 with red display

SmartCord IncludedComes Fully Equipped
Passport 8500 X50 comes complete with a comprehensive owner's manual, quick-release windshield mount, built-in earphone jack, a coiled SmartCord, quick reference card, and an Escort travel case.

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 High-Performance Laser Sensors

Display Type
*  AlGaAs 280 LED Matrix/Text
*  Bar Graph, ExpertMeter™, or SpecDisplay™
*  3-Level Dimming, plus Dark Mode

Power Requirement
*  12VDC, Negative Ground
*  SmartCord MuteDisplay™ Included

Programmable Features
*  Power-On Indication
*  Power-On Sequence
*  Signal Strength Meter
*  AutoMute
*  Audio Tones
*  City Mode Sensitivity
*  Display Brightness
*  Dark Mode
*  Radar / Laser Bands

Sensitivity Control
*  AutoSensitivity, Highway, and City
*  Mute and AutoMute
*  Auto Calibration Circuitry
*  SmartShield VG-2 Immunity