Whistler Pro-710 & Pro-725

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  1. Vortex

    Vortex Making Videos Administrator Advanced User Premium Member

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    I stopped by the Whistler booth here at CES this morning to check out the new Whistler radar detectors. They’re going to be called the Pro-710 and Pro-725. These are the successors to the CR88 and CR93. They’re going to have up to a 3db improvement on K band and up to a 6db improvement on Ka band (4-6db, depending on the Ka frequency).

    I don’t know if they’re going to have detectors or boxes to show (I saw a mockup box for the Pro-710 that’s not the final version). I’m going to be heading back to the Whistler booth later today to chat with Mike B some more and then shoot a video about it. (The show just opened and everyone’s still getting last minute setup stuff done ready and I’m just floating around saying hi to people in the area before doing the interviews. When I get more info this afternoon, I'll post more info here.)
     
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    Deacon TXCTG Advanced User Premium Member

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    It sounds like the core hardware underlying the new iterations is not new. Does that mean it's still the direct opposite of "stealth" for those who need to be invisible to Spectre Elite units? In our testing, the CR93 was lighting up the Spectre hard over a mile away, and that was only course (terrain) limited.

    www.rdforum.org: TXCTG - Mt Calm RDD and K-band Testing 03-12-2017
     
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    Jag42 TXCTG (Professional backyard tester) Advanced User Premium Member

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    Nice ! @Vortex. Hopefully Ka 34.7 will have 6db's. How does the Rd look?
     
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    Choose Life 35.5 hater R3 Day One User Advanced User Premium Member

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    I would guess 35.5 has the 4db boost
    Which will improve it from absolutely terrible to just slightly below average
     
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    Vortex Making Videos Administrator Advanced User Premium Member

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    The detectors should look the same as the predecessors. Just a different name and sensitivity level.

    I went back a few times today but Mike was busy or meetings so we didn't have a chance to chat today. I'll head back tomorrow and report then.
     
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    The Only Sarge 7 decades of hauling ass Advanced User

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    OK good and thanks ...
    BSM Filtering?
    K/Ka Band Seg?
    Bluetooth/GPS integration?
     
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    Thanks Vortex. Look forward to your interviews and videos from CES.
    Enjoy the show.
     
  8. Vortex

    Vortex Making Videos Administrator Advanced User Premium Member

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    So there is a hardware difference with the new models. He didn’t tell me anything specific, but it’s more than a software update.
     
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    The Only Sarge 7 decades of hauling ass Advanced User

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    Great! Man I am looking forward w/hopes Whistler gets back in the game!
     
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    It's definitely good to see Whistler continuing to do things. +4dB/+6dB sounds like it's the right level of boost to make them not completely irrelevant to the modern CM scene. But I still am not convinced that's going to win any prizes (I'd predict it turns it into a segmented Escort iX or LRD950 sort of performer in terms of range)...

    That seems too little too late in today's market.
     
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    Jag42 TXCTG (Professional backyard tester) Advanced User Premium Member

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    I'm going to say a new horn/LNA. I guess we can open one up :)
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    TXCTG will rank it as soon as we get one.
     
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    I wonder if he's specing Attowave stuff? Many companies use it, just that some, like Uniden, get exclusives.
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    VG will declare it the best unit he's ever tested for one day and then go back to his same old mishegoss............................
     
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    glad they are making some improvements. look forward to the testing
     
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    Yeah, I'm interested to hear more details on what they've done, and see some tests.
     
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    I will be interested to see how the new system looks and the performance
     
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    @Vortex have you done a video interview w/Whistler about the new products that you plan on posting?

    Thanks for going to CES to be our eyes and ears
     
  18. Vortex

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    Nope. There really isn’t much to say about it that would warrant a dedicated video so I just talked about it in my CES Highlights video instead.

     
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    Where are the new whistlers?
     
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    No idea. I haven’t heard anything since either.
     
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