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wife needs a quiet unit for mainly 34.7 and yes some K, who is quieter on falses a Radenso SP or a dfr7?
 

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Not going to do much better than the Radenso Pro M, imho.
 

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I don’t have any experience with the SP, but the Dfr7 is fairly quiet. For my wife’s car I have a max 360 and she is happy with that. The auto lockouts make detectors very wife friendly. The max 2 would be a good choice also, and it’s onsale for $299.
 

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ProM hands down !!
Even has a "Quiet Wife Mode" button if all other Filters Fail (which is extremely rare). !!

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wife needs a quiet unit for mainly 34.7 and yes some K, who is quieter on falses a Radenso SP or a dfr7?
From personal experience I would recommend the DFR7. In my opinion the GPS features which are Quiet Ride and manual lockouts will serve to quiet it down making it "wife friendly." Posted a review of my findings here:
www.rdforum.org: DFR7 1350 Mile Trip = Solid 8.5 In My Book
It would help alot if you initially drove her normal route and lockout any K Band falses from speed signs, automatic door openers, etc... before placing it in her ride. Performance on 34.7 KA band is very good. If you keep your eyes peeled there may be a deal to get this unit new for around $130. At that price nothing else will come close feature or performance wise.

Forgot to mention look up Vortex Radar's YouTube video for help setting up the detector and enable Auto Mute feature.
 

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I had a DFR7 for a year and a half or so and it was a great unit on 34.7 and pretty much everything else. K isn't much of a concern in my area except for two local PDs, so I locked out pretty much every K alert from door scanners, etc. if I wasn't in those two municipalities. That made it much quiter than it was initially. I now have the DFR9 and I like that I can turn the sensitivity down on K band.

I'm not familiar with the Radenso Pro M beyond what I've read on here, but from what I gather, it's an outstanding unit. Can't comment on the Radenso SP at all.
 

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The max 2 would be a good choice also, and it’s onsale for $299.
Other members have posted good things about the Max series after the recent IVT update, plus you'd have autolockouts. If you can find one for a good price, it seems like a solid option.
 

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It would help alot if you initially drove her normal route and lockout any K Band falses from speed signs, automatic door openers, etc... before placing it in her ride.
That's how I sold my wife on a RD. I drove her R3 around for a while locking out known sources, and then installed it in her car. Probably the only way that thing, and the rear-view mirror didn't end up on the side of the road.
 

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LRD 950 with FW 1.51 is extremely quiet.
 

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Other members have posted good things about the Max series after the recent IVT update, plus you'd have autolockouts. If you can find one for a good price, it seems like a solid option.
I know I recommended the Pro M, but auto lockouts are a huge bonus for wifey factor.
 

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All things considered I’d buy a proM and be done but budget is half that. It’s a great suggestion to pre drive a couple of routes with it to lock out most of what would come. The K threat she’d see is typically full constant so at least there is that. Is the max 360 a lock everything out then opt back in or does it wait for you to drive the same route a couple of times?
 

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Check w @chakeubeam i sold my DFR7 to him and it was tested SUPER SUPER HOT on the Stew Test.

Super Quiet within your budget (if he hasnt sold it yet) and kicks @ss over comparable DFR7 units.

Let us know what you decide !!

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All things considered I’d buy a proM and be done but budget is half that. It’s a great suggestion to pre drive a couple of routes with it to lock out most of what would come. The K threat she’d see is typically full constant so at least there is that. Is the max 360 a lock everything out then opt back in or does it wait for you to drive the same route a couple of times?
It locks out the alert after you drive by a couple times.
 

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VIQ= very important question

Is she bothered by noises? My wife is!. The Uniden R1 or R3 has about 10 different alert tones you can customize for any of the bands.
 

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I am always shocked by how quiet my DFR6 is in regards to BSM's. Stationary falses are a different story, but the DFR7 takes care of that with GPS. And the performance, especially on 34.7, is plenty enough to get by. You won't see any moon sniffs, but it works well in day-to-day operation. I wouldn't hesitate to recommend it as a quiet detector if your wife isn't regularly flying down the road
 

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I recently sold my Escort Redline EX and opted for the Pro-M. There is no way I would have given the Escort to my wife, the BSM alerts were driving me nuts and I knew she would throw it out the window. The Pro-M is super quiet, I’ll probably put it in the wife’s car and pick up the RC-M - I would like to be a little more stealth.
 

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wife needs a quiet unit for mainly 34.7 and yes some K, who is quieter on falses a Radenso SP or a dfr7?
I don't know..you can buy one in Japan I think...I think you have to google WIFU but some of them are more broken than the actual human ones....thus I would not recommend it.

My wife likes the R3 and she loved the DFR7....no experience with RPM but I heard it's good.
 

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Agreed for your price point and "wifey" factor the DFR7 will TOTALLY kick some major @ss !!
My GF loved hers !! Replaced with a ProM though when I could afford it.
and chake 's got one for $140 !! That's a deal !!

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I don't know..you can buy one in Japan I think...I think you have to google WIFU but some of them are more broken than the actual human ones....thus I would not recommend it.

My wife likes the R3 and she loved the DFR7....no experience with RPM but I heard it's good.
I’ve seen those Japanese units holy smokes those are some advanced units but I may lose one myself in retribution!

Agreed for your price point and "wifey" factor the DFR7 will TOTALLY kick some major @ss !!
My GF loved hers !! Replaced with a ProM though when I could afford it.
and chake 's got one for $140 !! That's a deal !!

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I’m looking now that is a deal!