Is the escort 9500ix outdated or still a solid unit?

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Just wondering if I should upgrade or if it’s still a decent unit. I run it on my motorcycle so it’s exposed to the elements but I’d upgrade if you guys told me it’s an outdated dinosaur. Mainly highway patrol running KA or laser out here. Seems to work excellent, although I am getting some false positives for laser near the police station occasionally. What do you think?
 

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The only way you could continue to use a 9500ix today would be if you can turn K band off in your area. If not then yes it is very outdated with no K band filtering of newer vehicle safety systems.
 

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The only way you could continue to use a 9500ix today would be if you can turn K band off in your area. If not then yes it is very outdated with no K band filtering of newer vehicle safety systems.
So I should have K band off completely? It goes off for it sometimes but not too often. I’m just wondering if this unit will detect newer devices police use? Is there anything commonly used that this won’t detect? Has the range increased significantly on newer detectors?
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There are no newer devices that police use that yours can't currently pick up.

For motorcycle use with a RD that seems to have worked well for you in the harsh exposed elements, I would just keep using it unless the K band falses get to be too much.
In that case if you don't need K just turn it off, but most places still use K.

If you wanted more Ka sensitivity perhaps an R1 (or R3 if you need camera warnings and lockouts) might give you that, but as I best recall they will also lessen laser sensitivity.
In any event, if you truly want laser protection you will need laser shifters.

The 9500ix is still a good RD if you don't need more K filtering or more Ka range. It also seems to have worked well in an exposed environment for you. I don't recall much feedback on other RD units operating under those exposed element conditions.
 

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There are no newer devices that police use that yours can't currently pick up.

For motorcycle use with a RD that seems to have worked well for you in the harsh exposed elements, I would just keep using it unless the K band falses get to be too much.
In that case if you don't need K just turn it off, but most places still use K.

If you wanted more Ka sensitivity perhaps an R1 (or R3 if you need camera warnings and lockouts) might give you that, but as I best recall they will also lessen laser sensitivity.
In any event, if you truly want laser protection you will need laser shifters.

The 9500ix is still a good RD if you don't need more K filtering or more Ka range. It also seems to have worked well in an exposed environment for you. I don't recall much feedback on other RD units operating under those exposed element conditions.
Thanks. I appreciate you breaking it down for me.
 

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There are no newer devices that police use that yours can't currently pick up.

For motorcycle use with a RD that seems to have worked well for you in the harsh exposed elements, I would just keep using it unless the K band falses get to be too much.
In that case if you don't need K just turn it off, but most places still use K.

If you wanted more Ka sensitivity perhaps an R1 (or R3 if you need camera warnings and lockouts) might give you that, but as I best recall they will also lessen laser sensitivity.
In any event, if you truly want laser protection you will need laser shifters.

The 9500ix is still a good RD if you don't need more K filtering or more Ka range. It also seems to have worked well in an exposed environment for you. I don't recall much feedback on other RD units operating under those exposed element conditions.
Well, technically, it can't detect MRCD/MRCT but that only affects people in a few locations.
 

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9500ix is a solid unit if they dont use K band in your area and its something you already own. If your purchasing NEW id look for other options.
 

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9500ix is a solid unit if they dont use K band in your area and its something you already own. If your purchasing NEW id look for other options.
Good info I’ll stick with this for now. I’ve never seen k band on anything but the speed check signs or false alerts around here. I don’t speed much but most of the highway patrol run Ka band just cruising the highway(seen this a lot in SoCal with chp as well) Always nice to know there’s a cop within a couple miles. Although it can occasionally be a bit difficult to distinguish wether they are coming from behind. Last time I kept waiting to pass the ka source head on but finally pulled over for a sec just Incase, sure enough he passed from behind and a min up the road had the old truck that was in front of me lit up.
Can anyone give me any info on why about 75% of the highway cops run Ka all the time? Seems counterproductive for the quota.
 

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I had one for 5 years or so, it was a decent city detector until BSM proliferation several years ago. It also really doesnt have long range detection, be cautious with hammering it on the highway.
 

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I had one for 5 years or so, it was a decent city detector until BSM proliferation several years ago. It also really doesnt have long range detection, be cautious with hammering it on the highway.
BSM proliferation? Sorry I’m a noob with detectors. I run scanners and ham stuff but never studied these too much. What’s BSM?
I’ve been amazed with the range of KA, but I can only compare to the cheap RadioShack ones I had years ago. This consistently will start to detect KA about 3-4 miles away (open desert highway) and will become constant (no on off signal) 2 miles or so. Laser is FAR worse
I love tech and anything that can give me an advantage. I always run my scanner in the truck, a Full desktop pc on the dash screen, ham, boosters and wireless video and usually a hero4 as a dash cam. The pic is my daily when I’m not on the bike.
I moved to rural Az so I’m looking at getting a jammer system since it’s legal here but damn the prices have went insane + I ride in Cali a few miles a week where they’re illegal.
I had a system on a bike about 8 years ago, but that was like 250 bucks. They seem to be close to a grand now. Maybe I’m looking at super high end stuff tho. Any suggestions?
I also want to find a way to have my base scanner at home transmit to my helmet with priority so if it’s on music it will switch to the scanner feed while riding and back to music after the radio traffic. Either 4g or 2 meter. I have handhelds but it would be cool to use a home base. That’s my next project I guess.
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Blind Spot Monitor

Most of them throw out K-band and makes it hard on detectors to filter it all out, especially older ones that don’t have the hardware (and/or firmware updates) to do the job well.
 

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I lost my @ss on my Sale of my 9500ix.

SELL IT !!

Useless on Range ...
Useless on K Band Falsing....
Useless on I/O ...
Useless on Quietness
Punch Thru 's on Many car Models
Lazer Fslses on Msny Car Models


Other than tht it is the BEST RADAR DETECTOR THAT MONEY CAN BUY says Benzr in purple sarcastic text. !!!!!

Sorry O.P Gotta sell it.

Benzr
 

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Blind Spot Monitor

Most of them throw out K-band and makes it hard on detectors to filter it all out, especially older ones that don’t have the hardware (and/or firmware updates) to do the job well.
I don’t get a ton of K alerts. Mainly near businesses not cars but that makes sense. Do you know if radar cruise and the crash avoidance stuff runs on k band?
Any idea why I’ve gotten a few false laser alerts? Laser was always spot on b4 I moved to Az. Poor range but accurate.
 

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Can anyone give me any info on why about 75% of the highway cops run Ka all the time? Seems counterproductive for the quota.
People like you and me will notice it, but we’re in the minority being detector users. Most people don’t have detectors. A cop can run constant on Ka radar and most people would be oblivious to his presence unless they could visually see him. I’ve used a radar gun in my car while driving and nobody....NOBODY slows down. Once you realize that we really are the minority of a minority (high quality detectors vs cheap detectors), then you can start to understand why a cop being dedicated to trying to surprise a CM enthusiast really is a rare thing. It doesn’t mean it doesn’t happen. There are lots that enjoy the game of I/O and ambushing, but it does help to understand the mentality for those smaller towns and highway patrol who just leave it on constantly.

As they say, there is a new sucker born every day. No matter how many tickets they give out, more suckers continuously come driving down the road and it is like shooting fish in a barrel.
 

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If you're not encountering Lots of K Band Falses .... and have TSR OFF then its still a decent midline detector.

As for the Lazer Falses .... that was the FINAL DEAL BREAKER FOR ME ... just driving around slamming on my brakes, thinking Im toast if i was speeding got OLD very fast.

The Pulse Brake Lights (( 3rd Brake Light))
Sometimes the LED Plasma Brake Lights will cause a False too
The Sunlight around dusk can cause it too.

Even the V1 has that issue sometimes.

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