The one that got away...radar detector edition

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Do any of you have a RD that you lusted after at one point...but never did purchase? For me it was the Bel RX65. It's outdated these days, but at one point it was a top notch detector.

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Do any of you have a RD that you lusted after at one point...but never did purchase? For me it was the Bel RX65. It's outdated these days, but at one point it was a top notch detector.
Congrats on the RX65! Which variant did you pick up? The M4 or S7?
 
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Congrats on the RX65! Which variant did you pick up? The M4 or S7?
The pic was just to illustrate the detector that I always wanted but never got. At the time I settled for a Bel Pro 200. I've since sold that unit.
 

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Mine was the Stinger VIP. It was all the rage when released AND super expensive. I was very intrigued by the patch antennas, Individual LNAs for each band and powerful processors along with the large spectrum display. The price was just beyond (well beyond) what I could justify. In retrospect, I'm glad I didn't take the dive because it never achieved the performance to match it's price tag. In my opinion, there is not many remote detectors that ever have. Although I might have taken the dive on the Bel STi-R had Escort not released the RedLine and later added band seg / rdr. Back in 2009-2012 the STi-R had no peers.
 

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The pic was just to illustrate the detector that I always wanted but never got. At the time I settled for a Bel Pro 200. I've since sold that unit.
Oh whoops sorry, I misunderstood.
Mine was the Stinger VIP. It was all the rage when released AND super expensive. I was very intrigued by the patch antennas, Individual LNAs for each band and powerful processors along with the large spectrum display. The price was just beyond (well beyond) what I could justify. In retrospect, I'm glad I didn't take the dive because it never achieved the performance to match it's price tag. In my opinion, there is not many remote detectors that ever have. Although I might have taken the dive on the Bel STi-R had Escort not released the RedLine and later added band seg / rdr. Back in 2009-2012 the STi-R had no peers.
haha you kind of dodged a bullet there. I fired the Stinger up recently and was flabbergasted at how many BSM falses it has compared to modern options.

Stinger, you coulda been a contender!
 

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Do any of you have a RD that you lusted after at one point...but never did purchase? For me it was the Bel RX65. It's outdated these days, but at one point it was a top notch detector.
For me it was always the Stinger.
 

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I wanted the original Redline, back when most of the video saves seemed to be focused on it. There were some really long detections. I'm glad now I didn't get it, because it was about the time it started to lose its appeal due to BSMs becoming so bad. I ended up getting the detector that, at the time, was its closest competitor...the Radenso Pro SE. I still have it and it's still a great detector, though I run my R7 most of the time now. But, hey, it's a great backup.
 

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Hard to say on this.... The only top unit that I never had my hands on, the Stinger for remote. I had the RX65, and lost it to a GF, but I had the Bel970LR that killed it on Ka and even my V1 before the BSM chaos. Digging up an old unit, what be that one.
 

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My first detector was the original one made by Escort back in 1984. Soon after I bought it they came out with the Passport. I really wanted that one (especially due to its much smaller size) but couldn't afford it. By the time I was ready to get a new detector the Escort DSP came out. I was glad to have gotten that over the Passport but for me, the Passport is the one that got away.
 

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I bought a Bel Vector 945 (S7 horn) brand new in the box, but never used it. I still have it.
 

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