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Escort 8500x50 Black w/Red Display
Escort 8500x50 Black w/Red Display

Escort 8500x50 Black w/Red Display

On sale$199.95
Retail Price:$339.95
Your Savings:$140.00(41%)
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Part Number:Escort8500x50BR

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Escort Passport 8500 X50

The Passport 8500x50 has been hailed as the most revolutionary radar/laser detector ever. Forbes.com said, "it might be the best radar detector ever made!" Popular Mechanics called it "state of the art." RadarTest.com named it "The World's Best!" For more than 25 years ESCORT has set the standard. Now, they raised the bar again. Introducing the all new  X50 Black which delivers a 40% performance improvement. It has a sophisticated new look and includes a fitted travel case and convenient SmartCord

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.

Sensitivity Improvement

X-tremely Quiet

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. For the ultimate in laser protection, the Passport 8500 X50 may be paired with the Laser Shifter ZR3 or newer Shifter ZR4.

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.

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.

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 and AutoMute

Patented Mute and AutoMute eliminates 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.
Comes 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.

This X50 includes a unique and innovative power cord has a built-in alert lamp, pilot light and convenient mute button. Now everything you need is located at your fingertips.


  • 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
    • 280 LED Matrix/Text
    • Bar Graph, ExpertMeter, or SpecDisplay
    • 3-Level Dimming, plus Dark Mode
  • Power Requirement
    • 12VDC, Negative Ground
    • SmartCord 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
    • Auto Sensitivity, Highway, and City
  • Compact Size
    • 1.25" H x 2.85" W x 5.32" L
5 Stars
Radar arrived promptly by courier works well in new zealand with ka the one used by highway patrol. more warning than old escort. Also better warning on k band for camera vans than older model. Would recommend
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Reviewed by:  from New Zealand. on 7/8/2012
5 Stars
Review of Escort 8500x50 Black
I owned the original Escort 8500 prior to the silver x50 came out and it worked great for 4+ years when it finally gave out. Instead of repairing it I decided to get the new x50 Black and there certainly is a performance difference and I am very happy with it. Along with the extra sensitivity I am getting more false alerts in the city but I guess that is to be expected with the additional sensitivity. I plan to soon get Escort Live and that should help me to ignore all the city false alerts. Overall in the price range this is a great detector.
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Reviewed by:  from NY. on 4/8/2012

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