Got a new STI from authorize retailer in local store but my STI is 2208. That is, 22 weeks in 2008 made in Canada. Anyway, I realized the audio ramp up is basically two stage and only the ramp up display is acceptable.
I was thinking about sending it for upgrade, but after I saw a video online with the ramp up fix, I'm a bit disappointed. The unit audio ramp up can never be as smooth as the Escort x50 or the V1. Plus, no steady lock-tone anymore.
The good side I found about the two stage ramp up is less annoying, but I need to check on the display to estimate the radar distance.
Now, I'm thinking that I should wait before the warranty is going to expire for sending it in.
The following is a link on the STI ramp up fix:
STI ramp up fix Auto Highway comp - blip.tv - Truveo Video Arama
*If you have a x50 or V1, you will notice the ramp up incline is "steady-
gradual" like a curve without slowing back down in half way. If you ask me to pick which has the best audio ramp up, I will pick the Escort x50. (The tone is far less annoying on the Escort.)