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    Default 8500 vs. 8500 X50 Audio

    Just sold my 8500 after 2 years of great ownership experience, decided I want the new X50. (Loyal Escort customer)

    I've seen several videos of the X50 and the audio seems different.

    Is it really different or just turned up loud, can someone confirm this.

    Thanks.


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    The 8500X50 has two audio modes - Standard and Loud. Not sure on this, but I think the tones are somewhat different between the two modes.

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    Quote Originally Posted by compu44
    The 8500X50 has two audio modes - Standard and Loud. Not sure on this, but I think the tones are somewhat different between the two modes.
    right on the money

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    That explains the diffrent sounds I heard on the videos posted.

    Anyways, my new toy has just arrived! This is my second Escort unit. I go everywhere with it.


    More stories soon........ :wink:

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    Sound was my biggest problem with the X50 it's just not loud enough.
    And even the owners Manuel admits that the louder volume option is not as pleasing.

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    I have mine on LOUD mode, and it is quite a bit louder, especially if you have a convertible.

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    I'm happy with the default sound settings.

    On long drives, I turn down the music, enjoy the driving and start looking for them....

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    8500 and the 8500 x50 red are the exact same thing in terms of programing except for:

    Band Mod:
    - POP on the x50
    - SWS on the Passport

 

 

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