I have done a temporary installation of my 9500ci's radar antenna next to my rear view mirror and closely located to my STi which is installed above the left side of my rear view mirror. I thought that I would share some videos which I have placed on what will be either page 2 or page 3 of my eventual 9500ci review:
MEM-TEK's Escort 9500ci Review
I prove in my videos that the 9500ci (and the Bel STi-R which uses the exact same tweaked radar horn assembly) has significantly better K band sensitivity compared to my STi. Note that my 9500ci's K band sensitivity already has bested two V1 radar detectors at the Atlanta jammer testing event last weekend, one of which just returned from a factory tune-up.
I am not trying to trash the V1 in any kind of way. I am simply trying to show that the radar antenna used in the Escort 9500ci and Bel STi-R are significantly enhanced with regards to K and Ka band sensitivity. This is important for any remote installed radar detector since the remote installed antenna will be mounted rather low somewhere in the front grille area or possibly behind or under the front bumper.
Anyway, fire away with your thoughts. I have to log off since severe thunderstorms are only 5 minutes away! So, bye for tonight...