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    Default Bel RX65 vs. Escort 8500 X50(Loudness)

    Im torn between these two...I like the styling of the rx65 better but the one for me will be the one that is more audible and vocal about a threat. Ive heard that the rx65 has a pause between warnings making it difficult to tell the level of threat and that they taper off quickly as well. As far as performance, from my understanding, they are nearly identical. I just need the one that is louder and more persistant with its warnings.


    On a side note, is there anyway that I could set either of these detectors up to mute or lower the volume(like an Attention button) of my cd player when a threat is detected? Thanks for any help.

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    Default Re: Bel RX65 vs. Escort 8500 X50(Loudness)

    Quote Originally Posted by Whisper
    Im torn between these two...I like the styling of the rx65 better but the one for me will be the one that is more audible and vocal about a threat. Ive heard that the rx65 has a pause between warnings making it difficult to tell the level of threat and that they taper off quickly as well. As far as performance, from my understanding, they are nearly identical. I just need the one that is louder and more persistant with its warnings.


    On a side note, is there anyway that I could set either of these detectors up to mute or lower the volume(like an Attention button) of my cd player when a threat is detected? Thanks for any help.
    The RX65 is louder, there's no question about that. Some people think that it's easier to guage the level of the signal with the X50, but I really don't have any trouble with the RX. Believe me, if you get hit with instant-on, you know without a second thought what's going on!

    I would think that you could do something with the telephone mute feature on some CD players, but i've never tried it myself. If you really like your tunes loud, consider purchasing an external speaker for your detector.

    http://www.radarbusters.com/products...rt/default.asp

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    I vote for RX65. The smartcord can be used to mute as well as unmute and set the volume. Also reference: http://www.kc8unj.com/radar/guysofli...artesting.html

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    Default Re: Bel RX65 vs. Escort 8500 X50(Loudness)

    Quote Originally Posted by compu44
    Quote Originally Posted by Whisper
    Im torn between these two...I like the styling of the rx65 better but the one for me will be the one that is more audible and vocal about a threat. Ive heard that the rx65 has a pause between warnings making it difficult to tell the level of threat and that they taper off quickly as well. As far as performance, from my understanding, they are nearly identical. I just need the one that is louder and more persistant with its warnings.


    On a side note, is there anyway that I could set either of these detectors up to mute or lower the volume(like an Attention button) of my cd player when a threat is detected? Thanks for any help.
    The RX65 is louder, there's no question about that. Some people think that it's easier to guage the level of the signal with the X50, but I really don't have any trouble with the RX. Believe me, if you get hit with instant-on, you know without a second thought what's going on!

    I would think that you could do something with the telephone mute feature on some CD players, but i've never tried it myself. If you really like your tunes loud, consider purchasing an external speaker for your detector.

    http://www.radarbusters.com/products...rt/default.asp
    That's interesting, when I had my RX 65 I don't think it ever went to full alert. One of the things I didn't like it even on speed signs I would get to 5 or 6 of 9!

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    Hmm, that's odd. I've never run up on a K speed sign, only X, and those went full. I wonder if possibly your unit was just slightly mis-calibrated. I shot a video against a K-Band radar and it went full. I'll post a link below so the original poster can get an idea what it does.

    http://dangerousmind.homeftp.net/RX65k1m.wmv

    Hosted on my home pc, but I can keep it up for a couple days.

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    BTW, anyone else notice that all three replies are Illinois folks?

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    Quote Originally Posted by compu44
    BTW, anyone else notice that all three replies are Illinois folks?
    Ok make that a close 4th replier since I live in Indiana but work downtown Chicago. My RX65 goes to full alert everytime I come across a K band speed sign. I was also hit with instant on Ka from about a half a mile away and it went to full alert then also. To the original poster, the RX65 is very loud. I have no problem hearing it in the summer time with the windows down and the tunes cranked up.

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    To original poster and any others that want it - today is the last day i'll be leaving the server up all day, so if you want the video, get it now.

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    The 8500 X50 takes the cake easily on the audio, especially since I use the "loud" tones option. My radio easily overrides the Bel RX65's audio but not my X50. If the X50 is set to "standard" tones, then it becomes more difficult to pick one over the other.

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    I ran my X50 on Loud mode all the time and let me tell you that its really loud :wink:

 

 

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