OK, I just got home from my initial 200 mile "training mission" on my new 9500ix. I started this at 1:00 PM and it is now 10:00 PM! At first I used AutoLearn and drove the same road over and over. It took over 6 runs to lock 'em all on this 5 mile road! Too slow, so I started TrueLocking it with the MUTE switch. I went both directions and pulled into strip malls where I knew door openers were. I got every Wallgreens, Publix, , Home Depot, Lowes, and Winn Dixie stored. Funny that CVS door openers did not alert at all. What frequency are they on? Anyway, every major route I and my wife drive on for a 20+ mile radius is stored. Tested it again and again, and it is working well to kill the false signals. The RD is trained for all local driving. In one case I locked out a K band signal and noticed the SAT symbol was spinning far too distant from the intersection I just drove through. That was a LEO! I unlocked it and drove the area again...no door openers there and no harm done.
The X and K sensitivity is a little less than my RX65. (I know my false areas well.) Not too far off, but yes a little less likely to trigger on some off axis door signals. I can live with that, especially since the real LEO signals will now be heard. I locked out X and K on the RX65, so now I can actuall hear those bands without going nuts. What about Ka band? Wowza! Better than the RX65, which I though was great. I was getting blasted all over the place again and again. They were out for blood! The range was way more than I expected. I actually had to wait a long time to see the LEO's. Talk about warning time! I can live with that!
Ramp-up? I dunno...I like the sounds on the RX65 better. At times I saw full scale (Expert Mode) but the sound skipped like half signal. It was hard to tell by the sound how strong the signal was. At times on low signals I did not hear any alert. What is up with that? It alerted at first, but when the signal went very low I heard no more alarm...just the visual alert. I counted three alert speeds, and that is lame. Hey, at least I have plenty of warning time.
Anyway, this unit will do fine. I trained it mounted in the middle of the windshield, but later mounted it in my favorite spot above the rear view mirror. Works just the same for range but no one can see it up there behind the tint band. Even with the metalized mirror mount area above the RD GPS antenna, the GPS locked in 7 to 10 seconds (on a cloudy day). No difference on lock time from the ideal location in the open, and no GPS loss. I love this thing! I set a few "speed trap" areas on it and it worked great to advise me. I can't wait to see some red light and speed camera areas pop up. That will be very useful! The RX65 is a great unit, but this was a steller upgrade. I can enjoy driving with this companion!