So i got a 9500i from a buddy that was paranoid about using a RD and getting caught. So i thought i'd give it a try, the serial is 1609, so it's AFTER the ramp up fix.
I updated it to the latest firmware 2/10. and boy.. the ramp up is terrible, almost all of my encounters with Ka and K band the detector will go from no alert to full blast. or occasionally it'll go from a few bars then full blast.
I had a Ka from my STI R, about 5 miles later, i come to a slight bend. the 9500i was quiet the whole time, at this point the STI R is going fast. as the leo comes around the slight bend, the 9500i goes full blast Ka when he's about 600 feet away. DOH.
Should i send it in? Not sure what to do. I'm just playing with it for now. It wont be replacing my V1/STI R combo.. i just wanted to keep it as a backup for when i switch cars.
The main reason i use it: The female voice.. it's very calming.. it's much nicer than my caveman alerts from the STI R...