There are a few people on this forum that think that the X50's Ka range is a lot lower than the RX65, the V-1 and the older non-x50 8500. And on the GOL test, they found that particular X50 to alert 388 feet later than the V-1 and RX65.
I don't see how that can be the norm...
Escort says the X50 is supposed to haveSML 2005 tested for longest Ka range: the X50, RX65, V-1 and Bel 995 and found the X50 to be the best:Like the other two contenders (RX65 and V-1) its radar scores were always within feet of the others' although it bested the V1 more often than we'd expected. And it proved highly POP mode-capable as wellAnd Radar Roy tested the X50 and found that it was tied for best Ka detection, with a 4.3 mile rangeThe Passport X50’s performance was astounding consistently reporting over 50% signal strength at nine miles. It’s reported signal strength was double that of any other detector. Its performance was followed, in order, by Bel RX 65, Bel 995, and Valentine One. We were assisted by two country sheriff’s departments. The Passport X50 is the Long Ranger of Radar Detection and hotter than a Texas jalapeno pepper!
So what gives?
Are some people getting bad batches of X50s?