I recently purchased a Bel RX65. I am very disappointed with the volume. I can't hear it over my stock radio when playing music at mid volume. I am going to sell it or return it. I don't think it is defective, but who knows. My old Bel 980, which finally lost all sound, alerted with double the volume. I expected a newer Bel unit would do at least the same.
Are there any specifications on the decibel level of radar detectors? This would be helpful when comparing units and making a decision. If I can't hear my detector, then it is no good to me.
I ws looking at the Passport 8500 X50 and the 9500i. Heck, I'd like a 980 if I could find a new one. My 980 always alerted me - the sound issue is what finally ended its use. I'm afraid to buy one that may be developing sound problems like mine.
Any recommendations on a mid to high end detector that is loud as the Bel 980? I know "loud" is a subjective term, but I would like to hear your opinions.