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Cobra XRS9530

12 Band High Performance Radar/Laser Detector with DigiView Data Display (XRS-9530)

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  • 12 Band High Performance Radar/Laser Detector with DigiView Data Display
  • Ku Band Detection
    Detects Ku Band Radar Gun currently being used in Europe. Be prepared for future introduction in the U.S.
  • LaserEye®
    Provides 360-degree detection of laser signals.
  • Voice Alert™
    Warns driver with specific voice annunciation of the signal being detected.
  • VG-2 Alert®
    Alerts the user when they are under surveillance of VG-2 radar detector-detectors.
  • VG-2 Alert®/ Undetectable
    Provides complete immunity and alerts the driver when under surveillance of VG-2 Radar-Dectector-Detectors.
  • Spectre Alert™/Undetectable
    Provides complete immunity and alerts the driver when under surveillance of Spectre 1 Radar-Detector-Detectors.
  • Strobe Alert®
    A Cobra exclusive, works with tens of thousands of emergency vehicles currently equipped with traffic light controlling strobe emitters. Provides advance warning of the presence and/or approach of emergency vehicles.
  • Safety Alert®
    Warns drivers of the presence and/or approaching emergency vehicles, railroad crossing, and road hazard locations equipped with Cobra's exclusive Safety Alert® transmitters.
  • Auto Mute
    Automatically mutes the alert tone for enhanced driver convenience.
  • IntelliMute®
    Relative-speed-sensing Auto Mute system that virtually elminates false alerts.
  • Digital Signal Strength Meter
    Provides the driver with relative proximity to the target using 5-level digital signal strength meter.
  • City/Highway Modes Instantly switch between one of the preset City Mode vs Highway Mode.
  • DigiView®Data Display
    Provides easily recognizable digital text display.
  • Dim Mode
    Allows the user to dim the radar detector display enhancing night driving visibility
  • Stay Set Electronic Memory
    Electronically remembers radar detector settings for an indefinite period of time even with the power removed.
  • System Ready Prompt
    Notifies the user that the radar detector has correctly completed a self-test and is ready.
  • Spectre Alert™
    Alerts user when they are under surveillance of Spectre 1 radar detector-detectors.
  • 12-Band Detection
    Detects 6 radar, 4 laser and 2 safety signals. Radar signals include X Band, K Band, Ka Superwide, Ku Band, VG-2 and Spectre. Laser signals include LTI 20-20, Ultra Lyte, ProLaser and ProLaser III. Safety signals include Safety Alert® and Strobe Alert®.
  • City/Highway Modes
    Allows the user to select operating mode, reducing the frequency of falsing in densely populated urban areas.
  • 1-year SonicElectronix.com warranty

Laser Jammers and Radar Jammers are illegal in the states of Nebraska, Minnesota, Utah, California, Oklahoma, Virginia, Colorado, Illinois, Washington DC or any U.S Military Base. Sonic Electronix, Inc. does not endorse or support illegal usage of radar/laser jammers. Furthermore, users of radar or laser jammers in prohibited states may face penalties of the law; excluding Sonic Electronix, Inc. from any liability.

Product History:

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(newest, current model)
Cobra XRS9540 thumbnail
(previous model, replaced by Cobra XRS 9545)
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(previous model, replaced by Cobra XRS9540)

Product Features

Number of Modes
This number indicates how many modes the radar detector can be set at. Most detectors will include a city and highway mode. More advanced radar/laser detectors will offer more modes to suit your needs.
2
Dark Mode
Dark mode is a brightness option. Unless there is an alert, the unit will be completely dark.
No
Voice Alerts
The feature designates if the unit uses voice alerts. Voice alerts will audibly alert the driver of various warnings.
Yes
Auto Mute
The auto mute function will conveniently mute the alert tone when the alert lasts for an extended period of time. This is for the drivers convenience during extended encounters.
Yes
Auto Shut Off
A convenient feature that turns off the unit when the ignition is turned off.
No

Product Specifications

Radar Display
The type of display that the radar detector has.

LED Displays: Tells the driver what he or she needs to know through a bright LED display.

LED Icon Indicators: Tells the driver what he or she needs to know by illuminating icons and symbols.

Text Display: Tells the driver what he or she needs to know by illuminating text on the display.

Text Display
Signal Strength Meter
This feature means that the unit displays that strength of the received signal.
Yes
Brightness Control
If the brightness of the unit can be conveniently adjusted and controlled, it will be listed here.
Yes
Turn-on/off Select Bands
Many radar detectors can detect many different bands of signal. This feature designates if the user can select what bands he or she has on or off.
No
Unit Mounting
Different radar detector are attached to the vehicle in different ways. The most common is for it to be suction-cupped to the windshield. This allows the unit to be moved from one vehicle to another with ease. Another mounting option is called remote-mounting. A remote mount unit is directly installed into your vehicle.

Other ways to mount your radar detector include Velcro and adhesive.

Suction cups
Power Source
The power source is the method in which the unit receives power. Some units will be powered by batteries, while others will need to be plugged in to an AC or DC power source.
12V DC Car Adapter
Direct Power Accessory
If there is an optional accessory to the unit that will provide power, it will be listed here.
No
Travel Case Included
If a protective travel case is included, it will be listed here.
No

Detection

Number of Detected Bands
This number indicates the number of bands the radar/laser detector protects against. The term band includes different radars, lasers, and safety signals, among others. The higher the number, the greater the protection.
12
X Band
X Band is a frequency used for detecting speed from a police radar.
K Band
K Band is the most popular radar frequency band that is used today. It is able to detect speeds from a stand still location, or from a moving vehicle
Ka Band
Ka Band operates within the frequencies 26.5-40 GHz. This is the newest introduced radar band and it is becoming more and more popular. It rarely has a false alert.
Ku Band
Ku band ranges from 12-18 GHz when used in radar applications.
Laser
This feature specifies if the unit will detect lasers.
Yes
VG-2 Immunity
The VG-2 detects radar detectors. Radar detectors with VG-2 immunity will be immune to the VG-2 radar and alert the driver when they are under such surveillance.
Pop Alert
Some radar guns operate in a POP mode so they can get a speed reading of a target vehicle extremely fast, resulting in most radar detectors not being able to consistently signal an alert. There are very few radar guns in service in the U.S. capable of POP mode operation. If your radar detector is Pop Alert capable, you may notice an increase in Ka-band false alerts when POP mode radar detection is switched on.
No

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Warranty and Return Policy

Parts Warranty Duration
Not warranted
Labor Warranty Duration
Not warranted
Warranty Provider
Manufacturer

Summary of Customer Ratings & Reviews

Rating Distribution

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Average Attribution Rating

Durability
4.0
Value
4.0
Features
4.0
Design
5.0
Usability
4.0
Jesse

Kiowa, CO

Overall
Durability
Value
Features
Design
Usability
Pretty Good

February 15, 2009

So i wasn't expecting this to do amazingly well or anything. But it does better than my brothers, and i have caught radar guns from around a mile away. But they have to be clocking you at that range. It has kept me out of about 5 tickets now. Only had it two months.

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Product Summary

Manufacturer

Model Number

XRS9530

Weight

1.50lbs

Internal SKU

xrs9530

Internal Product ID

10292

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Product Name: Cobra XRS9530