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Whistler PRO-78SE

Enhanced High Performance Radar Detector with Real Voice Alerts and POP Mode Detection

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Product Features:
  • Exclusive Radar Signature ID Ka Band Identifier
  • Blue LED text display
  • Enhanced technology minimizes false alarms
  • Auto dim/dark mode dims the display brightness for a more
  • Real voice alerts provide verbal band identification
  • Quiet/auto quiet modes allows you to receive silent audio alerts
  • 6 Convenient modes includes 3 city and 3 filter
  • Patented POP Mode detection
  • Low profile alert periscopes provide an additional attention getting visual alerts
  • 360-degree Maxx coverage protects from front, side, and rear
  • Intellicord ready
  • Undetectable by Spectre 1 and VG-2 radars
  • Total band protection
  • Ka maxx mode enhances Ka band sensitivity
  • High gain lens provides increased field of view
  • Selectable bands allows specific bands to be turned on/off
  • Alert priority displays most important signal when there is more than one
  • Selectable vehicle battery saver automatically shuts of your detector
  • Safety warning system keeps you informed of highway safety
  • Setting saver saves personal setting when unit is turned off
  • Stay alert feature tests your alertness on long trips
  • 1-year SonicElectronix.com warranty

Product Specifications:

  • Operating frequencies:
    • X band (10.500 - 10.550 GHz)
    • K band (24.050 - 24.250 GHz)
    • Ka band (33.400 - 36.000 GHz)
  • Power Requirements:
    • 12-15 Volts DC
    • 250 mA nominal vehicle battery saver
    • 30 mA nominal
  • Operating temperature range: -10░C to +70░C (-41░F to +158░F)

Package Includes:

  1. Radar Detector
  2. Windshield bracket kit
  3. Non skid dash pad
  4. Straight power cord
  5. Hardware kit
  6. Owners manual

Due to state laws, Sonic Electronix, Inc can not ship radar detectors to Virginia or the District of Columbia.

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.
6
Dark Mode
Dark mode is a brightness option. Unless there is an alert, the unit will be completely dark.
Yes
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.
Yes

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.
No
Brightness Control
If the brightness of the unit can be conveniently adjusted and controlled, it will be listed here.
No
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.
Yes
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.
Multi-band
X Band
X Band is a frequency used for detecting speed from a police radar.
Yes
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
Yes
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.
Yes
Ku Band
Ku band ranges from 12-18 GHz when used in radar applications.
No
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.
Yes
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.
Yes

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Warranty and Return Policy

Parts Warranty Duration
3 years
Labor Warranty Duration
3 years
Warranty Provider
Manufacturer

Summary of Customer Ratings & Reviews

Rating Distribution

5 Star
88%
4 Star
13%
3 Star
0%
2 Star
0%
1 Star
0%

Average Attribution Rating

Durability
4.9
Value
5.0
Features
4.6
Design
4.9
Usability
4.9
Rob

Syracuse,NY

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Repurchased a Whistler again

October 12, 2012

Works like a charm! I would say it is the bang for the buck. No problems.

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Sean

Diamondhead, MS

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First day so far...

September 19, 2012

So I received my pro 78se last night and had a hour and a half drive today from Mississippi to LaPlace, LA
I'm amazed how different it was than what I was expecting. All the reviews I saw were about people complaining about so many false alarms. I only had 2 alarms go off total... 1 was a laser and the other a "pulse"... Other than that it was nice and quiet. I even let POP stay ON and I used Ka MAX... I rode by a few stores like CVS and Walmart that have automatic doors and It didn't effect my pro 78se at all..
I also drove behind 2 cops and had a cop pass me heading in my other direction and they didn't effect it either. So far I'm very please with it. I'll keep my post updated last after I've had it for alittle longer.

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CHUCK

Murrells Inlet, SC

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Great Price!

May 22, 2012

All the features I was looking for @ a fair price.
Easy install.

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dan

moore, ok

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great detector!!

February 15, 2012

Best detector out there for the money!! It has detected police radar over 2 miles out. False alarms minimal! Had it 6 months now and hasn't failed me once yet. Compass is about the only thing its missing. Who needs it, i have GPS.

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dan

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great detector!!

February 15, 2012

Best detector out there for the money!! It has detected police radar over 2 miles out. False alarms minimal! Had it 6 months now and hasnt failed me once yet. Compass is about the only thing its missing. But who needs it, i have gps.

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Nigel

Decatur, AL

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Saved my a.s.s several times and has more than payed for itself

December 2, 2011

I bought this unit because I read multiple good things about it on radar detector forums and when I asked friends they tried to tell me that whistlers were "cheap and wouldn't work good" well all of those people have eaten their words lol! This unit more than payed for itself within the first day of it being installed in my vehicle! It gives unbelievably quick and accurate alerts to approaching Leo's radaring! I plan to buy a second one of these pro-78se's for my fiancÚ's car as she is always trying to use mine and I've already had my license pulled once for speeding tickets

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Smitty

Canada

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Great detector!

June 2, 2011

Compared to a really old but decent detector this one is far batter. When comparing it to a newer Cobra, this one is night and day difference (better-wise).
I've had it pick up signals on the highway long before I could see the cop, even within lots of traffic on a divided highway.
Definitely a great product for the price.

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Oleg

Russian Federation

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Hit of the season!

November 29, 2010

Good agreement between price and quality.

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Product Summary

Manufacturer

Model Number

PRO-78SE

UPC

052303404535

Weight

0.84lbs

Internal SKU

pro78se

Internal Product ID

20253

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Product Name: Whistler PRO-78SE