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Escort Passport 8500

Radar/Laser Detector with Illuminated Display, City/Highway/Auto Modes & Signal Strength Meter

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This item has been discontinued

High-Performance Laser Protection

The Passport 8500 radar receiver provides extreme detection range on all police radar, including X-Band and the all-important K and Ka bands. Digital signal processing provides maximum range, with minimum false alarms. The Passport 8500 includes advanced technology designed to eliminate false alerts.

Product Features:

  • Radar/Laser Detector with illuminated display
  • 280 LED Alphanumeric display
  • Bar Graph, ExpertMeter, or SpecDisplay
  • 3-Level Dimming, plus Dark Mode
  • Traffic Signal Rejection technology minimizes false alarms
  • Dark/Night Mode dims the display brightness for a comfortable drive
  • Audible alerts provide identification of the detected band
  • Mute function will silence audible alerts
  • Convenient modes include AutoSensitivity, City, and Highway operation
  • Protection against Pop radar and laser recognition
  • Multiple laser sensor diodes
  • Programmable Features:
    • Power-On Indication
    • Power-On Sequence
    • Signal Strength Meter
    • AutoMute
    • Audio Tones
    • City Mode Sensitivity
    • Display Brightness
    • Dark Mode
    • Radar / Laser Bands
  • Installs on the windshield
  • VG-2 immunity (invisible to radar detector detectors)

Product Specifications:

  • Operating frequencies:
    • X-band 10.525 GHz ± 25 MHz
    • K-band 24.150 GHz ± 100 MHz
    • Ka-band 34.700 GHz ± 1300 MHz
    • Laser 904nm, 33 MHz Bandwidth
  • Power Requirements:
    • 12VDC, Negative Ground
    • Escort SmartCord™ (Included)
  • Dimensions: 5-3/8"L x 2-7/8"W x 1-1/4"H
  • Authorized Internet Dealer
  • 6-Month Sonic Electronix Warranty

Note: 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.
3
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.
No
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.

LED 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.
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.
Yes

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

Warranty and Return Policy

Parts Warranty Duration
6 months
Labor Warranty Duration
6 months
Warranty Provider
Sonic Electronix

Summary of Customer Ratings & Reviews

Rating Distribution

5 Star
75%
4 Star
25%
3 Star
0%
2 Star
0%
1 Star
0%

Average Attribution Rating

Durability
4.7
Value
4.9
Features
4.7
Design
4.7
Usability
4.7

thomas88162

Clinton, IN

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November 25, 2013

I have owned this unit for a month now, and it is a great radar detector. Being a refurbished product, it is a very good price and it is in like new condition. I would recommend this to anybody looking for a good radar detector on a budget.

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evalang68

Australia

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don't lose your driver's license

October 5, 2013

This is my second escort passport radar detector I have owned. My first stolen in car break-in. Has save my license many times. Not to mention the hefty fines. Has paid for itself 10 fold. Great reliable product. Many thanks sonic......top dealer. Fast delivery to oz....cheers.

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Eddie

Vancleave, Ms

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a very nice item for the price

September 20, 2013

The 8500 works great no problems,but the volume can be a bit low at times.

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Robb

Cary, NC

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Escort Passport 8500

September 17, 2013

Item was received in perfect working order, would highly recommend doing business with Sonic.

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capt Jack

Lago Vista, Texas

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good deal!

September 17, 2013

I have had an excort for years, bought this one for my daughter for 1/2 the price and see no difference from the new one

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Maria

McAllen, TX

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great

September 7, 2013

the escort radar is great it works perfectly I will recommend this product to everybody.

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Matt L

Madison, Wi

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escort passport 8500

April 24, 2013

Great unit can't say nothing bad about it will buy another one for the wifes car

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idunknown

Syracuse, Utah

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Great Product

March 4, 2013

The item works great and I use it every day. I might buy another one.

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willylil

Australia

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good product very sensitive

February 25, 2013

works great, so sensitive it will detect pulse from auto open shop doors whist passing.

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SpeedRacerq

Providnece, RI

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Incredible Ka sensitivity

January 30, 2013

Hands down the best investment I have made buying electronics. This detector trounces my friends V1 in Ka band. Possibly the best detector on the market for the money.

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FXspeeder

Canada

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Basic detector, but does the job

January 3, 2013

Can't say much for it besides that it saved me from at least 3 tickets in the last six months. That's what I bought it for, and it's done it's job quite nicely!

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sn

austin, tx

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Radar detector works great

May 7, 2012

Excellent product - refurbished but came with all accessories and works great.

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Product Summary

Manufacturer

Model Number

E8500-RB

UPC

037795085004

Weight

1.20lbs

Internal SKU

LS-e8500-RB

Internal Product ID

41221

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Product Name: Escort Passport 8500