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Old 04-29-2009, 11:16 PM   #1
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can anybody recommend a good audio store around litchfield park area? and what kind of radar detectors is everyone using if any? i am kind of tossin up between V1 and passport?
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Old 04-30-2009, 12:34 AM   #2
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i don't know any, but i've been using a V1 for 7 years now and no tickets!
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Old 04-30-2009, 04:21 AM   #3
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Valentine One hands down. Saved my ass more times than I can count, I never leave home without it. However, if you need a detector right now without the mail order wait, go to Best Buy and pick up a Passport.
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Old 04-30-2009, 04:51 AM   #4
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well from what i have researched. the V1 has the better range compared to the passport 9500ix. but more false targets. also the 9500 is gps enabled and reads the pre-loaded database of known red light and speed camera locations. but distance is pretty crucial when hwy cruisin. does anybody have the 9500ix?

https://www.escortradar.com/store/passport-9500ix.html
http://www.valentine1.com/

oh and the audio store is for upgrading my maps on my gps on my avicZ1
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Old 04-30-2009, 05:50 AM   #5
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I know two guys on here that are using the 9500ix and they love it. To me, they are about the same price so it would be a toss up because you always hear great feedbacks on both of them.

I personally think the 9500ix would be cool because of the proloaded warnings to those speed cameras and stuff. If they are not loaded in yet, then you can create your own.
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Old 04-30-2009, 05:59 AM   #6
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Its all about the Arrows and Bogey counter.
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Old 04-30-2009, 04:13 PM   #7
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The BEL STi Driver is about the best detector currently available. The V1 is always good also.
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Old 04-30-2009, 05:02 PM   #8
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I’ve owned both and it was kinda a toss up, I like the preloaded warnings and other features on the 9500ix…but both fail on rear detection due to the STi wing absorbing signals…or so I’ve been told by our DPS.
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Old 04-30-2009, 05:17 PM   #9
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I have a V1 and love it. Before I bought it I was also considering the 9500ix and the STi driver, however I ran across a couple random reviews where people already had the V1 and bought the others due to the added features. They ran both at the same time and all reported that the V1 had a much better range.

The V1 is bad when it comes to false alarms, but once you learn how to understand what it is telling you it becomes a lifesaver. Having the arrows and bogey counters is big on distinguishing what is real vs. what is false. It has saved my ass countless times.
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Old 04-30-2009, 08:51 PM   #10
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V1 for sure! the arrows are very helpful.. all detectors get false alarms in the city.. the other ones features would have been gimmicky for me when I lived in AZ. On my daily commutes, I was well aware of where the known cameras were on the freeways, red lights and where vans usually were when they were used in the area.
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Old 05-01-2009, 01:55 AM   #11
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hmm looks like the V1 is the way to go. and yeah i am more worried about hwy driving rather than city.
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