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Old October 30th, 2013
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We now have available refurbished Beltronics RX65 radar detectors from our EscortRadar eBay store for $199.95 ea w/free UPS Ground shipping. These units have been completely refurbished by us, they look and perform like new.

Please note that these use the older S7 antenna. They do not include our TSR anti-falsing software and are not compatible with the Escort Live smartphone app.

You can also call and order one from our sales experts at 1-800-964-3138, press 1 to skip the greeting.
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Guys, if you're looking for the best EVER unit for the $$, these are becoming rare and here's your chance to snatch one up. In USA Mode (which means Ka Band segs and RDR OFF), the S7 is one of the finest WS mounts ever made. It'll false on K band, no doubt, but it is awesome on Ka and nearly as good as a Redline!! Its that good!!
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I picked up one of these the last time they were available several months ago. I agree that it's a great RD. I just have the hardest time getting used to and reading the lazy ramp-up. But boy when you get hit with I/O does this baby scream!!!
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We just put 20 more refurbished RX65 S7s in our EscortRadar eBay store!

You can also call and order one at 1-800-964-3138 (then press 1 to go to sales)

Please remember that these do not have newer features like TSR anti-falsing and are not compatible with the Escort Live smartphone app.
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Are these 'better' than the 8500 x50 s7? I gave my old one to my brother in law when I bought the max and I just miss it. I would like to have something for my wife's car and as a backup..
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Are these 'better' than the 8500 x50 s7? I gave my old one to my brother in law when I bought the max and I just miss it. I would like to have something for my wife's car and as a backup..

I think their advantage is the response time to IO KA.
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Are these 'better' than the 8500 x50 s7? I gave my old one to my brother in law when I bought the max and I just miss it. I would like to have something for my wife's car and as a backup..
Give the Max to the wife and keep the RX65/S7 for yourself!

Seriously......the phenomenal radar performance of the RX65/S7 was one of the best kept secrets in the industry up until a few years ago when it's special program option (USA mode) was put to the test.

The S7 was a terrific antenna platform to begin with having a marvelous balance of both on-axis range as well as great off-axis sensitivity. The only thing holding it back was cumbersome Ka filtering algos and having to sweep the entire Ka bandwidth which really slowed it down. The USA mode option on the RX65 addressed those issues by limiting the Ka sweep to just those frequencies used by police and eliminating the RDR filtering. In USA mode the RDR filtering is not mandatory since most of the Ka junk exists in parts of the bandwidth that are no longer swept.

So......same hardware as the 8500 X50 S7 but much more responsive (quicker) than the X50 and therefore more reliable against Instant On and also able to pickup weaker signals sooner. Just don't forget to switch it from Ka International to Ka USA mode to get the performance advantages.

BTW......it's similar options (Ka seg / RDR off) now available on the RedLine which make it the best detector on the planet.

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Yes these outperform the X50 S7 when you enable the RX65's Ka USA mode. The RX65 also has digital voices.

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Give the Max to the wife and keep the RX65/S7 for yourself!
Nine, you're cray cray bud, but thanks for trying to help me move these

Allow me to put a day-to-day perspective on this question:

While the RX65 S7 is most probably the best detector you can get for the money, it false alerts a lot compared to our current detectors and there is no way to eliminate these falses like Passport Max, 9500ix or Beltronics Pro500. You can filter falses out some using City or AutoScan modes but never eliminate them. If there are traffic flow sensors in their area then it's a deal breaker, it'll be detecting what appears to be instant-on K band regularly. TSR rejects these alerts and this older antenna cannot use TSR.

If false alerts do not bother you then you will love it. Otherwise stick with a GPS enabled detector like Max or 9500ix.
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Yes these outperform the X50 S7 when you enable the RX65's Ka USA mode. The RX65 also has digital voices.

Nine, you're cray cray bud, but thanks for trying to help me move these
Crazy, maybe....but not stupid, not a single point on the license thanks to knowing and having the best detectors available since 1982.

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Allow me to put a day-to-day perspective on this question:

While the RX65 S7 is most probably the best detector you can get for the money.......
Don't be so modest, it IS by far the best detector you can get for $199 and is very competitive with detectors at over twice the price. IMO this was THE BEST balanced detector available until Escort and Valentine upped their game and started dicing up Ka band and dialing back the filtering algos on the RedLine and V1. Even today it's still perhaps the most consistent detector I have ever owned.

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.....it false alerts a lot compared to our current detectors and there is no way to eliminate these falses like Passport Max, 9500ix or Beltronics Pro500. You can filter falses out some using City or AutoScan modes but never eliminate them.
It actually has very very few falses compared to other detectors. What it does do is detect radar.....all radar at excellent range. Those X and K band motion sensors and Traffic monitors are microwave signals operating within the same bandwidth as real X and K radar so the RX does what it does best, it detects radar......all radar. A false in my book is alerting to a signal outside the bandwidth of real radar, like detecting the 3rd harmonic from a cheap leaky Cobra detector. In this respect the RX65 does as good a job if not better at screening these out than even your most current detector. Besides, like every other detector on the planet it has a MUTE button for those not too shy to use it.

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If there are traffic flow sensors in their area then it's a deal breaker, it'll be detecting what appears to be instant-on K band regularly. TSR rejects these alerts and this older antenna cannot use TSR.

If false alerts do not bother you then you will love it. Otherwise stick with a GPS enabled detector like Max or 9500ix.
If traffic flow sensors are an issue (these are still fairly rare outside of metro areas) or your area is saturated with K-Band motion sensors then I would agree, a detector with TSR or GPS lockouts is the way to go. But that is only if K-Band is still used by enforcement in your area. Most highway patrols have gone Ka and my locals all run Ka as well so I have the luxury of shutting down K-Band entirely until I head out of area......in which case GPS lockouts are of little value. Just keep in mind that you don't want to use TSR unless absolutely necessary! It will block out brief Instant On K-Band radar as well as it blocks out those Traffic Monitors.

The most annoying K-Band falses for the majority of highway goers these days are the friggin Audis, Mercs, Bimmers, Caddys, etc....etc....with those d@mn blind spot systems running. And you will suffer no matter what detector you run. The most effective detectors at screening these out have one virtue in common......they all s_ck at detecting K-Band to begin with.

I like helping you out when possible ER, but my glowing recommendation of the RX65/S7 was geared more towards helping the budget minded get a whopper of a deal on a FANTASTIC detector. I can honestly say that most folks I talked into this detector were glad I did it and had no regrets.

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I agree with Nine 100%. Here in Delaware only KA is used. I have K and X turned off on my Rx65 S7 - bought from Escort's Ebay Store. I get no false alarms. Its perfect. I am not looking to get any other RD, but am curious about the White MAX - looks great.
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