Escort 80-000085-06R Passport 8500 X50 Radar & Laser Detector with Blue Display

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Not just for lawbreaking!

I detected the law and the law won. Because I was going the speed limit. So really it wasn't a competition. 

It's a radar/laser detector. And sure, you could use it to circumvent the law, laughing in the face of the brave men and women charged with keeping our roads safe. But this machine isn’t just for cop-hating criminals. There are plenty of reasons why you might want to detect lasers and radar.

Radar Enthusiasts - Maybe you just like to know when radar is around to satisfy your own curiosity. Do you ever get that tingling in your bones that says “there’s radar passing through me?” Well this machine can help confirm your suspicions! As a side note, you might want to visit a mental health professional.

Post Apocalyptic Wasteland Inhabitants - Once The Plague comes, causing the end of organized society, survivors will communicate solely with radar beacons. Being able to detect such modulations could be the difference between finding shelter and being left to the roaming hordes.

Expensive Paperweight Collectors - This thing might be great at detecting law enforcement’s watchful eyes, but don’t forget about its ability to be a small object that can hold down paper on windy days. Although if you’re doing most of your work in the park, you might not be able to afford this.

Or, you know, you could just use this to get away with breaking speeding laws.

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A revolutionary radar/laser detector, the Passport 8500 X50's "V-Tuned" radar receiver provides extreme detection range on all police radar; conventional and "instant-on" radar, including the new POP mode radar threat, X-Band, and up to 50% more range than the original Passport 8500 on the all-important K and Ka bands. Digital signal processing (DSP) provides maximum range, with minimum false alarms.

All-Band Protection
The 8500 X50 provides extreme long-range warning on all radar bands including X, K, superwide Ka, and instant-on POP mode. Multiple front and rear laser sensors provide 360-degree laser protection, including the widest field of view. For the ultimate in laser protection, the Passport 8500 X50 is ZR3 ready.

Escort's patented Digital Signal Processing (DSP) provides extreme radar range with minimal false alarms. Patented Mute and AutoMute circuits keep the Passport 8500 X50 quiet in even the most populated areas.

In addition, the Passport 8500 X50's advanced EZ-Programming lets you customize up to 9 features: Power-On Indication, Power-On Sequence, Signal Strength Meter, AutoMute, Audio Tones, City Mode Sensitivity, Display Brightness, Dark Mode, Radar / Laser Bands.

Brilliant Display
The 8500 features an ultra-bright blue matrix display with 280 LEDs. The device displays three high-resolution meter modes: standard Bar Graph display or ExpertMeter and SpecDisplay for more advanced users. ExpertMeter tracks and displays up to 8 radar signals simultaneously, and SpecDisplay provides actual numeric frequency for any radar signal.

Auto-Sensitivity Mode
Passport's AutoSensitivity mode provides long-range warning, with minimum false alarms. In this mode, Passport's internal computer continuously analyzes all incoming signals and intelligently adjusts the sensitivity circuits.

You can also select conventional Highway and City modes. When driving in urban areas where annoying X-band intrusion alarms and door openers are common, City mode can be engaged to lower X-band sensitivity and reduce X-band alerts.

Owner's Manual

Shipping Note: Shipping to Alaska and Hawaii is not available for this item.

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Warranty: 60 Day Escort - Factory Reconditioned


Operating Bands:

  • 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

Radar Receiver / Detector Type:

  • Superheterodyne VTO
  • Scanning Frequency Discriminator
  • Digital Signal Processing (DSP)

Laser Detection:

  • Quantum Limited Video Receiver
  • Multiple Laser Sensor Diodes

Display Type:

  • 280 LED Alphanumeric
  • Bar Graph
  • ExpertMeter
  • SpecDisplay
  • 3-Level Dimming, plus Dark Mode

Programmable Features:

  • Power-On Indication
  • Power-On Sequence
  • Signal Strength Meter
  • AutoMute
  • Audio Tones
  • City Mode Sensitivity
  • Display Brightness
  • Dark Mode
  • Radar / Laser Bands

Auto Calibration Circuitry

SmartShield VG2 Immunity

Power Requirement:

  • 12VDC, Negative Ground

Sensitivity Control:

  • Highway, Auto and City


  • 2.85"(W) x 1.25"(H) x 5.32"(D)

In the box:

  • Escort 80-000085-06R Passport 8500 X50 Radar & Laser Detector
  • Windshield Mount
  • Coiled Cord
  • (2) Suction Cups

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