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Escort Passport 8500 X50 Black Radar Detector
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Escort Passport 8500 X50 Black Radar Detector

Product Overview
  • All new from Escort
  • 360 Degree Radar and Laser Detection
  • Advanced Digital Signal Processing
  • AutoSensitivity Mode Automatically Reduces False Alarms
  • Available in Blue or Red displays

Product Information


  • All new from Escort
  • 360 Degree Radar and Laser Detection
  • Advanced Digital Signal Processing
  • AutoSensitivity Mode Automatically Reduces False Alarms
  • Available in Blue or Red displays

What's Included

  • Radar Detector
  • EasyMount windshield mounting bracket
  • Coiled SmartCord with cigarette lighter adapter
  • Semi-hard travel case
  • Owner's Manual
  • Accessories booklet
  • 2 Escort DS decals


When Escort introduced the PASSPORT 8500 X50, it was instantly acclaimed "The World's Best." In more than one dozen independent tests, review after review, year after year, PASSPORT comes out on top.


Now Escort made it even better.  The new PASSPORT 8500 X50, or as we like to call it the "X50 Black", delivers a vicious 40% performance improvement. It has a sophisticated new look and includes a fitted travel case and convenient SmartCord.


Hailed as the most revolutionary radar/laser detector ever. The Passport 8500 X50's new "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.


The Passport 8500 X50 includes our proprietary Traffic Sensor Rejection (TSR) software to eliminate false alerts.


Enhanced Radar Protection
Our enhanced "V-Tuned" radar receiver provides extreme long range warning on all radar: conventional and "instant-on" including POP mode, X-band, K-band, and SuperWide Ka-band. Digital Signal Processing (DSP) provides maximum range, with minimum false alarms.


Exclusive AutoSensitivity Mode
ESCORT's patented AutoSensitivity mode intelligently identifies real threats from other radar sources. Plus, our exclusive Traffic Signal Rejection (TSR) software rejects interstate traffic sensors making it quiet to own and operate.


High-Performance Laser Protection
PASSPORT's multiple high-performance laser sensors provide maximum laser warning, with superior off-axis protection. For the ultimate in laser protection add the optional ZR4 Laser Shifter.


3-Levels of Brightness Control
Choose between Dim, Medium, or Max brightness levels, or fully dark for discreet night driving.


3 High-Resolution Meter Modes
PASSPORT provides 3-types of meter displays: Standard Bar Graph, exclusive ExpertMeter, and our unique SpecDisplay


Ultra-Bright Matrix Display
PASSPORT's matrix display uses 280 individual ultra-bright LEDs to provide crystal-clear information for alerts, signal strength and text for programming.


Mute and AutoMute
Patented Mute and AutoMute feature automatically reduces the volume level during an alert to eliminate annoyance from long radar encounters.


New Advanced EZ-Programming
PASSPORT comes ready to use out of the box. However, you can also instantly customize it for your unique driving preferences, including Power-On indication, Meter type, AutoMute, Brightness level, including full Dark Mode, Audio Tones, and selectable radar and laser bands.


Comes Fully Equipped
PASSPORT comes complete with a comprehensive owner's manual, quick-release windshield mount, a coiled SmartCord, quick reference card, and an ESCORT travel case.


Limited One Year Warranty


Features and Specifications


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, Varactor-Tuned VCO
  • Scanning Frequency Discriminator
  • Digital Signal Processing (DSP)


Laser Detector


  • Quantum Limited Video Receiver
  • Multiple Laser Sensor Diodes


Display Type


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


Power Requirement


  • 12VDC, Negative Ground
  • Escort SmartCord™ (Included)


Programmable Features

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


Sensitivity Modes


  • AutoSensitivity, Highway and City


Auto Calibration Circuitry


Mute, AutoMute and SmartMute


SmartShield VG-2 Protection

Dimensions (Inches) 1.25 H x 2.85 W x 5.32 L

Technical Details


Assembly & Care

Extended exposure to heat can harm the internal circuit boads of the detector.


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