Escort has another new radar detector on the market. I bought one and it is very quiet. When it alerts you to something, it probably is real.
Here's their site: Escort 9500ix Information
Nice thing is the data-base for speed-traps, speed-cameras, and red-light cameras are updateable from their website and the unit's GPS identifies them automatically as you drive. The firmware in the unit is also updateable. You just need to power the unit up form a 12 volt source and plug in the USB to do it (or take a laptop to the bike and do it there). I'm using a portable self-contained 12 volt compressor that also has a cigarette lighter plug when I do mine.
I've successfully modified some of the incorrect info form them as they has mistakenly identified one intersection on the way to work as a "Red-Light" warning. In future updates form their website, their software allows you to upload your data to them so it may be included in the future updates you download. Sort of a community well.
They are also doing the mods to the older 9500i units to the new design for $130. You also get a 3-year subscription for that as well. They also change out the unit's cover to reflect that it is a 9500ix too. I sent my old one in and had it done also.
My main "gripe" is on the bike, the blue LED display is hard to see in daylight. The red one from the older 9500i I sent in is far easier to see in daylight on the bike. The blue one is the only one they sell now - no red LED unless you have a 9500i red one you want modified and it comes back with the red display.
Nice thing is the unit is "Quiet,"
unlike a Valentine One that goes off on every door-closer around you to the point you ignore it until it's too late.
There is also a new test of this fairly new unit on the Guy's of Lidar
site where they test laser jammers. At the very bottom of this page,
they do a comparison of the sister unit (9500ci) of the 9500ix to other radar detectors and, surprisingly, it trounced the Valentine One by nearly twice the distance on Ka-band radar.
Works fine through the Auto-Com (with their noise isolation/ground loop filter) too.