The news is now out, and some details about the new Redline Radar detector from Escort have emerged. If you have been waiting for a radar detector that is just pure all-out performance, well you now have what you have been waiting for. Here's a quote from Escort:
Our team of engineers have created the most sensitive radar/laser detector period. RedLine provides the longest range for every signal out there.
The Redline uses digital signal processing to keep the number of false alerts down while still providing long range detection. This is not an Escort 9500ix, if you place it in Highway mode, you probably do not want to be in a dense urban area. The same can be said of many radar detectors however.
Summary: High sensitivity, long range capability, shielded, no frills for $499.95.
Escort states that the Redline is capable of detecting small amounts of laser light even if the source is off-axis. Most detectors have poor laser detection capabilities, so this would be a welcome improvement. The Redline is also using the magnesium casing that makes the Bel STi Driver radar detector so popular. Yup, the Redline is shielded to make it undetectable by radar detector detectors.
The Redline will have voice alerts, and a simple but clear display with brightness controls, auto muting, and all of the standard accessories. It looks like the travel case is a hard case and not a soft canvas bag even.
So how well will it work? The Redline is using a dual antenna design that is tuned specifically for each band. Escort says that this will provide very long range detection abilities, including against POP mode. We can not wait to see some real world test to see how it compares.
The Redline Radar Detector by Escort is going to offer the long range detection, high sensitivity usually only found in their high-end radar detector systems. This is not a radar detector for everyone, indeed it looks like it is intended to be a competitor to the Valentine One. Most people will never need the range/sensitivity, but do need more filtering options, false signal lockouts, and GPS based camera notifications.
Those that are looking for pure high performance should be a lot happier today with the introduction of what we think will be a very impressive radar detector. Contact us today to let us know what you think.
No word yet on availability. Be sure to check our blog for updates!