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Apr 07

Radenso SP Released

Radenso has just released their latest detector, the Radenso SP!

The Radenso SP is a GPS-less version of their popular Radenso XP. It’s essentially the same thing, but without the GPS chip and related functionality (low speed muting, GPS lockouts, red light camera alerts). It also costs $150 less than the XP and so at $249, it’s a more budget friendly option for people looking for a good detector with excellent false alert filtering abilities.

The Radenso SP can be purchased online here.

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  1. Steve

    Would you recommend the radenso sp over the uniden dfr6?

    1. Vortex

      Hard to say. If you’re going for an entry level detector, the Uniden is $50 less. The XP adds things like being able to audibly mute all X and K band signals, but that’s more of an advanced feature. It also adds some fine tuned muting options, but again those are also for really dialing in your experience. They’re very similar. The Uniden is a little more basic, the XP offers a little more granular control. For most I think the DFR6 is plenty. If you like fiddling with things, get the SP.

      1. steve

        The new Radenso SP. vs The Uniden DFR6. For a basic entry level radar detector, do you have a recommendation?

      2. steve

        I was curious about the new Radenso SP, not so much the XP.

        1. Vortex

          Oh sorry I meant SP. Just a habit of saying XP. 🙂 It’s the same as the DFR7/XP debate, just without the GPS stuff rolled in.

  2. Steve

    Are you planning a review of the SP any time soon?

  3. Steve Patterson

    Should I run k narrow or wide?

    1. Vortex

      I generally prefer K Wide to make sure I’m scanning for all of K band, but if you’re in an area where K band isn’t heavily used, you can switch to K Narrow to scan a narrower range of frequencies and cut out some false alerts such as Acuras.

  4. mel kaye

    Hello
    For a fellow mainly concerned with metropolitan surburban areas and highway driving (not straight city) and does not want to spend a large amount-
    will the Rdenso perfom better than the ESCORT solo4?
    and filter out out more false alerts (blind spot signals and traffic sensor signals) and still be respond as well to actual radar and laser signals?

    Thank you
    Mel Kaye

    1. Vortex

      The Solo S4 is a very poor performer and based on 12 year old technology that hasn’t been updated since… The Radenso SP will be one of the best BSM filtering detectors on the market so I’d definitely recommend it over the S4 for sure in this case.

      If you drive a lot in metropolitan areas, I’d highly recommend a GPS-based detector like the Radenso XP. Having the low speed muting and GPS lockouts makes a huge difference in practice.

  5. mel kaye

    Thank you for the quick reply. When you say GPS based having the low speed muting & “GPS LOCKOUTS” what exactly does that mean?
    Thanks
    Mel

    1. Vortex

      Well it basically involves using a GPS chip inside the radar detector to help filter out false alerts.

      Low speed muting tells the detector to mute false alerts when you’re traveling below a set speed so your detector isn’t going crazy when you’re sitting at a redlight, for example.

      When you’re in the city you’ll encounter lots of false alerts from automatic door openers and speed signs on the side of the road. You can teach your detector to learn those specific signals as false alerts so that next time you drive by, the detector will recognize it again and mute it for you. Without this feature, your detector will cry wolf every time you pass by that signal. It’s a super useful feature that you’ll really want if you do any regular driving in urban areas.

      1. mel kaye

        Thank you for that answer.

        SO- If I understand it correctly — If we DO NOT intend to use the detector
        in the city environment -and ONLY USE IT in highway and surburban areas–The Radenso SP (with out the GPS chip) would offer all of the same filtering and sensitivity capability as the Radenso XP —Is that correct?

        Thank you for your reply

        Mel K

        1. Vortex

          For the most part. Performance and blind spot filtering are identical. The GPS chip adds low speed muting, GPS lockouts, and RLC alerts.

      2. mel kaye

        I see after some research , That the Radenso with the GPS @$399 seems to be comparable to the Uniden DRF7
        at a much lower cost.
        And it seems that the Uniden (with GPS) is almost the same cost as the Radenso Sp which does not have GPS.

        Considering the filters and sensitivity would you recommend one over the other ? Uniden DRF7 vs. Radenso SP?

        thank you

        1. Vortex

          The DFR7 is better if you’re driving in urban areas and need the GPS. If not, a more direct comparison would be Uniden DFR6 vs. Radenso SP. See this thread for more info about the SP: https://www.rdforum.org/showthread.php?t=60899

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