Radenso has just released their latest detector, the Radenso SP!
Radenso SP Radar Detector
The Radenso SP is a GPS-less version of their popular Radenso XP. It’s essentially the same thing with the same level of performance, 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.
Update: The Radenso SP has since been discontinued. The XP was more popular and was often considered o one of the best radar detectors and Radenso wanted to simplify their lineup. However, the SP will continue to be updated and supported.
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Would you recommend the radenso sp over the uniden dfr6?
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.
The new Radenso SP. vs The Uniden DFR6. For a basic entry level radar detector, do you have a recommendation?
I was curious about the new Radenso SP, not so much the XP.
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.
Are you planning a review of the SP any time soon?
Should I run k narrow or wide?
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.
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?
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.
Thank you for the quick reply. When you say GPS based having the low speed muting & “GPS LOCKOUTS” what exactly does that mean?
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.
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
For the most part. Performance and blind spot filtering are identical. The GPS chip adds low speed muting, GPS lockouts, and RLC alerts.
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?
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
How about a video on the reissued Radendo SP. I just bought one and I think your explanations of settings and expectations are great. I live about 10 miles outside of Boston and would like to know how to best set up my unit. Thanks!
It’s on the list! Luckily Radenso gives you great settings out of the box so you won’t need to do much to it. The manual covers a lot of the settings in the meantime if you’d like to learn more. https://files.radenso.com/Radenso_SP_User_Manual.pdf
If only Radenso would make a non-GPS Pro M version…
I just have zero use for increased cost of GPS. I look for performance and basic set up. Sometimes less is better.