Here’s a teardown of the GT-7. It is indeed essentially a Max with different clothing. (Max2 teardown here.)
I did find some minor differences when taking it apart so it’s not exactly a 1:1 swap… things like the new case has one little access area to open it up while the Max2 has two, the two PCB’s have only one connector holding them together rather than the two of the Max2, but otherwise it seems to be basically the same thing in my quick perusals.
Let’s take the Max2 apart and take a look inside to see how it’s put together, how the horn looks, how the laser receiver works,where the speaker is, and so on. This was fun. 🙂
- By Vortex in Beltronics, Cobra, Escort, LRD950, Max, Radar Detector Shootouts, Radar Detectors, Radenso, Radenso Pro, Radenso Pro SE, Redline, RX65, Stinger, Stinger VIP, Uniden, Valentine One
September 25, 2015
So as many of you know, I did another RD test last week with the help of many of you guys.
Here’s a side-by-side comparison between the components of the older Stinger DSI and the newer Stinger VIP.
In the video you’ll see the differences between the antennas, the main computer, the speakers, and the displays.
You can purchase a Stinger VIP at StingerRadarUSA.com and save 10% with the coupon code “VortexRadar.”
Here’s a look at the Stinger VIP components that come with a dual antenna radar detector package.
Stinger VIP Components
You’ll find the computer, two antennas, display, speaker, GPS antenna, brackets, and power cable.
It also comes with some other things not pictured here such as the USB drive and cable, extension box, manual, and some additional installation hardware.
The Beltronics Magnum offers a number of different settings and options that help you customize the detector to maximize your performance and minimize your false alerts. This video will walk you through the different menu options and explain what the different settings mean.
If you’d like to learn more about the Escort Passport Max2 radar detector, here’s my Max2 review video.
The Max2 is basically designed to be an easy to use, plug and play radar detector that does just about everything for you with little to no setup. It can even filter out false alerts automatically while other detectors will require you to tell it what’s a false alert or not, so it’s a detector that you can put on your windshield and let it do the work.
Best Radar Detectors
Uniden R3 ($399)
Best performing radar detector, great bang for the buck, very popular
Escort Max 360c ($599)
Lots of bells and whistles, arrows, plug-and-play, easiest to use
Radenso Pro M ($449)
Long range, quiet radar detector, MRCD/CT detection capabilities
Uniden DFR7 ($169)
Best affordable detector for city and highway driving
Best Remote Radar Detectors
Escort Max Ci ($1999, $2399 w/ arrows)
Integrated, automated, and refined radar detector
Radenso RC M ($1599, $1849 w/ arrows)
Best futureproof remote RD, can integrate with ALP, best BSM filtering, MRCD support
Net Radar DSP ($649, $1149 w/ arrows)
Best bang for the buck remote radar detector, integrates with AntiLaser Priority