SPX5500 Radar Detector
SPX5500 Radar Detector
SPX5500 Radar Detector
SPX5500 Radar Detector
USD$ 139.95
Regular Price: USD$ 159.95
YOU SAVE: USD$ 20.00 (13%)

The new SPX 5500 is the culmination of Cobra's over 30 years of experience in building quality, high-performance, detectors. The game changing SPX Series nearly doubles the detection range, and warning time, of previous models!

Cobra uses the latest technology, military grade components, and the best design practices in the world to pack this phenomenal performance into a sleek detector nearly half the size of other detectors in the market.  Super-fast sweep circuitry provides extra detection range and the best possible advance warning to all radar/laser guns currently used in the United States and Canada, including POP Mode (Super-fast) Instant-on Radar guns.  DigiView Text Display provides clear indication of the signal being detected as well as current mode of the detector. 

Other features include Voice/Tone Alert, Signal Strength Meter, LaserEye, IntelliMute/IntelliMute Pro, VG-2/Spectre Radar Detector-Detectors, Safety Alert, Auto/Manual Mute, Dim Modes, City/Highway Filtering Modes, and Ku-band detection.

What's in the Box: SPX 5500 Radar Detector, Suction-Cup Mount Windsheild Bracket Kit, Coiled Power Cord, Documentation

  • Digiview™ Data Display - Provides easily recognizable digital text display
  • Xtreme Range Superheterodyne® Technology - Super-fast sweep circuitry provides extra detection range and the best possible advanced warning to even the fastest radar guns
  • Pop Mode Radar Gun Detection - Detects the latest Radar Gun Pop (Super-Fast Instant-On) Mode
  • Digital Signal Strength Meter - Provides the user with relative proximity to the target
  • Voice Alert™ - Provides the user with specific band voice annunciation

Weight
0.32 LBS (144.00 g)
Height
3.71" (94.30 mm)
Width
2.43" (61.60 mm)
Length
1.33" (33.80 mm)
SPX 5500 is rated 3.4286 out of 5 by 7.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Perfect Detector For Amazing Price! I bought this product back in may 2014. I am one to say I never drive the speed limit, and ive never been pulled over till this day (1/29/15) Detector has givin me almost 3/4 mile warning for cops, and half mile for red light cameras! it is amazing! It does not actually set off for false signals, it gets set off by some security systems and automatic doors, but when you go past them enough you can automatically set the detector to ignore it. Its never left my car and I bought a second one when it was on sale for my friend. EXCELLENT!
Date published: 2015-01-29
Rated 5 out of 5 by from I LOVE IT! This was the perfect XMAS gift. Yes I agree you sometimes get false signals; but it isn't really a false signal when its detecting something. The user guide tells you this will happen, and there are several things you can change to make it more quiet. The fact that someone would rely 100% on an electronic device to stay out of a ticket is absurd. 85% of the time that I have used it over the last 4 days it has been extremely accurate, with plenty of notice, even up in the mountains. HIGHLY RECOMMEND. A+++++++
Date published: 2014-12-30
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Good but no so good I bought this product two months ago and was totally fine until recently, kept giving me ridiculous false signals. But when I did contact customer support the lady wasn't very nice or seemed willing to help, but the worst part is I have to pay my own way to ship it out to them to fix it if thats even possible. I most likely just going to sell this one and buy a different companies product.
Date published: 2014-10-08
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Radar Detector for the price This Detector works great, had it for a few weeks and picked up 5 cops on the highway on one 350 mile trip. It gives you lots of warning.
Date published: 2014-11-25
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Sorry Awfull, the worst Unit i ever purchased I would not recommend that unit. If i could find my receipt i would return it immediatly. Less than a month of owning that unit. Yes it does give you real alarms when you approaching a radar however it also gave you 3 times more alarms for no valid reasons. Mine goes off randomly for no reason in totally remote area, react to Audi car around me ( Suspect it may be trigger from their blind spot transmitter but very specific to most Audi cars surrounding me on the road) and the most annoying is that it gives me on a regular daily basis at different locations the "train" alarm when there is not a train track within more than 10 miles... so because so many faulse alarms, (even in city mode to attenuate the quantity of faulse alarm) you do not pay attention to it anymore and will be caught. My previous 5 years old , cheapest unit bought for $59 at a different company did gave me so much better results than this one... i will stay away from a cobra product any more as it relate to Radar detector.. And i did pay more (as i my credit card statement show as i did not keep the receipt) at an approved distributor (best buy) that it show on the manufacture web site to top it off. not very happy....
Date published: 2014-10-03
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Too much False alerts I bought this almost a month ago, and so far it has only given me mainly False Alerts!
Date published: 2014-08-23
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What is the difference between the spx5500 and the spx 6700? Is is worth the extra money for just driving around the city?

Asked by: patuckys
Technically these units are very similar. The main difference would be on design. Here are the Specifications Sheets for your reference. SPX 6700: https://www.cobra.com/sites/default/files/features/SPX6700_SPEC.pdf SPX 5500: https://www.cobra.com/products/spx/spx-5500 To see other frequently asked questions visit: https://www.cobra.com/support/faqs Should you have additional questions, please contact our Customer Care Group at 773 889 3087. Thank you for choosing Cobra!
Answered by: Jorge
Date published: 2015-02-23

Will my device be invisible for radar detector detectors (RDDs) while I turn VG-2 and Spectre I & IV+ Alerts Off. Because I receive a lot of Spectre alarms and I wanna turn it off.

Asked by: Amier
Please note, it is legal to have a radar detector in your personal vehicle anywhere in the U.S. except WA & VA. You may turn VG2 and Spectre off to help speed up detection on other bands you do need. To see other frequently asked questions click here: https://www.cobra.com/support/faqs Should you have additional questions, please contact our Customer Care Group at 773 889 3087. Thank you for choosing Cobra!
Answered by: Jorge
Date published: 2015-02-18

Can you completely disable the X band and KU band?

Asked by: Josh17
Yes, you may disable both bands. X = Press and hold the city button. (3 seconds) KU = Press and hold Dimm and mute buttons at the same time for about 3 seconds. Owner's manual: https://www.cobra.com/sites/default/files/manuals/SPX5500_MANL.pdf To see other frequently asked questions click here: https://www.cobra.com/support/faqs Should you have additional questions, please contact our Customer Care Group at 773 889 3087. Thank you for choosing Cobra!
Answered by: Jorge
Date published: 2015-02-10

Please what is the range that device detect laser signal (police device: lasertecht LTI 20/20 the specs shows 4.000ft or 1.200km)

Asked by: Douglas
In flat, open conditions the range is at least 2 miles. Please note that road conditions (hills and curves) can affect the range. To see other frequently asked questions click here: https://www.cobra.com/support/faqs Should you have additional questions, please contact our Customer Care Group at 773 889 3087. Thank you for choosing Cobra!
Answered by: Jorge
Date published: 2015-02-05

what is the difference between XRS and spx  series . I was deciding to buy spx 5500 or XRS 9470. Can you please give me a brief comparison. thanks, also let me know which one should i buy

Asked by: ram thakor
I would recommend the SPX series being the newest in the market. Described in more details here: https://www.cobra.com/products/spx/spx-5500 XRS 9470 Specs Sheet: https://www.cobra.com/sites/default/files/features/XRS9470_SPEC.pdf To see other frequently asked questions click here: https://www.cobra.com/support/faqs Should you have additional questions, please contact our Customer Care Group at 773 889 3087. Thank you for choosing Cobra!
Answered by: Jorge
Date published: 2015-01-29

Which is better spx5500 or iradar 2000 I have both but selling one, want to keep best

Asked by: Road9king
I think you must mean the SPX 5500 vs IRAD 200. They both have their merits and provide excellent protection. They do however have some different features. For example the SPX 5500 has a built-in display and cannot pair to a cell phone, while the IRAD 200 can pair to a phone but does not have a display. There is no big difference in performance, so it boils down to which features you like best.
Answered by: BrianCobra
Date published: 2015-01-09

Can I use it in Turkey?

Asked by: tolzey
All Cobra radar detectors (receiver) operate anywhere in the world. However you would need to find out what are the frequency ranges used by speed enforcement officials in your country. See below for the range of frequencies covered by Cobra radar receivers. RADAR BANDS Modern radar detectors have numerous "bands" of operation. Each band corresponds to a specific frequency range or function. Following is a description of the bands available in Cobra radar detectors. X BAND The frequency range of the X band is 10.475 to 10.575 gigahertz. The X band was the first microwave radar band introduced. Almost all false alerts occur on the X band, because there are many stray signals in this frequency range. Some examples are automatic door openers at supermarkets, some security systems, and microwave transmission towers. K BAND The frequency range of the K band is 24.0 to 24.25 gigahertz. This is the second microwave radar band introduced by radar gun manufacturers. It is rare to get a false alert on K band, but automatic door openers are currently being manufactured that operate in the K band. Ka BAND The frequency range of the Ka band is 33.4 to 36.0 gigahertz. This is the newest microwave radar band. It is rare to get a false alert on Ka band. Ku Band The frequency range of the Ku band is 13.4 to 13.47 gigahertz. The Ku band is being used in Europe. Although the FCC has allocated this band for law enforcement use, currently no radar guns in the USA operate on the Ku band. This may change in the future. Not all Cobra models can detect the Ku band. LASER Laser is light, so this is not a microwave radar band. The laser guns operate in the infrared region, which is invisible to your eye. The infrared region is extremely high in frequency, so it is typically described in terms of wavelength. Cobra radar detectors detect in the range of 860 to 960 nanometers. Cobra's newest models can distinguish between the different laser guns currently in use by law enforcement, so we have split the laser band into separate bands. Older Cobra detectors cannot distinguish between the different laser guns, but they will still provide an alert. It is extremely rare to get a false alert on laser. POP Mode POP mode is not a separate band. Rather, it is a special mode of operation. When the officer uses POP mode, the radar gun sends out a very short pulse. The pulse is so short that most radar detectors will not provide an alert. Typically the officer cannot write a ticket using POP mode, because it is not 100% reliable. But they will use it to sample your speed, and then decide whether to clock you in the normal way. Only a small percentage of radar guns offer POP mode. Higher end Cobra radar detectors can detect the POP signal. VG2 / SPECTRE. The VG2 and Spectre guns are special devices used by law enforcement to identify the presence of a radar detector. It looks like a radar gun, but it does not measure speed. It tells the officer if you are using a radar detector. It works because all radar detectors leak a small amount of signal. Radar detectors are currently illegal in Virginia, the District of Columbia, and most parts of Canada. Radar detectors are also illegal in all 50 states for commercial drivers (truck drivers, taxi drivers, etc.). If the above does not apply to you, then you don't have to worry about being detected. All current Cobra radar detectors incorporate special circuitry so that they are invisible to the VG2 gun and to Spectre IV. The above bands are all detection methods in use by law enforcement. The following bands are not for law enforcement, they provide safety information. SAFETY ALERT Designed by Cobra, Safety Alert is a system for alerting motorists to emergency vehicles or safety hazards. It requires a transmitter installed on the emergency vehicle. For radar detectors not equipped with Safety Alert, they will provide a K band warning. The motorist will then slow down and look around, taking notice of the emergency vehicle. For Cobra detectors, it will provide a Safety Alert warning, notifying you that an emergency vehicle is nearby. Safety Alert transmitters may also be present at railroad crossings and construction zones. Not all emergency vehicles are using Safety Alert. Each local municipality decides for themselves. STROBE ALERT Many cities have been using a special sensor mounted on traffic lights, which detects a special strobe light on emergency vehicles. When an emergency vehicle approaches the intersection, the lights turn red for all directions. This stops all traffic to help prevent accidents with the emergency vehicle. The newest Cobra radar detectors can detect the special strobe light, and warn you of an approaching emergency vehicle. Not all emergency vehicles are equipped with the special strobe light. Frequently asked questions: https://www.cobra.com/support/faqs Thank you for choosing Cobra!
Answered by: Jorge
Date published: 2014-12-29

Is there a way to disable the "train" detection on this device?  Mine is constantly giving false alarms

Asked by: bpcruiser
If you made some changes in the menu, I would recommend restoring it back to factory settings, it comes preset from the factory. You may also turn the POP mode off. Frequently asked questions: https://www.cobra.com/support/faqs Thank you for choosing Cobra!
Answered by: Jorge
Date published: 2014-12-22
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