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Whistler PRO-78 SE High-Performance Pro Series Radar/Laser Detector with Blue Text Display Real Voice Alerts & Alert Periscopes, Black

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Technical Details:

Brand Whistler
Product Dimensions 2.25 x 7.81 x 6.06 inches
Manufacturer WHISTLER
Manufacturer Part# PRO-78SE
Color Black
  • Blue Text Display provides distinct visual confirmation of signals detected, signal strength, and indicates engaged modes of operation
  • 360-Degrees of Coverage - Detects from Front, Sides and Rear
  • Total Band Protection X band - K band - SuperWideBand Ka - Laser, the only 4 bands that are used for speed measurement
  • VG-2 Detection when engaged, alerts to VG-2 presence
  • Detects Laser Atlanta Stealth Mode technology intended to defeat laser detectors
  • Alert Periscope LED’s on top of the unit provide additional visual alert
  • Real Voice Alerts provide verbal alerts for modes selected and bands received, allowing you to keep your eyes on the road
  • Vehicle Battery Saver Feature Automatically Shuts Off Unit If Not in Use


The Whistler Pro-78SE Laser Radar Detector offers exclusive high performance and is a great addition to our Radar-Laser Detector Pro Series. Offering a bundle of great features like Ka Max Mode, Total Band Protection, Real Voice Alert, Radar Signature ID (RSID), Laser Signature ID (LSID), Laser Atlanta Stealth Mode Detection, POP Mode Detection, INTELLICORD Ready, and much more. 360- Degree MAXX Coverage detects threats from the front, sides, and rear of your vehicle. Low Profile Alert Periscopes provide an added attention getting visual alert. The two extra LEDs flash on and off when the unit alarms to provide a unique visual alert. With the easy-to-read Blue Text Display, the Pro-78SE is the total package. Laser radar detectors are legal for passenger vehicles in every state except Virginia & Washington, D.C. Radar receivers are prohibited in commercial vehicles over 10,000 lbs. Whistler laser radar detectors receive laser guns that operate at a laser wavelength of 905+/50nm. Whistler detectors receive the following radar frequencies: 10.500 10.550 GHz - X Band; 24.050 24.250 GHz - K Band; 33.400 36.000 GHz - SuperWideBand Ka. This includes the POP instant-on feature, which operates within the K & Ka bands. This model comes complete with a Windshield Bracket Kit, Power Cord & Manual for quick & easy setup.

Over the past four decades Whistler has built a brand that stands for quality, innovation, and proven performance.

Product Description

The pro-78se:enhanced high performance!detects laser atlanta stealth modeka max mode - - improved ka band sensitivityexclusive radar signature id - rsid - displays known ka gun frequenciesexclusive laser signature id - lsid - displays pulses per second (pps)of the received laser signalthree (3) filter modes provides extra filteringauto dim modeblue text displayintellicord ready - program which features intellicord controlsreal voice alerts - selectablepatented pop mode detectionexclusive low profile alert periscopestotal band protection - selectable360° maxx coverage 3 city modes/highway modehigh gain lensstay alertdim modesquiet/auto quiet modesalert prioritysetting savervehicle battery saver - selectablesafety warning system - swsincluded accessories: - power cord - direct wire kit - windshield mount - dash pad

 Product Description Whistler's Pro-78SE is a detector that maximizes sensitivity and minimizes falsing. Ka Max Mode gives you improved Ka Band sensitivity. Radar Signature ID displays known Ka gun frequencies to help distinguish threats, and Laser Signature ID does the same by displaying pulses per second of received laser signals. Take advantage of 360-degree coverage for all radar and laser bands, Whistler's patented POP-mode detection, and a wealth of other features in this compact detector.

The Pro-78SE maximizes sensitivity and minimizes falsing. Click to enlarge.

Blue Text Display
The brilliant blue text display provides distinct visual confirmation of signals detected, signal strength, and indicates engaged modes of operation.

Filter Mode
There are times when a radar detector can emit the same frequency as police radar and can cause your detector to falsely alarm. Sometimes a detector can display a signal when picking up another radar detector in vehicle close by. The Whistler Filter Mode checks the signal to verify if it's a legitimate police radar or a false alert from another detector.

Auto Dim Mode
The Auto Dim feature automatically switches the illumination of the text display between the bright and dim settings according to varying light conditions so that the text display will always be easy to read.

Add the Whistler INTELLICORD and you'll be able to remotely control the radar detector in settings such as power on/off, city modes, dim/dark and quiet/auto quiet with a simple press of a button.

Real Voice Alerts

Real Voice provides added information to the detected signal over and above the simple band ID tones from internal speaker. Click to enlarge.

Add the Whistler INTELLICORD for remote control of radar detector settings. Click to enlarge.

Real Voice provides added information to the detected signal over and above the simple band ID tones. The unit says "X band" when it detects an X band signal. This allows you to keep your eyes on-the-road. Real Voice is also used to articulate Safety Warning System messages and feature selections. Real Voice will be used to articulate the following:
  • Band Identification
  • Safety Warning System messages
  • Feature Selection

Low Profile Alert Periscopes
Whistler's Low Profile Alert Periscopes provide an added attention getting visual alert. The two extra LEDs flash on and off when the unit alarms to provide a unique visual alert.

3 City Modes/Highway Mode
Highway mode provides full audio and visual warning of laser/radar systems while maintaining full sensitivity. Highway mode is the default setting of all Whistler's laser/radar detectors. City mode helps reduce the annoyance of automatic door openers and burglar alarm alerts by providing an initial alert (same distance as Highway Mode) then remaining quiet unless the signal strength becomes very strong. When the signal increases the unit will alert briefly to notify you of the change in signal strength.

Stay Alert
The Stay Alert feature is designed to test a driver's alertness. Within 30 to 60 seconds after the feature is engaged an alert is sounded; to show alertness, the driver must press the volume, city or the mute button within 3-5 seconds. If a button is pressed within 3-5 seconds, the cycle is repeated. If a button was not pressed within 3-5 seconds the unit alarms at full volume and the display shows an unique visual alert.

Quiet/Auto Quiet Modes
Pressing QUIET before a signal is detected engages Auto Quiet Mode, which automatically reduces the audio level after the initial warning to a low audio level setting. Pressing QUIET during a radar/laser encounter silences audio alerts, while allowing visual alerts to keep you informed.

Alert Priority
When two or more signals are received at the same time, the alert priority is: Laser, VG-2, Speed Radar, Safety Radar.

Example: If X band is alerting, then suddenly a VG-2 signal is detected, the VG-2 warning will override the X band alert.

Vehicle Battery Saver Mode
The Vehicle Battery Saver Mode automatically shuts off your detector within 3 hours if you forget to turn it off. The timer is reset if the detector is turned off, unplugged or any button is pressed before the 6 hours have expired. The detector will alert you with an audible and visual warning before it shuts off.

Safety Warning System--SWS
This relatively new radar is not for speed detection at all, it is used to keep you informed of highway safety. Transmitters are installed and programmed (for example: in emergency vehicles) to make you aware of possible situations that may require your attention, such as: ambulance vehicles that are moving or stationary, road hazards ahead, road construction delays or detours, etc.

What's in the Box
Whistler PRO-78 SE, Power Cord, Direct Wire Kit, Windshield Mount, Dash Pad, User's Manual

Warranty and Notice

1 year

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