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Cardo Scala Rider G9x Powerset
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Cardo G9x Bluetooth Powerset

A few key updates separate the Cardo Scala G9X from the previous Cardo G9. The Cardo G9X now allows for music sharing from rider to passenger. The G9X unit also allows the speakers to be easily detached from the helmet clamp and the unit now ships with the option of either a boom or a wired microphone for ideal mounting in almost any helmet.


  • Bike-to-Bike intercom range of up to 1 mile*
  • One+8” Intercom - toggle between 9 riders
  • 4-Way full duplex intercom conference mode
  • Voice Recognition and Voice Command technology for true hands-free operation
  • Flash Pairing - simply ‘bump’ two G9s together and you’re ready to hit the road!
  • Click-to-Link for spontaneous intercom with Scala Riders nearby with no need for pre-pairing
  • Music Sharing: Rider and Passenger can listen to the same stereo music (via A2DP)
  • Android App for individual Scala Rider customization (first of its kind!)
  • Cardo Community online social platform allows you to invite friends on a ride, personalize your unit's settings and access software updates
  • Group Signal: Send an audio alert to up to 8 other riders in your group simultaneously
  • Hot-Dial number (customizable)
  • Multiple Connectivity options:
    • Dual Handsfree profile to connect 2 Bluetooth-enabled mobile phones
    • Mobile Phone Conference Mode (rider, passenger, outside caller)
    • Stereo Bluetooth (A2DP) enabled MP3 player / iPod or smartphone to stream wireless music
    • Non-Bluetooth audio player (via MP3 cord)
    • Receive in-the-ear navigation instructions from Bluetooth enabled GPS (must support HS profile)
    • Intercom connectivity to all other compatible Scala Rider models
  • Built-in FM radio with RDS, 6 programmable station presets and smart auto scan
    • 6 station presets with auto scan
    • Automatic selection of the strongest signal
    • Radio on time: 8-10 hours
    • Automatic radio muting for incoming calls
  • AGC technology: Self-adjusting speaker volume according to speed and ambient noise (pat. pend. individual adjustability)
  • Volume Per Mode: Set & save volume levels according to audio source
  • VOX activation: Make and answer phone and intercom calls without taking your hands off the handlebars
  • Voice-control for receiving / rejecting incoming mobile or intercom calls (Customizable)
  • Packet Loss Concealment: Real-Time compensation of audio losses in challenging environments
  • Interchangeable Hybrid and Corded microphones in the same package to suit any helmet
  • Multilingual status announcements Interchangeable hybrid and corded microphones
  • Replaceable plug-in speakers (3.5mm connection)
  • Up to 13 hours talk time, 1 week standby
  • Waterproof and Dustproof unit

Note: Results may vary according to terrain. Reduced operational range when connected to certain Scala Rider models. Minimum Requirement: Windows® XP/Mac OS X 10.5.

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Cardo Scala Rider G9x Powerset 4.4 5 13 13
good device but...... is easy to install, the battery last for more that a week with moderate use , but i have an issue when i listen music. the music interupts for 1-2 seconds and I try to kkep my phone on my armband , but no result, the intreruption is still present. the other issue is the range. when i ride with my wife , the actual range is smaller than advertised . after 400-500 meters the conection drops......and we use the same phone , Galaxy Note 3 . So I wait an explantion for this issue. September 5, 2014
Great sound and excellent quality! But a little expensive, hard to install and to operate This is an amazing product! It has a lot of great fuctionalities. The sound's quality is the best. However, it demands a little more work than usual to install and it takes some time to fully discover its fuctionalities. September 2, 2014
Great Features Love all of the features with this unit. Husband and me ride separately and have been able to communicate with more than 1/2 mile separation when antennas were down! Only two problem issues: 1) voice commands can sometimes be difficult to initiate. 2) Control buttons are difficult to use while riding especially with full finger gloves. (This is even more frustrating when the voice command feature won't engage!) We primarily use the intercom feature though and it is great! Wonderful clarity, we talk at normal voice levels (wearing modular helmets) with speeds of 60-65 and no road noise! We have only been using the system for three weeks so maybe using the buttons while riding will improve with time. Happy with the purchase and would buy it again! July 28, 2014
This product functions as described I have a GPS on my bike and my iPhone. Both connect to the Scala Rider as indicated in the write up. While listening to music the GPS cuts in with turn instructions and then goes back to the music. I don't have any problems with sound quality. I tried to attach a pair or headphones, which worked fine, but my ears got sore so I switched to the speakers. July 21, 2014
Hope Sena will be better Mounted on the helmet system constantly clings to the side of trunk (Goldwing). I can't say that "my hands grow out of wrong place" and I installed base not properly, but today the base broke away from the helmet. There is another clip-on base with a screw but it not compateble to my helmets, so, I can accept that it is most likely due to the nature of helmets geometry (Nolan-n43) on my other helmets - Nolan-n104 the base hangs on better. The biggest disappointment is after ONLY FOUR HOURS of work a brand new device DIED. It is showing a dim red light and not power on at all. I've read some forums and came to the conclusion that it is quiet often issue. July 15, 2014
Cut the cord already! We took this for an extended trip. I like this unit. With the web you can customize many settings. It does a lot right but some of the not so good. Battery life was good enough for us. Our longest day was 11 hours. We didn't turn it off during breaks. We only took one charger with us and was able to get them both charged up overnight. Audio from the BMW GTL only paired to one headset. Wonder wheel volume has no effect. Volume is controlled with plus/minus buttons. Sirius radio is bad. Bad enough not to want to bother with it. FM is ok Memory stick is ok Audio from the GPS is great if paired separately. I have not tried MP3 from the GPS yet maybe that's better than the bike's audio. Sometimes it gets a little too loud. Yes the Cardo G9x can pair two music input devices on separate bluetooth channels. I have the GPS set on channel one and the bike's audio on the second channel. My phone is paired via the GPS. Intercom is very good with excellent noise reduction. But at Texas highway speeds my wife had trouble hearing me but I could hear her fine. It might be that I need a better windshield. I might try a more aggressive auto volume adjustment setting on her unit. [Edit] changing the automatic volume gain control did resolve this. Phone via the GPS connection works great even at high speeds and has priority over music or intercom. No wind noise is transmitted though the phone. Using the VOX. It is set at medium as default. Gretchen had problems activating it so I made it easier to activate but then at speeds over 70 the wind would activate it. Not a problem if you just want intercom, but the intercom wouldn't turn off so you could get the music. Again improving the GTLs wind protection might be an option. Or just turn off the VOX and use the button. [Edit] changing the VOX senitivity back did resolve this. There is no blending of audio sources like being able to hear music while in intercom mode. Looking forward to testing other vendor unit soon to be released. Music share works but after interrupted by an intercom session your music will come back but you have to re share it to the second set. Its not smart enough to go back to the way you had it. Simple enough to reestablish but grows annoying after a while. Its probably better just to set up 2 separate audio sources for each headset. Twice during the trip I had to turn off my unit and back on again (like CTL-ALT-DELETE). It just acted very strange with a cyber echo. Not sure what that was all about but I got the impression like its CPU was just overloaded. Looking forward to testing other vendor multi-CPU unit. Still we love not having to deal with cords. May 24, 2014
Phone calls not as clear as the older Q2 I have been a Cardo user/customer for over 7 years and my latest set (Scala Rider Q2) dead unfortunately last week. So I purchased the new G9x Powerset. Installation and configuration was very simple and easy to do. My main uses of the unit was for telephone calls and music from my XM Sirius Zumo 665. Huge difference in sound quality with the larger speakers and higher volume and in full Stereo, bravo! The FM reception is not that good and disappointing as my complex tuner on the old Q2 had better reception. The sound quality for phone calls is not even close to the quality of the Q2. Before nobody could tell I was on the bike now everybody does!!! Please fix that issue... May 19, 2014
All around great product Can't believe I waited this long! Works great takes a little to get used to the buttons what to push for what function but after that just a fine piece. It's great not having to not yell at stop lights & the ease of letting my fellow riders aware of danger just by speaking through the mic. April 28, 2014
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Cardo Scala Rider G9x Powerset
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RevZilla Store asked: Why did you choose this?
Sue W: weather resistant feature Aug 31, 2014
Ricardo T: Check in your revzilla web site, the best Q&A Aug 7, 2014
Kevin C: Checked out the reviews and I have the G4 which has been good for a number of years now - so the G9x should be a good 21st gift to my son. Aug 3, 2014
Kim N: After doing a bunch of research and asking a friend, whom owns a Scala Rider G4, I decided that this would be the best choice for my bike helmet. Jul 25, 2014
Raymond W: new rider training device. Previously owned Q4 and enjoyed it a lot it really does make a difference in riding communication experience Jul 7, 2014
kevin H: Great review from anthony. Jul 1, 2014
Kevin N: Looking forward to multiple input blue tooth, the ability to make calls and converse with other riders up to 1 mile. Jun 17, 2014
M I: because I want to plug in my own earplugs with built in earphones Jun 16, 2014
Michael N: The best bluetooth tech at the time. Waiting for the Sena 20. May 20, 2014
Eric F: Great reviews across the Web. Mar 25, 2014
Suellen C: I used to ride with my husband on back of our gold wing.... Now I have a cruiser....so I can still have my music and hands free phone calls. We can still talk between helmets also......just what I was looking for. Mar 16, 2014
Raymond L: Recommendation from riding friend and follow-up research by me. Mar 15, 2014
Kenneth P. D: I have used the G4's for years and have over 175k miles of use. They last all day long between charges. I purchased the G9x as an upgrade for the ease of pairing with other riders. Mar 14, 2014
JOHN KAPPEYNE J: Always wanted it..Good reviews. Friend has the 9 and is very enthusiastic about it. Mar 11, 2014
Mike B: To communicate easier with my wife when she rides here bike or when she's on the back of mine. I also have a 120 mile round trip commute to work, so now I can talk to her through my phone going to and from work. Mar 4, 2014
Trevor F: To use with my wife's and my new helmets, and to upgrade from our original G4 units which have served us well. Jan 27, 2014
alvin o asked: will this be suitable for the Arai RX-Q and the Shoei GT-Air? Aug 26, 2014
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A s: I have an Arai that either is or is close to the RX-Q. I think these will fit on any helmet, but they fit on my Arai perfectly. Really like them (was debating between these and the other popular brand, think made by Bell). I took an older version of these on a 2 month trip around south america and they were champs. Decided to stick with Scala, so far so good. Aug 27, 2014
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Steven M: I can't answer for those helmets. I have two modular helmets that I have them attached to. A Nolan n 202 and a Shoei ( not sure of model right now). They both were able to take the kit well. The Shoei I had a little difficulty getting the speaker wiring around the back of the helmet since it is molded tight. Aug 27, 2014
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Steve R: I have an Arai RX-Q and my wife has a Shoei RF-1100 and these work just fine. Though I will say it fits better on the Arai as the Shoei design dips down on the side more and tends to bump the shoulder when you turn your head. But not a deal breaker. Aug 27, 2014
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David G: The G9x came with lots of mounting options. Although I have it installed on a Harley helmet and a Bilt helmet, so I don't specifically about yours helmet. Their customer support is fantastic and could probably answer your question better. Aug 27, 2014
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Jeff E: The various mounting selections make it very easy to mount. You can use adhesive, or the clamps and select different microphones. I would say it can fit just about any type of helmet. Look at the pictures of the mounting brackets. Aug 27, 2014
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Robert J: will work great in any helmet the package come with 4 different options to attach them to the helmet so it will fit practically anything Aug 27, 2014
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Victor P: Hello Alvin!

My friend have the GT-Air is using the G9x Scala Rider and he is veeery happy!
Aug 27, 2014
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Hector Alexander B asked: What is the difference between Cardo Scala Rider Powerset G9x and Cardo Scala Rider headset G9x? Aug 6, 2014
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Jose R M: There are the exactly the same the only difference is that in the powerset you are getting two systems insted of one.

By the way they work great !!!
Aug 6, 2014
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Michael N: The "Powerset" comes with 2 Cardo Scala Rider headsets already "paired". Aug 6, 2014
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CONSTANTIN GABRIEL D: The powerset is actualy a set of 2 devices , rider and pasanger. Aug 6, 2014
salvatore s: Power set comes with 2 cardo the other comes with 1 cardo Aug 6, 2014
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Raymond L: Powerset is two headsets. No other difference. Aug 7, 2014
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Eric F: I think the powerset has two headsets Aug 6, 2014
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A shopper asked: will this be suitable for the Arai RX-Q and the Shoei GT-Air? Aug 26, 2014
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carlos g: Using the external mounting ("glue-on" ) it most fit in your helmet. I have it installed on the Arai XD4 and Schuberth C3. the glue on holds the radio perfectly. the devices works just perfect, this is my 2nd pair of scala riders and so far great service. i have other 3 friends with their systems and communication quality is really good

send your email and i can provide photos of how the radios were installed
Aug 27, 2014
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George D: I don't know if this will answer your question however I have it on my Shoei Neotec helmet and works for me especially the blue tooth connection to my cell phone where I can answer a call even if I am listening to music before the call. After the call it goes back to the music (Pandora). Aug 27, 2014
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Trevor F: I cannot say, although I have them fitted to both my wife's and my Schuberth C3 Pro helmets, plus my Arai XD4 helmet, and they work fine. Sep 30, 2014
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Darryl L: Yes it is suitable for the GT-Air, that is the helmet I have mine mounted on. Aug 27, 2014
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Steve B: Yes, I believe so. Aug 26, 2014
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A shopper asked: Can you use the G9X while charging? Jul 26, 2014
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Gary P: You can trun the unit on but not sure logistically how you would do that.
Plus the the rubber plug will not be sealed allowing dust inti the plug area.
Jul 26, 2014
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Jeff E: It does come on when you connect it to a power source. I don't know if you can shut it off when its being charged, that is a question I have. Jul 26, 2014
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carlos g: definitely not Aug 27, 2014
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JAMES M: no. Jul 27, 2014
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A shopper asked: I am looking to talk bike to bike to two G9 owners and I want to have intercom with my wife on the back. I am not all that interested in connecting to my cell phone. I may want to talk bluetooth to a Garmin GPS. I want to connect my mp3 player hard wire to the headphone and I want the option to connect an in-ear headphone as well as normal in helmet speakers. Will a Q3 allow me to do this or do I need a G9x? Sep 8, 2014
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Harold L: Check the comparison index on Cardo's web site and it will show you the features between the models.
A quick look and I think you can get the features you mentioned with the Q3
I went with the G9X
Sep 8, 2014
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Guilherme C: Sorry man, I can't help you with that. I bought the G9x and this was my first communicator. I don't know the functionalities of the Q3. Sep 9, 2014
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Chris J asked: Hi Guys,
I need some help in deciding between Sena 20S or the Cardo scala G9X. Which is the better to choose???
I'm torn.
Sep 6, 2014
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Predrag I: The Cardo Scala Rider G9x is pretty good, the voice is clear and there is no background / wind noise. I bought a dual pack for me and my girlfriend, one works amazingly but the other has some issues at times where it would just start to make the typical cutting out / interference noise. Kind of sounds like wind noise, its fixed via turning the bluetooth off and back on, but that is kind of annoying sometimes having to do that while riding and due to my bike being very loud its hard to hear when the bluetooth is off or back on. Sep 6, 2014
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JOHN KAPPEYNE J: I bought the Car do in March...I Don,t ride that much, but when I do, I use it. The sound is great, voice commands work well. Bluetooth mobile dials the wrong number sometimes, it does interpret a name wrong.
I found the reception on radio stations adequate, though the antenna could use improvements. Signal gets stronger if I hold my hand touching the unit.
It is a sophisticated piece, that takes a while to learn how to operate.other than that, no regrets.
Sep 6, 2014
Al M asked: Will this system allow me to place a call or answer my iphone through a voice command only or will other actions be required?
Any word on the eta for the app for the apple products?
Apr 8, 2014
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Michael N: You have options. Depending on your hardware and how you set things up. You can use voice commands or not. Example incoming call will auto ignor if you don't say anything. Apr 8, 2014
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Al M: Thanks. Can you have it announce the caller by name or number like my Blueant headset does or do you only get a ring? Apr 8, 2014
Michael N: I don't think it can do text to speach from your phone book and announce the caller. I have mine phone paired to the GPS and I see the caller's name on the GPS screen. Apr 8, 2014
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A shopper asked: Will the G9x audio kit work with the G9 unit. Specifically, can I buy a new G9x audio kit to mount my G9 unit and use my skullcandy earbuds? When is the realease date and how long after will the audio kits be available as an accessory item? Thank you. Feb 4, 2014
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Trevor F: The G9x Audio Kit is not yet available to the best of my knowledge, and I have not had a chance to fit my new G9x units, so I cannot tell you whether the G4/G9 unit will fit the G9x mount and work. Suggest you contact Cardo Systems to find out when the G9x Audio Kit will be available and it's compatibility to older units. Feb 19, 2014
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Thomas L: Yes it is now available and compatible with the G9 unit...works great... Apr 1, 2014
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A shopper asked: Can the G9X fit on a half helmet? Apr 4, 2014
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A S: I believe that you have to get the half helmet adapter kit accessory ($59) in order to make it work/fit properly... Apr 8, 2014
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Don M asked: Does the 9X still have the normal 3-5 second delay when switching from intercom to another function, such as music? Feb 19, 2014
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Michael N: Yes there is a delay. I counted 4 seconds to go to intercom. I'm not sure if that is consistant to the other modes. It seemed a shorter time when I pushed the voice command button and said "music on". It seemed to come on pretty quick, I didn't count the time. Apr 8, 2014
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