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Cardo Scala Rider Q3

Features:

  • Bike-to-Bike Intercom between four bikers (toggling) within a range of up to 1,100 yards in Full Duplex
  • Rider-to-Passenger intercom in Full Duplex
  • Music Sharing: Rider & passenger can enjoy listening to the same stereo music (via A2DP)
  • Detachable Speakers: Users can plug in their own speakers (3.5mm jack)
  • Large, intuitive control buttons
  • Click-to-Link® spontaneous intercom with no need for pairing
  • Interchangeable boom and corded microphones included to fit virtually all helmets
  • Unique online platform allows you to customize settings and receive software updates via your computer
  • Hot-Dial number can be programmed for use in any country or region
  • AGC technology: Self-adjusting speaker volume according to speed and ambient noise
  • VOX activation: Make and answer phone and intercom calls without taking your hands off the handlebars
  • Built-in FM radio with RDS, 6 programmable station presets and smart auto scan
  • Spoken Status Announcements so you always know to which devices your scala rider is connected
  • Up to 8 hours talk-time / 1 week standby (recharging from wall outlet or USB connection)
  • Noise cancelling microphone
  • Certified Waterproof and Dustproof (IP67 standard)

Multiple Connectivity options:

  • Dual HS profile for connection to two Bluetooth-enabled mobile phones simultaneously
  • Stereo Bluetooth (A2DP) enabled MP3 player / iPod or smartphone to stream wireless music
  • Non-Bluetooth audio player (via MP3 cord)
  • Bluetooth-enabled GPS unit for in-helmet navigation instructions (GPS must support HS profile)
  • Other scala rider models for intercom conversation
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Cardo Scala Rider Q3 4.6 5 26 26
Glad I bought it. Does everything I bought it for. The installation was a little harder than I thought it might be, just from the cheekpads not wanting to play nice, but anyways.... Volume is no issue with the stick on speakers, and apparently they work better when wearing ear plugs while using the unit. Calls from my phone are clear enough and I have had no issue with them hearing me on the other end. By far my favorite feature is the auto volume control when stopping and starting in traffic, works like a dream. Do yourself a favor and buy thins thing. May 25, 2015
Just like Anthony said it would be. A solid performer. Paired easily with my buddies Schuberth C3 & my iPhone 5s. Push 2 buttons at the same time(not too hard with gloves on after you practice) and Siri dials whomever I want from my contacts. April 21, 2015
Should have bought one sooner I went back and forth about picking one of theses up for over a year... I wish I had pulled the trigger sooner. I have it connected to my iPhone 6 and makes clear phone calls without an issue. I use good custom molded ear buds so volume is no issue at all. I use a scorpion exo 1000 and have small wind screen on my speed triple. If you're thinking about buying one because you have the unfortunate luck to have to take phone calls while riding GET THIS ASAP. April 14, 2015
Controls not optimum. Winter gloves make it difficult for me to accurately select the correct button push and sequence of pushes to choose a function. Once selected, the functions are great and happy with the product. My only suggestion is to make the controls "more obvious" even if interfere with sleek looks. Jim March 30, 2015
Best blue tooth brand I upgraded from scala rider Q to the Q3 both items are great. I love the features. From FM radio to com to com rider. Very cool upgrade and perfect for people that are just starting:). March 15, 2015
Works great with tomtom GPS and iphone Generally great product. You get very good quality for the price you pay for. Control buttons tend to be a bit small if you wanted to use the built in radio. I got exactly what I needed. At Revzilla i also got the perfect service and advice. February 21, 2015
Great Product I purchased this item at a local retail store (The only gear I've purchased outside of Revzilla) I have owned for about 1 year and I still love it. I currently use it with the Shark Evoline 3 ST Moovit Lumi Helmet. I mostly use this for Music only which is a good think because its difficult to hear voices over 40mph as the volume is not as loud as when playing music. Durabiliy: It appears like a solid build device Ive road in rain with no problem Battery: After a year of use I get about 4 hours of music. December 13, 2014
rideonrider I've had this product for a while now and it works perfectly. November 11, 2014
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Cardo Scala Rider Q3
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RevZilla Store asked: Why did you choose this?
Floyd K: Based on great reviews and a slimmer profile than Sena SMH-10. Also compatibility with Schuberth communicators Jun 24, 2015
Kenneth M: This item Is the best. I upgraded from The Q to Q3 and I don't ride group but passger riders only. It makes the ride so much better! Mar 20, 2015
Jim K: FM radio feature Mar 11, 2015
Michael H: Liked the boom mount on inside of helmet and the ability to attach my own ear buds. Hopefully this will be a good purchase. Feb 12, 2015
John G: Adding 3rd unit for pillion. Had the G4, upgraded to the Q3. The mic alone makes all the difference. I wear a modular helmet and the mic mounting on the inside of the helmet alleviated the boom mic always getting caught up in the flip up chin bar. Dec 16, 2014
Michael F: I purchased this item for my wife so that we can communicate while riding. I have a Schuberth C3 Pro SRC system and I understand the Q3 will sync with it. Dec 8, 2014
Scott D: To make receive phone calls use Siri and listen to music. To use siri hit both buttons at the same time. Oct 30, 2014
Richard W: needed a reliable communication system for a trip with other riders. Hand signals and flashing lights don't cut it. Aug 10, 2014
Richard K: Can use it with multiple helmets, and I own a Nolan N-43. I am concerned that Nolan would change the N-com and would not fit future Nolan, or any other helmets. The N-com might become obsolete. With Scala, I can just remove it and place it in my next helmet. Jul 12, 2014
Leonard P: It works with all of the other riders I ride with. Jun 25, 2014
Michael L: Have had one for a year and they work great. Wife rides so we needed to be able to communicate. Apr 14, 2014
Leslie S: Just wanted a new card from my G4 Apr 1, 2014
Paul S: Offered a good set of features at a reasonable price. Liked the waterproof aspect. Oct 24, 2013
james m: simplicity and ability to use own ear buds Oct 16, 2013
D A: works great Sep 23, 2013
A shopper asked: Will this product pair/sync with different brand intercoms, such as Sena? Apr 8, 2015
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Ernest H: Generally they only sync with others of the same brand. Sena has a firmware update that allows the second phone to connect to other brands. They call it Universal Intercom. The update is not available for the Sena 3S. May 8, 2015
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A shopper asked: I have a Shoei RF1200 and I was wondering how the boom mic would work in this helmet. There is barely enough room for a microphone to fit and I'm worried the microphone might have issues if it is too close to the mouth. Would the mic work fine with this or should I go with another option? Jan 3, 2015
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Rex C: You will place the microphone with a provided clip and Velcro pad. The pictured "boom" microphone isn't likely the one you will use. That's probably for a half-helmet of some sort. I have a Shoei 1100. Even though my lips sometimes touch the foam covering of the mic, everyone I talk to says it sounds clear and they can't believe I am going down the Interstate. The speakers are loud enough that you can hear above the wind noise even using ear plugs. Jan 4, 2015
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Jim B: I can't speak to the Shoei helmet you have, but I have the HJC IS-MAX BT full modular helmet and it works flawlessly. My boom mike rests right at my lips. No one has a clue I'm riding down the road at highway speeds plus while I'm talking with them. I love it. I opted for the Scala Rider Q3 over the HJC unit that fits in the pocket built into the helmet because the Q3 had more options and had FM to boot. Good unit and easy to use. Jan 3, 2015
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Jeff S: Hi, I have the rf1100 and I didn't bother using the boom mic. I used the other mic that comes with it. It is a small mic that attaches with Velcro. No worry about it being to close, I was thinking that it was to close but it's not. Sounds great to other people that I talk to too. Even at high speeds. Hope this helps Jan 3, 2015
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Wesley D: It comes with a both a boom mike and a fixed corded mic. For my flip-up helmet, I use the boom mike. For a solid helmet, the fixed mic is fairly small, about the size of an ear bud, so I imagine it would work fine. Jan 4, 2015
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chris K asked: Currently I have a chatter box slim, and the speakers are crap and I can't hear it over my M4 exhaust. Are the speakers good enough to hear over an M4 exhaust system? Mar 7, 2014
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D. Scott B: They likely are. However, I wanted better sound and got a set of Tork X-Pro helmet speakers to use with the Q3. It was a big improvement.

If your M4 is really that loud, you may want to consider a set of ear monitors which are basically ear plugs with ear buds built in. Professionally made ones are pretty expensive $3-400, but there are several on-line video that can show you how to make a custom set yourself.
Mar 10, 2014
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Rogelio M: Wish I could answer this one. I take advantage of the 3.5mm jack and I use in-ear headphones. It isolates the wind and road noise and I get great sounding tunes while saving my eardrums. Mar 10, 2014
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Peter M: I use custom fitted in ear speakers. Best thing I ever bought. Ear inc did my ear speakers. Check out there site. Plus you lose wind noise. Good luck Mar 10, 2014
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chris K: Hey what Website are for the custom fit ear phones Mar 11, 2014
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Nick S asked: what is the difference in the two mics that come with the kit? Sep 22, 2014
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Rogelio M: One is mounted via Velcro to a full face helmet, it's completely out of the way. The other is a boom and usable for 3/4 or clamshell/convertible helmets. I use the Velcro mounted and I've been able to retrieve calls and have intelligible conversation. I was also using custom fitted ear buds. I have not used the stereo speakers included with the kit. Sep 25, 2014
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Leonard P: one can be positioned and repositioned according to need or if you don't have a chin guard. The other is installed in a fixed position inside the helmut on the chin guard right in front of your mouth. Both work well as I have a full face helmut and open face helmut. Sep 22, 2014
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Delfin C: Hi,

I use de large one. Have a modular helmet.
Oct 1, 2014
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Guilherme R asked: I use today my iPhone with standard earbud to listen to Music and GPS directions while riding, I wish to get a intercom system to be able to chat with my girlfriend while riding and share GPS/Music during our trips.

Questions:
1- Can I listen to Waze directions and Music from Iphone simultaneously?
2- Can the passenger listen to them as well?
3- Can we chat while listening to GPS/Music?
4- Can I use Siri or Voice Control to dial a phone number or change music while riding the bike?

Thank you
Jun 22, 2014
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Patrick B: 1 yes
2 yes
3 yes
4 yes

I have tried a few different intercoms before the Q3. The Q3 is the best in function, performance and ease of use that I have tried so far. Get it, you won't be disappointed.
Jun 22, 2014
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Patrick B: 1 yes
2 yes
3 yes
4 yes

I have tried a few different intercoms before the Q3. The Q3 is the best in function, performance and ease of use that I have tried so far. Get it, you won't be disappointed.
Jun 22, 2014
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Bryce L: 1. yes (i do this all the time)
2. you should be able to share music (i have never tested this)
3. Voice Chat will stop music
4. Yes i do this all the time.
Jun 23, 2014
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A shopper asked: Hi, I have a custom made single in ear speaker/earplug. Only one side as I use a regular earplug in the other ear. Will I be able to use this mono ear will the Scala Q3 or will I need to use the provide speakers or look at some custom made stereo earpeices? Oct 8, 2013
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levi h: The speakers that came with the unit where more than enough for me. The speakers with the q3 are in stereo. I bought a set of high dollar helmet speakers thinking that the speakers with the q3 wasn't going to be enough but the are. I love the q3.l would wait to after you get the q3 then decide if you need a better earpiece. Good luck and stay safe. Oct 8, 2013
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Charles M: I use the Q3 and have my own set of earphones as well. As long as you are using the standard 1/8 jack for the connection, you should have no problems. Oct 8, 2013
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Ehab H: you can use whatever speaker you want Oct 16, 2013
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David B asked: Will this item pair/sync with other branded products such as Sena? Apr 8, 2015
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David B: Thank you Fred. I've been contemplating this question for a long time - Sena or Scala, Scala or Sena? I've exhausted my grey cells trying to work through the marketing hype to come to an honest and best answer. You have given me great direction and I am truly thankful.

I mostly ride solo but on group rides, once a month, there can be a lot of riders. I don't really want music, just phone, GPS and the occasional rider link up. After receiving your post I started looking at Sena 10 SMH. Is this a fair purchase for my needs?

I would truly appreciate you advice on this issue. Many thanks.
Apr 9, 2015
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Fred K: good question. Sena says its 205 model will snyc with anything, however my brother has a Sena 205 and we could not get it to link w my scala rider Q3. whose fault, Sena or Scala, I dunno, but comparing the two, I'd buy the Sena if I had it to do over again. More expensive, but clearly worth it. Apr 9, 2015
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A shopper asked: I want to purchase the Q3 to talk with my rider. My friends have the Q3 and some time I want to talk to them and sometimes I want my conversation to be private. Is this possible? May 27, 2014
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Rex C: The following is from the Users Guide. Cardo also has a web site that might answer your question. It looks like you can only talk to one other unit at a time, anyway. I have not used the intercom feature.

"The scala?rider?Q3 allows Bike-to-Bike full duplex intercom
communication at a range of up to 1 km / 3,200 ft (subject to
terrain) within line of sight. The Q3 is capable of toggling with
three other riders using Intercom Channels A, B and C.
Pairing?with?another?scala?ride
To chat with another scala?rider via Intercom, pair your scala?rider?Q3
to the second device. Pairing is a one-time process. Once paired,
the two units will automatically recognize each other wheneve
in range.
5.1?INTERCOM?COMPATIBILITY
Your scala?rider?Q3 is compatible with most scala?rider models
for intercom calls. In addition, it is also compatible with the
Schuberth SRC-System™. Intercom range with other models is
limited to the distance of the device with the shorter range."
May 27, 2014
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tom d: Sorry I don"t know . I've only used the Q3 for listening to Pandora on my phone and my GPS . It works great for this. May 27, 2014
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A S asked: Hi there,

'm thinking about getting the Garmin Zumo 590LM, do you know if the CARDO SCAL?A RIDE?R Q3 will pair with this GPS unit?

Many thanks!
May 22, 2014
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Patrick B: I know it will pair with the q3. Not sure about the others May 22, 2014
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Michael L: It should. I have it paired with my garmin GPS . May 22, 2014
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A shopper asked: Is RevZilla an authorized reseller for Cardo? My question about this is important for the sake of warranty. Cardo specifically states that they only warranty products sold through an authorized dealer. Oct 7, 2013
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Patrick RStaff: Yes, we(RevZilla) are an Authorized Scala Cardo dealer. Oct 8, 2013
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Derek J: I think so, since there is no problem to register the product with Cardo. Oct 9, 2013
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A shopper asked: how will the boom mike attach to a half helmet or a shorty helmet? Thank you in advance. Mar 11, 2013
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RevZilla: Currently, there is a Cardo Scala Rider Half Helmet Audio Kit that works with the Cardo Scala Rider Q2 Pro. When the Cardo Scala Rider Q3 is released, there will be a different Half Helmet Audio Kit for that system. Mar 13, 2013
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A S: Hi there,

I'm thinking about getting the Garmin Zumo 590LM, do you know if the CARDO SCAL?A RIDE?R Q3 will pair with this GPS unit?

Many thanks!
May 22, 2014
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A shopper asked: Does the Q1 and Q3 systems work with helmets other than full face? Wont the wind noise be too much? Apr 27, 2015
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Dan F: I use the Scala Rider Q3 with a Shark Evoline 2 helmet (usually with the chin bar up) and I have had very good results. I have actually taken business calls that the people on the other end didn't believe I wasn't in a conference room. Apr 27, 2015
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Jerry K asked: I'm still shopping around, but really like the fact that I can use my own earbuds with this unit. At 70 mph the wind noise will make my ears buzz after an hour or so, so I always use earbuds or earplugs if I'm going to be riding at even close to that speed. Would be nice to have the option of the helmet speakers for around town, though.
1. Are there any brands other than Cardo that have this feature?
2. Are there units out there that have decent noise cancelling helmet speakers, so that I wouldn't have to mess with the earbuds?
Mar 14, 2015
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Jeff S: Hi Jerry, I have the q3 and love it. I have a full face helmet and I wear no noise ear plugs in my ear (they are supposed to limit the amount of noise by a ceramic filter). What I like about the q3 is it automatically raises or lowers the volume according to wind noise. So if ur on the parkway and go to a local road it automatically turns down the volume. The speakers are fine, the mic works great and is t in the way at all. Really a well designed unit although I haven't used the icm but I'm very happy I got it. Hope this helps also can play am fm Mar 15, 2015
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Jerry K: Thanks Jeff. I'm interested in what ear plugs you use and if you are happy with them. I'm looking for some that, ideally, don't distort music from from the helmet speakers. Mar 16, 2015
Edward Q asked: I have the QZ and want to upgrade. Do I need to replace the speakers, etc? Or can I just snap this in? Jan 10, 2015
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Christopher P: If your speakers have a 3.5 mm input jack then you can use them. Jan 10, 2015
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A shopper asked: can I talk to a Cardo Q2 from a Cardo Q3 ? Sep 8, 2014
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Bryce L: Yes, you can Sep 8, 2014
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A shopper asked: Would the Q3 be able to intercom with a single Teamset Pro unit? My bike and my helmet with the other half of the Teamset got stolen and I would like to upgrade to this for my second unit. Jul 1, 2014
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David C: I have a Q3 and it pairs with the G9. I believe that the Q3 will pair with most current Scala Rider units and the website indicates that it is compatible with the G9, G4, Q1, and Q2 PRO. I think that this includes the TeamSet. Good luck! Jul 2, 2014
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A shopper asked: Hi everyone, just installed my Q3 and cant get the VOX to work. It is turned on in the General Settings and I have the Sensitivity set to HIGH. I can yell as loud as I can when my mobile is ringing and the Q3 does not answer the call. The microphone is working, if I answer the call using the MM button the other person can hear me perfectly. What am I doing wrong? Jan 1, 2014
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Charles M: I would try to set the sensitivity to medium or low to see if that would help.

Could be picking up ambient noise.
Jan 2, 2014
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A shopper asked: Looking to purchase the Scala Q3 or Q9, the question to using with a GPS , answering and making calls on the move.
Both work with Phone GPS? are there distance?
Both Vox software for Scala Q3/Q9 are their differences? Do both answer and make calls?
Nov 10, 2013
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Alan J: The G9 Powerset works great with iPhone GPS apps and is also great for taking and making phone calls. Nov 17, 2013
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A shopper asked: Is the Cardo Scala Rider Q3 compatible with the Schuberth SRC-System? May 1, 2013
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RevZilla: The SRC system is made by Cardo, and thus the inter-comm would work between a SRC system and a Q3. The same is also true for the Cardo G9, and other previous Cardo communication systems. Additionally, the SRC system will not work with Sena products, since Sena only works with Sena just like how Cardo is specific to Cardo. May 8, 2013
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A shopper asked: Will the this unit be able to mount to the shark evoline 3 st? Apr 24, 2013
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RevZilla: The Cardo Scala Rider Q3 will work without complication on an Evoline 3 Helmet. May 1, 2013
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kurt w asked: Will a Cardo Q3 communicate with a Cardo Q2? Sep 8, 2014
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A shopper asked: Does this pair with the older model G4 that my friend owns ? Apr 9, 2013
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RevZilla: Currently all the Cardo units can inter-comm with each other. However, if you use a Cardo device with a very long range and another Cardo device with a shorter range, the range will be based on the shorter distance from the older/lesser device. Apr 17, 2013
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