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Hosa CBT-500 Cable Tester

Hosa CBT-500 Cable Tester

Don't let a bad cable ruin your next gig. Test 3-pin XLR, 5-pin XLR, 1/4" TRS and TS, speakON, RCA, DIN, Ethernet, USB and more cables with the Hosa CBT-500.

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Submitted May 4, 2014 by Michael Williams in Bedford, VA
"Basic, well built, and multi-functional "
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This has all the basic test-loop configurations and because of its end-to-end pin-out matching allows you to test cables with different connections at each end (i.e. TRS to XLR, TS to Speakon, etc.) If you understand pinouts you can easily use this to test insert cables and other non-standard and custom cables. Includes probes making it easy to test about anything for continuity. Built like a tank and both solid and easy to use.
Musical Background:
Sound Reinforcement Engineering since 1982
Musical Style:
Christian contemporary, Christian rock, pop/soft rock, folk, country, praise and worship, choral
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Submitted March 31, 2014 by IRA VESTAL in CONOVER, NC
"A MUST HAVE"
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THIS THING IS AWESOME. I MAKE ALOT OF OUR BANDS CABLES AND I TEST THEM WITH THIS FIRST.. AWESOME TOOL. A TIME SAVER WHEN TROUBLE SHOOTING A PA OR GUITAR RIG WITH A BAD CABLE.. TAKES OUT ANY GUESS WORK... ALSO HAS TEST LEADS.
Musical Background:
BEEN PLAYING FOR 20 YEARS
Musical Style:
METAL,ROCK PUNK
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Submitted December 30, 2015 by Nick D in Providence, RI
"Indestructable and Overengineered "
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This thing is a tank. I recently bought out an old recording studio (I mean old) and there were many boxes of phone cables included. This tester makes quick work of sorting through problem cables and figuring out whats worth keeping and what isn't. This device is also capable of testing some non musical cables, making it more useful to have around the house. My only issue was that the battery compartment is spring loaded and I had to wedge a small piece of cardboard between the door and the battery to get a good electrical connection. However for the money I can say that the rest of the device is very sturdy and a good value.
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Submitted April 6, 2016 by Bobby T in MISSOURI CITY, TX
"Great Cable Tester"
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I was able to test cables in most areas without changing tester. It has everything you need to test a variety of different cables using one tester.
Musical Background:
professional,musician,recording artist,studio owner.
Musical Style:
Gospel,Jazz,Big Band.
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Submitted October 26, 2014 by a customer from telus.net
"Absolutely great"
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This tester is very well built. Plug a cable into the receptacles on both sides of the device (all kinds of mixes and combinations of XLR, TRS, Speakon, DIN etc. are possible) and test all the pins in sequence, one by one, using the built-in selector switch. If there is a connection, matching numbered LEDs will light up. Makes checking mis-matched pinouts, shorted cables and lack of continuity a breeze.
Musical Background:
Very long
Musical Style:
All styles
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