10 Best Audio Cable Testers 2021

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12-Plug Pro Audio Cable Tester – ⭐ Best Overall Audio Cable Tester

PCT40 by Pyle

  • Release date: 03/01/2010
  • Weight: 1.97 pounds
  • Dimensions: 2.8 x 4.7 x 8.3 inches
  • Warranty: 1-year.
12-Plug Pro Audio Cable Tester
  • QUICK TESTING: Offers easy way to make sure your audio cables are working properly. Supports nearly all cable types used in the sound recording industry. Definitely, an all-in-one solution to help identify cable continuity issues in your audio setup
  • LED INDICATOR: The LED light panel features 8 indicators that let you know if your cable has full continuity and which pins are functioning or broken. That way you can repair any broken pins or purchase a new cable while you still have time
  • INTERNAL BATTERY: Features internal battery and ground connection status check. Also equipped with a 6-way switch for selecting connections to be tested. This incredibly portable audio solution is a must-have for sound engineers and musicians alike
  • RUGGED AND DURABLE: The Pyle 12-in-1 pro audio cable tester is built in a strong, compact metal casing. The PCT40 is made to last, and is a great long-term solution to help keep your audio setup running smoothly
  • SUPPORTS 12 CABLES: Tests cables with all combinations of the following connections - USB, ¼” TRS jacks, 3 pin XLR male, 3 pin XLR female, 5 pin XLR, RCA phono, 4 pin SpeakOn, 4 pin S type jack, banana plugs, 3-pin DIN, 5-pin DIN, 8-pin DIN, RJ45

Behringer CT100 Professional 6-in-1 Instrument Cable Tester

CT100 by Behringer

  • Release date: 03/01/2008
  • Color: Silver
  • Weight: 0.86 pounds
  • Dimensions: 3.9 x 2.4 x 1.6 inches
Behringer CT100 Professional 6-in-1 Instrument Cable Tester
  • Microprocessor-controlled cable tester featuring 3 modes: cable and installed cable test plus test tone mode
  • Accepts all standard connectors: XLR, TRS (1/4", 1/8", TT), RCA and MIDI
  • Super-easy operation with intuitive LED display
  • Continuity check and intermittent contact detection
  • Phantom-power and ground-shield check

Hosa CBT500 Audio Cable Tester – 👑 Premium Pick

CBT500 by Hosa

  • Release date: 07/20/2017
  • Color: Original Version
  • Weight: 1 pounds
  • Dimensions: 0 x 0 x 0 inches
  • Warranty: 90 days.
Hosa CBT500 Audio Cable Tester
  • Capable of testing XLR, Phone, Phono, and speakON connectors
  • Also tests DIN, Ethernet, and USB Type A to Type B cables
  • Equipped with removable leads to verify continuity of additional connectors and jacks
  • Operation requires one 9-volt battery (included)
  • Easy to use and incredibly versatile

Mackie Cable Tester

MTest-1 by Mackie

  • Color: Original Version
  • Weight: 1.4 pounds
  • Dimensions: 6.5 x 4.8 x 2.7 inches
  • Warranty: 1-year all inclusive, nontransferable.
Mackie Cable Tester
  • Test the most commonly used connector types in live sound and studio applications
  • Quickly verify each pin via the 6-way switch
  • Manually check continuity with the supplied probes powered by a single 9V battery
  • Built-like-a-tank construction

Keilton Audio Cable Tester CT5 Auto Version Gen 2 – 💲 Best Budget Audio Cable Tester

CT5-AUTO by Keilton

  • Dimensions: 5.6 x 3.9 x 2.6 inches
Keilton Audio Cable Tester CT5 Auto Version Gen 2
  • Automatically test 6.3mm TRS Jack, DIN connector, RCA(Phono,RCA), XLR(microphone cable-male/female), Speakon 4Pin
  • LED’s confirm each conductor continuity and connection
  • Rugged, compact, metal construction for long life and reliability
  • 2 test modes available, with AUTO mode,can test the cables automatically and effortlessly,just plug the cable in and get the job done
  • Powered by a 9-V block battery(not included)

dbx CT3 Advanced Cable Tester (CT-3)

CT-3 by dbx

  • Color: Black
  • Weight: 3.35 pounds
  • Dimensions: 7.5 x 6.8 x 3 inches
  • Warranty: 1. Please register your product online at www. Dbxpro. Com. Proof-of-purchase is considered to be the responsibility of theconsumer. A copy of the original purchase receipt must be provided for any warranty service. 2. Dbx warrants this product, when purc
dbx CT3 Advanced Cable Tester (CT-3)
  • Tests up to 8-pin cables
  • 2 piece chassis for testing installed cables
  • Test tone generator
  • Allows connection between different format connectors with ease
  • ‘Banana’ connector continuity tester with beeper and LED indicator
  • Super-rugged construction for durability and longer life

Livewire Cable Tester

LWSCT by Live Wire

  • Weight: 1.34 pounds
  • Dimensions: 6.5 x 4.8 x 2.8 inches
Livewire Cable Tester
  • Cable Tester
  • Tests Speakon, XLR, RCA, MIDI, USB, 1/4", 1/4" TRS and banana
  • In addition to cable products, Live Wire has taken their expertise in audio interconnection and applied it toward a variety of tools that assist in common solutions for sound professionals
  • Encompassing equipment for studio and stage, Live Wire Solutions use the same no-compromise design philosophy they use for their cables, with high-quality parts and attention to detail that make them dependable for crucial applications
  • For answers to your everyday challenges in music, your solution is simple: Live Wire Solutions

MFL.Rectangular 13-Plug Cable Tester Line Finder Black 13-in-1 Cables Checker

by MFL.

  • Color: blue&white
  • Weight: 1.5 pounds
  • Dimensions: 7.8 x 4.2 x 2.5 inches
MFL.Rectangular 13-Plug Cable Tester Line Finder Black 13-in-1 Cables Checker
  • LED Indicator: It helps confirm each conductor’s connection and enables you to repair or replace while something goes wrong or broken in the connection.
  • Quick Testing: It boasts an all-in-one solution to help identify cable continuity issues, can support 13 cables at the same time.
  • Rugged and Durable: The 13-in-1 cable tester is built in a strong, compact metal casing, it is a great long-term item to help keep your audio setup running smoothly.
  • 8-Way Switch: This cable tester which is powered by a battery((not included) equipped with a 8-way switch for selecting connections to be tested.
  • Test With the Best: The cable checker accepts every type of cable you might use in a recording or live performance situation, helpful and functional.

PYLE-PRO Plug 13 in 1 Pro Audio Tester Music Instrument/Studio

PCT60 by Pyle

  • Weight: 1.8 pounds
  • Dimensions: 5.5 x 8.3 x 3 inches
  • Warranty: One year limited.
PYLE-PRO Plug 13 in 1 Pro Audio Tester Music Instrument/Studio
  • QUICK TESTING: Offers easy way to make sure your audio cables are working properly. Supports nearly all cable types used in the sound recording industry. Definitely, an all-in-one solution to help identify cable continuity issues in your audio setup
  • LED INDICATOR: The audio connector cable tester features LED indicator lights that let you know if your cable has full continuity and which pins are functioning or broken so you can repair or purchase a new cable while you still have time
  • INTERNAL BATTERY: Features internal battery and ground connection status check. Also equipped with a switch for selecting connections to be tested. This incredibly portable audio solution is a must-have for sound engineers and musicians alike
  • RUGGED AND DURABLE: The Pyle 13-in-1 equipment audio cable tester is built in a strong, compact metal casing. The PCT40 is made to last and is a great long-term solution to help keep your audio setup running smoothly
  • SUPPORTS 13 CABLES: Tests cables w/ all combinations of the following connections - 1/4" (TRS), 1/8" (3.5mm), (3-pin and 5-pin) XLR audio cable, Speakon (4-pin and 8-pin), RCA/TT/Bantam/RJ45, USB-A/USB-B, DIN (3-pin/5-pin/7-pin/8-pin), DIN (4-Pin)

Elite Core OSP CT-04C Cable Tester

CT-04C by OSP

  • Dimensions: 8 x 5 x 3 inches
  • Warranty: 1 year.
Elite Core OSP CT-04C Cable Tester
  • 1/4 TRS 6.35mm Jacks
  • XLR (Male & Female), RCA, MIDI and DIN
  • RCA, MIDI and DIN connections
  • 2, 4, & 8 Pole Speakons, and 1/8" Mini Stereo 3.5mm
  • RJ45 CAT5e Network, DMX (3 Pin & 5 Pin)

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