audio Cable tester for studio

Discussion in 'Accessories / Connections' started by Pre Amp, Jan 31, 2006.

  1. Pre Amp

    Pre Amp Guest

    Which cable tester are you guys are using?There are a ton of them to choose from, I was hoping a few people can recommend one of them over the others.
    I have a multi meter, but I need something to use in the studio, for real quick checks of cables. (XLR's, TS, TRS, ect, ect.)
  2. RemyRAD

    RemyRAD Member

    Sep 26, 2005
    I like the Whirlwind tester. However, I did modify and replaced the RCA connectors to BNC and then purchased a couple of BNC to RCA adapters (that would have been a much better way to go on their part). BEWARE, do not twist the XLRs, as they will break off! You cannot replace them with a conventional unit and must order the appropriate replacement from Whirlwind. It's particularly good to make sure that your cables are all in phase.

    Phased out
    Ms. Remy Ann David
  3. Massive Mastering

    Massive Mastering Well-Known Member

    Jul 18, 2004
    Chicago area, IL, USA
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    Whirwind, SwizzArmy...

    I hate to say I use the Behringer version (as they tend to disappear often).
  4. As do I. Use the Behringer one, that is. It's got XLR, TRS, RCA, TT and mini and MIDI. It'll show intermittent shorts and has 3 levels of tone generator at 2 frequencies. I don't care WHO hates me for buying Behringer, but at whatever it costs (like $50?) it is shiny, silver happiness.

  5. huub

    huub Guest

    I use the whirlwind Qbox (modified to supply phantom), but must admit I like the behringers better..
  6. JBsound

    JBsound Guest

    ART CableCop...inexpensive and works great
  7. moonbaby

    moonbaby Mmmmmm Well-Known Member

    Feb 23, 2005
    Whirlwind....solid as a rock.
  8. Pre Amp

    Pre Amp Guest

    Will any of the cable testers already mentioned test the following cable...

    XLR to 1/4" TRS

    I need to have this on the tester as well.

  9. Yes
  10. RemyRAD

    RemyRAD Member

    Sep 26, 2005
    The whirlwind tester has both 1/4" TRS and XLR continuity and connections between both kinds of connectors. Another reason I bought that one. I didn't like the RCA connectors that are also included in some change those to BNC and then stuck on a BNC to RCA adapter. Much handier for checking coaxial cables for video.

    Testing, testing, 1 2 3
    Ms. Remy Ann David
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