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Whirlwind DCT-9 Cable Tester

B&H # WHDCT9 Mfr # DCT-9
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Product Highlights
  • Tests Many Types of Cables

The DCT-9 Cable Tester from Whirlwind provides a fast and accurate way to automatically test many varieties of cables. The digital test program analyzes cables for correct wiring and displays any faults on the numeric display. A built in test tone oscillator generates 440 Hz and 1 kHz tones for basic signal path tracing.

The DCT-9 Cable Tester works with the following cables: XLR, RCA phono, RJ-45, 1/4" TS, 1/4" TRS, BNC, TT Patch, NL4, and 1/8" TRS.

Hands free automatic testing
Indicates several fault types including shorts, opens and crosswired conductors
Automatic shutoff preserves battery life
Whirlwind DCT-9 Cable Tester
  • 1 Year Warranty
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    WhirlwindDCT-9 Cable Tester
     
    4.8

    (based on 10 reviews)

    Ratings Distribution

    • 5 Stars

       

      (8)

    • 4 Stars

       

      (2)

    • 3 Stars

       

      (0)

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    100%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Easy to use (7)
    • Time saver (7)
    • Versatile (4)

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Outdoor events / games (7)
      • Performances (6)
      • Professional recording (3)
        • Reviewer Profile:
        • Experienced (6)

      Reviewed by 10 customers

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      5.0

      Straightforward and essential

      By Me

      from San Francisco

      About Me Professional Musician

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Easy To Use
      • Improves System Function

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Events
        • Home Studio
        • Professional Recording

        Comments about Whirlwind DCT-9 Cable Tester:

        Obviously making sure that you have reliable cables is a critical and often overlooked part of production. This tester supports a really good range of cable types and gives a simple readout. I also like that you can use it to test conversion cables and adapters, like plugging a 1/4" TRS to XLR cable in will still give accurate tests.

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        5.0

        Great Tester

        By Sean the Video Engineer

        from Indy

        About Me Experienced

        Pros

        • Easy To Use
        • Saves Time

        Cons

          Best Uses

            Comments about Whirlwind DCT-9 Cable Tester:

            I keep this in my workbox, and its never let me down, easy to use and understand, I love it!

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            4.0

            Perfect tool for the job

            By JG

            from Los Angeles, CA

            About Me Experienced

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Easy To Use
            • Saves Time

            Cons

            • Limited connector types

            Best Uses

            • Events
            • Installation Maintainence
            • Mobile DJ
            • Performances
            • Rental gear

            Comments about Whirlwind DCT-9 Cable Tester:

            I love this tester. It saves me so much time checking my XLR and 1/4" when they come back from gigs. The tone generator is great for checking the rest of my rig. I love it and am pleased with my selection

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            5.0

            Great all around tester

            By BL

            from Milford, DE

            About Me Experienced

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Easy To Use
            • Saves Time
            • Versatile

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Events
              • Performances

              Comments about Whirlwind DCT-9 Cable Tester:

              Easy to use and LEDs are easy to read. Saves time when checking out multiple cables in school.

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              5.0

              DCT-9 Cable Tester

              By Production Pete

              from Los Angeles, CA

              About Me Experienced

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Easy To Use
              • Improves System Function
              • Saves Time
              • Versatile

              Cons

              • LCD display is not bright

              Best Uses

              • Amateur Recording
              • Events
              • Mobile DJ
              • Performances
              • Professional Recording

              Comments about Whirlwind DCT-9 Cable Tester:

              We are a pro audio company and this tester has proven to be one of the best purchases of the year that we have made. It is easy to use and compared to the other testers on the market, they have included every cable a pro A/V guy is looking for. We now take our tester to every gig and it has already saved us money on speaker repair because we found out ahead of time that we had a cable with crossed wires.

              The only let down is that the LCD display is not very bright. When we are working in a club or at night it is fine, but outdoors, in the day light, it is kind of hard to see.

              Even with that in mind, I would still recommend this tester to anyone in the Audio or Video field.

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              5.0

              Its very very good, and fast

              By jlanz

              from Campeche, Mexico

              About Me Experienced

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Easy To Use
              • Saves Time
              • Versatile

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Events
                • Performances

                Comments about Whirlwind DCT-9 Cable Tester:

                In our shows we can check very quick and accurate all the cables...great product

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                (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                5.0

                All-In-One cable tester

                By Brian

                from Phoenix, AZ

                About Me Professional Musician

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Saves Time

                Cons

                • Requires some experience

                Best Uses

                • Events
                • Performances

                Comments about Whirlwind DCT-9 Cable Tester:

                I'm a minister of music in a church and this cable tester covers the entire range of cable types we use for our music programs. In addition to testing cables, it generates a test tone. I particularly like that it indicates which lead in a cable is faulty, however less experienced sound technicians might find this harder to use: since it tests each lead in turn and only stops either when it detects a fault or finishes the last lead, one must know how many leads are in the cable in question. A typical xlr cable, for instance, with 3 leads would be faulty if the cable tester stopped on 1, 2, or 3 in the LED display, but it would be fine if it stopped on 4 (since there are only 3 leads in the cable). It takes a bit of getting used to, but I find it gives more information about the cable in question once you do.

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                5.0

                Excellent Product

                By sound guy

                from atascadero, CA

                About Me Experienced

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Easy To Use
                • Saves Time
                • Versatile

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Events
                  • Music Videos
                  • Performances
                  • Professional Recording

                  Comments about Whirlwind DCT-9 Cable Tester:

                  Well made, solid performance. Makes cable testing easy.

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                  4.0

                  Great Cable Tester!!

                  By Rob Devlin

                  from Murfreesboro, TN

                  About Me Professional

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Consistent Performance
                  • Great Product

                  Cons

                  • Size

                  Best Uses

                  • High-End Equipment

                  Comments about Whirlwind DCT-9 Cable Tester:

                  Working in video makes it tough when it comes to finding a good cable tester. This Whirlwind is great because it tests CAT5, BNC and XLR on top of plenty of other types of cables. Its tone generator also helps out a bunch when it's time to diagnose problems. The display even shows you which pin in the cable is giving you the problem. I love it!! The only thing I don't like is the fact that it's a little large compared to other testers, but it's worth it for what it does.

                  • Primary use:
                  • Business

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                  5.0

                  A great equipment

                  By Mickey mouse

                  from Mexico

                  About Me Practical

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                        Comments about Whirlwind DCT-9 Cable Tester:

                        I use it to check my audio and video lines before placing them in the event. I can detect no working wires and replace them. It saves you time and double work.

                        • Primary use:
                        • Business

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