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Pyle Pro PCT-40 12-in-1 Audio Cable Tester

B&H # PYPCT40 Mfr # PCT40
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Product Highlights
  • Quick, Convenient Operation
  • Selector Switch
  • LED Indicators
  • 9V Battery Operation
  • Rugged Metal Construction

The PCT-40 from Pyle-Pro is a professional-quality audio cable tester that allows you to test a variety of cables with a single device. The unit can test cables with a combination of USB, 1/4" TRS, 3-Pin XLR Male and Female, 5-Pin XLR, RCA Phono, 4-Pin Speakon, 4-Pin S-Type, 3-Pin Din, 5-Pin Din, 8-Pin Din, and RJ-45 connectors.

The tester has an 8-way switch allowing you to make quick cable selections. LED indicators confirm each conductor's continuity and connection, as well as battery and ground connection status. The rugged metal housing is designed for a long life of professional use. The unit operates on a standard 9V battery.

Rugged metal housing is designed for a long life of professional use
Tests cables with a combination of USB, 1/4" TRS, 3-Pin XLR Male and Female, 5-Pin XLR, RCA Phono, 4-Pin Speakon, 4-Pin S-Type, 3-Pin Din, 5-Pin Din, 8-Pin Din, and RJ-45 connectors
8-way switch allows you to make quick cable selections
Uses a standard 9V battery
LED indicators confirm each conductor's continuity and connection, as well as battery and ground connection status
Pyle Pro PCT-40 12-in-1 Audio Cable Tester
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    Pyle ProPCT-40 12-in-1 Audio Cable Tester
     
    4.6

    (based on 28 reviews)

    Ratings Distribution

    • 5 Stars

       

      (17)

    • 4 Stars

       

      (10)

    • 3 Stars

       

      (1)

    • 2 Stars

       

      (0)

    • 1 Stars

       

      (0)

    100%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Versatile (23)
    • Easy to use (16)
    • Professional features (10)
    • Reliable (7)
    • Consistent (6)

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Outdoor events / games (14)
      • Performances (14)
      • Professional recording (11)
      • Home studio (10)
      • Pro audio / DJ / mixing (9)
        • Reviewer Profile:
        • Experienced (15), Power user (5), Enthusiast (3), Professional musician (3)
        • Primary use:
        • Business (5), Personal (4)
        • Was this a gift?:
        • No (7)

      Most Liked Positive Review

       

      Built like a tank

      Very useful cable tester. Kind of large but better heavy than have it grow legs. I would pay extra for accessories such as banana plug test leads. I love the USB connector but...Read complete review

      Very useful cable tester. Kind of large but better heavy than have it grow legs. I would pay extra for accessories such as banana plug test leads. I love the USB connector but had to buy an adapter to turn one side to USB B male. I know of no USB connectors with USB type A on both ends. Also wish it had a 1/8th inch TRS and 4 conductor TRRS testing jacks. One other accessory that would be nice is an Edison adapter to test regular 110 v. extension cords.

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      Most Liked Negative Review

       

      Solid Product, Not So Solid Instructions

      The Pyle PCT-40 12 in 1 audio cable tester is a solid product - holding it in your hand, you get the feeling that it can withstand some abuse. The yellow metal casing...Read complete review

      The Pyle PCT-40 12 in 1 audio cable tester is a solid product - holding it in your hand, you get the feeling that it can withstand some abuse. The yellow metal casing encloses a truly impressive amount of possibilities. You can test 12 commonly used cable types, making this tester very helpful and a great bargain.

      The biggest problem is interpreting the readings. Not that they aren't immediately obvious to the eye, because there they are, big and bright on the face of the unit. The issue is that the instructions (printed on the back of the box) don't clearly explain what you should look for when testing a cable. Yes, there is a listing of the combinations, but they aren't written in clear English - for some users, they will require serious brain-bending to figure out. I'd recommend that Pyle update their instructions, using color illustrations to clearly describe a good or bad test result for each cable type.

      The Pyle PCT-40 cable tester looks and feels terrific, and it delivers accurate results. The problem is the long learning curve needed to understand the different result combinations.

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      4.0

      Useful

      By MA Recordist

      from Boston

      About Me Professional Musician

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Professional Features
      • Versatile

      Cons

      • Wears Over Time

      Best Uses

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

      Comments about Pyle Pro PCT-40 12-in-1 Audio Cable Tester:

      Nice color - you won't lose it! Although it is well made on the outside I managed to break part of the internal battery holder that helps to lock the 9v battery. Challenge to put the battery in! Plastic is not strong & doesn't like to be flexed at all. Still useable but the battery is not as well seated as it could be.

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      5.0

      Good product delivered on time.

      By Mike

      from Chicago

      About Me Experienced

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Easy To Use
      • Versatile

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Events
        • Home Studio
        • Performances
        • Professional Recording

        Comments about Pyle Pro PCT-40 12-in-1 Audio Cable Tester:

        I make all my own cables for my sound business. This tester does just what promises. It is very ruggedly built. It was physically larger than I expected and I wish they would add a couple 1/8" TRS jacks to the tester. Many devices still use these connectors. I expect this tester to out live me. It was delivered on time and in perfect condition.

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        4.0

        EXCELLENT PRODUCT

        By Eclipse Lighting, LLC

        from Boulder, CO

        About Me Experienced

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Consistent
        • Easy To Use
        • Professional Features
        • Versatile

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Tech

          Comments about Pyle Pro PCT-40 12-in-1 Audio Cable Tester:

          Great piece of equipment for the price

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          5.0

          Good, quality product!

          By BWE

          from Arkansas

          About Me Experienced

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Easy To Use
          • Professional Features
          • Versatile

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Events
            • Performances
            • Professional Recording

            Comments about Pyle Pro PCT-40 12-in-1 Audio Cable Tester:

            Good quality construction. Works as advertised.

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            5.0

            Very versatile tester.

            By fredley

            from Seymour, WI

            About Me Experienced

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Easy To Use
            • Versatile

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Test Cables In Live Setup

              Comments about Pyle Pro PCT-40 12-in-1 Audio Cable Tester:

              Works nicely for testing a variety of audio cables. Best of all, it can test blended cables, for example a cable with 1/4 inch connector on one end and RCA on the other end.

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              5.0

              Great Multi use Tester

              By Randy

              from Columbia, TN

              About Me Experienced

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Consistent
              • Easy To Use
              • Professional Features
              • Versatile

              Cons

                Best Uses

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

                Comments about Pyle Pro PCT-40 12-in-1 Audio Cable Tester:

                Great little tester, Built like a tank with lots of options for testing many types of plugs. Will be a ton of help with my live sound rig troubleshooting plugs and cables. Best $[$]I've spent in a long time.

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                5.0

                Great Multi use Tester

                By Randy

                from Columbia, TN

                About Me Experienced

                Pros

                • Easy To Use
                • Professional Features
                • Versatile

                Cons

                  Best Uses

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

                  Comments about Pyle Pro PCT-40 12-in-1 Audio Cable Tester:

                  Great little cable teaster, Built like a tank and offers many, many options for cables and plugs to be tested. Its already a welcome addition to my live sound maintenance and troubleshooting. Best $ I've spent in a long time.

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                  5.0

                  Great device

                  By Georgia Musician

                  from Powder Springs, GA

                  About Me Experienced

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Easy To Use
                  • Versatile

                  Cons

                  • Relatively Big

                  Best Uses

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

                  Comments about Pyle Pro PCT-40 12-in-1 Audio Cable Tester:

                  I use this in my audio/video work. It has a lot of options for testing cables that aren't even in my arsenal. It's very straight forward to use. Now I can feel comfortable that I can identify faulty cables and cut out a lot of wasted time. It is larger and heavier than I had envisioned, but hey, it checks out a lot of cable types. You will need two 1/8" female to 1/4" male plugs to test mini stereo cables.

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                  4.0

                  Very nice

                  By richief

                  from Catskill, NY

                  About Me Professional Musician

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Easy To Use
                  • Excellent Sound

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Amateur Recording
                    • Events
                    • Home Studio
                    • Performances

                    Comments about Pyle Pro PCT-40 12-in-1 Audio Cable Tester:

                    works great, no problems yet!!

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                    4.0

                    Pyle Pro PST-40 Cable Test

                    By Video Jockey

                    from Phoenix, AZ

                    About Me Experienced

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Easy To Use

                    Cons

                    • Circuitry Not Great

                    Best Uses

                    • Events

                    Comments about Pyle Pro PCT-40 12-in-1 Audio Cable Tester:

                    Pretty easy to use and does just what it should. Would be 5 stars except that both units (I exchanged the first) had a short in the selector dial that required the operator to hold in place to get the reading. The second unit had a similar short but was less of an issue. It is adequate for the price.

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                    5.0

                    Very Usefull

                    By Plebrun

                    from Toronto, On

                    About Me Experienced

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Consistent
                    • Easy To Use
                    • Excellent Sound
                    • Professional Features
                    • Versatile

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

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

                      Comments about Pyle Pro PCT-40 12-in-1 Audio Cable Tester:

                      This tester is the best tester that I have ever bought

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                      5.0

                      Great Product

                      By Dave the Hot Bladder

                      from Canada

                      About Me Experienced

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Consistent
                      • Easy To Use
                      • Professional Features
                      • Versatile

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

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

                        Comments about Pyle Pro PCT-40 12-in-1 Audio Cable Tester:

                        This thing works great. It looks sturdy and packs a lot at this size. I tend to use more and more Pyle Pro products, because they are generally speaking the best bang for the buck at their price range.

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                        5.0

                        Great tester easy to use A+

                        By Q108 FM

                        from Odessa, TX

                        About Me Experienced

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                          Cons

                            Best Uses

                              Comments about Pyle Pro PCT-40 12-in-1 Audio Cable Tester:

                              I work in broadcast FM radio and this tester is a must have. Easily locate problems with all kinds of wiring. Highly recommended!'

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                              5.0

                              PYLE PCT-40 AUDIO CABLE TESTER

                              By goatroper

                              from Taunton, MA

                              About Me Professional Musician

                              Verified Buyer

                              Pros

                              • Consistent
                              • Easy To Use
                              • Professional Features
                              • Versatile

                              Cons

                                Best Uses

                                • Events
                                • Performances

                                Comments about Pyle Pro PCT-40 12-in-1 Audio Cable Tester:

                                Before every show , I'll take cables that gave me problems at my last show, test them, repair them and I've already saved $$$ on replacement cables.

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                                4.0

                                Pyle Pro PCT-40 Audio Cable Tester.

                                By Musical Dreamer

                                from Salt Lake City, UT

                                About Me Experienced

                                Verified Buyer

                                Pros

                                • Easy To Use
                                • Solid Quality
                                • Versatile

                                Cons

                                • Poorly Written Manual

                                Best Uses

                                • Events
                                • Home Studio
                                • Performances

                                Comments about Pyle Pro PCT-40 12-in-1 Audio Cable Tester:

                                I bought this to test all of the different types of cable that I use in my home recording studio. It works very well once you understand how to use it. The manual that comes with it is not well written and can be hard to understand. The best way to see how to use it is to find a video on line and watch it. Box seems to be solid and well built and I like being able to test several different types of cables with the same tester.

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                                4.0

                                Excellent value for the $$$$

                                By Paul

                                from Arlington, VA

                                About Me Experienced

                                Verified Buyer

                                Pros

                                • Easy To Use
                                • Versatile

                                Cons

                                  Best Uses

                                  • Events
                                  • Performances
                                  • Professional Recording

                                  Comments about Pyle Pro PCT-40 12-in-1 Audio Cable Tester:

                                  A lot of tester for the money! Does everything I need it to, has already saved me time and money.

                                  Not the best in fit and finish, the battery door was a bit wonky and may not last many battery changes. A piece of gaffer's tape may be the new battery cover before long.

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                                  4.0

                                  Well built

                                  By Mrowl459

                                  from Jacksonville, FL

                                  About Me Novice

                                  Verified Buyer

                                  Pros

                                  • Consistent
                                  • Easy To Use
                                  • Well built quality

                                  Cons

                                  • Only one end of a USB con
                                  • Poor instructions

                                  Best Uses

                                  • Church audio
                                  • Home Studio
                                  • Mobile DJ

                                  Comments about Pyle Pro PCT-40 12-in-1 Audio Cable Tester:

                                  I use the PCT-40 to test XLR and 1/4" TRS cables for a small portable sound setup for our church. This is the first cable tester I have ever owned. Out of the box it worked well. Very solid metal housing and construction. Wish it gave more thorough instructions and explanation of what the lights mean (some interference or no interference).

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                                  5.0

                                  I love it

                                  By Dj Noah Jay

                                  from Plymouth Michigan

                                  About Me Experienced

                                  Verified Buyer

                                  Pros

                                  • Easy To Use
                                  • Professional Features
                                  • Sweet
                                  • Versatile

                                  Cons

                                  • No complaints

                                  Best Uses

                                  • Amateur Recording
                                  • Mobile DJ
                                  • Performances
                                  • Professional Recording

                                  Comments about Pyle Pro PCT-40 12-in-1 Audio Cable Tester:

                                  I use this item in a industrial and non industrial areas. I work for a local city and use this for test all wires that are of age and even new ones. I make the repairs to everything from cable tv to audio in our ice rink. The DPW yard has security things that are tested when they act up. I let this on the ground to get a cable for a build and a folk lift ran over it. IT STILL WORKS! I bought this as an upgrade to a different tester so i found it easy to use. I also like the USB feature on the item. It helped me find a problem.

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                                  3.0

                                  Solid Product, Not So Solid Instructions

                                  By Neodrew

                                  from Dallas, TX

                                  About Me Experienced

                                  Verified Buyer

                                  Pros

                                  • Professional Features
                                  • Versatile

                                  Cons

                                  • Hard To Use

                                  Best Uses

                                  • Events
                                  • Mobile DJ
                                  • Performances
                                  • Professional Recording

                                  Comments about Pyle Pro PCT-40 12-in-1 Audio Cable Tester:

                                  The Pyle PCT-40 12 in 1 audio cable tester is a solid product - holding it in your hand, you get the feeling that it can withstand some abuse. The yellow metal casing encloses a truly impressive amount of possibilities. You can test 12 commonly used cable types, making this tester very helpful and a great bargain.

                                  The biggest problem is interpreting the readings. Not that they aren't immediately obvious to the eye, because there they are, big and bright on the face of the unit. The issue is that the instructions (printed on the back of the box) don't clearly explain what you should look for when testing a cable. Yes, there is a listing of the combinations, but they aren't written in clear English - for some users, they will require serious brain-bending to figure out. I'd recommend that Pyle update their instructions, using color illustrations to clearly describe a good or bad test result for each cable type.

                                  The Pyle PCT-40 cable tester looks and feels terrific, and it delivers accurate results. The problem is the long learning curve needed to understand the different result combinations.

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                                  5.0

                                  Swiss army knife for the studio or stage

                                  By CCman111

                                  from Philadelphia, PA

                                  About Me Enthusiast

                                  Verified Buyer

                                  Pros

                                  • Consistent Performance
                                  • Rugged
                                  • Versatile

                                  Cons

                                    Best Uses

                                    • Stage and studio

                                    Comments about Pyle Pro PCT-40 12-in-1 Audio Cable Tester:

                                    Really liking this... I have a mess of cords in my home studio, many have been with me for years of stage work. It's great to sort out the good from bad so easily and quickly.

                                    • Primary use:
                                    • Personal
                                    • Was this a gift?:
                                    • No

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