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Hosa Technology CBT-500 Audio Cable Tester

B&H # HOCBT500 Mfr # CBT-500
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You Pay: $31.94
Product Highlights
  • Tests, XLR, 1/4", MIDI and More
  • Provides Continuity Verification
  • Includes Two Removable Leads and Battery

Every audio professional knows what it's like to have a dead cable. The CBT-500 Audio Cable Tester by Hosa Technology takes the guesswork out of the frustrating and time-consuming troubleshooting process. It tests all the most common audio cables including XLR, Phone, Phono, speakON, DIN, Ethernet and USB - confirming the working or non-working status of each. But that's not all, the CBT-500 also includes two removable leads to verify continuity of additional connectors and comes equipped with a 9 volt battery to get you up and running right out of the box.

Tests, XLR, Phone, Phono, speakON, DIN, Ethernet and USB cables
Includes two removable leads to verify continuity of additional connectors and jacks
Comes equipped with a 9 volt battery to get you up and running right out of the box
Connectors SpeakON (8P/4P/2P)
Ethernet
USB (Type A and B)
1/4" TRS
RCA
DIN (3P/5P/7P/8P)
XLR5
XLR3
Hosa Technology CBT-500 Audio Cable Tester
  • 2 x Removable Leads
  • 9V Battery
  • 1-Year Limited Warranty
  • REVIEW SNAPSHOT®

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    Hosa TechnologyCBT-500 Audio Cable Tester
     
    4.7

    (based on 11 reviews)

    Ratings Distribution

    • 5 Stars

       

      (8)

    • 4 Stars

       

      (3)

    • 3 Stars

       

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    100%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Versatile (6)
    • Reliable (4)
    • Rugged (4)
    • Easy to use (3)

    Cons

      Best Uses

          • Reviewer Profile:
          • Power user (5)
          • Primary use:
          • Business (5)
          • Was this a gift?:
          • No (8)

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        5.0

        Perfect for staff and students

        By Don

        from Kalamazoo, MI

        Verified Buyer

        Comments about Hosa Technology CBT-500 Audio Cable Tester:

        Technicians and student using them for cable testing and repair.

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        5.0

        JUST A CLASS

        By DEE

        from NY

        Verified Buyer

        Comments about Hosa Technology CBT-500 Audio Cable Tester:

        ALL MY CABLES NEVER A HUM IN MY MUSIC
        EASY TO USE RIGHT ABC TO ZZ AND MORE
        ALL IS GOOD NOTHING WRONG
        MIGHT WANT TO ADD DIGITAL READING. NOTHING ELES REQUIRED

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        5.0

        Solid Piece of Equipment

        By shepord

        from Pennsyvania

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Easy To Use
        • Quality Construction

        Cons

          Best Uses

            Comments about Hosa Technology CBT-500 Audio Cable Tester:

            I searched high and low for a cable tester. I needed something that could handle a variety of cables. I'm upgrading my home studio to full PC and audio interface and searched only to find that many products on todays market lacked the features I was looking for. The CBT 500 became my choice not only because of its features but, I could not find a tester in its price range. This thing is built like a mack truck!!! It can test 10 types of cables used in the recording studio and live sound. It does, however, lack the ability to check firewire but, you can use the cntinuity feature for this and other applications. Overall, I am very satisfied with this product and it's unbeatable price!!!

            • Was this a gift?:
            • No

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            4.0

            Built study and very handy

            By Techytimbo

            from Atchsion, KS

            About Me Tech Savvy

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Easy To Use
            • Metal Construction
            • Quick

            Cons

            • Plastic Piece

            Best Uses

            • Live Sound
            • Recording

            Comments about Hosa Technology CBT-500 Audio Cable Tester:

            After using a similar cable tester, I bought this one. It's really nicely constructed except the battery cover with may need to be taped eventually as I expect it may break.

            Otherwise, everything I have used this for has worked really well.

            • Was this a gift?:
            • No

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            4.0

            Ease of use for engineers & musicians.

            By Henry Park

            from Seoul, Korea

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • A To B Usb Interface
            • Easy To Use
            • Included Leed Cables
            • Leds
            • Potable

            Cons

            • Manual Rotary Switch

            Best Uses

              Comments about Hosa Technology CBT-500 Audio Cable Tester:

              I can check all type of audio cable in sound applications and music instruments with this. So much ease to find a cable error by its LED and a rotaty switch. I would strongly recommend for sound engineers and musicians who had bad memories with an audio cable at a stage even studios before.

              • Was this a gift?:
              • Yes

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              5.0

              Good Tool

              By TommyBoy

              from Northern VA

              About Me Casual User

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Consistent Performance
              • Rugged
              • Versatile

              Cons

                Best Uses

                  Comments about Hosa Technology CBT-500 Audio Cable Tester:

                  Plenty of options to test with. Built solid. Heavier and larger than I thought it would be from the pictures. Only negative I would say is I wish it came with instructions. I was able to look up on the internet what should light up. Those familiar with how a cable is constructed shouldn't have trouble figuring things out but for a beginner they might be lost at the very beginning.

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

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                  5.0

                  Very Affordable Cable Tester

                  By SoundTechScott

                  from Glenside, PA

                  About Me Power User

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Rugged
                  • Versatile

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • All Cables
                    • Theatre

                    Comments about Hosa Technology CBT-500 Audio Cable Tester:

                    Works perfectly, and with it's sturdy case i dont mind having it in a work enviroment.

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

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                    4.0

                    Very flexible tester!

                    By Dean Friesen

                    from Saskatoon, SK

                    About Me Power User

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Consistent Performance
                    • Versatile

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Profession Audio

                      Comments about Hosa Technology CBT-500 Audio Cable Tester:

                      This tester is delightfully complete - the ability to test and confirm wiring of a very wide variety of cables, including adaptor cables.

                      On top of that - that continuity tester for those rare cases where the connector is not one of the provided ones means it covers pretty much all cases.

                      Can't beat it for the price.

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

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                      5.0

                      Excellent!

                      By Fernando from Brasil

                      from Campinas, SP, Brasil

                      About Me Power User

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Consistent Performance
                      • Rugged
                      • Versatile

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                          Comments about Hosa Technology CBT-500 Audio Cable Tester:

                          Very handy, easy to use, flexible and better than I expected.

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

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                          5.0

                          "hosa quality and versatility"

                          By estudiomantras

                          from Lima, Perú

                          About Me Power User

                          Verified Buyer

                          Pros

                          • Versatile

                          Cons

                            Best Uses

                            • Studio recording

                            Comments about Hosa Technology CBT-500 Audio Cable Tester:

                            very intuitive and easy to use

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

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                            (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                             
                            5.0

                            Great for churches

                            By Jonathan S

                            from Lafayette, IN

                            About Me Power User

                            Verified Buyer

                            Pros

                            • Consistent Performance
                            • Rugged
                            • Versatile

                            Cons

                            • Bulky

                            Best Uses

                            • Houses of Worship

                            Comments about Hosa Technology CBT-500 Audio Cable Tester:

                            This is an affordable way to save time during setup for churches. It's easy to narrow down problems when you know its the cable. This unit has saved us a ton of time trying to figure out audio stream problems in narrowing down cables that are sometimes abused.

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

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                            Batteries & Power

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                            Duracell -  9V Alkaline Battery (Coppertop)
                            • You Pay: $1.95
                             
                            Watson -  9V Rechargeable NiMH Battery (250mAh)
                            • You Pay: $7.95
                             

                            Cases & Protection

                            Pelican -  1200 Case with Foam (Black)
                            • You Pay: $38.95
                             

                            Contact Cleaner

                            Hosa Technology -  DeoxIT G5 ProGOLD
                            • You Pay: $14.95
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