Hosa Technology CBT-500 Audio Cable Tester

Hosa Technology CBT-500 Audio Cable Tester

Hosa Technology CBT-500 Audio Cable Tester

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Hosa Technology CBT-500 Audio Cable Tester

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Product Highlights

  • Multiple Type Cable Tester
  • XLR: 3-Pin and 5-Pin
  • SpeakON: 2, 4, and 8-Pole
  • Phono (RCA), Phone (1/4" TRS and TS)
  • DIN: 3, 5, and 8-Pin
  • RJ45 (Ethernet)
  • BNC: 75 Ohms
  • USB: Type A to Type B
  • Provides Continuity Verification
  • Includes Two Removable Leads and Battery
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Hosa Technology CBT-500 overview

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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, BNC, 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.

  • XLR: 3- and 5-pin
  • SpeakON: 2-, 4-, and 8-pole
  • Phono (RCA)
  • Phone (1/4" TRS and TS)
  • DIN: 3-, 5-, and 8-pin
  • RJ45 (Ethernet)
  • BNC: 75-Ohms
  • USB: Type A to Type B
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
UPC: 728736053939
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Hosa Technology CBT-500 Audio Cable Tester
  • 2 x Removable Leads
  • 9V Battery
  • Limited 1-Year Warranty
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    Hosa Technology CBT-500 specs

    Connectors SpeakON (8P/4P/2P)
    USB (Type A and B)
    1/4" TRS
    DIN (3P/5P/7P/8P)
    Dimension Not specified by manufacturer
    Weight Not specified by manufacturer
    Packaging Info
    Package Weight 2.6 lb
    Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 11.5 x 8.4 x 3.0"

    Hosa Technology CBT-500 reviews

    CBT-500 Audio Cable Tester is rated 4.8 out of 5 by 17.
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Solid Piece of Equipment 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!!!
    Date published: 2014-02-07
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from I would buy HOSA products in the future and from B&H Photo I purchased the Hosa CBT-500 a few weeks ago and had tested my existing cable I had one XLR cable that one solder connection had become disconnected . Using the cable tester is pretty straight forward. There 8 testing positions if it is XLR there are 3 position and MIDI has 5 positions to test.When I received he tester there was a loose bolt floating around in the packaging and something rattling inside the cable tester. I took it upon myself to open the tester and found nut that matched the bolt. I put back together. I notified B&H Photo that HOSA needs to inspect products before distributing to retailers. I have highest regard for HOSA Products.I am thinking that this was an isolated incident.
    Date published: 2017-05-10
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great for churches 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.
    Date published: 2012-07-11
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Can test continuity between UNLIKE cable ends as well. Sturdy, versatile. This tester reveals the continuity between UNLIKE cable ends...Neutrik Speakon to 1/4 for instance...as well as the usual LIKE cable ends. Very nice build.
    Date published: 2017-02-14
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from hosa quality and versatility very intuitive and easy to use
    Date published: 2012-07-17
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from great tester, one slight problem the tester is great. it is heavy, feels sturdy, and there are no problems with testing any combination of cables. the only slight problem that I see is that the battery compartment doesn't hold the battery firmly. I constantly have to push the compartment door up to make a positive connection. this might be solved with a bit of foam or a different battery? I'm not sure. Other than that, great tester for the money.
    Date published: 2014-12-24
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Good Tool 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.
    Date published: 2013-03-05
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from Very flexible 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.
    Date published: 2012-11-12
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