MCM Electronics

Universal Audio Video Cable Tester - 9 Plug Types By Tenma (72-8785) MCM Part #72-8785

5 stars 13 reviews
MSRP: $69.99
You Save: $40.00 (57 %)

This cable tester quickly tests continuity for all types of cables in various combinations. Rugged, metal construction provides durability and reliability making it handy to bring to the jobsite. Rotary 9-way switch for easy selection of cables to be tested and internal battery and ground connection status check.

Specifications Top

Tests cables with the following connections:
  • 3.5mm jack (mono & stereo)
  • ¼” jack (mono & stereo)
  • 3 and 5 pin XLR (male & female)
  • RCA phono
  • Banana plugs
  • 3-pin, 5-pin and 8-pin DIN jacks
  • 4-pin small din (S-Video) jack
  • 4 and 8-pin Speakon
  • Requires 9V battery (not included)

Part Numbers
MCM Part #:72-8785
Tenma Part #:72-8785
Package Specifications & Dimensions
Weight:1.8 lbs.
RoHS Comp:No
Warranty:90 days
Need to Return?
Length:8.5 in.
Width:5 in.
Height:3 in.
Shipping Information
Extra Shipping Charge:No
Drop Ship:No
Catalog Pages
MCM Cat 57, Page 1282
MCM Cat 56, Page 1122
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Product Reviews Top

  • by tmedlin49

    on 8/4/2012

    Like the tester I built for myself

    Overall: 5 out of 5

    I needed a tester that included Speakon capability. This one has everything I'm likely to encounter when I'm building cables or out on a gig. I love the super bright LEDs and the rotary switch. My other tester has the LED grid that I have to figure out every time I use it. This Tenma is much more intuitive and reminds me of the cable tester I built for myself in a plastic mic box thirty years ago. A bit larger and heavier than I expected but still fits in my toolbox. Very solidly built. Great value for the $$.

  • by curtvincent

    on 5/6/2012

    Amazing device!

    Overall: 5 out of 5

    I have a Whlrlwind cable tester and it works fine, but costs $75. This one was under $35, less with a promo code. It is NOT plastic but very sturdy metal. I am amazed at the number of different types of cables it tests. Just wish it tested CAT5 as you see more and more on stage these days. So bottom line is I am trying to justify buying another. Yeah, it is that good! Regards, Drybones

  • by aceffects

    on 5/3/2012

    Sweet unit

    Overall: 3 out of 5

    Looks and feels very rugged.

  • by Doomsday74

    on 4/9/2012


    Overall: 5 out of 5
    Top 10 Contributor

    Best investment ever. No more guess work on checking my custom cables. Great at the gigs as well to find those pesky broken cables. A must have for any sound company dealing with vast amounts of audio cables.

  • by dministries

    on 3/18/2012

    Great tester, bright lights

    Overall: 4.5 out of 5

    I have only used this tester a few times since I purchased it, but it does what it is supposed to do. The only complaint I have is that the lights are very bright. I'm sure you could use this outdoors in bright sunlight with no problem. Inside, the lights are so bright I have to hold my thumb over them to read the legend. It is a great value for testing virtually any audio cable.

  • by pacettir

    on 1/18/2012


    Overall: 5 out of 5

    Items purchased

  • by MFD

    on 11/17/2011

    Excellent value

    Overall: 5 out of 5
    Top 25 Contributor

    This really is a great tester for the money. More versatile than expected and comes in very handy.

  • by sgillmore

    on 11/16/2011

    Very Handy

    Overall: 5 out of 5

    Use this product all the time in our sound booth! Great value!

  • by whammling

    on 11/16/2011

    Great Time Saver on the Job

    Overall: 4 out of 5

    I bought this specifically for a critical sound job in which I would have limited time to set up, and huge expectation of performance once the show began. I needed to be able to diagnose problems quickly, correctly, and without hesitation. This box paid for itself the first time I pulled it out of the box. I found a bad cable on set up, and was able to get back up and running with plenty of time for the sound check and still hit the broadcast on time. It's easy to use. Intuitive to understand, and versatile in real world systems, and circumstances. Good quality build, with the right feature set, and very good value for the money. I've recommended it multiple times.

  • by jltray

    on 10/9/2011

    Great piece of equipment

    Overall: 5 out of 5

    I'm in a band and this great little tool has already proved it usefulness. It can test all types of cables and from one type connector to another like XLR to TRS (1/4"). I have found bad/intermittent grounds other intermittent issues.

  • by Davisound

    on 10/6/2011

    Cable test box

    Overall: 5 out of 5
    Top 10 Contributor

    A priceless tool for our A/V rental business! We can test all of our returned rental cables in minutes so they are ready to go to our next customer.

  • by frost3199

    on 10/6/2011

    Good tester, will save a lot of headaches!

    Overall: 5 out of 5

    This unit can test all your audio cables. Great features for a low price

  • by TomFeldner

    on 9/22/2011

    Universal Cable Tester

    Overall: 5 out of 5

    The Cable Tester is a quick way to verify correct wiring on custom cables.

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