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Universal Audio Video Cable Tester - 9 Plug TypesMCM Part #: 72-8785  |  Tenma Part #: 72-8785

Universal Audio Video Cable Tester - 9 Plug Types 4.7 stars from 13 reviews.
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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.

Product Description

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)

Product Reviews

  • "Like the tester I built for myself" by tmedlin49 on 8/4/2012
    Overall: 5 out of 5
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    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 $$.

  • "Amazing device!" by curtvincent on 5/6/2012
    Overall: 5 out of 5
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    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

  • "Sweet unit" by aceffects on 5/3/2012
    Overall: 3 out of 5
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    Looks and feels very rugged.

  • "Awesome" by Doomsday74 on 4/9/2012
    Overall: 5 out of 5
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    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.

  • "Great tester, bright lights" by dministries on 3/18/2012
    Overall: 4.5 out of 5
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    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.

  • "Review" by pacettir on 1/18/2012
    Overall: 5 out of 5
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    Items purchased

  • "Excellent value" by MFD on 11/17/2011
    Overall: 5 out of 5
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    This really is a great tester for the money. More versatile than expected and comes in very handy.

  • "Very Handy" by sgillmore on 11/16/2011
    Overall: 5 out of 5
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    Use this product all the time in our sound booth! Great value!

  • "Great Time Saver on the Job" by whammling on 11/16/2011
    Overall: 4 out of 5
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    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.

  • "Great piece of equipment" by jltray on 10/9/2011
    Overall: 5 out of 5
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    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.

  • "Cable test box" by Davisound on 10/6/2011
    Overall: 5 out of 5
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    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.

  • "Good tester, will save a lot of headaches!" by frost3199 on 10/6/2011
    Overall: 5 out of 5
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    This unit can test all your audio cables. Great features for a low price

  • "Universal Cable Tester" by TomFeldner on 9/22/2011
    Overall: 5 out of 5
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    The Cable Tester is a quick way to verify correct wiring on custom cables.

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Package Specifications & Dimensions
Weight:1.8 lbs.
Hazardous:No
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
Catalog/Page:

MCM Cat 57, Page 1282

MCM Cat 56, Page 1122

Mfr. Info

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Mfr. Name:Tenma
Mfr. Part Number:72-8785