Hosa Technology has unveiled the CBT-500 Cable Tester, designed to quickly and easily check the integrity of a host of cables. Besides instrument cable support, the CBT-500 can test XLR, Midi, RCA, speakON, DIN, Ethernet, and USB Type A to Type B. The quality of the cable connection is displayed by two rows of 8 LEDs that check individual pins on any of the connectors mentioned.
It also has a pair of removable leads for testing additional connectors and jacks. The device is built of metal for endurance and runs on a 9-volt battery.
The Hosa CBT-500 Cable Tester is expected this month with a street price of around $49.99. For more info, check out the Hosa Technology website.
Hosa Technology CBT-500 Cable Test Specs:
- Powered by 9-volt battery
- Two rows of LED display
- Removable leads
- Connectors supported: XLR (3-pin and 5-pin), Balanced and unbalanced phone (standard guitar-type cable), Phono (RCA), speakON (with support for 2-pole, 4-pole, and 8-pole connectors), DIN (multi-pin, including 5-pin DIN commonly used for MIDI equipment), Ethernet (RJ-45), USB Type A to Type B (standard USB to the square USB connector found on most audio interfaces)