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Studiospares Ultimate Cable Tester

Product Code: 458260

Excellent value for money and highly recommended.

Sound on Sound September 2011

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Studiospares Ultimate Cable Tester

When working in the studio or at a live venue, signal is everything. There is nothing worse than having an intermittent signal, and ruining the perfect take or performance. It has become an industry best practise to always test cables, before and after your big session, and the ultimate cable tester helps you get through all your cables in minutes.

Cable testing has never been easier, simply plug both ends in to the ultimate cable tester, and you get an instant LED display to show you exactly how your cables are wired, and whether there are any bad connections. This has long been considered an essential by all our studio and venue engineers across the country.

The all metal construction makes this hard wearing, suitable for a roadie toolcase or the studio. There are probes also included to help test for continuity and phase of connections other than those built-in. Supplied with a single PP3 battery that when clicked in to the bottom of the cable tester, forms a strong and reliable connection.

Why not check out the Sound on Sound review?


Key Features

  • 3-Pin XLR Male & Female
  • 5-pin XLR Male & Female
  • 3.5mm TRS Jack Connector
  • 6.3mm TRS Jack Connector
  • Phono / RCA Connector
  • 3-Pin, 5-Pin, 7-Pin & 8-Pin MIDI / DIN Connector
  • 2 Pole, 4 Pole & 8 Pole Speakon Connector
  • Cat 5 Network Connector


Physical Height: 40mm
Physical Width: 88mm
Physical Depth: 188mm
Physical Weight: 1kg
Magazine Reviews
Sound on Sound, 2011 "So, as I said, I've yet to find a cable tester that covers every possible requirement and eventuality! Nevertheless, Studiospares' Ultimate Cable Tester is definitely one of the best and easiest to use, and the review model has already been added to my inventory of essential tools. Excellent value for money and highly recommended. Hugh Robjohns" http://www.soundonsound.com/reviews/studiospares-ultimate-cable-tester
Customer Reviews
  • Verified Customer
    on 25 November 2015
    Switch failed (jammed and knob insert snapped), after only a few months.
  • Verified Customer
    on 13 August 2014
    Use this box to test all my cables and connections before setting up my Big Band and other theatrical performances. Its easy to use, quick and reliable. I don't need to worry about which cable is giving me grief anymore. My only downside is that the turning knob came off easily, but slide back on just as easy, no problem really, good tool.
  • Verified Customer
    on 30 December 2013
    for saving a lot of time checking cables and finding faults
  • Verified Customer
    on 29 December 2013
    A great cable tester built for use on the road.......Great.
  • Verified Customer
    on 20 September 2013
    No self-repecting musician, sound engineer or road should be without this piece of kit. The Studiospares Ultimate Cable Tester covers every type of connection you are likely to come upon either at a gig or in the studio and can determine if a lead is faulty or safe in a matter of seconds saving valuable time.
  • Verified Customer
    on 05 September 2013
    Only used it to check a few cables but was simple to use and appears well made.
  • Verified Customer
    on 31 July 2013
    If you work with cabling you must have one of these or you will at some stage by unsure as to what is wrong and just when you don't have the time to mess around. Had this for 16 months and never go on a job without it. Well done Studiospares another excellent own brand product.
  • Verified Customer
    on 03 June 2013
    A good solid feel to it. worked first time right out of the box with no instruction
  • Verified Customer
    on 08 January 2013
    Does what it says on the tin, and does it well. Robust & easy to use.
  • Verified Customer
    on 10 December 2012
    very handy device,simple to use great value for money.
  • Verified Customer
    on 30 April 2012
    wish i'd bought this years ago. saves the stress of discovering a faulty lead after hours of setup
  • Verified Customer
    on 05 April 2012
    One of those products you wish you had bought a while back. This should have been in my tool box years ago, now I have it I am a happy boy. Its well made, and does all it says.
  • Verified Customer
    on 03 January 2012
    an excellent bit of kit - unfortunately it will probably get nicked
  • Verified Customer
    on 10 November 2011
    Good range of plug tests for the money. I found the battery draw to be a little flimsy hence the battery doesn't always make contact. Not ideal on a tester.
  • Verified Customer
    on 10 November 2011
    A very useful addition to any roadie's toolbox, quick and easy to use. Battery connection a little unreliable (just need to tap the battery box occasionally)
  • Verified Customer
    on 01 November 2011
    This is an extremely useful piece of kit but, at first, I had to agree that the battery connection was very flaky. I was quite prepared to change the battery connector, but I have found the 'trick'. After pushing the battery tray into the holder it is necessary to push the tray down until it clicks. After doing that it is very reliable. Shame this isn't mentioned anywhere on the packaging.
  • Verified Customer
    on 29 August 2011
    It's great to have a tester that can handle 5-pin XLR, plus all the Speakons, and have leads for testing continuity. On the down side, the battery connection is dodgy and 'Battery Test' is something I have to do before testing anything else!
  • Verified Customer
    on 04 June 2011
    Very good product 4.5/5
  • Verified Customer
    on 26 May 2011
    Checking all types of cables. Easy to use & very robust. The selector switch may be a bit vulnerable as it protrudes unprotected
  • Verified Customer
    on 16 May 2011
    Tested all our stage leads, it did all our different types. Weeded out the faulty and iffy ones - and redeemed some that we weren't sure about! Has earned its keep already.
  • Verified Customer
    on 03 May 2011
    If you have ever been let down by leads or regularly check them, get one of these! I have just re-checked all my audio leads, which used to take me ages with a dvm and probes, with this gizmo it took about 4 hours and I have a lot of leads like all P.A's. It is idiot proof and fast and well built.
  • Verified Customer
    on 06 March 2011
    every gig bag should have one of these. Handles everything from speakons to phono's which the others don't. If you can't handle a multi meter, then this is for you. A life saver on a gig or in a studio. Highly recommended.
  • Verified Customer
    on 13 February 2011
    Easy use makes it an excellent buy.
  • Verified Customer
    on 22 January 2011
    Has paid for itself within a week. Easy to use and well made.

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