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Livewire Cable Tester

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Tests Speakon, XLR, RCA, MIDI, USB, 1/4", 1/4" TRS and banana. In addition to cable products, Live Wire has taken their expertise in audio interconnection and applied it toward a variety of tools that assist in common solutions for sound professionals. Encompassing equipment for studio and stage, Live Wire Solutions use the same no-compromise desig...  Click To Read More About This Product

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Tests Speakon, XLR, RCA, MIDI, USB, 1/4", 1/4" TRS and banana. In addition to cable products, Live Wire has taken their expertise in audio interconnection and applied it toward a variety of tools that assist in common solutions for sound professionals. Encompassing equipment for studio and stage, Live Wire Solutions use the same no-compromise design philosophy they use for their cables, with high-quality parts and attention to detail that make them dependable for crucial applications. For answers to your everyday challenges in music, your solution is simple: Live Wire Solutions.

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LivewireCable Tester
 
4.4

(based on 19 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (14)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (1)

80%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to use (4)
  • Versatile (4)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Amateur recording (4)
  • Home studio (4)
  • Outdoor events / games (3)
  • Performances (3)
  • Pro audio / DJ / mixing (3)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Experienced (3)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Great unit

What else can I say, this unit works great for me. I can't believe I've gone years without one. Whenever I've had apparent cable problems, I just bought a new cable and put...Read complete review

What else can I say, this unit works great for me. I can't believe I've gone years without one. Whenever I've had apparent cable problems, I just bought a new cable and put the old ones in a pile. Now I can test them all rather than just buying new ones. Thus far I've found 2 cables I thought were bad to be good and one I thought was good to be bad. You know how it goes at a gig. You have a problem and just replace the cable as fast as possible. Then at the end of the night, you forget which cable is the bad one. This fixes that problem. Simple and self explanatory. Hell, it even has a USB tester.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

NOT road worthy

I've used this tester extensively. This is simply not built well enough to be useful for very long. It does the job as long as it can stay together. The nut for the...Read complete review

I've used this tester extensively. This is simply not built well enough to be useful for very long. It does the job as long as it can stay together. The nut for the 1/4" jacks are PLASTIC and will break after repeated use. Also, the fact that there's USB and not 3.5mm testing is simply puzzling. Not worth the (albeit low) price tag.

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(8 of 9 customers found this review helpful)

 
2.0

NOT road worthy

By Daniel Gilstrap

from Riverside, CA

Comments about Livewire Cable Tester:

I've used this tester extensively. This is simply not built well enough to be useful for very long. It does the job as long as it can stay together. The nut for the 1/4" jacks are PLASTIC and will break after repeated use. Also, the fact that there's USB and not 3.5mm testing is simply puzzling. Not worth the (albeit low) price tag.

(4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Great Value

By FREDERIC WENZEL

from Katy, TX

Comments about Livewire Cable Tester:

For the price I was a bit skeptical this would be worth purchasing. And was I wrong. This product is well built and well worth more than I paid for it. Testing cables with this box is simple, and saves a huge amount of time. Buy it!

(4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

 
1.0

Not one has worked yet !

By John Soltys

from Chepatchet, Rhode Island

Comments about Livewire Cable Tester:

My Band plays out often and we started having trouble with our cables, I wanted to get a simple tester, so I could determine what cables needed to be replaced. The first one I purchased, the number one ( Yellow light ) would not work. No big deal, I returned it today got a new one started testing a few cables and it stopped working. The battery light was not going on, I through I just had a bad battery . I put a brand new battery in, nothing. I opened the battery compartment and looking inside,one the pins broke away from it's plastic frame! I will be returning this one and I'll purchase another cable tester that is better made. I really did want to spend a lot of money on a tester, however I need something I can rely on.

(4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Great unit

By John Miller

from Long Island NY

Comments about Livewire Cable Tester:

What else can I say, this unit works great for me. I can't believe I've gone years without one. Whenever I've had apparent cable problems, I just bought a new cable and put the old ones in a pile. Now I can test them all rather than just buying new ones. Thus far I've found 2 cables I thought were bad to be good and one I thought was good to be bad. You know how it goes at a gig. You have a problem and just replace the cable as fast as possible. Then at the end of the night, you forget which cable is the bad one. This fixes that problem. Simple and self explanatory. Hell, it even has a USB tester.

(3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

great tester

By Karl Baxter

from Hillsboro OR

Comments about Livewire Cable Tester:

when we have been at a gig and had a bad cord usually no time to test. I have been using a volt/ohm meter and is time consuming testing. This tester is easy and fast to test. Great value for testing cords.

(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

This unit is worth every penny on the first use!

By UA

from Arlington, Texas

About Me Experienced

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Easy To Use
  • Professional Functions
  • Versatile

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Amateur Recording
    • Events
    • Home Studio
    • Mobile DJ
    • Performances
    • Professional Recording

    Comments about Livewire Cable Tester:

    Super easy to use and saved me 100s in unnecessary replacement cables. Really useful in assessing "inherited" cables.

    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Very Handy Tool

    By Keith

    from El Paso, TX

    Site Member

    Comments about Livewire Cable Tester:

    I am the owner of an older Behringer cable tester but it eventually became obsolete with new types of cabling being offered to the music industry. I saw this unit on sale and jumped it immediately because it was equipped to check all the basic cables plus speakon and even usb cables too! One of the biggest features is now you can check the cable wire by wire instead of guessing which one is really at fault! Thank you Live Wire for such a great deal and flexible tool to add to my "goodie bag" that I take with me to each gig I go document!

    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Nice Unit

    By Jamey

    from Winfield, Kansas

    Site Member

    Comments about Livewire Cable Tester:

    Great product. It costs less than other units that test fewer cable types. I did quite a bit of research before purchasing this product, and I'm very happy with the decision to buy it. Very nice quality.

     
    5.0

    GREAT PRODUCT !!! GREAT PRICE !!!

    By Animal

    from Asheville N.C.

    About Me Experienced

    Pros

    • Easy To Use
    • Time saver
    • Versatile

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Amateur Recording
      • Events
      • Home Studio
      • Mobile DJ
      • Performances
      • Professional Recording

      Comments about Livewire Cable Tester:

      This is a Great product and Great price ,I went threw all my cords fast with this tester ,This is a must have for any band or sound man .

       
      5.0

      Great Product and Great price.

      By Timothy

      from undisclosed

      Verified Buyer

      Comments about Livewire Cable Tester:

      I am very pleased with this product. It is a real time saver and I would recommend that every band have one in there cord box .

       
      5.0

      You need this!

      By Ignacio

      from undisclosed

      Verified Buyer

      Comments about Livewire Cable Tester:

      Its the most basic testing tool that any DJ/sound person can have for quickly testing cable in the field or at home. A most own product.

       
      5.0

      Easy to use and handy to have

      By brian

      from undisclosed

      Verified Buyer

      Comments about Livewire Cable Tester:

      Great tool to have in the toolbox when troubleshooting wire issues. Went through all my adapter cables and found 2 that were shorted BEFORE the gig. Saved a ton of time troubleshooting.

       
      2.0

      Not Tough

      By John

      from Westfield, MA

      About Me Professional Musician

      Pros

      • Versatile

      Cons

      • Poor Quality Duplicates
      • Unreliable

      Best Uses

      • Amateur Recording
      • Home Studio

      Comments about Livewire Cable Tester:

      This seemed like a great deal and the unit functions Asmara described. However, it pulled the tip off of a 1/4 " cable and the tip became lodged in the unit. No big deal - it happens - until I went to pull the back off and stripped not one, but two screws! I have a pretty extensive shop and all of my tools are in great condition. There's no reason two screws should have stripped. Unfortunately, one of the screws stripped so bad I had to pry it out, bending the casing. The unit still works fine, but it was disappointing to see the screws were such poor quality. If you plan to use this often or on the road, consider a higher quality model.

       
      4.0

      Works wrll

      By Pastor D

      from Bakersfield, California

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      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Easy To Use

      Cons

        Best Uses

          Comments about Livewire Cable Tester:

          Easy to use

           
          5.0

          Solid

          By Michael

          from undisclosed

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          Verified Buyer

          Comments about Livewire Cable Tester:

          I really can't find anything wrong with this tester, well built, does what it is intended to do. Already resolved a connection issue.
          Live wire products are solid, I own several Live wire DI boxes and one power conditioner. No complaints.

           
          5.0

          As Advertised

          By Robert

          from undisclosed

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          Verified Buyer

          Comments about Livewire Cable Tester:

          As Advertised

           
          5.0

          Great item, very well built.

          By KEN

          from undisclosed

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          Verified Buyer

          Comments about Livewire Cable Tester:

          Great item to have in my gig bag. I can test "bad" cables very quickly to determine the possible source of problems. It is easy to use and is quicker than using an ohm meter. Wish I had one of these years ago. Usually, it is an instrument cable or mic cable that goes bad and this item makes it easy to test those cables and see a problem. Saves me time and money.

           
          5.0

          "Must Have"

          By Guy Mayon Audio/Video Productions

          from USA

          About Me Experienced

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Easy To Use
          • Versatile

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Amateur Recording
            • Events
            • Home Studio
            • Mobile DJ
            • Performances
            • Professional Recording

            Comments about Livewire Cable Tester:

            This cable tester is a (Must-Have) in my "toolbox"... As a professional video producer, I capture and edit the best audio signals I can.. Quality cables certainly play an important role in your chain of signals.. But if you deal with several lines ending in a junction, and recorded for video sound, you need to always know that all your signals are consistent and clean for manipulation in post production... Being able to test your cables while you are setting up a scene 10 or 15 times a day keeps you ahead of possible failures in one or more of your lines.
            This unit is so easy and convenient to use that there is not enough reasons to not incorporate this task in your production set up.
            Take a minute to test now will save hours trying to figure out which cable is failing.
            "No Brainer".
            Video Producers have to take audio recording just as serious as musicians do.

             
            5.0

            Very Handy Tool

            By Keith

            from El Paso, TX

            Site Member

            Comments about Livewire Cable Tester:

            I am the owner of an older Behringer cable tester but it eventually became obsolete with new types of cabling being offered to the music industry. I saw this unit on sale and jumped it immediately because it was equipped to check all the basic cables plus speakon and even usb cables too! One of the biggest features is now you can check the cable wire by wire instead of guessing which one is really at fault! Thank you Live Wire for such a great deal and flexible tool to add to my "goodie bag" that I take with me to each gig I go document!

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