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Hosa Technology CBT-500 Audio Cable Tester

BH #HOCBT500 • MFR #CBT-500
Hosa Technology
Hosa Technology CBT-500 Audio Cable Tester
Key Features
  • Multiple Type Cable Tester
  • XLR: 3-Pin and 5-Pin
  • SpeakON: 2, 4, and 8-Pole
  • Phono (RCA), Phone (1/4" TRS and TS)
Every audio professional knows what it's like to have a dead cable. The CBT-500 Audio Cable Tester by Hosa Technology takes the guesswork out of the frustrating and time-consuming troubleshooting process. It tests all the most common audio cables including XLR, Phone, Phono, speakON, DIN, Ethernet, BNC, and USB - confirming the working or non-working status of each. But that's not all, the CBT-500 also includes two removable leads to verify continuity of additional connectors and comes equipped with a 9-volt battery to get you up and running right out of the box.
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Hosa Technology CBT-500 Overview

Every audio professional knows what it's like to have a dead cable. The CBT-500 Audio Cable Tester by Hosa Technology takes the guesswork out of the frustrating and time-consuming troubleshooting process. It tests all the most common audio cables including XLR, Phone, Phono, speakON, DIN, Ethernet, BNC, and USB - confirming the working or non-working status of each. But that's not all, the CBT-500 also includes two removable leads to verify continuity of additional connectors and comes equipped with a 9-volt battery to get you up and running right out of the box.

  • XLR: 3- and 5-pin
  • SpeakON: 2-, 4-, and 8-pole
  • Phono (RCA)
  • Phone (1/4" TRS and TS)
  • DIN: 3-, 5-, and 8-pin
  • RJ45 (Ethernet)
  • BNC: 75-Ohms
  • USB: Type A to Type B
Includes two removable leads to verify continuity of additional connectors and jacks
Comes equipped with a 9-volt battery to get you up and running right out of the box
UPC: 728736053939

Hosa Technology CBT-500 Specs

ConnectorsSpeakON (8P/4P/2P)
Ethernet
USB (Type A and B)
1/4" TRS
RCA
DIN (3P/5P/7P/8P)
XLR5
XLR3
BNC
DimensionsNot specified by manufacturer
WeightNot specified by manufacturer
Packaging Info
Package Weight2.425 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)11.6 x 5.75 x 3.1"

Hosa Technology CBT-500 Reviews

Bad Cables? Great tool!!

By Rick
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2020-07-17

after piling up cables that sometimes work and sometimes don't, I finally decided to buy this tester. It works great! Not just a pass/fail, but which wire is connected and which one isn't. Or shows when there's a cross wire or short. Every audio tech should have one of these. I wish I had bought it years ago!!

Hosa Technology CBT-500 Audio Cable Tester

By Luis
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2020-02-19

Very useful for testing cables in a short time.

Worth every penny

By Stephen
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2019-09-24

Saved uncountable number of hours testing midi cables

Good Gadget

By Mark
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2019-08-28

Shipped to Ghana for more than a month, good gadget, will be very important for use in my church works well with our defects

Test your cables

By Bert
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2019-04-02

These is a great piece of gear. We use this to test all of our cabling.

I would buy HOSA products in the future and from B&H Photo

By Karen
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2017-05-10

I purchased the Hosa CBT-500 a few weeks ago and had tested my existing cable I had one XLR cable that one solder connection had become disconnected . Using the cable tester is pretty straight forward. There 8 testing positions if it is XLR there are 3 position and MIDI has 5 positions to test.When I received he tester there was a loose bolt floating around in the packaging and something rattling inside the cable tester. I took it upon myself to open the tester and found nut that matched the bolt. I put back together. I notified B&H Photo that HOSA needs to inspect products before distributing to retailers. I have highest regard for HOSA Products.I am thinking that this was an isolated incident.

Handy To Have

By William
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2020-06-03

Easy to use, handy troubleshooting device. Solid unit, seems well built. A must have if you buy used cables.

Great Device

By Salvador
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2020-06-01

Great Device

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Can it be used on a 50 ohm BNC cable?
Asked by: Debbie
The Hosa Technology CBT-500 Audio Cable Tester only specifies the ability to test 75 ohm BNC cables and appears incompatible with 50 ohm BNC.
Answered by: Matt Z
Date published: 2022-05-27

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Does this product test combination wires ? example rca to 1/4, or xlr to 1/2 inch ?
Asked by: MICHAEL W.
We have one of these at my work, it'll test any combination. Just yesterday I was checking a mixer for a blown xlr lead... Long story short I used an rca cable to feed to the mixer and an xlr on the receiving end and it tested each pin, actually two grounded to eachother because the Rca isn't a balanced cable... Long story short it will check combination cables. Thinking of getting one for myself because it's a wicked solid investment and built extremely well especially for the price. Cheers!
Answered by: Roy N.
Date published: 2019-01-10
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