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Behringer CT-100 Cable Tester

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BehringerCT-100 Cable Tester
 
4.4

(based on 30 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (19)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (8)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (1)

100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to use (22)
  • Versatile (18)
  • Professional functions (10)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Home studio (13)
  • Outdoor events / games (13)
  • Performances (11)
  • Amateur recording (7)
  • Professional recording (7)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Experienced (15), Professional musician (7)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Time Saver - Headache Reliever

I've been using a CT-100 for about 2 months and I'm ordering another just to keep in the studio.Years ago I fasioned my own cable continuity tester for 1/4" and XLR...Read complete review

I've been using a CT-100 for about 2 months and I'm ordering another just to keep in the studio.Years ago I fasioned my own cable continuity tester for 1/4" and XLR cables and spent, I'm sure, well over 20 bucks in parts. Not only does Behringer's CT-100 have more features than my old "Dave's-Do-It-Yourself 1000" (ok, I just made up that name), but it accomodates nearly every cable you'd want to test for live or studio sound setups. Here are (in my view) the main pluses:1) Visual and/or audible indicators - NICE2) Intermittent indicator - VERY NICE3) Portability and durability - REALLY VERY NICE4) Value - AMAZINGI've found that the CT-100's manual covers all the high points quite clearly although a basic understanding of electronics is gonna be helpful here. I don't baby my gear and my CT-100 continues to function after two months of pretty solid gigging - I wouldn't recommend using it as a door stop, hammer or stepstool, though.BOTTOM LINE: If you looking for a cable tester, get the Behringer CT-100 - not the "Dave's-Do-It-Yourself 1000".

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

here's what the lights mean.....

The instructions... well, there really aren't any. To make your life easier, what follows is what the lights mean:

for guitar cables tyhe lights should look like...Read complete review

The instructions... well, there really aren't any. To make your life easier, what follows is what the lights mean:

for guitar cables tyhe lights should look like this (X = lit, 0 = unlit):
x xox
x oxo
x xox

for XLR (microphone) cables:
x oox
x oxo
x xoo
Does what it's supposed to do
Very solid. No worries about damaging it.
This price? An excellent value. I've wasted WAY more replacing cables needlessly...

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(12 of 13 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Time Saver - Headache Reliever

By KhpDave

from Middle America

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Comments about Behringer CT-100 Cable Tester:

I've been using a CT-100 for about 2 months and I'm ordering another just to keep in the studio.Years ago I fasioned my own cable continuity tester for 1/4" and XLR cables and spent, I'm sure, well over 20 bucks in parts. Not only does Behringer's CT-100 have more features than my old "Dave's-Do-It-Yourself 1000" (ok, I just made up that name), but it accomodates nearly every cable you'd want to test for live or studio sound setups. Here are (in my view) the main pluses:1) Visual and/or audible indicators - NICE2) Intermittent indicator - VERY NICE3) Portability and durability - REALLY VERY NICE4) Value - AMAZINGI've found that the CT-100's manual covers all the high points quite clearly although a basic understanding of electronics is gonna be helpful here. I don't baby my gear and my CT-100 continues to function after two months of pretty solid gigging - I wouldn't recommend using it as a door stop, hammer or stepstool, though.BOTTOM LINE: If you looking for a cable tester, get the Behringer CT-100 - not the "Dave's-Do-It-Yourself 1000".

(7 of 8 customers found this review helpful)

 
1.0

here's what the lights mean.....

By Richard Lonczynski

from michigan

Comments about Behringer CT-100 Cable Tester:

The instructions... well, there really aren't any. To make your life easier, what follows is what the lights mean:

for guitar cables tyhe lights should look like this (X = lit, 0 = unlit):
x xox
x oxo
x xox

for XLR (microphone) cables:
x oox
x oxo
x xoo
Does what it's supposed to do
Very solid. No worries about damaging it.
This price? An excellent value. I've wasted WAY more replacing cables needlessly...

(7 of 7 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Great Little Tester

By Tom-xKYx6

from Sheboygan, WI

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Comments about Behringer CT-100 Cable Tester:

I am a tech for a school district with a number of auditorium and portable sound systems. I use the cable test feature every time I repair and fabricate cables, and appreciate all of the different connectors that are provided - and the "intermittent" memory feature is very useful. The test tone with different levels provides a go/no go test for audio inputs, but a sine wave would have been nice - although I realize that signal is more costly to produce. I have marked the XLR jacks as to pin function, which would be a nice improvement if Behringer did that. All in all, however, a great value.

(4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

What a Lifesaver

By HarVette

from Kennewick, WA

About Me Professional Musician

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Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Easy To Use
  • Professional Functions
  • Versatile

Cons

  • Had To Copy Led Patterns

Best Uses

  • Intermittent Problems

Comments about Behringer CT-100 Cable Tester:

I use this to test before a gig, and again at the gig just to make sure a gremlin doesn't pop up. I discovered an intermittent cut-out in a 50' mic cable just minutes before we started, and was able to repace it in time. That one time paid for the unit, and gave me peace of mind. Well worth the price!

(4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Best money FOH could ever spend

By Fastelder

from Baltimore

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Pros

  • Easy To Use
  • Professional Functions

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Events

    Comments about Behringer CT-100 Cable Tester:

    Like I said, if you run FOH for anything or if you simply have more than one cable you depend on, this is the deal. It's a clone of a more expensive unit, but IMHO just as good. The first time I took it to setup, the guy at the board said he wasn't getting signal out the mains. I just took the box back to the board, unplugged the mains & sub and ran the tone through the snake - Voila! subs and mains had tone coming through. I looked at the guy and said "it's working from here all the way to there, the problem is in front of you." I tried not to be too smug, but without that box, we would have spen a half hour swapping channels on the stage box and checking all my stage wiring or convincing the guy at the board it was his problem. I am a happy man. BONUS - I like the intermittent test ability. How many times, especially with guitar jacks, does a cable test good, only to have it short as soon as you move it around. YOU NEED THIS BOX!

    (4 of 11 customers found this review helpful)

     
    2.0

    Little documentation on how to use

    By RockMan1

    from Santa Rosa, CA

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    Comments about Behringer CT-100 Cable Tester:

    First the screw on the back for the batteries is so cheap that it stripped when I went to unscrew it and put batteries on it. This was totally frustrating as i just barely pulled it out of the box to try it. Second their is little documentation on how to use it. It has a small little 4 page users guide that doesn't give much information on all the features. It leaves you a little confused on how to actually use it. Im sure i'll figure it out through trial and error but I was not totally impressed by it.

    (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

     
    4.0

    Should have bought one sooner

    By Kevin Miller

    from Kentucky

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    Comments about Behringer CT-100 Cable Tester:

    I am very pleased with this tester. Wish I'd have bought one sooner instead of tring to troubleshoot by individually testing each wire and process of elimination. It did take a bit for me to figure out what the lights all mean because not all xlr cables are wired the same. But after some use you will quickly discover that this tool is priceless!

    (1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Behringer cable tester

    By cableguy

    from Los Angeles

    About Me Experienced

    Pros

    • Versatile

    Cons

      Best Uses

        Comments about Behringer CT-100 Cable Tester:

        works well, and lights up nicely, seems to be good quality uses 2 @ AA batteries. The main weakness is how to read the test after it's made. I am mainly testing 1/4 guitar cords, I went online and found the pattern for
        good connections for TS 1/4" guitar chords

        x-xox
        x-oxo
        x-xox

        the x are lighted and o no light the vertical row of x are the
        intermittent signal lights
        behringer needs better instructions

        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Time Saver

        By ZackBiss

        from Tampa

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        Pros

        • Easy To Use

        Cons

          Best Uses

            Comments about Behringer CT-100 Cable Tester:

            This thing is a good addition to your gig box. If you have a suspect cable it will tell you right away. Great time saver. Directions are poor, but you really won't need them.

            (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

             
            4.0

            Does the job

            By BEADGplayer05

            from Somerville,Me

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            Pros

            • Easy To Use
            • Versatile

            Cons

            • Very Little Directions

            Best Uses

            • Amateur Recording
            • Events
            • Home Studio
            • Performances

            Comments about Behringer CT-100 Cable Tester:

            This is a good tester. I had been using a digital multimeter for all my testing, which is time consuming. This little thing is handy and fairly easy to use, (as long as you understand what the lights are telling you). Other than not having any "true" instructions this is a good tester. I wish it could test usb cords as well.

            (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            Cable tester

            By Kenneth metcalf

            from Austin Texas

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            Pros

            • Easy To Use
            • Professional Functions

            Cons

            • Unclear Directions

            Best Uses

            • Events
            • Performances

            Comments about Behringer CT-100 Cable Tester:

            I had to test some good cords to see what the leds should look like on the good cords and that was fairly easy but why not put it in the tiny instruction book.
            I really like the intermittent test.... connect cord, push intermittent button, shake cord and watch it cut out.
            This was explained in the 4 page manual but not the basic function..
            Works good for me and I would recommend highly for the price.

            (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

             
            4.0

            Excellent cable tester.

            By Petzi

            from Las Vegas, NV

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            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Easy To Use
            • Versatile

            Cons

              Best Uses

                Comments about Behringer CT-100 Cable Tester:

                Quick and easy testing of audio cables of most types. Excellent tone generator feature to help calibrate levels in your setup. Only minor complaint is the battery cover which needs a screwdriver to open. But, as often as you'd need to exchange batteries this can be overlooked.

                (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                5.0

                CT-100 Tester

                By Terry

                from Phoenix, AZ

                About Me Novice

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Easy To Use
                • Professional Functions
                • Versatile

                Cons

                • Difficult To Use

                Best Uses

                • Performances

                Comments about Behringer CT-100 Cable Tester:

                The CT-100 Test set is one of the best testers I have in my collection. It small light weight versital and tests all sorts ofcables. I use the tested to test and repair cables used by the worship teams at our church. Great vallue for the for it's cost. I have purchased and used other Behringer product with great success. They are a quality product.

                 
                5.0

                Great!

                By Sonja

                from Keene, NH

                About Me Professional Musician

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                Pros

                • Easy To Use

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                    Comments about Behringer CT-100 Cable Tester:

                    This tester is wonderful. Saves time and Stress. I set up my own system and when something doesn't work, you always head to the cables first. Replacing this one with that one... grab another one, well maybe that ones gone too....... now I just grab the tester and BAM tells me right off if its good or not.

                     
                    5.0

                    A MUST have

                    By Terry S.

                    from Denver, CO

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                    Pros

                    • Easy To Use
                    • Professional Functions

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Events
                      • Home Studio
                      • Performances
                      • Professional Recording

                      Comments about Behringer CT-100 Cable Tester:

                      This was a replacement for my old tester. You GOTTA have a cable tester if you're gonna do sound for a living.

                       
                      4.0

                      A must-have for anyone that makes/repairs cables

                      By bdrhythm

                      from NYC

                      About Me Professional Musician

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                      Pros

                      • Easy To Use
                      • Professional Functions
                      • Versatile

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • Home Studio
                        • Professional Recording

                        Comments about Behringer CT-100 Cable Tester:

                        At this price this is a no-brainer for anyone that spends time building cables. A meter is nice, but the Behringer cable tester is more thorough. You can plug the jacks in and wiggle them around to make sure there are no intermittent shorts/breaks. A must-have in any studio or tech shop. And a must for me as a professional performer and session guitarist.

                         
                        4.0

                        Yes I would buy this product again

                        By Quan

                        from Silver Spring, MD

                        About Me Experienced

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                        • Easy To Use
                        • Versatile

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                          • Home Studio
                          • Mobile DJ

                          Comments about Behringer CT-100 Cable Tester:

                          Great product for a reasonable price

                           
                          5.0

                          Another GREAT product from Behringer!!!

                          By Dave

                          from Columbus, Ohio

                          About Me Professional Musician

                          Verified Buyer

                          Pros

                          • Easy To Use
                          • Professional Functions
                          • Versatile

                          Cons

                            Best Uses

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

                            Comments about Behringer CT-100 Cable Tester:

                            Use this to not only check for opens and shorts but also works great to detect intermittent opens. Like the signal generator.

                             
                            4.0

                            Handy Dandy Tester

                            By BBGUN

                            from Texas

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                            Pros

                            • Easy To Use
                            • Versatile

                            Cons

                            • Poor Instructions

                            Best Uses

                            • Amateur Recording
                            • Events
                            • Home Studio

                            Comments about Behringer CT-100 Cable Tester:

                            It seems to be built like a tank and works well but for the tone generator you will need headphones or a sound source because the unit itself does not contain a speaker and the poor instructions does not mention this, so one might think when trying to use the to generator that it is broken​ or doesn't work but it does!

                             
                            4.0

                            Needs better instructions

                            By gribnick

                            from Palm Bay, FL

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                            Pros

                            • Easy To Use
                            • Professional Functions
                            • Versatile

                            Cons

                              Best Uses

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

                              Comments about Behringer CT-100 Cable Tester:

                              It took a bit of trial an error to figure out what lights should be lit for various cables. The how-to-use part of the manual (non-existent) should be created.

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