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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 interconne...Click To Read More About This Product

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Tests all of your cables, even USB!

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
 
4.7

(based on 47 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (40)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (5)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (1)

95%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to use (38)
  • Versatile (19)
  • Functional (12)
  • Professional functions (12)
  • Good quality (11)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Home studio (15)
  • Performances (15)
  • Outdoor events / games (13)
  • Amateur recording (6)
  • Concerts (6)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Experienced (24), Professional musician (18)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Very impressed with the unit !!

The unit is not a wimpy box. It is sturdy as are the connections. While it is in your lap, you plug the wires into both sides of the box and then wiggle...Read complete review

The unit is not a wimpy box. It is sturdy as are the connections. While it is in your lap, you plug the wires into both sides of the box and then wiggle them as much as you want. If the light blinks, your wire is bad. Easy as pie to use. I found four bad wires our of about 40 I was using. It will go in my tool kit everywhere I go from now on. Someone needs to invent a way to discern the difference between an instrument and a speaker cable, however. Especially if you cannot open up the connection to look at the wires. This is not a compaint about the unit, though. Just an observation. Great price, great unit.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

ERRONEOUS INFORMATION

Erroneous readings when checking Tip/ Sleeve 1/4" mic cables.Contacted company and explained readings. To date----no reasonable response. They state just ignore "various" lites that come...Read complete review

Erroneous readings when checking Tip/ Sleeve 1/4" mic cables.Contacted company and explained readings. To date----no reasonable response. They state just ignore "various" lites that come on when they are not supposed to be on. The manufacturer needs to re-work their wiring diagrams. To the unitiated checking a 1/4" mic cable, seeing these erroneous lite indications would make them beleive they had a bad cable when in fact it is fine.

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(5 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Exactly as advertised

By Mtyodeler

from Estes Park, CO

About Me Professional Musician

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Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Easy To Use
  • Functional

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Backup

    Comments about Livewire Cable Tester:

    It does exactly as claimed. I checked my cables to find which were good and which were not so I would have good sound, with no pauses, crackles or no sound.

    (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Very impressed with the unit !!

    By marco cholo

    from Stovall NC

    About Me Experienced

    Pros

    • Easy To Use
    • Functional
    • Good Quality
    • Improves Sound

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Backup
      • Concerts
      • Practicing

      Comments about Livewire Cable Tester:

      The unit is not a wimpy box. It is sturdy as are the connections. While it is in your lap, you plug the wires into both sides of the box and then wiggle them as much as you want. If the light blinks, your wire is bad. Easy as pie to use. I found four bad wires our of about 40 I was using. It will go in my tool kit everywhere I go from now on. Someone needs to invent a way to discern the difference between an instrument and a speaker cable, however. Especially if you cannot open up the connection to look at the wires. This is not a compaint about the unit, though. Just an observation. Great price, great unit.

      (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      works very well

      By Otto Matick

      from Seattle

      About Me Professional Musician

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      Pros

      • Easy To Use
      • Functional
      • Good Quality
      • Improves Sound

      Cons

      • No Hdmi
      • No Mini Usb

      Best Uses

      • Checking My Cables

      Comments about Livewire Cable Tester:

      this works very well. i listed 2 cons but i am sure future versions will have these new connectors. by now could also use a mini hdmi port too. would replace and recommend. i checked the improves sound box because now you wont have crackling cables because of the cable!

      (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      I'm happy

      By Johnny

      from Raleigh, nc.

      About Me Professional Musician

      Verified Buyer

      Comments about Livewire Cable Tester:

      Solid construction..... easy to understand and use.... a comon sense piece of gear....

      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      4.0

      Takes away guesswork in finding problem cords and connectors

      By Marco

      from Greenville, TX

      About Me Professional Musician

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Easy To Use
      • Versatile

      Cons

        Best Uses

          Comments about Livewire Cable Tester:

          Time saver in finding bad wires. Just wish it had leads for testing; I could probably make my own, though.
          Other than that, glad to have it.

          (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          Would recommend buying this item!

          By Jorge

          from undisclosed

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          Comments about Livewire Cable Tester:

          Works great! Found intermittent guitar cabe that was going bad. Built well, like a tank.

          (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          Great value, very useful

          By Mattbedrock

          from East Central Florida

          About Me Professional Musician

          See all my reviews

          Verified Reviewer

          Pros

          • Professional Functions
          • Versatile
          • Well built

          Cons

            Best Uses

              Comments about Livewire Cable Tester:

              Extremely versatile and built like a tank. It doesn't just tell you good or bad but actually tells you which conductor is broken or shorted, speeding troubleshooting and repair. Only connector type it doesn't test is mini (1/8") phone. Other than that, it's got it all.

              (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              would buy it again. a must have for any

              By Brother Rat

              from South central Florida

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              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Easy To Use
              • Functional
              • Intuitive

              Cons

              • None Found Yet

              Best Uses

              • Troubleshooting Tool

              Comments about Livewire Cable Tester:

              Every musician, soundman, or installer needs a versatile, simple to use cable tester. This unit performs well and at an affordable price for all.

              (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              Works Great

              By Pedalbored

              from USA

              About Me Professional Musician

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              Pros

              • Easy To Use
              • Functional
              • Good Quality

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Backup
                • Concerts

                Comments about Livewire Cable Tester:

                My first cable tester. Right out of the box, I was able to track down a few problem cables in my rig. Very simple to use. Seems very well made and plenty durable to toss in my road bag. Runs off a single 9v battery. Very happy with this, especially at this price.

                (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                5.0

                Great tool for your gig bag!

                By Ticky

                from Alabama

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                See all my reviews

                Pros

                • Easy To Use
                • Functional
                • Good Quality

                Cons

                • None

                Best Uses

                  Comments about Livewire Cable Tester:

                  Very well made!

                  (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  5.0

                  Works like a charm!

                  By Muscleman

                  from Gilbert, AZ

                  About Me Experienced

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                  Pros

                  • Easy To Use
                  • Functional
                  • Good Quality

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                      Comments about Livewire Cable Tester:

                      Great device...nice to have that safety net when you're out on a gig instead of guessing if your cable is bad.

                      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                       
                      5.0

                      DOES IT'S JOB, STURDILY BUILT

                      By YOGI

                      from WINCHESTER, TN

                      About Me Experienced

                      Pros

                      • Easy To Use
                      • Functional
                      • Good Quality

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                          Comments about Livewire Cable Tester:

                          WELL-BUILT FUNCTIONAL UNIT...DOES THE JOB. REALLY LIKE IT, BUT AN INSTRUCTION SHEET DETAILING LIGHT CODES WOULD HAVE BEEN HELPFUL.

                          (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                           
                          5.0

                          cable tester

                          By jeff

                          from cincinnati

                          About Me Experienced

                          Verified Buyer

                          Pros

                          • Easy To Use

                          Cons

                            Best Uses

                            • Concerts

                            Comments about Livewire Cable Tester:

                            the tester works great...needed it for quite some time..easy to use ..test multiple types of wire connections...recommend you get it

                            (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                             
                            5.0

                            awsome product

                            By bassman

                            from Bronson,Mi

                            About Me Professional Musician

                            Verified Buyer

                            Pros

                            • Easy To Use

                            Cons

                              Best Uses

                              • Concerts
                              • Practicing

                              Comments about Livewire Cable Tester:

                              This is the first tester i have purshased and i am so impressed it is easy to use and it's compact size fits right in a guitar case i whould defently recomend this to any musican or anyone else who needs a good tester

                               
                              4.0

                              Good Tester

                              By Keyboard53

                              from Hagerstown, MD

                              About Me Experienced

                              Verified Buyer

                              Pros

                              • Easy To Use
                              • Versatile

                              Cons

                                Best Uses

                                • Home Studio

                                Comments about Livewire Cable Tester:

                                Good cable tester, in that one can test many different types of cables.

                                Also, this unit takes 1 nine-volt battery which must be determined by looking
                                at the inside of the battery compartment.

                                 
                                5.0

                                Well worth it!

                                By Hiwatt lover

                                from Raleigh,NC

                                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:

                                  Great product, great price, built like a tank, no complaints....does what it should.

                                   
                                  5.0

                                  A very useful tool for checking multiple cable types.

                                  By Arby Aremby

                                  from Kissimmee , FL

                                  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
                                    • Test and Repair

                                    Comments about Livewire Cable Tester:

                                    A friend had one of these and recommended it. I'm a technician and it is a quick way to diagnose and test cables. Much easier than an ohmmeter.

                                     
                                    5.0

                                    Soemthing every musician should have

                                    By SK

                                    from Ohio

                                    About Me Professional Musician

                                    See all my reviews

                                    Verified Buyer

                                    Pros

                                    • Easy To Use
                                    • Professional Functions

                                    Cons

                                      Best Uses

                                      • Testing cables

                                      Comments about Livewire Cable Tester:

                                      I bought this gadget to see which chords and cables were good and bad. It worked like a charmed and saved me a lot of guess work.

                                       
                                      5.0

                                      Yes

                                      By Nick

                                      from Prineville Oregon

                                      About Me Professional Musician

                                      Verified Buyer

                                      Pros

                                      • Easy To Use

                                      Cons

                                        Best Uses

                                        • Performances

                                        Comments about Livewire Cable Tester:

                                        It is a cord tester I use it to test my cords works fine

                                         
                                        5.0

                                        This is a solid piece of equipment!

                                        By Mr. Gadget

                                        from Mount Vernon, IL

                                        About Me Experienced

                                        See all my reviews

                                        Verified Buyer

                                        Pros

                                        • Easy To Use
                                        • Professional Functions
                                        • Versatile

                                        Cons

                                          Best Uses

                                          • Events
                                          • Home Studio
                                          • Professional Recording

                                          Comments about Livewire Cable Tester:

                                          I was expecting a light, cheap unit. This was not the case. It has some heft and is solidly constructed. No cheap manufacturing or assembly here. The switch has a very positive feel to it and is of very good quality. I can't remember when I've ever seen something so simple, so solidly built. I've already resolved a cable issue at home and then resolved some XLR issues for my groups sound system. Excellent gear, thanks.

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