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Pyle-Pro PCT40 12 Plug Pro Audio Cable Tester

4.4 out of 5 stars 215 customer reviews
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12 Plug
  • LED Indicators Confirm Continuity and Connection - Rugged Metal Construction
  • 8-way Switch For Selecting any Connection Combination - Features Ground Connection Check - Uses 9 Volt Battery (not included)
  • USB - 1/4'' TRS Jacks - 3 Pin XLR Male - 3 Pin XLR Female - 5 pin XLR
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Product Description

style: 12 Plug

Make sure your audio cables are working properly with the Pyle PCT40
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Supports all the most used cable types in the sound recording industry
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Affordable, Easy Way to Ensure Your Cables Are Working Properly

The Pyle PCT40 gives you a simple and easy way to make sure your audio cables are working properly. The unit supports nearly all cable types used in the sound recording industry, providing you with an all-in-one solution to help identify cable continuity issues in your audio set-up -- that way you can resolve any problems before important events.

LED Indicator Shows You Which Pins Are Working

With just a turn of the dial you can test if each pin on your cable is working properly. The LED panel features 8 indicators that let you know if your cable has full continuity and which pins are functioning or broken. That way you can repair any broken pins or purchase a new cable while you still have time.

Rugged and Durable Design

Built in a strong, compact metal casing, the PCT40 is made to last, and is a great long-term solution to help keep your audio set-up running smoothly.

Front panel includes test dial and LED indicators. Powered by 9volt battery (not included).
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Supports All the Most Used Cable Types

With support for nearly every cable type in the sound recording industry, the PCT40 is your go-to for making sure your next performance goes off without a hitch. Or, you can do a little house cleaning and throw out any cable that's no longer working.

  • USB
  • 1/4'' TRS Jacks
  • 3 Pin XLR Male
  • 3 Pin XLR Female
  • 5 pin XLR
  • RCA Phono
  • 4 Pin Speakon
  • 4 Pin S Type Jack
  • Banana Plugs
  • 4 pin s Type Jack
  • 3-Pin Din
  • 5-Pin Din
  • 8-Pin Din
  • Rj45

Product Information

style:12 Plug
Item Weight 1.5 pounds
Product Dimensions 2.8 x 8.2 x 4.7 inches
Shipping Weight 1.9 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
Domestic Shipping This item is also available for shipping to select countries outside the U.S.
International Shipping This item can be shipped to select countries outside of the U.S. Learn More
Shipping Advisory This item must be shipped separately from other items in your order. Additional shipping charges will not apply.
ASIN B002PAW5GA
Item model number PCT40
Batteries 1 9V batteries required.
Customer Reviews
4.4 out of 5 stars 215 customer reviews

4.4 out of 5 stars
Best Sellers Rank #2,058 in Musical Instruments (See Top 100 in Musical Instruments)
#49 in Musical Instruments > Recording Equipment > Stage & Studio Cables > Instrument Cables
#488 in Musical Instruments > Live Sound & Stage
Date first available at Amazon.com September 16, 2009

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Style Name: 12 Plug Verified Purchase
I really wanted to be pleased with this product. For several years I had a Behringer cable tester, and it finally failed on me. I came to Amazon to reorder one. I saw the Pyle-Pro PCT40 and thought since it also offered capability of testing Speakon and USB cables I'd go for that. The first one arrived and it wouldn't even light up the indicator light to test the battery. I finally figured out I had to shove the rotary selector switch to one side (press it laterally) to make that work. There was clearly a short or fault, not a good sign for a tester. I returned it for replacement. The second one would test the battery just fine. However, when testing cables I also had to hold the rotary switch pressed laterally to get it to complete the circuit. In my case, I received two units that should have been caught by QC. Both have been returned to Amazon. I sent the manufacturer an email a week ago to notify them of the problem, and I've heard nothing. Having a piece of test equipment with a short or bad connection in it does me no good. I hate to slam a company, especially in this economy, but I'm afraid Pyle Audio let me down, and it will take quite a bit convincing, and other customers' experiences, before I consider their products again.
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This video would also go for the pyle pct10 and the pyle pct40
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Style Name: 12 Plug Verified Purchase
I ordered this, and a PCT40 did indeed arrive... But it's not the same model. The model shown in the picture has a quick release battery compartment toward the front of the unit. The model that was delivered had a battery compartment on the underside that is only accessible by removing a screw. The screw was halfway stripped. This means I have to find a machine screw to replace it with, and that I'll have to keep a screwdriver with me at all times when testing cables. Also, this small screw is just another tiny part that is easy to lose.

Part of the reason I chose this model was the (apparent) ease of changing the battery. I'm disappointed that the image shown is NOT of the actual product. It was misleading.
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Style Name: 8 Plug Verified Purchase
The item is exceptionally well constructed - "heavy duty, professional equipment" feeling and appearance similar to Radial Engineering products. It is an excellent value and met the expectations I had formulated from reading the Amazon product description as well as the significant number of positive reviews. I always disregard the one or two extreme negative reviews if the overwhelming majority of reviews for a particualr product and/or brand are positive. An experienced sound technician could probably do all the same functions with a small multi-meter, but nowhere near as quickly, and anyone can use this box. In live performance situations time is usually the one thing you never have on your side. This little box can help eliminate/isolate/identify potential problems quickly so that precious minutes can be spent actually correcting the problem, rather than looking for it. I would highly recommend this tester to anyone engaged in live sound work. I consider items like this to be an invaluable tool of the trade for professional sound engineers.
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Style Name: 12 Plug Verified Purchase
What a piece of junk. You have to get into a fist fight with the thing just to get the battery in because it does not fit into the opening (see pic, the sticker says it all). Then mine showed chassis ground issues on every 5 pin I tested (good and bad). Try another one this things garbage.
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Style Name: 12 Plug Verified Purchase
I have a few products from Pyle and I would not say they are top of the line, but they are decent. I bought this unit to test the many dozens of different type of audio cables I have and use often. My first impression was that the case was sturdy and built well. The metal structure is solid, and the label printing is clear. The unit did not ship with a battery which will require a 9V that is installed in the back side of the unit through a small door which was rather frustrating to open and close. The 9V battery does have a very tight fit so you want to make sure your wires are neatly tucked to the side of the battery when closing the door.

Another observation which was to be expected for the price of the unit was the connectors. Although, not the worst I have seen they are certainly not the best either. I feel that a couple good knocks or a drop could break or chip them if you were not careful. However, they are acceptable and do the job. I proceeded to test the unit by doing a battery check which is all the way to the far right of the dial. I personally would have liked to see it on the first click with maybe a different color LED so you would not have to turn the knob through all the positions to check the battery and then back to test a cable. If it were in the first position of the switch you would get a battery test each time before you tested a cable, and this could save time especially if you were testing many cables throughout the day.

After my first test which I purposely created a couple of faulty cables such as tip-grounded, shield lifted, tip,ring,sleeve swapped and so on, the unit performed well and gave me the correct indication on the LED's.
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