dbx has released the CT3 and CT2 cable test accessories for live sound and studio applications.

The dbx CT3 is an advanced cable test unit allowing evaluation of a variety of cables. The ubnit offers common connectors such as RJ45, RJ11, Midi, speaker twist, XLR, RCA phono, BNC, DIN, TRS, TS, DMX and Banana. It can be split into a Sender and a Receiver to allow preinstalled and long cables to be tested.

dbx CT3 cable tester

The dbx CT2 similarly offers common connectors such as speaker twist, XLR, phono, BNC, DIN, TRS, TS, DMX and Banana, allowing cables with different connectors at each end to be tested. With illuminated LED indicators and a simple rotary dial, users can quickly establish whether a cable is wired and functioning correctly, or if it is dead and in need of repair.

CT3 key features:
· Tests up to 8-pin cables.
· Two-piece chassis for testing installed cables.
· Test Tone Generator.
· Allows connection between different format connectors.
· Banana connector continuity tester with beeper and LED.
· DMX (5-pin) connectors for testing 5 pin->to pin connections (2).
· BNC connectors for testing of 2 pin->to pin connections (2).
· RCA Phono connectors for testing 2 pin->to pin connections (2).
· XLRs (1 x male/female) for testing 3 pin->to pin connections (2).
· Midi connectors for testing 5 pin->to pin connections (2).
· Speaker connectors for testing 4 pin->to pin connections (2).
· Banana connectors for testing 1 pin->to pin connections (2).
· Quarter-inch (6.3mm) TRS/TS connectors for testing of 3 pin->to pin connections (2).
· RJ45 connectors for testing of 8P8C modular connections (2).
· 3.5mm TRS/TS connectors for testing of 3 pin->to pin connections (2).
 
CT2 key features:
· Six-position rotary selector with individual LEDs for up to five pins plus internal battery life check.
· Banana connector continuity tester with beeper and LED indicator.
· Speaker twist connectors for testing 4 pin->to pin connections (2).
· XLR connectors (1 x Male, 1 x Female) for testing of 3 pin->to pin connections (2).
· RCA Phono connectors for testing 2 pin->to pin connections (2).
· BNC connectors for testing 2 pin->to pin connections (2).
· Midi (5-pin DIN) connectors for testing 5 pin->to pin connections (2).
· DMX (5-pin) connectors for testing 5 pin->to pin connections (2).
· Quarter-inch TRS connectors for testing 3 pin->to pin connections (2).
· Banana connectors for testing 1 pin->to pin connections (2).

The testers are available in the UK through Sound Technology, with the CT3 at £99 RRP (ex VAT) and the CT2 at £29.99 RRP ex VAT.

More: www.dbxpro.com
More: www.soundtech.co.uk/dbx

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