The Original Remote End Cable Tester. Test cables and mic lines on the fly without bringing cable ends together with this two-piece field unit.
-Compact and reliable
-All-analog units housed in rugged aluminum
that last a lifetime
-Test for every possible problem in cables and snakes
-Instant LED display shows whether it’s the line or the mic
-Other testing methods sometimes cause a loud pop that can damage the microphone
Quickly troubleshoot faulty mic lines and cables with this set of remote end cable testers. This two-piece unit (Sniffer and Sender) allows you to test on the fly without bringing cable ends together. It’s a tool every audio engineer should have, whether in the studio or in live environments.
The XLR Sniffer/Sender instantly tests for every possible fault. The Sniffer has 3 LED lights that will light up in either green or red LEDs to show whether the line is good (all green) or has errors (all red or a combination of red and green). Every unit comes with a color code read out sticker to help you diagnose in seconds.
Fun tip: A lot of users have found the best place for sticking their LED sticker is on the Sniffer unit.
Test 50+ channels from a snake system in minutes with the Sniffer unit using phantom power from the console, or use the Sender unit to provide phantom power when needed.
The XLR Sniffer/Senders are all analog units housed in rugged aluminum with matte finish. They maintain long battery life and are covered by our Lifetime warranty.
Road-tested in the world’s toughest festival tour environments (and run over with a car, just for kicks), the XLR Sniffer/Sender can take an absolute beating and still survive to get you through the next show. When you need to know quickly whether it’s the mic or the line, the XLR Sniffer/Sender duo will give you an instant result. Test 50+ channels from a snake system in minutes with the Sniffer unit using phantom power from the console, or use the Sender unit to provide phantom power when needed.
The Sniffer unit has 3 LED lights. When attached to an XLR cable that is powered by a phantom power source (either a console or the Sender unit), the Sniffer will light up in either green or red LEDs to show whether the line is good (all green) or has errors (all red or a combination of red and green). The XLR Sniffer/Sender can even test for a pin 2-3 short. Every unit comes in a sturdy, reusable box with a sticker guide defining the LED readout.
The LED's on my XLR Sniffer/Sender are showing all red when plugged directly into each other. Is it broken?
There is a little known feature of the XLR Sniffer/Sender which, when the battery is reversed, shows the LEDs in the opposite color. This can be useful when the green is difficult to see or red is a better color of the situation. Simply reverse the battery to get the desired color for reporting.
Some of my XLR Sniffer LED's are orange. What does that mean?
If you see any orange LED's that means your unit has a orange led swap with the traditional red. Below is a link to an updated color code chart for the orange LED's. If you'd like to exchange your unit for a standard red LED sniffer please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Can you test 3 pin DMX cables with the XLR Sniffer/Sender?
Absolutely. The SoundTools XLR Sniffer/Sender will test your 3 pin DMX cable for continuity, insuring you're cables are ready for the next gig
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