XLR Sniffer/Sender Cable Tester

XLR Sniffer/Sender Cable Tester

Code: soundtools-xlr-snifsend


186 available for immediate shipment

Product Description


Quickly troubleshoot faulty mic lines and cables with this set of remote end cable testers. The XLR Sniffers can also utilize phantom power to test snake lines and cables in live environments, making it simple to diagnose issues and get your show up and running.

The Original Remote End Cable Testers. 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
"Isn't there an easier way to do this?" That's the question that leads to every SoundTools product. For the XLR Sniffer/Sender, Dave Rat of RAT Sound Systems asked that question about issues he had with the lead mic before a Rage Against the Machine show in 1996. After a nightmare night of trial-and-error and back-and-forth calls before fixing the issue, Dave realized that there had to be a better tool to help troubleshoot mic line issues. The XLR Sniffer/Sender is that better tool.

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.

Also available for DMX, 1/4" TRS, and NL4 lines, the Sniffer/Senders are must-have tools in every stage tech or audio engineers toolbox.

Please note:the SoundTools; Sniffer and Sender units are not intended to replace a multi-meter during your repair phase. These are designed as a fast way to test for faulty XLR cables and phantom power in the field.