Galaxy Cricket Polarity Test Set

Polarity/Continuity Test Set to Check Speakers, Speaker Cables, Microphones, Amplifiers, Mixers, etc.
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Check the Polarity in Your System!

The Cricket Polarity Test Set checks polarity and continuity of speakers, speaker cable, microphones (wired & wireless), amplifiers, mixers, etc. Whether you're a serious live sound engineer or a weekend coffeehouse performer, the Cricket is for you!

The Cricket is great for anybody working with sound, whether it be a contractor, recording studio, live performer, sound engineer, etc. Reversed polarity is a common problem and is easy to detect when you use the Cricket.

In even the simplest sound systems, there are all sorts of ways for polarity to become reversed; the more complex the system, the greater the potential for problems. The Cricket can test the polarity of wireless microphones, mixers, effects devices, amps, cables, and speakers.

Polarity reversal can wreak havoc with a sound system. If the polarity of identical or near-identical signals is incorrect (like one of two mics on a guitar cabinet or two mics on any single source), then when the two are combined they will either completely cancel out or cause cancellations on certain frequencies, resulting in diminished sound quality. Polarity is absolute, either correct or reversed. Galaxy Audio's battery-powered Cricket Polarity/Continuity Test Set makes it easy to determine whether the polarity of every component in an audio system from patch bay to console to speakers is correct. The Cricket tests balanced and unbalanced cables of up to 2,000 feet in length. It will drive a "snake" (even one with transformers) and indicate which pin of a microphone's XLR connector (Pin 2 or 3) is hot. The Cricket can also plug directly into a powered speaker cabinet and drive the components. A glance at the Cricket's red and green LED's can save hours of troubleshooting. No wonder it's an indispensable tool for sound system owners, operators, installers, and sound rental companies.

Galaxy Cricket Features:
  • Easy-to-use 2-piece system
  • Internal microphone (in the "Receive" unit)
  • Internal speaker (in the "Send" unit)
  • Checks absolute polarity
  • Convenient color operation chart on each unit
  • 2 9-volt batteries included
  • Compact size
  • Dimensions: 3.375"W x 1.812"H x 6.25"L
  • Weight (with batteries): 3 lbs.

Tech Specs

Manufacturer Part Number CPTS

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Galaxy Cricket

Been using this for troubleshooting an old neglected sound system. They work great! Fit and finish leave a lot to be desired... Battery cover is hokey, fits pretty badly. I had to bend the steel around to get the cover to kinda' fit right. Hopefully the batteries won't have to be changed very often! For the price... A good buy.
Music background: 25+ yr Guitar, Bass, Live sound, music junky, and apparently a gear snob.

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Austin Moss

If you've ever had to pull cable through a wall or drag a snake from a stage to FOH, then you know what a drag it is to troubleshoot a bad channel. It can be especially tough to check polarity and continuity when the two ends are separated by a wall! The solution is having a Galaxy Audio Cricket Polarity Test Set. It's also a lot quicker and easier to use than a multimeter on all your patch and mic cables. The Cricket is a mandatory accessory for any studio tech or live sound engineer.
See also: Galaxy, Galaxy Test Equipment