Ebtech CT Swizz Army 6-in-1 Cable Tester

6-in-1 Tester for XLR, 1/4" TRS, RCA, TT, MIDI , and 1/8" TRS Cables with Switchable Test Tone
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Your Six-in-one Cable Tester!

The Ebtech Swizz Army 6 in 1 cable tester is the professional's choice for multi-function cable testers. The Ebtech Swizz Army 6 in 1 displays the exact wiring of any cable or adapter and even allows testing of cables installed in building walls. Its intermittent detection allows you to wiggle a cable and know if there was an intermittent connection at any time - even if you didn't see the LEDs change! With the functions of test tone generation, phantom power detect, and grounded XLR shield detect, the Ebtech Swizz Army 6 in 1 is the perfect utility tool!

Ebtech Swizz Army 6 in 1 Features:
  • Connectors: XLR, 1/4", RCA, 1/8", TT, MIDI
  • Cable Wiring Display clearly shows which pin is wired to what.
  • The Cable Wiring Display clearly shows continuity, opens and shorts for each pin.
  • Intermittent Detect and Display: The Ebtech Swizz Army 6 in 1 stores and displays the intermittent information until you reset it - it even tells you which line has a problem.
  • Installed Cable Testing: Connect the Ebtech Swizz Army 6 in 1 to one end of the cable and see if any of the lines are shorted together. Then, connect a shorting connector onto the other end of the cable and if the lines are good, the Cable Wiring display will show them as all shorted to each other.
  • Test Tone Generation: The Ebtech Swizz Army 6 in 1 generates a 1kHz or 440Hz tone.
  • Phantom Detect: The Ebtech Swizz Army 6 in 1 displays when a DC voltage is present on Pin 2 and Pin 3 individually.
  • Grounded Shield Detect: Confirms that the XLR connector shield is connected to Pin 1 (grounded).
  • Runs on two AA batteries (not included).
The Ebtech Swizz Army 6 in 1 is the perfect utility tool - No studio or FOH engineer should be without one!

Additional Media

Musician's Essential Toolkits, Vol. 3 - Live Sound

Tech Specs

Manufacturer Part Number CT

Customer Reviews

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Must Have

I have used this to test XLR, MIDI, 1/4, 1/8 and 1/4-1/8 combo cables. You can check with tone, check for phantom power or just plug both ends into the unit. The unit is small and built like a tank! This will save hours of frustration!
Music background: Musician, Educator

Solid Tester. Worth It

This is my second Swizz Army tester (Hint, don't test a 1/4 plug while sending a powered signal through it...). I love being able to see at a glance which wire is bad. The signal interrupt lights save time; I can plug it in and work my way down the cable wiggling and jiggling to find where the short is located. I built the shorted XLR male end to test installed cable, another time saver. Having the same I/O for balanced or unbalanced 1/4" is convenient. The thing is built like a tank. It has dropped various distances (depending on the height of the ladder) and keeps working (see above for the only way to kill it). The only thing missing is BNC, but that's what my RJ45 tester is for.




I got this a couple years ago and it paid for itself in the first hour. I tested a pile of questionable cords I started building up in a drawer over 30 years ago. I had them all sorted in no time. I could easily see if the problem was the cord or the connector. And half of them had no problems at all. The problem turned out to be something I had tried to plug the cord into. A little advice: once you plug in the cord, wiggle it along its whole length to see if it interrupts the signal. Some cords look good to start with, but have a break in one specific spot. It takes a little getting used to the system of what the lights mean, just keep the booklet handy. You can download the manual as a PDF from the web, too.
Music background: 40 years professional musician and sound engineer.

Greatest thing since sliced bread, maybe better!

I thought I had lost my Swizz Army so bought another. Now I keep one in each of two locations and use them both. Great device!
Music background: Live Sound Engineer
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