The Rolls CS1000 Cable Scanner is a pro-quality cable tester with a built in 1kHz oscillator that can send a signal to test the audio passing through a cable or an actual speaker. Seventeen individual signal path LED's indicate the continuity and polarity of ten different cable/connector formats including: 1/4" TRS, 1/8" (3.5mm) TRS (stereo minijack), RCA, NL4 Speakon, banana, XLR male & female, MIDI (5 & 7 pin), RJ11 telephone, and RJ45 (Cat 5 & Ethernet). It also tests phantom power voltage levels. 9V battery operation and headphone output. If you are using cables and speakers, and who isn't, you need one of these in your studio or gearbox!
When troubleshooting an audio system, having a test tone is imperative. The CS1000 has the connectors available for virtually every audio system in use. Thus most any audio device can be connected to the CS1000 for signal verification and processing.
The signal from the Tone Generator is sent out the jacks on the left hand side of the unit. This is a balanced signal and, as indicated, the positive signal is on pins 2 and 4, and the negative signal is on pins 3. Pin 1 is grounded. If you are testing an unbalanced device the output level indicated by the Tone Level knob is exactly half of that shown.
The Test Tone generator is strong enough to drive certain devices directly for testing without additional power. For example; a speaker may be directly connected
to the CS1000 and the 1 kHz tone may be heard from the speaker. Headphones can be directly driven, as well as telephone lines.
Tests ten different cable ends including:
- Speak-ON (Neutrik)
- XLR Female
- XLR Male
- RJ11 (Telephone)
- RJ45 (Ethernet And CAT5)