Get Testy With Your Gear!Anyone who's ever had to fix a complex sound issue without the right testing equipment can tell you, they'd rather have been golfing... in hades. Seriously, having the right testing gear isn't the best way to find dead cables and shorts - it's quite often the only way to figure out what's going on in a timely enough fashion that the show can go on... and the show (as we all know) MUST go on. That's why you'd be wise to pick up one of these bad boys: the Whirlwind Qbox audio-line tester.
The Qbox by Whirlwind is possibly one of the handiest devices you can have on hand, especially if you work in live sound. A microphone, a speaker, a test tone generator, plus 1/4" outputs for headphones, a 1/4" input, XLR I/O, plus a set of voltage detection LEDs for detecting intercom or phantom power - all in one solidly built box. From checking shorts to testing mics, the Qbox can do it all. All you need is a single 9V battery. You can even use a pair of Qboxes as an impromptu intercom. How cool is that!?
Whirlwind Qbox Line and Cable Tester Features at a Glance:
- Built in microphone and speaker
- Onboard test tone generator
- 1/4" headphone output
- 1/4" line input
- Built in belt clip
- Voltage presence LEDs for confirming phantom/intercom power
- Ultra-rugged construction