Galaxy Audio Cricket CPTS XLR Audio Polarity Continuity Test Set


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    CPTS - Overview

    The CRICKET Polarity/Continuity tester is great for sound contractors, musicians, DJs, and many others. Polarity, should it become reversed, can play havoc with a sound system. If two sources are emitting the same electrical or acoustic tone (frequency), and one of those sources is in a state of inverted polarity, those tones, when combined at a given point, will cancel each other. This severely alters the sound of a system.

    Polarity can be reversed while soldering cables, adding components to a sound system, reversing 'Banana' plugs, or replacing a component in a speaker cabinet improperly, to name a few instances. The purpose of the CRICKET is to test the polarity of a sound system each time it is used to insure it is working properly.

    Galaxy Audio's battery powered CRICKET Polarity/Continuity Test Set makes it easy to determine whether every component in an audio system from patch bay to console to speakers is in or out of polarity. 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 of a microphone's XLR connector pins is hot. The CRICKET can also plug directly into a 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.

    The CRICKET Polarity Tester is a two-piece unit ('Send' & 'Receive'). The Send unit generates a 'pulse', which is sent through the speaker, cable, microphone, or the device being tested. The Receive unit interprets that pulse and indicates if that pulse is positive or negative. The bottom of each unit has a quick reference guide on how to understand the readings given. The CRICKET Polarity Test Set is easy to use, necessary to own, and not a lot of money. The CRICKET is suggested for anybody working with sound systems.

    Please note!Battery: 9 volt, alkaline only (battery included)

    • Features:

      • Checks continuity and polarity
      • 1/4" TRS and XLR in/out
      • Tests speakers, mics, cables and wireless systems
      • Tests mixers and signal processors for polarity inversions
      • Internal speaker for testing mic polarity
      • Internal mic for testing speakers
      • High level output for testing miles of cable
      • Battery test on Receive module saves troubleshooting time
    • Specifications:

      • Pulse Waveform Polarity Positive-going balanced line output pulse, switch selectable for hi or low level balanced signal with positive pressure produced at the tip of 1/4" jack and pin #2 of XLR jack
      • Speaker Output Pulse Accepts 2 ohm (or greater) load with positive pressure produced at the tip of a 1/4" speaker jack and positive terminal of an internal speaker
      • Controls Slide switch power ON/OFF, Slide switch output Hi/Low/Spk
      • Dimensions 1.9" x 3.46" x 5.83" (48.26 x 87.88 x 148 mm)(HxWxD)
      • Weight (with battery) 14.4 oz (408.2 g)
      • Battery 9V (Alkaline only)
      • LED Indicators Green: indicates positive-going pulse polarity with power switch in "ON" position and battery status with power switch in "BAT" position.
      • Red: indicates negative-going pulse polarity.
      • Detection Inputs One 1/4", balanced; One XLR, balanced
      • Mic Sensitivity -64dB, +3dB
      • Function Select Polarity Only or Continuity
      • Controls Slide switch CON/POL
      • Slide switch power ON/BAT/OFF
      • Slide switch Input MIC/2-T/3-R
      • Input Gain pot
        Dimensions 1.9" x 3.46" x 6.38" (48.26 x 87.88 x 162 mm) (HxWxD)
      • Weight (with battery) 14.4 oz (408.2 g)
      • Battery 9V (Alkaline only)
        Polarity/Continuity Test Female XLR pin 2,3,1 continuity; 1/4" jacks: tip, ring, sleeve continuity
      • Test Set Shipping Weight 33.6 oz (952.5 g)
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