TS / TRS
TS / TRS
OWNER’S MANUAL
MIDI
1
2
3
4
5
MIDI
BANANA / CONTINUITY
XLR
SPEAKON
3.5mm TRS
XLR
3.5mm TRS
RCA / PHONO
BATTERY
CHECK
SPEAKON
RCA / PHONO
GROUND
MTest-1 Cable Tester
Important Safety Instructions
Read these instructions. Keep these instructions.
Heed all warnings.
Follow all instructions.
Do not use this apparatus near water.
Clean only with a dry cloth.
Do not block any ventilation openings. Install in accordance
with the manufacturer’s instructions.
8. Do not install near any heat sources such as radiators, heat
registers, stoves, or other apparatus (including amplifiers)
that produce heat.
9. Only use attachments/accessories specified by the
manufacturer.
10. Refer all servicing to qualified service personnel. Servicing is
required when the apparatus has been damaged in any way, such
as power-supply cord or plug is damaged, liquid has been spilled
or objects have fallen into the apparatus, the apparatus has been
exposed to rain or moisture, does not operate normally, or has
been dropped.
11. This apparatus shall not be exposed to dripping or splashing, and
no object filled with liquids, such as vases or beer glasses, shall
be placed on the apparatus.
12. This device complies with Part 15 of the FCC Rules. Operation is
subject to the following two conditions: (1) this device may not
cause harmful interference, and (2) this device must accept any
interference received, including interference that may cause
undesired operation.
NOTE: This equipment has been tested and found to comply
with the limits for a Class B digital device, pursuant to part
15 of the FCC Rules. These limits are designed to provide
reasonable protection against harmful interference in a
residential installation. This equipment generates, uses, and
can radiate radio frequency energy and, if not installed and
used in accordance with the instructions, may cause harmful
interference to radio communications. However, there is no
guarantee that interference will not occur in a particular
installation.
If this equipment does cause harmful interference to radio or
television reception, which can be determined by turning the
equipment off and on, the user is encouraged to try to correct the
interference by one or more of the following measures:
• Reorient or relocate the receiving antenna.
• Increase the separation between the equipment
and the receiver.
• Connect the equipment into an outlet on a circuit different from that to which the receiver is connected.
• Consult the dealer or an experienced radio / TV technician for help.
CAUTION: Changes or modifications to this device not expressly
approved by LOUD Audio LLC could void the user's authority to
operate the equipment under FCC rules.
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
6.
7.
WARNING — To reduce the risk of fire or electric shock,
do not expose this apparatus to rain or moisture.
13. This device complies with FCC radiation exposure limits set
forth for an uncontrolled environment. This device should be
installed and operated with minimum distance 20cm between
the radiator & your body.
14. This apparatus does not exceed the Class A/Class B
(whichever is applicable) limits for radio noise emissions
from digital apparatus as set out in the radio interference
regulations of the Canadian Department of Communications.
ATTENTION — Le présent appareil numérique n’émet pas de bruits
radioélectriques dépassant las limites applicables aux
appareils numériques de class A/de class B (selon le cas)
prescrites dans le réglement sur le brouillage radioélectrique
édicté par les ministere des communications du Canada.
15. This device complies with Industry Canada licence-exempt RSS
standard(s).
Operation is subject to the following two conditions:
(1) this device may not cause interference, and
(2)this device must accept any interference, including
interference that may cause undesired operation of the device.
Le présent appareil est conforme aux CNR d’Industrie
Canada applicables aux appareils radio exempts de licence.
L’exploitation est autorisée aux deux conditions suivantes:
(1) l’appareil ne doit pas produire de brouillage, et
(2) l’utilisateur de l’appareil doit accepter tout brouillage
radioélectrique subi, même si le brouillage est susceptible d’en
compromettre le fonctionnement.
16. Exposure to extremely high noise levels may cause permanent
hearing loss. Individuals vary considerably in susceptibility to
noise-induced hearing loss, but nearly everyone will lose some
hearing if exposed to sufficiently intense noise for a period of
time. The U.S. Government’s Occupational Safety and Health
Administration (OSHA) has specified the permissible noise
level exposures shown in the following chart.
According to OSHA, any exposure in excess of these
permissible limits could result in some hearing loss. To
ensure against potentially dangerous exposure to high sound
pressure levels, it is recommended that all persons exposed
to equipment capable of producing high sound pressure levels
use hearing protectors while the equipment is in operation.
Ear plugs or protectors in the ear canals or over the ears must
be worn when operating the equipment in order to prevent
permanent hearing loss if exposure is in excess of the limits set
forth here:
Duration, per Sound Level dBA, Typical Example
day in hours Slow Response
8
6
90
92
Duo in small club
4
3
95
97
Subway Train
2
1.5
100
102
Very loud classical music
1
0.5
105
110
Ryan screaming at Troy about deadlines
0.25 or less
115
Loudest parts at a rock concert
Correct disposal of this product: This symbol indicates that this product should not be disposed of with your household waste, according to the WEEE
directive (2012/19/EU) and your national law. This product should be handed over to an authorized collection site for recycling waste electrical and
electronic equipment (EEE). Improper handling of this type of waste could have a possible negative impact on the environment and human health due
to potentially hazardous substances that are generally associated with EEE. At the same time, your cooperation in the correct disposal of this product
will contribute to the effective usage of natural resources. For more information about where you can drop off your waste equipment for recycling, please
contact your local city office, waste authority, or your household waste disposal service.
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MTest-1 Cable Tester
Important Safety Instructions.........................................2
Contents............................................................................3
Features.............................................................................3
Introduction......................................................................3
How To Use This Manual..................................................3
Getting Started.................................................................3
Things To Remember........................................................3
MTest-1 Cable Tester: Top and Side Panel Features......4
1. 9V Battery...............................................................4
2. Battery Check LED................................................4
3. Top Panel Input Jacks and LED............................4
4. Ground LED............................................................4
5. Non-Cable Tester Knob and LEDs........................4
6. 6-Way Knob...........................................................4
7. Side Panel Input Jacks..........................................5
8. Pin Indicator LEDs.................................................5
Appendix A: Service Information.....................................6
Appendix B: Technical Information................................. 7
MTest-1 Cable Tester Dimensions............................ 7
MTest-1 Cable Tester Block Diagram.......................8
Limited Warranty..............................................................9
Features
• Test the most commonly used connector types in live sound and studio applications
o 1/4" TRS and TS
o 1/8" TRS and TS
o XLR
o RCA / Phono
o Speakon
o MIDI
o Banana
• Quickly verify each pin via the 6-way switch
• Manually check continuity with the supplied probes
• Powered by a single 9v battery
• Built-Like-A-Tank™ construction
Introduction
Never play the guessing game with cables again. Featuring
a simple 5-way switch to test every pin, even with mismatched
connectors, the battery-powered MTEST-1 is an essential tool
to have in your bag for every gig. You can even manually test
continuity between any two points with the included probes.
Equipped with the most commonly used connector types
including TRS, TS, XLR, RCA, Speakon, 3.5mm TRS, MIDI,
and Banana jacks.
Owner’s Manual
Contents
How to Use This Manual
After this introduction, a getting started guide will help you
set things up fast.
This icon marks information that is critically
important or unique to the MTest-1. For your own
good, read and remember them.
Getting Started
The following steps will help you set up the MTest-1 Cable Tester quickly.
1. Insert 9V battery.
2. Connect one end of the cable to the proper input jack
and the other end of the cable to the proper output jack.
3. Rotate the knob to verify cable / battery / ground status
Things to Remember
•
•
•
Never listen to loud music for prolonged periods. Please see the Safety Instructions on page 2 for information on hearing protection.
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NEWS
SCHEDULE
TIRE PRESSURE
BANANA / CONTINUITY
MIDI
1
8
2
3
4
1/8" (3.5mm) TRS and TS
5
2
4
BATTERY
CHECK
6
3.5mm TRS
3
3.5mm TRS
Attach one end of the cable into the 1/8" (3.5mm)
jack and the other end into the other 1/8" (3.5mm)
jack.
7
XLR
RCA / PHONO
GROUND
7
The top panel of the MTest-1 contains the following
input jacks:
TS / TRS
SANITY
MIDI
TS / TRS
THE SCORE
FRIDGE
3. Top Panel Input Jacks and LED
3
BANK ACCOUNT
WEATHER
RCA / PHONO
5
XLR
MTest-1 Cable Tester
MTest-1 Cable Tester: Top and Side Panel Features
JACK
1 = SLEEVE
2 = TIP
3 = RING
1. 9V Battery
SPEAKON
1
2
3
4
= -1
= +1
= -2
= +2
PHONO
1 = SLEEVE
2 = TIP
SPEAKON
SPEAKON
CABLE TESTER
1
The MTest-1 will not work without a 9V battery
installed, so that seems like a good place to start!
The battery cover is located on the front panel of
the MTest-1 and easy to access. Simply lift up and out
on the bottom tab of the removable battery case cover;
it will slide out competely.
Line up the positive (+) and negative (-) terminals
of the battery with the terminal listings printed
on the bottom of the battery case cover. The terminal
cutouts of the battery case cover are cut to size
for convenience.
WARNING: The battery fits in easily.
Do not force the battery into the battery
case cover!
Now push the battery case cover back from where
it was just removed.
2. Battery Check LED
Every time a 9V battery is inserted into the
battery case cover, the strength should be checked.
Here’s how: rotate the 6-way knob [6] to the far-right
(Battery Check) position.
The battery check LED will illuminate green
to indicate the strength of the battery. A brightly
illuminated LED indicates a fully-charged (or close
to fully-charged) battery while a dimly lit LED indicates
a weaker battery that will need to be replaced soon.
4
MTest-1 Cable Tester
Banana / Continuity
Probes are included with each MTest-1. Attach the
banana plug end of each probe to the banana jack
connector of the MTest-1; they are color-coded for
convenience.
Use the probe end of the cables to test continuity
between any two points. When continuity occurs, the
LED will illuminate yellow and a high-pitched beep
appears. As an added bonus, your dog(s) will wonder
what’s going on, as well.
WARNING: Do NOT attach cables that
have phantom power passing through them!
4. Ground LED
The ground LED will illuminate red to (1) indicate
that the corresponding contact and chassis are
properly grounded or (2) indicate that there is
a short circuit from the pin to the shell.
5. Non-Cable Tester Knob and LEDs
What makes our cable tester way cooler than the
competition is that ours lets you check other things, as
well. Do you want to check the fridge? How about the
weather? Your schedule and tire pressure? This is the
place!
Rotate the endless knob to check out non-cable
functionality. If all is in standing order, the green LED
(above-left) will illuminate... but if something is amiss,
the red LED (above-right) will illuminate. Mine always
illuminates green except when bank account is the
selected choice... gotta get that changed!
6. 6-Way Knob
This knob may be rotated to check the cable status
of pin inputs 1–5, as well as the ground connection
(far left) and battery strength (far right).
Do NOT leave the knob in the far right
position, as this will drain the battery.
TS /
TS /
2
3
4
MIDI
5
RCA / PHONO
1
BATTERY
CHECK
3.5mm TRS
3.5mm TRS
GROUNDThe top
row illuminates yellow and reflects
RCA / Phono
XLR (M / F)
RCA / PHONO
Speakon
XLR
the pin position of the connector on the right side
of the MTest-1. Below that is a row of green BATTERY
LEDs.
These illuminate to reflect the pin position ofCHECK
the
connector on the left side of the MTest-1.
An illuminated pair of LEDs indicate that
the corresponding pins are connected correctly.
TESTER
3.5mm
TRS pinCABLE
3.5mm
TRS
The connector
assignments are
located
in plain
sight near the bottom of the top panel of the MTest-1,
but here’s a closeup of the same text:
SPEAKON
XLR
WARNING: Do NOT attach cables that
have phantom power passing through them!
6
1 knob2is rotated,
3 these
4 LEDs
5 illuminate
As the 6-way
BANANA / CONTINUITY
to indicate which input pins are connected to which
output pins.
GROUND
XLR
MIDI
RCA / PHONO
1/4" (6.35mm) TRS and TS
MIDI
MIDI
The side panels of the MTest-1 contain the following
input jacks (from top to bottom). Attach one end of the
cable into the compatible jack and the other end into
the other (compatible) jack. Note that all connectors
are female except the XLR which has both a female
and male jack:
8. Pin Indicator LEDs
JACK
1 = SLEEVE
2 = TIP
3 = RING
1
2
3
4
= -1
= +1
= -2
= +2
PHONO
1 = SLEEVE
2 = TIP
CABLE TESTER
7
SPEAKON
SPEAKON
SPEAKON
7. Side Panel Input Jacks
TS / TRS
MTest-1 Cable Tester: Top and Side Panel Features Continued...
Owner’s Manual
BANANA / CONTINUITY
JACK
1 = SLEEVE
2 = TIP
3 = RING
SPEAKON
1
2
3
4
= -1
= +1
= -2
= +2
PHONO
1 = SLEEVE
2 = TIP
Note that you’re able to check cable status
between different connectors. Some of the more
common examples are: XLR, RCA or 1/8" (3.5mm)
to 1/4" (6.35mm).
Owner’s Manual
5
MTest-1 Cable Tester
Appendix A: Service Information
If you think your MTest-1 Cable Tester has a problem, please
check out the following troubleshooting tips and do your best
to confirm the problem. Visit the Support section of our website
(www.mackie.com/support) where you will find lots of useful
information such as FAQs and other documentation. You may
find the answer to the problem without having to part with your
MTest-1 Cable Tester.
Troubleshooting
No power
• Our favorite question: Is it plugged in?
Trick question, it requires a 9V battery!
• Our next favorite question: Is the power switch on? Another trick question; no power switch!
•
Repair
For warranty service, refer to the warranty information
on page 9.
Non-warranty service is available at a factory-authorized
service center. To locate the nearest service center, visit
www.mackie.com/support/service-locator. Service for
MTest-1 Cable Testers living outside the United States may be
obtained through local dealers or distributors.
If you do not have access to our website, please call our Tech
Support department at 1-800-898-3211 (normal business hours,
Pacific Time), to explain the problem. They will tell you where
the nearest factory-authorized service center is located in your
area.
Make sure a good, working battery is enclosed correctly in the battery cover case. Verify the strength by rotating the 6-way knob to the far right and looking at the battery check LED.
No sound
• The only time you should hear sound is when continuity occurs between two points during probing.
Please write the serial numbers here for future reference
(i.e., insurance claims, tech support, return authorization,
make dad proud, etc.)
Purchased at:
Date of purchase:
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MTest-1 Cable Tester
MTest-1 Cable Tester Specifications
Input / Output
Input / Output Type
Physical Properties
1/4" TRS / TS Female Bal – Unbal
1/8" TRS / TS Female Bal – Unbal
XLR Female Bal – Unbal
XLR Male Bal – Unbal
RCA / Phono Female Bal – Unbal
Speakon Female Bal – Unbal
MIDI Female Bal – Unbal
Banana / Continuity Female Bal – Unbal
9V Battery
Disclaimer
The “Running Man” figure is a registered trademark of LOUD Audio, LLC.
All other brand names mentioned are trademarks or ­registered trademarks
of their respective holders, and are hereby acknowledged.
©2018 LOUD Audio, LLC
All Rights Reserved.
Display LEDs
2.7 in / 69 mm
6.5 in / 165 mm
4.8 in / 122 mm
1.4 lb / 0.6 kg
Since we are always striving to make our ­products better by incorporating new
and improved materials, components, and manufacturing methods, we reserve
the right to change these specifications at any time without notice.
Power Requirements
Internal
Height Width Depth Weight Owner’s Manual
Appendix B: Technical Information
Banana / Continuity,
Ground, Battery Check,
Pin verification
MTest-1 Cable Tester Dimensions
WEIGHT
1.4 lb
0.6 kg
6.5 in
165 mm
2.7 in
69 mm
4.8 in / 122 mm
Owner’s Manual
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MTest-1 Cable Tester
MTest-1 Cable Tester Block Diagram
FIXED RESISTANCE
G
Y
FIXED RESISTANCE
TRS-JACK A
G
TRS-JACK B
Y
FIXED RESISTANCE
1
2
3
G
Y
FIXED RESISTANCE
K1
G
Y
6
5
4
DIN A
FIXED RESISTANCE
DIN B
G
Y
FIXED RESISTANCE
Phono A
Phono B
FIXED RESISTANCE
R
GND
1
3
2
2
XLR/M
BUZ1
2-
2+
1+
3
1
XLR/F
1-
2-
SPEAKON
2+
1+
1-
SPEAKON
FIXED RESISTANCE
Y
BANANA-R
BATTERY
8
MTest-1 Cable Tester
BANANA-B
9V
G
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to anyone other than the original purchaser of the product (hereinafter, “Customer,” “you” or “your”).
Owner’s Manual
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will at its option, either repair or replace any such nonconforming product, provided that Customer gives notice of the noncompliance within the Warranty Period to the Company at: www.mackie.com or by calling LOUD technical support
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or LOUD holidays. Please retain the original dated sales receipt as evidence of the date of purchase. You will need it
to obtain any warranty service.
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to the subject matter hereof. No amendment, modification or waiver of any of the provisions of this Product Warranty
will be valid unless set forth in a written instrument signed by the party to be bound thereby.
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