AudioJog Pro 8 review from Guitar & Bass Magazine
AudioJog Pro 8
Working in the Audio industry
means troubleshoting – and
any musician or sound
engineer knows to check
the cables first. The usual method is
subsititution… but what if the cable
you’re swaping in is also faulty, or more
than one cable doesn’t work? It’s easy
to waste precious hours finding out.
You can use a multimeter, but it’s fiddly, especially when you have to hold both ends of the cable and the multimeter probes simultaneously.
The AudioJoG Pro 8
could be a life saver. Plug one
end of the cable into Local and
the other into Remote, switch
on, and the LED will tell you if
there is continuity between the
various pins and terminals.
Cables you can test are 3,4,5 and 6 pin XLR, stereo and mono ¼” and mini jack, bantam, 4 and 8 pole Speakon, 3, 5 and 8 pole DIN, phono, BNC, Ethernet and USB. Pressing the Test button
scrolls through the LED display to test each connection. Alternatively, store the cable configuration into the Pro 8’s memory to test similar cables automatically.
If you only need to test audio
cables the Pro 8 is maybe a
little over the top, and there are
cheaper alternatives available, but nothing we know is as comprehensive and the USB
and Ethernet options reflect the computer music era.
Review from July 2008 Guitar & Bass Magazine published by IPC INSPIRE