Speaker Wire Polarity

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  1. Dan Mertz

    Dan Mertz Stunt Coordinator

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    From what I can remember, the completely black speaker wire is postive (+) and the black wire with a white stripe is negative (-). Is that correct?
     
  2. Bob McElfresh

    Bob McElfresh Producer

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    Both wires are actually the same so it really does not matter.

    What is important is to pick a convention for your system and stick with it. Remember you have at least 10 connections (5 at the receiver end and 5 at the speaker end) and they all have to follow the same rule. So decide "Stripe/red/positive" or "solid/black/negative" and apply it everywhere.
     
  3. Johnny Ayala

    Johnny Ayala Stunt Coordinator

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    Just make sure they match at both ends. [​IMG][​IMG]
     
  4. Wayne A. Pflughaupt

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    My protocol is that any marked wire is positive. But in the end, whatever you go with just keep it all the same, as the others have noted.

    Regards,
    Wayne A. Pflughaupt
     

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