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#1 of 4 Dan Mertz

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Posted December 13 2003 - 06:14 AM

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 of 4 Bob McElfresh

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Posted December 13 2003 - 07:28 AM

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 of 4 Johnny Ayala

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Posted December 17 2003 - 06:15 AM

Just make sure they match at both ends. Posted ImagePosted Image
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#4 of 4 Wayne A. Pflughaupt

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Posted December 18 2003 - 07:01 AM

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.

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