# Important general speaker question

Discussion in 'Amps and Cabs [BG]' started by StarchMan, Apr 29, 2004.

1. ### StarchMan

Jul 30, 2003
I have two cabs going from one head, at a total of 4Ohms. Now on the back of each cab is a 1+ or 1- or something input. Which one do you put each cable in from the head? Never really understood the purpose of those separate inputs.

2. ### Eric Moesle

Sep 21, 2001
Columbus OH
+1 is the positive, -1 is the negative.

3. ### StarchMan

Jul 30, 2003
Yes, but what does that man. What relevance does that have to the head?

4. ### Petebass

Dec 22, 2002
QLD Australia
every time someone writes it without a space between the 4 and the Ohms, my brain always reads it as 40 Ohms for a split second.

Now my guess is that they're speakon connectors on the cabs? If so, the + and - are just labeling 4 poles. 2 of them are doing nothing, the one next to the + is posivive, and one next to the - is negative. Chances are it's just there so service guys know which is which, or in case you feel like making up a cable yourself.

5. ### Spanky

Sounds like a Speakon cable input alright, and just as previously stated...they are designed for a certain polarity to be observed.