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Important general speaker question

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


  1. StarchMan

    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

    Eric Moesle Supporting Member

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

    StarchMan

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

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