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Need help hooking up speakers in a Goliath III

Discussion in 'Amps and Cabs [BG]' started by phishaholik, Apr 11, 2006.

  1. phishaholik

    phishaholik Supporting Member

    Aug 20, 2005
    Portland, Oregon
    I took my speakers out of the cabinet to clean it and I can't remember quite how the speakers were hooked up. I made a crappy diagram in paint. The blue wire goes from the negative of the left speaker to the positive of the right speaker on the top and bottom. The black wires go to the negative on the right side, top and bottom, and the red wires go to positive on the left speakers, top and bottom. Should I hook one outlet to each side, or to the top and bottom?



    edit: The resizer I used deleted some of the image. The middle box is the crossover. There is a red and black wire coming from each port on the back.
  2. phishaholik

    phishaholik Supporting Member

    Aug 20, 2005
    Portland, Oregon
    So basically, like this?
  3. phishaholik

    phishaholik Supporting Member

    Aug 20, 2005
    Portland, Oregon
    Or like this?
  4. cgworkman


    May 14, 2004
    I remember seeing a diagram on SWR's site awhile back. However, I can't seem to find it right now.

    Good luck though.
  5. mettec


    Aug 22, 2005
    I did that once with my Goliath Sr. Took the speakers out because I blow 2 of them and could not remember how they were wired up after getting new ones for SWR. I called SWR and the tech told me to plug in a cord to the input and take a 9v battery and touch the tip and sleeve across the battery and if all the speakers push in then you have them connected correctly. If some speakers push out then they are out of phase and the wires need to be switched around. I think that should work.
  6. tornadobass

    tornadobass Supporting Member

    Nov 20, 2000
    Iowa City, Iowa
    But there's still the series/parallel combination to pay attention to in order to get the correct impedance when it's all wired.

    I once bought a 115 cab that had the speaker, horn, and x-over replaced. The previous owner had stuck tape on all the wires and marked each connection. They're still on it :)
  7. phishaholik

    phishaholik Supporting Member

    Aug 20, 2005
    Portland, Oregon
    That's what I should have done. I thought of it right after I pulled all the speakers. I know there is a bunch of people here that can help.


  8. yamaha


    Apr 7, 2006
    Is the impedance of the speakers written on them? (ie ohms), if so, you will be able to know if your looking for a series, parallel, or series-parallel connection. What is the impedance of the whole cab, and of the individual speakers??

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