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speaker cable polarity question

Discussion in 'Amps and Cabs [BG]' started by Rocks, Oct 5, 2010.


  1. Rocks

    Rocks

    Mar 9, 2009
    Willoughby, Ohio
    I'm wiring up a new cab and need to know if the speaker cable tip is the positive or negative. Soldering iron is hot and just need to make sure I have the polarity correct.
     
  2. bongomania

    bongomania Supporting Member Commercial User

    Oct 17, 2005
    PDX, OR
    owner, OVNIFX and OVNILabs
    Generally, with a 1/4" plug, tip is positive. If you use a Speakon or other multi-pole plug system, then it's not so easy.
     
  3. Rocks

    Rocks

    Mar 9, 2009
    Willoughby, Ohio
    yes, its a 1/4" plug
     
  4. anderbass

    anderbass

    Dec 20, 2005
    Phoenix. Az.
    Yep, wire that tip +.
     
  5. BassmanPaul

    BassmanPaul Inactive

    You should check with a 9V battery that all the speakers are in phase. Mostly with the plugs tip on the battery positive and the sleeve on the negative all the cones should move out away from the magnet structure.
     
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