Speaker cable question

Discussion in 'Hi-Fi Stereo Systems & Separates' started by Freak Machine, Feb 10, 2005.

  1. Freak Machine

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    I'm putting together a wee setup for my mother and I'm using old speaker cable I was given by a friend. The cable I have for my setup has a clearly marked + and - on the cable, but these cables don't. It has a row of arrows pointing up the the length of one side, and some rectangular blocks running up the other. Could it be that the "blocks" are negative cable, and the arrows the positive? Sorry if this seems overly obvious.
     
  2. eviljohn2

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    It doesn't make any difference as long as you connect the same conductor to the same polarity terminals at each end. (ie. red goes to red; black goes to black) :)
     
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    Arrows can sometimes mean that the flow of electrons is better in that direction, in other words amp>>>>>>speaker.
    Should sound better but i could never tell.
     

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