Speaker cable question

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  1. leesh

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    ok this is a pretty lame question but:

    on speaker cable there is a stripe down one of the wires. which colour (red or black) plug hole does the wire with the stripe plug into on the stereo.

    cheers
     
  2. Cable Monkey

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    Black.
     
  3. leesh

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    thanks, i'll email u a banana
     
  4. TEEZR

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    why? why not red? both cables are the same. :rolleyes:

    Leesh you'll make it right as long as you use the same colour on both ends... ;)
     
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    Stick to a single convention and no-one gets confused...

    Thats ok, I can get my own. You can send me a tenner if you want! ;)
     
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    If one cable is unstriped and the other is, then you can choose which to put it into - it would make sense to put a red striped cable into the red connection, or a black striped cable into the black connection. That way you don't have to remember how you decided. Either way, as long as you use the same at each end, it will work fine.

    Wait until you get clear cables with tiny writing on only one of the pairs and you're re-wiring in the dark behind your av rack! If you're really worried, buy two reels of insulating tape, on red, one black and, before you connect anything, 'label' each end correctly with a small piece of the tape on each one then follow the red into red and black into black convention. You can even buy small plastic tags if you want to go that far (more handy for multi-channel setups).

    (Jeez this hobby can be really anal).

    HTH
     

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