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Resistors, positive or negative side..?

I'm starting to get into audiotronics and the whole do it yourself thing but I have a question that I haven't found the answer to. Albeit probably a stupid one, but do resistors have a positive or negative side? Thanks in advance!
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Great, thanks JohnRoberts!
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Only the "audiophile" resistors with the arrows on them.
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Only the "audiophile" resistors with the arrows on them.
Yes, but it is not about positive and negative; it is about signal flow direction!
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So as long as it is the "normal" resistors with the colored bands, there is no positive or negative side or any direction of signal flow, right?
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So as long as it is the "normal" resistors with the colored bands, there is no positive or negative side or any direction of signal flow, right?
Right. Signal flow through wires and resistors is a term of audiophile Gurus, nobody can understand it except them and their Followers.
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Diodes and some caps too
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Cool, thanks for all the help!
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Signal flow through resistors generally refers to the flow of money from your pockets to theirs. Align the arrows appropriately.

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Right. Signal flow through wires and resistors is a term of audiophile Gurus, nobody can understand it except them and their Followers.
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I've found the tone more harmonious when I align resistors according to feng shui.
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Signal flow through resistors generally refers to the flow of money from your pockets to theirs. Align the arrows appropriately.

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I have audiophile customers who are fervent about fuse directionality.
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I have audiophile customers who are fervent about fuse directionality.

Never use a fuse. It restricts current flow. And if your house burns down you get to buy all new stuff!
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Isn't it funny how a thread on virtually any subject can turn into an audiophile bashing fest? They just make it too easy I guess...
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Isn't it funny how a thread on virtually any subject can turn into an audiophile bashing fest? They just make it too easy I guess...
Because any question about any myth has an audiophile answer.
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Hi
A fuse is a non linear resistor (when used at currents sufficiently high to cause heating).
Of course the speaker cables (and all others) come into the same catagory when taken to extremes as they are basically the same as fuses except with insulation on them.
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Fuses have to be hot in order to work properly; speaker cables don't. That's why speaker cables need to be made of thicker wires for less losses, and have thermal conductive insulation, of minimal thickness for a given voltage and mechanical robustness. I use enamel wires in my walls, like in welding machine transformers. However, for stage systems it is problematic.
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Fuses can introduce distortion when in series with speakers and playing at low enough frequency (and loud enough) to change their resistance within each waveform cycle.

Even then, they do not remotely have a polarity wrt audio which is AC.

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