Cable with Speakon connector polarity question
Old 28th December 2007
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Cable with Speakon connector polarity question

I bought a pre made CBI 12 guage speaker cable with Speakon connectors both ends.
I split the cable in 1/2, and stripped the wires to connect to my studio monitors.
The speaker terminals are RED and Black.
The wires are Black and White.
I assume that the Black wire is the Positive, and the White is negative....
I am thinking to connect the Black wire to the Red + speaker terminal, and the White wire to the Black - speaker terminal.
Yes, I have checked all the polarity B.S. in the amp manual and speakon shit online, but trying to determine the correct polarity from the diagram is f@cking confusing to me.
Thanks in advance!
Old 28th December 2007
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I personally choose to allocate black to black and red to white. It actually doesn't matter, as long as you are consistent.
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I called CBI directly...
The White wire is the positive
FYI-
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Like I said. It still pays to check with a multimeter, because cables can be wired the wrong way - humans make mistakes.
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