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Installing 4 after market speakers in my Ford F-350. POS/NEG post

After market speakers are installed. Did not know the polarities of the speaker wire that I was connecting to speakers, but tested them out and they seem fine.

Can somebody tell me the importance of hooking up correct wires (pos/neg) to appropriate speaker terminals(pos/neg).

It should be noted that When I was testing them, the speaker worked the same for one way of hooking them up and for the opposite aswell.

Your educated response is appreciated and awaited as I will not sleep soundly until I know that I won't blow my speakers or something crazy like that. lol.

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This is actually a quotation from a site on the net as i've wondered about it to

"Speaker wire has a mark or strip on one of the conductors this is to indicate polarity of the wire. When installing speakers to the output of an amplifier you need to observe the proper polarity. This is particularly important when installing a surround sound system with front and rear speakers. If the polarity is not followed then the results will be poor balance of sound and even cancellation of some frequencies."


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