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Audio speakers connections?

They say that the best experience is learning from a bad one an it is true. When you connect speakers to your amps, car, or any other audio device you need to keep track of a few basic procedure. (1) make sure that cables to be use are the right gage for the audio to go thru without losing frequency. (2) make sure that when you connect the speakers to the amp or unit to be use, to keep in mind the polarization of each cable to be connected, example; usually in the area to be connectec there is a red & black connectors. red (+) positive Black (-) negative. Fallow the same in each cable by noticing the cable itsefl to make sure everybody is plug in the right way..

Remember " positive with positive / negative with negative"

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I have had a set of Polk Audio SDA1 speakers that I had attached to an old but great Pioneer SPEC-1 pre-amp and SPEC-2 power amp. The old speakers had one connection for the right speaker positive and negative connections and the same for the left speaker. I recently purchased a set of Polk Audio RTi A7's and each speaker has tow positive and negative attachments. The instrucions are not the most informative, but talk about Bi-wiring, or using separate speaker wire connections for high and low frequency section. The pre-amp will allow the use of two separate speaker systems. I have never had to use both and usually used speaker system A. Can I do as I have done before and attach a speaker wire from the pre-amp speaker system A to one right speaker positive and negative connection and do the same for the left or do I have to connect speaker wire to the two positive and negative connections on the right speaker using speaker system A and then do the same for the left speaker using speaker system B?

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