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On a car speaker is the small blade that connects the wires to it pos. or neg.? Thanks

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The large blade is the + or positive terminal but so long as the left and right speaker are wired the same way it doesn't matter as it is the phase that matters -it's an AC signal so there really isn't a positive or negative voltage. If the speakers are not wired the same then they are out of phase which results in cancelling out frequencies like losing the bass and sounding 'tinny'. ~Steve Medley

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