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Clear monter cable, needs to know witch is postive and negative.

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Hi gaitan1

There are a few ways that cable can have positive and negative identified. In the case of monster cable, the first thing to look for is

  1. a single silver strand of wire in one bunch of many copper strands. OR
  2. writing along one side of the cable
  3. a fine ridge along one side
  4. a small white stripe every so often on one side
It is not important which one you make positive, but VERY important to get the speakers in phase. If none of these suggestions help you, I am happy to still assist you. :)

regards
robotek

Posted on Nov 07, 2008

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