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Power and ground

Is the wire from the tweeter with the red stripe indeed power or is it ground?(The other is solid) I am getting conflicting answers and little help from MA. Need to know before hook up so I don't wreck em. Thanks!!

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The wire with the stripe is normally the negative (no the same as a ground when it comes to speakers), and the solid wire is the positive. Wiring a single speaker backwards won't blow it, it will only cause it to be out of phase. In some cases speakers are wired out of phase or creatively intentionally to create a desired effect or impediance.
Hope this helps.

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