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What does red versus black equal?

I'm trying to attach new speakers to a new CD palyer and new receiver... I have ports taht are red, and the otehr is either balck or white. which is positve and which is negative?

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From cd player to amp:

connect red from cd to red on the receiver's CD input( and white to white) using RCA cables:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/RCA_connector
Red is usually right channel and white left channel.

From amp to speaker, use speaker cable and and make sure that you connect red to red and black to black. Notice the stripe on the speaker wire to help you do this. you could think red as 'positive' and black as 'negative', though they are not in the theoretical sense, as they carry ac signals.

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