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Speaker / Amplifier Wiring Guide
Hooking up a bass head to a bass cabinet, or group of cabinets, is often a confusing topic. Most of us musicians just want to play music. But, this is the price we pay for playing electric instruments. Though instrument cables used between your bass and amp input look similar, they are not. Speaker cables are thicker. Gauge numbers can be confusing.
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This article explains how to match up terminals and wiring to connect amplifiers and receivers properly. These terminals are either the spring clip or binding post type. Obviously, this is something that is best avoided, because swapping the positive and negative signals can seriously affect system performance. It's worth the time to double-check that these wires are correctly connected before powering up and testing the speakers. While the terminals on the back of stereo equipment tend to be easily identified, the same cannot be said for speaker wires.
Wiring in one amplifier can be complicated enough, especially when you're dealing with a factory car stereo, and the situation just gets more complex when you add multiple amplifiers to the equation. You can wire two amplifiers, or even multiple amps, in one car audio system, but it takes some extra planning. The main factors that you need to consider when you wire in two or more amps are how you will deal with the power cable, grounding each amp, and whether or not the remote turn-on signal from your head unit is strong enough to split between multiple amps.