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For wiring a guitar cab do you just simply put the hot of the speaker to the hot of the output jack and the ground to the ground of the output jack?

Sounds to easy. [lol]

Only going for 4 Ohm's.

That's all you do, so simple even I can do it. Dont use screened guitar lead cable, just ordinary stuff.

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For wiring a guitar cab do you just simply put the hot of the speaker to the hot of the output jack and the ground to the ground of the output jack?

Sounds to easy. [lol]

Only going for 4 Ohm's.

 

Is the speaker 4ohm?

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Yeah.

 

In that case, yes, connect 1x4ohm speaker using some reasonable quality, thick speaker cable, hot to hot and gnd to gnd.

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For just a single speaker, yes. (+) goes to tip and (-) goes to sleeve.

 

Most speakers are marked, but some aren't. And a few are marked backwards. If you don't know which terminal on the speaker is the (+) or (-), use a 9 volt battery and connect to the speaker. the cone will move. Note which way the cones moves. If it moves out when the + terminal of the battery is on the + terminal of the speaker, it is correctly in-phase. If the speaker is not marked, simply mark it yourself when you figure out which is which.

 

If you are dealing with multiple speakers, then you have to determine if you need to wire then series or parralel or whatever to achieve the proer impedence.

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For just a single speaker, yes. (+) goes to tip and (-) goes to sleeve.

 

Most speakers are marked, but some aren't. And a few are marked backwards. If you don't know which terminal on the speaker is the (+) or (-), use a 9 volt battery and connect to the speaker. the cone will move. Note which way the cones moves. If it moves out when the + terminal of the battery is on the + terminal of the speaker, it is correctly in-phase. If the speaker is not marked, simply mark it yourself when you figure out which is which.

 

If you are dealing with multiple speakers, then you have to determine if you need to wire then series or parralel or whatever to achieve the proer impedence.

Great advice, thanks.

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