Why does my speaker wire have 4 colors?
The color code for four-conductor wire is speaker one: Red (positive), Black (negative) speaker two: White (positive), Green (negative). Its purpose is to carry an electrical signal (voltage and current) from the amplifier (or the amplifier section of a receiver) to the speakers.
Why does my speaker wire have 4 wires?
Speakers have 4 terminals to allow for bi-wiring connections. Compared to speakers that have 2 terminals, the varieties that have 4 are capable of bi-wiring.
What color is positive on a four color speaker wire?
The color codes for the four-conductor wire for speaker one are Red (positive), Black (negative), and White or Yellow (positive), Green (negative).
What is 4 core speaker cable used for?
One of the most common uses for 4-Core Speaker Cable is to simply make installation easier. By running a single length of bundled cable to a central point (eg: the back of the room) you can then split off to two satellite speakers, saving yourself the trouble of pulling two sets of cables through multiple cavities.