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how to wire a csi5?

post #1 of 7
Thread Starter 
just moved and i'm trying to wire my polk csi5 center speaker again.

i have a monster z series cable which has 1 set of plugs for the receiver and 2 sets of plugs for the speaker, one labeled "high" and one labeled "low".

my problem is that the terminals on the speaker are not labeled. so how do i determine which is the high and which is the low??

thanks
tony
post #2 of 7
Generally the top pair of posts are for the highs and the bottom pair are for the lows.
post #3 of 7
Looking at it from the rear, the low frequency is on the left, high on the right. I'm hoping to score one of these myself in the near future.
post #4 of 7
Hang on - just re-read your post.

One end of the cable has a pair of plugs for the receiver (one + and one -) and the other end has two pairs?

You're not bi-amping the speaker, and if the wire is as you describe it it shouldn't matter if you use the high or low connections at the speaker.
post #5 of 7
Thread Starter 
the wires for the speaker are labeled "high" and "low".
i'm guessing there is an internal crossover. the wire is a monster Z series.

tony
post #6 of 7
Thread Starter 
the terminals are broken up one top of each other, not left and right as the manual shows.

tony
post #7 of 7
Generally speaking, the terminals on the back of the speaker will be highs on the upper, lows on the lower. Even my Mission speakers that have the tweeter below the woofer have the terminals in this configuration.

I don't know the specifics of that cable, but I find it unlikely that there is an internal crossover, and certainly nothing as good as what is in the speaker. Given Monster's reputation as a marketing company, it is likely that the cables are simply split internally and will offer no benefit to the sound.
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