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Thread: What happens if remove 1 wire from speaker?

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    One wire/banana plug was hanging down ...they carried on playing.

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    Could have been bi wired and Continued to play
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    If the speakers are bi-wired they will continue to play if only one of the four wires are removed - though, obviously, one drive unit will stop playing. If it is the tweeter that is disconnected it may not be immediately obvious and if the bi-wire links are still in place removing one wire won’t make any difference.

    If bi-wire cabling is not in use then, as others have said, disconnecting one wire will - with absolute certainty - cause that speaker to stop playing. If the positive and negative wires touch most amps will tolerate it if it is momentary and very brief.

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    Well....bemused.
    Though not to worry.
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    Wonder if anybody's ever bi-wired not realising the links need to come out?
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    Quote Originally Posted by walpurgis View Post
    Wonder if anybody's ever bi-wired not realising the links need to come out?
    Yep i did and i blew a Nad Amp...this was my early days starting out..
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    You must have connected the positive and negative - but forgetting to remove the bi-wire links isn’t the same thing and won’t do any harm.

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    Quote Originally Posted by walpurgis View Post
    Wonder if anybody's ever bi-wired not realising the links need to come out?
    Good thinking Geoff!

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    Perhaps the speakers are magic, like the fortune-telling machine in the film 'Big'.

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