View Full Version : 2214H Polarity

03-06-2004, 08:05 AM
I have recieved my 2214H's and they have the spade lugs for connectors as opposed to the colored push buttons I'm so used to. On the other speakers I looked at incl. the L-110 LE5's and the tweets on the L-150, it looks like the male spade is the negative post, but with all this talk of negative vs. positive polarity, I'm not sure. Just which speaker spade is the negative on the 2214? The male or the female?

03-06-2004, 08:13 AM
I just remember that "right is red" when looking at the terminals head on which means the female terminal is the + or RED terminal. Check it with a battery.

03-06-2004, 08:43 AM
Giskard, thanks so much, but let me get this straight. I do understand red is positive, but the 2214H has no red or black push button type terminals. These speakers have the uncolored aluminum "spade" lugs. One of which is male and one is female. Similiar to many of the LE5's. The problem is the L-150 wiring was just bare wires with the green/black wire going into the "Black" negative push-button terminal and the green wire going into the "Red" terminal.

Now I have to put Spade connectors on these bare wires to hook them up to the 2214H woofers. So if I look directly at the terminals from the rear vertical view of the woofer, then the "right" male spade lug, is the positive? Meaning the green wire is going to get the "female" connector. and the green/black, the "male". Of course, if I look at the terminals from the side view, that changes. I just want to make sure I have to correct polarity on these.


03-06-2004, 08:52 AM
Oh yeah! The 2214H in the L150 box trick!

Just for future reference, the original 2214H had the plastic push button terminals (not the spring loaded steel terminals of the 128H), later versions of the 2214H and 2214H-1 used the male/female terminals.

The GRN wire will get the male connector which will go into the female terminal on the 2214H which should be on the right if you are looking at the back of the driver with the terminals pointing down.

I don't think the 2214H will damage the PR300 but I would probably replace the PR300 hole with a donut and port/duct scheme.


Another note - I think the 2214H-1 is the opposite polarity of the original 2214H. I could be wrong.


In any case, you can take a battery and hook it up to the 128H and observe the battery ploarity and the cone movement. Do the same with the 2214H. That will tell you how to hook up the 2214H.

03-06-2004, 10:31 AM
... for the great explanation! I will test out the 128H with the battery and verify the cone movement. I believe you're right about the donut/port concept. The 2214H that I did have hooked up sure moves a lot of air! Must experiment further with these thrashed L-150's (now the high range output doesn't work, go figure). Maybe I'll keep those Altec Lansing Model Nine's I just got for my brother on Ebay!

03-06-2004, 10:44 AM
"The 2214H that I did have hooked up sure moves a lot of air!"

Oh they aren't shy that's for sure.

03-06-2004, 12:46 PM
The 2214 is a real BEAST!
:D :D :D

03-06-2004, 02:06 PM
Originally posted by Giskard
Oh yeah! The 2214H in the L150 box trick!
Hey, Regis - why do you want / need to do this? Is there something wrong with the 128H's? I'm confused... :confused:

If you've now got a pair of 128H's lying around, send me a pm...

03-08-2004, 07:04 AM
...if you recall, somebody replaced one of the blown 128H's with a POS and tossed the 128H. I have a single 128H that works well, but is in need of a foam surround.