SH Spotlight SH Forum members: Are your speakers in correct phase?

Discussion in 'Music Corner' started by Steve Hoffman, Oct 25, 2004.

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  1. Professor Batty

    Professor Batty Forum Resident

    Anoka Mn
    A lot of the older receivers/integrated amps had stereo/mono switches that made it easy to hear out of phase when folding down the stereo to mono.
    I've put mono switches in a couple of integrated amps and use them often for "too-wide" stereo, especially on my computer workstation.
    I have two pair of Minimus-7s on my workstation, with speakers on each side positioned back to back, with the rear firing speakers wired out of phase giving an excellent sound stage for near-field monitors (and they fold down to mono perfectly.)
  2. fogalu

    fogalu There is only one Beethoven

    Killarney, Ireland
    I don't know if this is a bit off-topic or not, but I have had some odd experiences with mains leads.
    Almost every CD player I have owned - with detachable power leads - sounds different when I reverse the power connection.
    In one position it sounds "right" and in the other almost out of phase.
    (I am familiar with out of phase sound as I had one of my speakers wired incorrectly for months.)

    I have a disc with an out-of-phase track on it (voice and music) and even that sounds a little different (but not really out of phase) when I pull out the mains lead, turn it over and re-connect.

    Anyway, all I can say is that one connection sounds normal and the other doesn't.
    Sorry if this doesn't make sense. It could just be my ears. :D
  3. mwheelerk

    mwheelerk Lazy & Hazy

    Gilbert Arizona
    The truth is my speakers don't phase me at all. I just love my music...
  4. ajax25

    ajax25 Forum Resident

    New Jersey
    Yes ….. seY
  5. speedracer

    speedracer Forum Resident

    Can I hit PLAY first and then go stand in front? I can't reach it.
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