[LAU] Pro Audio? OT rant.

Folderol folderol at ukfsn.org
Mon Dec 31 22:01:50 UTC 2012

On Mon, 31 Dec 2012 15:39:45 -0600
Charles Henry <czhenry at gmail.com> wrote:

> However, phase shifts aren't much of a problem by themselves--they're all
> over the place in any typical multi-driver system and placement in the room
> matters just as much.  The loudspeaker crossover introduces the same effect.

A slight digression...
For a long time I've wondered if the ear, being a non-linear 'device' can
actually detect absolute phase at low frequencies. i.e. if the compressions and
rarefactions were swapped, would it sound different?

To test this with a mono source presumably all you'd have to do would be to
have an asymmetric signal and swap the speaker leads, but how would you
objectively test the listener?

Will J Godfrey
Say you have a poem and I have a tune.
Exchange them and we can both have a poem, a tune, and a song.

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