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In Reply to: RE: Valid idea, if you like to listen to solo kick drum posted by Lew on June 07, 2017 at 11:09:34
there are test LPs that test your speaker's phase
in and out of phase. on my system - you can tell
But I do doubt that the reason you can hear it is because recorded music is monolithic in phase across frequencies, regardless of microphone(s), instruments, rooms, recordings, etc. (It's not.) On my own speakers, I suspect the reason I cannot hear an iota of difference between phases has to do with the fact that they are huge dipoles from top to bottom frequencies. I double-blinded my wife and then teen-age son while I switched back and forth; they could not hear any difference, either. This was on music, not test LPs. To my mind, music is what matters. I'm kind of glad I can't hear a difference, one fewer thing to obsess over.
That's an excellent post Lew!
I would highly recommend you and other inmates take a look at the excerpt from an AES oral history from Edgar Villchur - the founder of Acoustic Research and driving force behind acoustic suspension loudspeaker systems. The 2nd half of the "Loudspeaker Performance" excerpt (link below) is VERY interesting! While he's talking about loudspeakers what he discusses is widely applicable to any discussion of phase.
The Mind has No Firewall~ U.S. Army War College.
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