Time Delay for Subs

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  1. Richard_M

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    If I had a room with 2X subs located in different locations, i.e 1X at the front and 1X at the back, how critical is the time delay for each sub.

    For instance if I got say a Behringer DEQ2496 Ultra Curve Pro which has adjustable time delays for each channel and adjusted each sub to as accurate as possible would this give a better in room response or is it better to have each sub adjusted say 1mS apart to help with cancellations etc.

    Also will the time delay help with phase issues between each sub and the mains speakers?
     
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    Separate delay adjustment should make a measurable difference, as time delay = phase issues.

    However, you could minimize this situation (and other response-related problems) by using a single sub location.

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    Wayne A. Pflughaupt
     
  3. Richard_M

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    Thanks Wayne!

    I kinda figured that time delay was related to phase, so I guess this would help in a single sub set up if your sub only had 0/180 phase switch, you could alter the delay to create a smoother response?

    Richard
     
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