tweeter phase - changing it

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  1. Ray R

    Ray R Stunt Coordinator

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    I read some place that changing the phase of the tweeter can sometimes make an improvement to speakers. Has anyone tried this and what were the results? I have speakers that I can bi-wire so it isn't that hard to do, but I want to see if it's even worth my while to try it.
     
  2. Greg Monfort

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    If the speaker designer did a good job on the XO, then there's no improvement, it will make it worse. If they're a premium brand I wouldn't bother, but if not, then pull the tweeter, swap the leads, and give it a listen.
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    When a tweeter and a woofer are mounted on a flat baffle the tweeter is physically ahead of the woofer and at certain frequencies when the wavelength is close to the differnce in distance between the tweeter and woofer they can cancel each other out. This will produce null spots in your frequency response. If they aren't crossed over very well then switching the polarity could help a lot. However, good speakers are already set up with this in mind. Just remember this if you build your own.
     

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