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post #1 of 2 Old 05-12-14, 05:10 AM Thread Starter
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Impulse Reversed

Hi i measured the same system no change at all just a few months ago and suddenly the impulse has changed it starts off with a negative instead of a positive peak.
How i noticed was that the bass sounded weaker so i checked and i ended up changing the sub from minus to positive polarity.

Is there any reason this can happen?

Thanks in advance
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post #2 of 2 Old 05-25-14, 05:30 AM
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Re: Impulse Reversed

For the main peak (the part that is at 100% when normalised) to go from positive to negative generally requires some inversion in the signal path. Some soundcards invert, as do some amplifiers and receivers, and of course subs offer controls to invert the signal. If you haven't changed any of the equipment or settings it would be odd for the polarity to change. If by "starts with" you are referring to a part of the signal ahead of the main peak then those areas are much more susceptible to changes from the environment (positioning, treatments etc). If the measurement was a combined sub+main then altering their relative timing can also have a significant effect.
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