What is a phase subwoofer?

The phase control in a powered subwoofer allows the user to add electrical delay to the incoming signal. The phase control operates over a range of 0 to 180 degrees. Adding delay to the subwoofer signal can sometimes help the subwoofer to integrate better with the loudspeakers in the room.

Does phase matter on subwoofer?

The subwoofer phase (or in your case polarity switch) is for use with mulitiple subwoofers but if 180° sounds best to you then leave it at 180°. The test tone is supposed to be at the frequency of the crossover point not 40HZ.

What is phase on a car subwoofer?

In phase voice coils on a Dual Voice Coil subwoofer When the coils are wired in phase they both work together to move the subwoofer up and down according to the signal from the amplifier creating the Bass that one would desire.

What does phase mean on amp?

The job of the phase setting is to do one thing: change the polarity/direction of the sub(s) being ran off the amp. The most common reason why you would want to use this setting is when you have an ‘inverted’ subwoofer*.

How do I know if my subwoofer is in phase?

If the sub and main speakers were in phase, he’d hear a single thump when he connected the battery to the wires leading to the sub’s terminals. If they were out of phase, he’d hear a double thump.

How can I tell if my speakers are in phase?

When you phase a speaker, the idea is to have both speakers moving in the same direction at the same time. If your speakers have the positive side of the speaker wire connected to where the negative should be, they will be out of phase.

How do you calibrate a subwoofer phase?

Sit at a center position in front of the main speaker and subwoofer. With your head placed equidistant from each, slowly adjust the subwoofer’s level control and notice the tone level transition from the speaker to the subwoofer, and back.

How do I know if my speakers are out of phase?

How do you check phasing?

The easiest way to check for phase problems is to sum your mix to mono. If you have a monitor controller or a mixing console, chances are it has a mono switch, which makes the process of summing easy. You can also use a plugin with a mono switch, like InPhase, inserted on your master buss.

When should subwoofer phase be set?

Your speaker’s bass driver should be pulsing outward on a bass transient, like a kick drum’s “thump”. For your system to be properly in phase, or aligned to this action, your subwoofer needs to have its driver pulse outward on the same kick drum thump.

How do you adjust phase alignment on a subwoofer?

Align the phase of the main speakers and subwoofer With your head placed equidistant from each, slowly rotate the subwoofer’s phase control knob clockwise and notice the bass drop off significantly, then begin to rise.

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