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FIR filters? 1 year 4 months ago #54753

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I can see where this phase correction might be useful in certain situations.

For example, I'm currently running a 5.1 full-active setup using a matched set of 5 speaker enclosures - all the same shape & size, same drivers, etc. Naturally I've programmed identical crossover slopes for all, The phase shift curve for the 8-pole filters is certainly kinda scary-looking on paper, but since all of the speakers are "taking the same roller-coaster ride," they all remain phase-cohesive with each other (barring additional room effects of course). This is the important detail, I think. I'm sure there are plenty of other setups that might use different speakers (with different phase characteristics) for center channel or surround; I assume some phase neutrality could be beneficial in a situation like that. Like so many things in life, it's all relative. :)

I'm currently planning a multichannel car install using various miniDSP bits. The front and rear speakers will be different types, with different crossovers, so this natural phase cohesion I've grown accustomed to in the living room will not exist in the garage. So I'll probably revisit the RePhase/convolution scheme in the car - assuming my carPC has sufficient horsepower for all that convolution. :whistle:

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FIR filters? 1 year 4 months ago #54754

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I also want to add that just because I can't hear the effects of this "global," non-relative phase correction, it doesn't mean that others cannot! We all hear things differently, and you may be more sensitive to this sort of thing than I. The only way to know is to try it yourself.

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