Originally Posted by chartwel
its a little more easier in my opinion to reverse the black and red wires to your fronts and then play the test tone and look for the output to be lowest. then put the speakers wire back correctly and you will be set. well, that was easiest for me, it was hard to find the loudest point in my opinion.
Or you can leave the speakers wired "normally", adjust the output to be lowest, then add or subtract (whichever is appropriate) 180° from the result and adjust the knob accordingly.
Originally Posted by sourbeef
If I do this, will I be listening for the subwoofer to be at its softest point. Should I be listening for any cues coming from the fronts (assuming it is even safe to cross black/red lines like that)? I can only imagine the theory behind this....how does this sound....by "messing up" the sound of the fronts, and lining up the sub to be at its weakest point, then this somehow puts the fronts and sub in proper sync or phase or whatever
The idea in this case, sourbeef, is to intentionally wire the speakers out-of-phase, set the knob to the setting that produces the LOWEST output, then flip the speaker's polarity back to "normal", which should then realign the sub and speakers' phase properly, and (in theory) provide the highest output.