What should subwoofer phase be set at?

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 match a subwoofer phase?

Level match the volume of the main speakers and subwoofer 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.

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 does phase do on a 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.

How do you know when your subwoofer is out of phase?

If the sub and mains are out of phase, the woofer cones on the main speakers will move backward while the subwoofer cone moves forward, and vice-versa.

How do I know if my subwoofer is out of phase?

What is the best subwoofer frequency cutoff?

What is the recommended crossover frequency for a subwoofer? For THX Certified and non THX Certified home theater systems, 80 Hz is the recommended setting. However, you can set the crossover (LPF) between 80 Hz – 120 Hz based on which setting sounds best for your system.

What does it mean to be 90 degrees out of phase?

“90 degrees out of phase” means when one wave is at zero, the other will be at its peak (see Figure 1.4.) In other words, when the green wave is at 0° phase, the blue wave is at 90°.