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    Question Looking at my remote..... confused...

    im wondering if anyone could help me out with my dsw microPro 4000 remote. im kinda new to subwoofers, and im clueless as to what the phase, low pass, "room" button etc mean. i tried the owners manual but it was no help. any replies are welcome http://www.polkaudio.com/forums/imag...es/biggrin.gif

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    Dude...that remote is sooooo simple....

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    Nice sub by the way...What sounds the best to you?
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    i know its simple..... but i dont understand any of the settings on it. i.e. what's the difference between a 0 phase and a 270 phase

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    Shadow, I will try to explain as I understand it.

    Picture four soldiers marching which represent your front three speakers and your subwoofer. When all their legs move in unison that is 0 phase. As you choose different phase settings one of the soldiers, the sub, starts to march out of unison. We are going on looks here not sound.

    Why that is needed is sometimes the sub placement requires the phase be adjusted so the sound reaches your ear in a unified manner. With the wrong phase the sound can be off and some of it could be cancelled out. There are HT setup DVDs that guide you through this sort of adjustment. You can also pick a base heavy scene from a movie and simply try different settings to see which one sounds best to you in your room.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MADGSF View Post
    Shadow, I will try to explain as I understand it.

    Picture four soldiers marching which represent your front three speakers and your subwoofer. When all their legs move in unison that is 0 phase. As you choose different phase settings one of the soldiers, the sub, starts to march out of unison. We are going on looks here not sound.

    Why that is needed is sometimes the sub placement requires the phase be adjusted so the sound reaches your ear in a unified manner. With the wrong phase the sound can be off and some of it could be cancelled out. There are HT setup DVDs that guide you through this sort of adjustment. You can also pick a base heavy scene from a movie and simply try different settings to see which one sounds best to you in your room.

    Hope that helps.
    Good explanation- however I wouldn't recommend a bass heavy scene from a movie. Those are usually relatively short and have a lot of lower bass- lower than what the phase switch will affect.

    To the OP,
    From our FAQ on setting the phase:

    "It helps to have a friend on hand to change the polarity setting on the sub while you measure and listen. When setting the phase setting by ear, play some music (not a movie) that has a walking but repetitive bass line. Country, latin and certain dance tracks work well for this. Focus closely on the region of sound below the male voice. This is where the subwoofer transitions to the main speakers. Whichever setting sounds "faster" or "fuller" in that region of sound is the correct setting. In some situations, you may not hear any difference at all, particularly with compact satellite speakers. In this case, simply leave the phase switch to "0" or "normal".
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