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Been playing around with XO types, slopes and amp levels with these Eminence Beta10CX, Selenium D202t CD's and a 12" powered sub lately and wondered what all the fuss was about concerning phase alignment.
So I looked at my MiniDSP 4x10 unit closely and the only thing related to phase (aside from the polarity swapping button) that I could discern was the XO types and slopes.
By ear after having flattened the FR I did some critical near field listening while changing the slopes/XO types and it all became clear.
Subsequently, I focused upon the Sub to MW XO 1st and when it sounded more like the sub was no longer localized and became a part of the MW I moved to the MW to CD (tweeter) XO.
Once the presence and stage imaging became the most pronounced I moved back to the sub to MW XO to finish-up the settings.
All I can say is, WOW!
Unfortunately, these target XO's are currently financially un-affordable and physically un-obtainable to replicate in a passive XO.
Anyone else get this sort of observations from your experiments using DSP?
Can good phase alignment be obtained from low order (less complex) XO's with these drivers?
(Maybe this ^ should be my next experiment since I have the tools to determine the answer to my question).