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Polarity 101 – Some subtleties regarding device polarity

by Pat Brown

This article will help you understand polarity and ways to test polarity.

Good sound system installation practice dictates maintaining proper signal polarity from system input to system output. An audio signal waveform always swings above and below … Read more

Balanced Ipod Output

By Pat Brown

In this article, Pat Brown will show you a little trick to convert Ipod unbalanced stereo output to a balanced Ipod output.t.

Last issue I reviewed some portable media players to determine their usefulness as program sources … Read more

Polarity – Which Pin Is Hot and when does it matter?

By Pat Brown

Pat answers this question, “When does correct polarity matter?”.  As with most things audio,  the answer isn’t that simple.

Introduction

All audio components that pass a signal should be properly polarized. The concept of polarity can be … Read more

An Irrefutable Polarity Test

By Pat Brown

Pat Brown presents a simple way to construct an irrefutable polarity test rig to check out your measurement system.

Here’s a simple way to construct an irrefutable polarity test rig to check out your measurement system:

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Always Test the Testers

Don Davis frequently said to “Always Test the Testers”.  Pat Brown presents a scenario where he forgot to test the tester.

By Pat Brown

Sound system technicians should test the polarity of all components when installing a sound system. I … Read more