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Cardas HD600 connector polarity ??

post #1 of 12
Thread Starter 

I'm about to solder on some Cardas plugs and just want to confirm that the small plug is hot, big is gound.....Thanks. First time out for a noob and would prefer not to scew it up.

post #2 of 12

What happens if you do it backwards*? 

 

So much nothing that AKG does it backwards on purpose. 

 

*provided of course that both drivers are in phase. 

post #3 of 12

If the drivers are out of phase, it just makes the soundstage sound screwy, I think. 

It's worth taking the time to find out though. I don't know for that connector. 

post #4 of 12
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Originally Posted by manbear View Post
 

If the drivers are out of phase, it just makes the soundstage sound screwy, I think. 

It's worth taking the time to find out though. I don't know for that connector. 

 

Yes, if the drivers are out of phase it makes all sorts of problems. 

What happens if they simply have flipped polarity? 

post #5 of 12

Why not just measure your stock cable to see which connection goes where?

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What happens if they simply have flipped polarity? 


The driver moves inwards when it's supposed to move outwards, and vice versa, right? IDK how this affects the sound. 

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The driver moves inwards when it's supposed to move outwards, and vice versa, right? IDK how this affects the sound. 

 

Exactly! "Proper" polarity means that when a positive pulse is applied, the driver *should* move towards the listener. 

 

It does not affect the sound in any way that anyone can document. 

 

out of phase means that one driver is in proper polarity, and one is not. This is alllllllll screwed up and should be audible to just about anyone. 

 

AKG is famous (infamous?) for wiring their headphones with flipped polarity so that a musicians headphones will be less likely to create a feedback loop with their microphone. 

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post #9 of 12
Thread Starter 

Thanks Manbear, for the answer. Checked the Cardas site but could'nt find it. 

post #10 of 12
wow...nevermind

Edited by vixr - 11/17/13 at 9:34am
post #11 of 12
Thread Starter 

Ahh, Take out the volt meter and find out for yourself. Egg on my face, but hey I'm 73, on my meds, the suns out at 3,000 ft in East County, POTATO HOLE on the 600's and I trying to build a Crack and some cable at the same time. Gimme some slack........just bought my sodering iron last week. Yah, I know..no excuse's for the ignorant!

post #12 of 12

mordicai... we have all been there. Some of us are just terrible smart asses, no disrespect intended.

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