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.
Cardas HD600 connector polarity ??
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Yes, if the drivers are out of phase it makes all sorts of problems.
What happens if they simply have flipped polarity?
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.
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!