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Re: [ARSCLIST] Absolute Polarity
This is what I alway thought too! I'm surprised there was ever any "controversy" about this. I was
always taught -- pay attention to polarity and maintain it from mic to speaker. Since this wisdom
came from guys like my father and Bob Eberenz, this would have dated from at least the 1940's. When
did a mentality of "pay not attention to polarity" come about, or is this is a ginned up
"controvery"? I can't understand why one WOULDN'T pay attention to this, especially given the mixed
balanced/unbalanced setups of today. Was this some sort of late 60's/early 70's pin3/pin2 outgrowth?
-- Tom Fine
----- Original Message -----
From: "Bob Olhsson" <olh@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Sent: Sunday, October 19, 2008 2:34 PM
Subject: Re: [ARSCLIST] Absolute Polarity
One small start might be for every studio to make even just its own internal
production conform to one polarity, day in, day out -- but there's never
been any reason for them to do so.
Actually most of the studios doing major label work have paid close attention for years. The
problem is that few recordings are made in such studios today and few cables are wired in studio
Bob Olhsson Audio Mastery, Nashville TN
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