Question about how sound is divided between the channels L and R of stereo?
Hi I have a pair of DLK 1 1/2 cabinet speakers. One speaker the treble isn't as pronounced or as bright. I've recently soldered new capacitors in both. On music tracks are drums, vocals, cymbals always more exaggerated on one channel (L or R) or are they supposed to be even? I play with the balance and one doesn't have as much display of those things mentioned vocals, cymbals....both tweeters are new aftermarket phenolic ring tweeters...could the crossover be off? I don't know much about speakers and I'm not even sure how crossovers work any input would be greatly appreciated and thank you in advance for taking the time to respond
- spacemissingLv 77 years agoFavorite Answer
It is possible that one of the tweeters has been damaged,
or that it was defective when new.
The content of each channel in stereo or surround sound
is determined by a large number of things.
For films, the sound should be closely correlated
to what is on the screen, unless the filmmaker(s)
intend to confuse the viewer.
In music recordings, we often detect
the whims of artists and producers.
Something that could be called "pure, natural stereo sound"
is obtained by recording a live performance with two microphones
(carefully placed for the best possible results, of course),
the signals from which directly feed a two-channel recorder.
However, when more than two mics are used along with a mixer,
all sorts of tricks can be performed, such as 'panning'
a particular sound to any desired position
within the left-right (or surround) 'spread'.
Multitrack recording allows even more sorts of manipulation.
Thus, there is almost never any way to know
exactly what should be in each channel --
all you can do is hope that what you hear
is reasonably close to what was intended.
- 7 years ago
From your description, it is a case of Reverse Phasing. SOLUTION: Simply reverse the speaker connection to one of your speakers, either left channel or right channel and that should solve your problem.