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    Question Monitor Polarity

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    Hey everybody,

    Not sure if this is the right forum, my first post on this BBS, but I have a pretty basic question.

    I want to reverse the polarity on one of my monitors so that I can do the record a vocalist with two monitors blaring at him in mono trick. My question is, instead of cracking into the monitor, can I just reverse/re-solder the tip and the ring on one end of one of the TRS cables going to the monitor? Basically make myself a TRS crossover.

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    Quote Originally Posted by disgruntled-inc View Post
    Hey everybody,

    Not sure if this is the right forum, my first post on this BBS, but I have a pretty basic question.

    I want to reverse the polarity on one of my monitors so that I can do the record a vocalist with two monitors blaring at him in mono trick. My question is, instead of cracking into the monitor, can I just reverse/re-solder the tip and the ring on one end of one of the TRS cables going to the monitor? Basically make myself a TRS crossover.

    Thanks,
    Wes
    Yes, you can.....

    Just make sure to mark the cable so you won't forget about it later on!
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    Thumbs up Awesome

    You know, I am just absent minded enough to do that too. I'm sure that would make for an interesting mixing environment.

    Thanks for getting back to me on this!

    -Wes

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    Quote Originally Posted by disgruntled-inc View Post
    You know, I am just absent minded enough to do that too. I'm sure that would make for an interesting mixing environment.

    Thanks for getting back to me on this!

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    I'd probably make a short 1/4" female to 1/4" male jumper with the polarity reversed so it could be easily added and removed. Or perhaps a box-mounted or just shrink-wrap-covered 1/4" chassis-mount jack to a male 1/4" to avoid the not-so-reliable 1/4" female jacks.

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    how did this come out?

    so I missed the idea of vocal to a mono background of music?

    if it's not happening in the room, it ain't gonna happen on tape.-H.Gerst

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    Would the phase (timeing delay between the monitors a mic creating a phase offset) be an issue with this?

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