I am referring to the fact there is no standard. By determining which
channel is correct, I mean listening, but I also suggested that looking
at waveforms can also be instructive. With high-quality,
not-too-compressed material, it is usually fairly easy to see an
imbalance of peak amplitude (but not area-under-the-curve) between
positive and negative values.
Obviously what works for one recording may be bass-ackwards for another,
but for a given recording, I think this does work--using your eyes and ears.
On 2013-02-07 1:49 PM, Clark Johnsen wrote:
> On Thu, Feb 7, 2013 at 10:18 AM, Richard L. Hess
> <[log in to unmask]>wrote:
> Totally agree, except for this:
>> Attempt to learn the Wood Effect and see if you can determine which
>> channel is correct.
> There is no "correct" on tape, LP or CD -- because there is no standard of
> reproduction that will yield the proper result at the listener's ear. We
> are stuck with two polarities just as we are stuck with two political
> parties; one must pick and choose.
> But yes, by all means, acquaint yourself with the Wood Effect, which is
> pretty audible over any low-phase-shift loudspeaker -- and therein lies the
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