|DAVEINCAPS. Sorry bud but I'm going to have to call you on this one. Electrolytic capacitors are never used in a passive crossover network. Audio signals are alternating current and you don't use alternating current on an electrolytic capacitor. Nor does polarity have anything to do with a crossover network. |
Polarity is a concern when you have a multiple cabinet setup. Both speaker cabinets need to be in phase with each other. In other words, all the speakers (or single speaker) in a cabinet need to move in the same direction with the other speaker/s in the other cabinet. if you are only using one cabinet (no matter how many speakers are in the cabinet), then polarity is not an issue.
If one cabinet is wired with the polarity backwards, it will be out of phase with the other cabinet. It will sound horrible, you will have almost no bass and the sound field will sound very off.
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