(please relocate if this topic has been addressed elsewhere)
In exploring a new (2/2017) DS Sr., I’m going through a Stereophile test CD that has samples of in-phase and out-of-phase white noise. I clearly hear the difference: more focal presentation of the sound between the speakers when in-phase; and diffuse white noise to the sides of the speakers as well as in between when out-of-phase.
I thought perhaps changing the phase on the DAC would reverse the results of the test signals, e.g. bring the out-of-phase test track into phase, creating the focal, central sound. However, despite the change of the indicator on the control panel of the DAC, I could hear no alteration whether playing the in- or out-of-phase test track. Indeed, in my general listening over the past weeks, I’ve not been fully confident of any change in the in-phase vs. out-of-phase sound as regulated by the DAC.
Am I missing something? Is this feature functional in Torreys? I’m running Torreys with balanced outputs, I2S input from a DS MemoryPlayer, Spectral pre- and power amplifiers, MIT Reference balanced cabling and power regulation, and gigantic Thiel speakers. It is a very resolving system. The DAC and DSM have about 400 hours on them.