So I've been reading up on phase and T/A, and while the basic theory seems pretty simple, as I dug further it appears to be much more complicated than I imagined, and it's only an small part of acoustics!
I do have a question, which should be simple to answer hopefully.
If you have your standard two-way front set up, and lets say each sides tweeter and mid are out of mechanical phase, let's say the tweeter on the left was wired "backwards", and the mid on the right was as well. So now the left tweet is in mechanical phase with the right mid, as are the right tweet and left mid.
For simplicity, let's not worry about xovers.
Would proper time alignment effectively "fix" the problem and correct the phasing issue?
I guess basically, does T/A negate the need for all speakers to be in mechanical phase? If not, why not?
Seems to me it would, but I couldn't find anything in my searches that would show otherwise, or maybe I'm not understanding fully.
Also, I know tweets usually have the phase flipped to the mids, but why is it referred to that way? Why not flip the phase on the mid instead?