@testpilot wrote...Perhaps one of the upstream components inverted phase.
@kenjit wrote...does not matter where the phase was inverted. It should be immediately obvious unless you have bad hearing or it was deliberate.
Sure it does. A lot of pre-amps invert phase, therefore, many users will wire their speakers out of phase in an attempt to restore correct phase. Also, please direct me to a link that describes the recording industry's standard for proper phase when recording. You have a 50/50 chance of getting the correct phase due to the lack of an industry phase standard.