It will change the response by changing the dispersion. If you remove the phase ring then you will likely end up with too strong a signal directly on axis and an even weaker response off sxis.
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Absolutely, do it. The engineers who design speakers know virtually nothing, and the computer design software that is available is virtually worthless. Time delay spectronomy being the emperor's new clothes of test procedures. Heyser really got it wrong. Facilites like the NRC in Canada that are purpose built for the testing of speakers are useless excuses to burn money for no reason at all. You are much more qualified to re-engineer your speakers than overpaid designers and so-called engineering types.