I've been reading with great interest Steve's posts about using a double y cord to get "true" mono on mono recordings through a stereo setup. Problem is, I'm a complete ninny when it comes to hooking stuff up, and I would greatly appreciate if Steve or somebody could dummy the connection instructions for me cause i'm just not getting it reading previous posts. I use a vinyl rig(VPI Scout/Dynavector P-75 phono pre/Bottlehead Foreplay Pre/Sim Audio I-5 integrated). Do I buy something that looks like this ? If so, do I only need 1, or 2? And then, do I plug the L+R channels from that normally to into the phono pre from the turntable into the 2 female plugs? If so, where does the male go(please, no crude jokes...)? Then, what, if anything, gets plugged into my Bottlehead pre(where I'm currently running my phono pre through...i like tubes somewhere in the chain)? I told you, you're dealing with a complete neophyte here so any help would really be appreciated cause I have a lot of mono recordings(pre 68) and would love to experiment with this. Thanks all!