SH Spotlight If you have a turntable you need to play your mono records in true MONO. How to do it cheaply..

Discussion in 'Music Corner' started by Steve Hoffman, May 14, 2006.

  1. AnalogJ

    AnalogJ CMO (Chief Musical Officer)

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    Most systems what? Yes, I, too, can say that on most systems, the mono/stereo switch box will either be sonically invisible or sonically visible. o_O
     
  2. lukpac

    lukpac Senior Member

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    As I noted the first time:

     
  3. AnalogJ

    AnalogJ CMO (Chief Musical Officer)

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    So you agree, then, that it's most likely to be sonically visible in most systems. Nice to know. :pleased:
     
  4. lukpac

    lukpac Senior Member

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    I suggest you re-read what has already been posted.
     
  5. AnalogJ

    AnalogJ CMO (Chief Musical Officer)

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    :doh:

    Sorry, but you aren't clear, and you don't back your assertion with anything. I speak from my experience, and I have tested it. I haven't seen anyone do a careful comparison as to aspects of the sound of which I talk about other than the focus. I don't even assert, one way or another, how many will or won't hear it. But you, in your own infinite wisdom, seem to be omnipotent.
     
  6. krisjay

    krisjay Forum Resident

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  7. challenge

    challenge Forum Resident

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    This trick rocks totally got my mono sound on the cheap
     
  8. SongAndDanceMan

    SongAndDanceMan Forum Resident

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    Do I need a dedicated amplifier for this or can I do it if I have Audioengine A5's with a built in amp?
     
  9. fishyboots

    fishyboots Forum Resident

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    HEE,HEE!!
     
  10. AnalogJ

    AnalogJ CMO (Chief Musical Officer)

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    I would think that as long as the y-connector of box comes after the phono preamp, you'd be fine.
     
  11. Tullman

    Tullman Senior Member

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    My new SS Hyperion cart with Nordost cables is doing an amazing job with new vinyl cut in mono. No need for chintzy Y cords.

    Fill out your equipment profile. HEE HEE.
     
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  12. AnalogJ

    AnalogJ CMO (Chief Musical Officer)

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    SS Hyperion? I'm not familiar with it. Is this a mono cartridge?
     
  13. Tullman

    Tullman Senior Member

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    Soundsmith makes a mono version Hyperion, but mine is a stereo version. New mono records are cut using a stereo cutting head from what I understand. So can be played with a stereo cart to good effect. My previous setups did not play mono records as well, so I used a y cord. I tried the y cord with my new setup and the playback was not as good while using it.
     
  14. AnalogJ

    AnalogJ CMO (Chief Musical Officer)

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    Ah... Soundsmith. :idea:

    I just had them retip my Benz wood M2.
     
  15. fishyboots

    fishyboots Forum Resident

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    No need to know what equipment I have.
    I was relating on having to crawl behind my rack as well
    Hence... the Hee,Hee : )
     
  16. qwerty

    qwerty A resident of the SH_Forums.

    To give a context to @Tullman 's request to complete your equipment profile, our host (Steve H.) posted a thread some time ago requesting that members do this. He explained that it is to give a context to any opinions members share about the quality of recordings or equipment. Nothing to do with snobbery. However, it's up to you.
     
  17. AnalogJ

    AnalogJ CMO (Chief Musical Officer)

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    For Steve Hoffman, it's not really optional if you're going to comment on the sound of the music as a critique. If you're merely going to write something like, "Hey, my favorite Jethro Tull album is Aqualung and here's why...", you don't need to post your equipment. But if you're going to post about individual pressings, you need to post your equipment.
     
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  18. fishyboots

    fishyboots Forum Resident

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    Thank You AnalogJ
     
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  19. qwerty

    qwerty A resident of the SH_Forums.

    Listing your equipment in your profile also relates to discussions regarding audio equipment, because every component is in relation to other components. So where one person's "this piece of equipment is disappointing" may be seen in the context of not being a good match with the hifi gear it's used with, whereas someone who has the same device in a complimentary system may report it to be an excellent device.
     
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  20. qwerty

    qwerty A resident of the SH_Forums.

  21. James Bennett

    James Bennett Forum Resident

    Could anybody weigh in on whether these would sum to mono? I would really appreciate it. My system is pretty mid-Fi and I have it all cabled with Amazon Basics cabling which I’m really happy with.

    I have them hooked it up and for the Beatles mono vinyl box and it sounds great but I want to ensure I’m doing it properly:

    AmazonBasics 1-Male to 2-Female... https://www.amazon.ca/dp/B01D5H8RE0?ref=ppx_pop_mob_ap_share

    AmazonBasics 2-Male to 1-Female RCA Y-Adapter Splitter Cable - 12-Inches https://www.amazon.ca/dp/B01D5H8SGC/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_apip_WnOOZMyq1fPIB
     
  22. qwerty

    qwerty A resident of the SH_Forums.

    Your links aren't working, but from what I worked out from them they should work OK. Then you would connect your regular interconnect into the two F sockets from the adapters.
     
  23. Somerset Scholar

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    Are there still people out there who think a double Y (or mono button) helps with modern mono reissues?

    Old 60's pressings, yes.

    New ones.....?
     
  24. lukpac

    lukpac Senior Member

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    Why wouldn't it?
     
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  25. timmikid

    timmikid Forum Resident

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    Ofcourse. Mono is mono. Old or new.
     

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