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In the Thread: A new 'chic' foolishness about mono systems
Post Subject: Mono sounds betterPosted by drdna on: 11/16/2008
I have lately been comparing the stereo and mono versions of many recordings from the 50's, and I have found that even when using the same stereo needle and closely matched for stamper number, the mono version is consistently better than the stereo version to me.

Certainly the overall sound is more solid, due to both speakers sending the identical signal with "dual" mono, but also there is a intensification of the emotional understanding and intellectual understanding of the music.

My guess is that this is because the distraction of stereo pseudo-images is gone, allowing the listener to focus on the music without there brain devoting energy to soundstage etc. so more capacity to allow for higher levels of perception.

Does anyone else experience this? What is the opinion?


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