Sometimes, mono sounds better than stereo...

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  1. northernguitar

    northernguitar Friend of Leo's

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    What do you think?

    Stereo version:


    Original mono:

     
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  2. schmee

    schmee Doctor of Teleocity Ad Free Member

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    Stereo on that one.
     
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  3. SRHmusic

    SRHmusic Tele-Afflicted Silver Supporter

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    Depends on so many factors related to the mix and the system. One of the best listening experiences I've ever had was to an FM broadcast of an orchestra on a single Klipschorn driven by a tube MacIntosh system from the 1960s or early 1970s.
     
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    That Cal Webway Friend of Leo's Silver Supporter

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    Man I've loved that song since the 60's!!

    Both versions.

    Pure Energy!
     
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  5. northernguitar

    northernguitar Friend of Leo's

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    I find the mono is ballsier and I like that the guitar is less isolated.
     
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  6. vhilts1

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    Quite a few mono recordings are noticeably better

    The Byrds Mr Tambourine Man is night and day
     
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    The Beano album on CD has both mono and stereo mixes. The mono is definitely better.
     
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    I remember that Love album. My sister had it when it first came out. But stereo or mono? It used to matter to me, but now I don’t care. When I listen to recordings, I don’t pay close attention to how the signal is split.
     
  9. ScottJPatrick

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    I used to have the old red label mono version of that album, sound quality was superb, it was almost like being in the room with them, very raw. Most old blues albums I've heard 'digitally remastered' or made into stereo just don't cut it like the originals.
     
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