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post #16 of 19
Originally posted by RobertR
does your receiver have a stereo mono switch on the front panel?
Robert, I just assumed he had checked that first..........but, good question. Somehow I don't think it has one. I least I hope not.
BTW, I just checked my son's Denon stereo/mono switch. Unbelievable!
post #17 of 19
Thread Starter 
No mono/stereo switch but the Y adapters worked! I went to
Radioshack and picked up the following:

#42-2538 Y-Adapter (Two RCA plugs to one RCA plug)
#42-2535 Y-Adapter (Two RCA plugs to RCA jack)
# 42-2361 3' extension cable

Total cost: $10.89

I probably need a better quality cable. In a short listen I haven't
detected any degradation of the sound. I don't mind mono sound from
my speaker system but would with my headphone system.
Although headphone imaging is often criticized at least its
stable and not prone to shifting everytime a piece of furniture is
moved or you move two feet from the sweetspot.

Many thanks guys - I owe you one!
post #18 of 19
as assfl said, Y cables aren't a very good idea. read the 'why not Y?' article in the headwize library for further info. assafl's suggestion using resistors is probably the simplest way to safely mix the signals.
post #19 of 19
Thread Starter 
Thanks for the reference. It's simple enough to do - even for me. In my case it's probably even more advisable. I'm using the output from an ART DI/O unattentuated. I must be really overloading! No damage done yet - I hope.
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