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I always transfer in stereo and then process digitally to mono. Helps me 
pick the quietest channel, or pieces therefrom, to work with.
Mfro

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Lou Judson wrote:
> What about bringing the two channels together for mono?  No doubt it 
> was recorded in mono...
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> Lou Judson  Intuitive Audio
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> On May 14, 2009, at 9:38 AM, Malcolm Rockwell wrote:
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>> Odd that this phasing observation should arise now.
>> I have been transferring some mono 1930s ARC test pressings in stereo 
>> and noticed that the two signals were seemingly out of phase. I 
>> initially thought it might be an incorrectly wired cart, but that 
>> turned out not to be the case. Next I looked at the record groove - 
>> normal. Then I looked at the signals on the computer again. The 
>> run-in to the musical content IS out of phase (that's where all the 
>> rumble shows up), but the musical signal itself is in phase!
>> Shelving at around 80 Hz and notching at both 60 and 120 Hz should do 
>> the trick without adversely affecting the program content. I'm going 
>> to try that.
>> Mal
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