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Mono Switch on Devialet
#1
Hoping someone has more experience than I on this matter.

Going to get a mono cartridge. 

My question is when using the Mono cartridge - should I be enabling the Mono setting in the Devialet?

Any tips and guidance is appreciated.

I do know if I were to get a Mono cartridges such as the Ortofon MC Cadenza Mono, it does the following, which I believe means I would not need to enable the Mono setting on the Devialet, however other cartridges I am looking at do not do as the MC Cadenza Mono.

For easy use the pins are connected so you get the same signal from both pairs of connecting pins.
Roon | Intel NUC6i5SYH/AIR3/Ethernet | Technics SL-5 | Devialet 440 Pro | Vivid Audio Giya G3 
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#2
Just an educated guess, no you don't need to turn the mono on when already using a mono cartridge, because the mono cartridge will output mono signal (same signal on both channels). On the contrary, if using a stereo cartridge to play a mono vinyl, turning the mono on would help.
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#3
There's a vast difference between playing Mono Cartridge using stereo setting. The sound stage, is so different if Mono is being configured in the amp as Mono - matching that of your cartridge specs.

What you need to do is have 2 settings, one for stereo and the other mono, matching that to the cartridge specs you have. And then switch to the input whenever you are playing, Mono or Stereo. That way, you can hear the difference.

By the way, I have the Miyajima Zero for Mono and the Ortofon SPU A95 Anniversary for Stereo.
System 1: TW Acustics Raven GT se, Raven 10.5, Miyajima Zero, Ortofon RSG309, Ortofon SPU A95 Anniversary, Audio Note CDT3, Oppo BDP105, Meridian C15 (2TB), Devialet OdA #77, Audience aR12, Audience Au24 SX cables, Solid Tech Hybrid, Raidho D-3.1

System 2: Thorens TD160 Super, SME M2-9, Ortofon 2M Mono SE, Thorens TD147 Anniversary, Ortofon 2M Black, Leben CS300XS, Leben RS30EQ (x2), Audience Ohno III series cables, Klipsch Heresy III 70th Anniversary
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(10-Feb-2017, 02:47)Jerry Seh Wrote: There's a vast difference between playing Mono Cartridge using stereo setting. The sound stage, is so different if Mono is being configured in the amp as Mono - matching that of your cartridge specs.

What you need to do is have 2 settings, one for stereo and the other mono, matching that to the cartridge specs you have. And then switch to the input whenever you are playing, Mono or Stereo. That way, you can hear the difference.

By the way, I have the Miyajima Zero for Mono and the Ortofon SPU A95 Anniversary for Stereo.

Thanks Jerry, I was looking at the Miyajima Premium Mono, and wasn't sure if it outputs on just one channel or both, as some cartridges such as the Ortofon Cadenza Mono ( their ad copy states For easy use the pins are connected so you get the same signal from both pairs of connecting pins. ).

I cannot quite telling if the Premium does the same or not, and then I was trying to determine what the MONO switch on the Devialet does, is it merely ensuring both channels get the same signal or something more?

I appreciate the guidance on having a different setting for the Mono and Stereo cartridges, just hoping I can use the  mono cartridge and mono setting on Devialet, without needing to either change the cable from turntable to D440, or using a Y adapter.

The Zero is a lovely cartridge and I would opt for that save the fact I need to get an arm for the cartridge as well.
Roon | Intel NUC6i5SYH/AIR3/Ethernet | Technics SL-5 | Devialet 440 Pro | Vivid Audio Giya G3 
Synology NAS | DH Labs  D-110 & Q10 Signature Bi-Wire |  Silver Circle Audio Pure Power One 5.0 | Stillpoint Apertures
West of the Rockies, US
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Btw - thanks for all the replies so far, any insights are well appreciated. My turntable is still a few weeks out.
Roon | Intel NUC6i5SYH/AIR3/Ethernet | Technics SL-5 | Devialet 440 Pro | Vivid Audio Giya G3 
Synology NAS | DH Labs  D-110 & Q10 Signature Bi-Wire |  Silver Circle Audio Pure Power One 5.0 | Stillpoint Apertures
West of the Rockies, US
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