FAQ on the benefits
of "Dual Mono" microphones
If you are recording
with a mono microphone into a stereo recorder, but would like to be
able to hear what you recorded on both channels upon playback, having
a mic wired "Dual Mono" would accomplish this.
If you plug a "Dual Mono" mic into a stereo recorder's mic input, the mono signal will feed into both channels. The same signal will be recorded on both channels.
You would get the same signal on both channels, but you will get double the record time, since recording in the mono mode with a MD recorder doubles your record time.
You don't want to do this. Plugging into a mono recorder would short on contact to ground and the mic won;t work properly and you risk damaging the mic and/or your recorder (although the risk of damage is extremely remote). If you plan on ever using this mic with a mono recorder, don;t get the "Dual Mono" version.
No. Technically, you would still be making a two channel recording, but both channels will have the exact same signal on them. Therefore, it really isn't "stereo", since a stereo recording normally would have a slightly different signal on each channel This difference is what aids in the spatial effect you get with a stereo recording.
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