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monophonic

1. (of a system of broadcasting, recording, or reproducing sound) using only one channel between source and loudspeaker
2. Music of or relating to a style of musical composition consisting of a single melodic line

monophonic

(1) Also called "mono" and "monaural," it refers to the reproduction of sound using a single channel. Contrast with stereophonic.

(2) Playing only one note at a time. Contrast with polyphonic.
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Monaural versus binaural discrimination for normal listeners.
The sound on both films is presented in their original monaural, but on the DVDs the Dolby Digital process makes that mono sound as crisp and clean as you could want.
This enables users to easily upgrade their devices from a conventional monaural record to stereo record devices.
Hearing Aids and Accessories including but may not be limited to; Mild to Moderate adult and paediatric range Power and Super Power Adult and Paediatric range of Monaural Binaural and Mini.
Of course, nothing has yet to top Dennis Brain's performances from a little more than half a dozen years earlier, but Brain is in monaural, and I can understand people today wanting only stereo.
On the negative side, the orchestral playing is not truly world class and - most important - the old, monaural sound will not satisfy audiophiles.
The model R6000 headphone is monaural while the model R 6001 is stereo-capable.
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But for audiophiles who won't put up with monaural sound, this reissue from RCA, with only the slightest hint of tape hiss, provides a pleasing, mid-priced alternative.
Furthermore, the VHS sound is monaural - there's no stereo or hi-fi capability.