Hi everyone, This is my first post on the forum - have been reading post for years now! I have a question for you all. I use the double y cord trick when listening to mono records but like others I find it a pain to unplug the output of my pre amp from my integrated amp and plug into the y cord. So I thought was being clever by splitting each channel as it comes out of the pre amp and doing the following: 1 half each split goes into the Aux input on my Integrated Amplifier as usual for stereo playback. The other half of each split are combined using the y cord and then I plug the output of this into the Tuner inputs on the amp. I thought the Aux input would be in stereo and the Tuner would be mono. Both of these appear to be in Mono. Can anyone tell me why this would be? I thought I was being clever by doing this but clearly not! Any help greatly appreciated!