On my desk I have an old RCA boombox that I use for listening to cassettes and LPs (a turntable is plugged into its aux inputs). It has the usual pushbutton functions to compensate for the cheesy, closely spaced speakers: bass boost, treble boost and 'stereo enhance'. What is odd is that these functions are active through the headphone jack. Call it heresy but sometimes I prefer the sound through headphones with the 'stereo enhance' on. Lots of boomboxes had this function or something similar, with names like 'stereo wide'. What is done with the signal when I turn it on? Some sort of mid-side monkey business with L+R and L-R to emphasize the sounds that are not common to both channels? Here's why I want to know. If I like what this function does to mixes, maybe there is a way to get it using the functions on my Cool Edit Pro software. Maybe CEP already has a similar function with a different name. Or maybe the only way to get it would be to feed my mix through the boombox ...either through the aux inputs, or if I really want to be perverse, through the tape head using one of those old car-CD player adaptors that looks like a cassette. Then tap the headphone jack of the boombox back through my DAC into the computer.