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Stereophile Apr 30, 2006 0 comments
Some folks like the insights and companionship other audiophiles can offer, others prefer to go it alone when they hit the audio shop. Do you audition audio equipment by yourself or with others?
When shopping, do you audition audio equipment by yourself or with others?
I go it alone
71% (70 votes)
I take a pal
16% (16 votes)
I take several pals
0% (0 votes)
I take my spouse/family
11% (11 votes)
I don't shop
1% (1 vote)
Total votes: 98
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Stereophile Apr 23, 2006 63 comments
Many audiophiles worry about their hearing and will protect it at all costs: one Stereophile writer has even written about wearing earplugs while driving. What do you do to protect your hearing?
What do you do to protect your hearing?
Here is how I do it
65% (55 votes)
I don't worry about it
35% (29 votes)
Total votes: 84
Take a look at this photo of JA from his salad days and let us know what you think.
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Stereophile Apr 16, 2006 78 comments
Speaking of misspent youth, we've now set up a "History of Stereophile" section in our new online Galleries. Check out this photo of JA from his salad days and let us know what you think.
Take a look at <A HREF="http://forum.stereophile.com/photopost/showphoto.php?photo=99&password=&sort=1&cat=510&page=1" TARGET=NEW>this photo of JA</A> from his salad days and let us know what you think.
Far out, man!
59% (40 votes)
Looks like one of my photos
29% (20 votes)
Cancel my subscription
12% (8 votes)
Total votes: 68
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Stereophile Apr 10, 2006 0 comments
Genesis, Yes, Gentle Giant, Happy the Man . . . . Progressive rock from the 1970s has taken abuse from all sides, but it is still dear to many audiophiles. Were you ever or are you now a big fan, and why do you/don't you like it?
Were you ever or are you now a big fan of progressive rock, and why do you/don't you like it?
Yes, still love it
79% (203 votes)
Used to be a fan
8% (20 votes)
Never liked it that much
8% (20 votes)
Didn't like it at all
4% (10 votes)
Not sure, I'll check it out
2% (4 votes)
Total votes: 257
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Stereophile Apr 02, 2006 117 comments
Back in the day, tubes were the only choice. Today, some audiophiles still consider them the only choice. Have you ever tried a tubed component in your system?
Have you ever tried a tubed component in your system?
Yes, have one right now
63% (171 votes)
Yes, once upon a time
14% (37 votes)
Am planning on it
6% (16 votes)
Haven't tried one
10% (28 votes)
Not interested in tubes
7% (18 votes)
Total votes: 270
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Stereophile Mar 26, 2006 60 comments
If you're an audiophile, that probably means you have tons of music that needs proper storage. So how do you do it? Do you have racks, shelves, boxes, drawers, or do you put it all on a hard disk and stick the original discs in the garage?
How do you store all of your music?
Shelves
42% (57 votes)
Racks
20% (27 votes)
Closet
0% (0 votes)
Boxes
3% (4 votes)
Floor
1% (1 vote)
Drawer
4% (5 votes)
Hard Disk
6% (8 votes)
All of the above
18% (25 votes)
Other
7% (9 votes)
Total votes: 136
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Stereophile Mar 19, 2006 80 comments
With official audio downloads and even CDs and high-rez audio now encumbered with DRM (digital rights management) technology, it would appear we are at the dawn of the restricted music format age. Is this a problem for you, or just another bump in the audio road?
Do you care about DRM technology being used with the music you buy?
DRM drives me nuts
59% (107 votes)
It bothers me a lot
26% (47 votes)
Don't like it
9% (16 votes)
Don't care
6% (11 votes)
Kind of like it
1% (1 vote)
Really like DRM
0% (0 votes)
Total votes: 182
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Stereophile Mar 12, 2006 89 comments
In one of Stephen Mejias' blog posts, he notes the precise alignment of his speakers. How precisely have you set up your speakers in your main system?
How precisely have you set up your speakers in your main system?
Nano-tad accuracy!
18% (53 votes)
Fairly precisely
43% (124 votes)
Aligned by eye
23% (67 votes)
Sort of in the right place
12% (36 votes)
Didn't pay too much attention
0% (1 vote)
They're way out of whack
3% (8 votes)
Total votes: 289
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Stereophile Mar 05, 2006 73 comments
While SACD and DVD-A seem pretty much format roadkill, do you have any hopes that the new Blu-ray and HD-DVD formats will use their high-resolution audio capability?
Do you have any hopes that the new Blu-ray and HD-DVD formats will use their high-resolution audio capability?
Yes, would love to see it
49% (83 votes)
Yes, it would be nice
21% (36 votes)
Not interested
25% (42 votes)
No, I hate the idea
6% (10 votes)
Total votes: 171
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David Chesky Feb 26, 2006 0 comments
Stereo is now just one option in setting up a system. But is it the option you prefer, or does multichannel do it better for you? If you listen to SACD, which do you prefer (assuming both are available on the disc): the stereo mix or the multichannel mix?
If you listen to SACD, which do you prefer (assuming both are available on the disc): the stereo mix or the multichannel mix?
I prefer stereo
49% (111 votes)
I prefer multichannel
18% (40 votes)
It depends
16% (36 votes)
I don't have any SACDs
18% (41 votes)
Total votes: 228
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Stereophile Feb 19, 2006 64 comments
This week, we turn to audio equipment. What percentage of your audio equipment purchases in the last 12 months has been at a brick-and-mortar retailer in your area?
What percentage of your audio equipment purchases in the last 12 months has been at a brick-and-mortar retailer in your area?
100%
26% (47 votes)
90%
7% (13 votes)
80%
3% (6 votes)
70%
3% (6 votes)
60%
1% (2 votes)
50%
5% (9 votes)
40%
1% (2 votes)
30%
2% (4 votes)
20%
2% (3 votes)
10%
4% (7 votes)
0%
32% (58 votes)
I didn't buy any audio hardware in the last 12 months
15% (27 votes)
Total votes: 184
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Stereophile Feb 12, 2006 84 comments
If the answers to last week's Vote is any indication, record stores are indeed in trouble. What percentage of your music purchases in the last 12 months has been at a brick-and-mortar retailer in your area?
What percentage of your music purchases in the last 12 months has been at a brick-and-mortar retailer in your area?
100%
17% (34 votes)
90%
9% (18 votes)
80%
7% (15 votes)
70%
6% (12 votes)
60%
4% (9 votes)
50%
8% (17 votes)
40%
3% (6 votes)
30%
6% (12 votes)
20%
8% (17 votes)
10%
16% (32 votes)
None
15% (31 votes)
Total votes: 203
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Stereophile Feb 05, 2006 55 comments
Wes Phillips wrote last week about the closing of yet more music stores and what this means for the future of music. How are the stores in your area doing?
How are the music stores in your area doing?
They're doing great
7% (7 votes)
They're doing okay
14% (14 votes)
They're doing so-so
21% (21 votes)
They're not doing so well
44% (44 votes)
They're all gone
15% (15 votes)
Total votes: 101
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Stereophile Jan 29, 2006 70 comments
Readers often complain that high-end audio products are priced too high for the typical enthusiast to afford. But good audiophile gear does exist. In your opinion, what's the best audio deal out there?
What's the best audio deal out there?
Here it is
89% (68 votes)
Can't think of one
11% (8 votes)
Total votes: 76
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Stereophile Jan 22, 2006 55 comments
From basic components to the obscure tweak, there are thousands of products to satisfy every audiophile need. But are there any unfulfilled audiophile needs still waiting to be met?
Are there any unfulfilled audiophile needs still waiting to be met?
Here's what we need
91% (52 votes)
Nothing new needed
9% (5 votes)
Total votes: 57
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