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Norm Strong Posted: Jul 23, 2000 112 comments

The makers of new audio formats like SACD and DVD-Audio are betting that consumers are looking for something more than they already have. Reader Norm Strong wonders what it is <I>Stereophile</I>'s readers are looking for, and why.

What would most likely make you interested in a new format?
Multichannel sound
6% (16 votes)
Better sound quality
78% (192 votes)
More special features
2% (5 votes)
Longer playing time
2% (4 votes)
Other:
6% (16 votes)
Nothing would help
6% (14 votes)
Total votes: 247
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Stereophile Posted: Jul 16, 2000 110 comments

Sturgeon's Law asserts that 95% of everything is crap

What percentage of your collection is glorious music?
2% or less
1% (4 votes)
3
13% (35 votes)
11
12% (31 votes)
21
14% (37 votes)
31
10% (28 votes)
41
7% (20 votes)
51
7% (20 votes)
61
7% (19 votes)
71
9% (24 votes)
81
8% (21 votes)
91
10% (28 votes)
Total votes: 267
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Stereophile Posted: Jul 09, 2000 125 comments

Now that SACD and DVD-Audio players are available, it's time to hear your predictions for the new formats.

What will happen to the SACD and DVD-Audio formats? Why?
SACD wins, DVD-Audio loses
19% (55 votes)
DVD-Audio wins, SACD loses
36% (103 votes)
They both disappear
20% (58 votes)
They both survive
25% (71 votes)
Total votes: 287
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Stereophile Posted: Jul 02, 2000 108 comments

Last week's Soapbox argued: Why even consider a new format until the music you like is available in abundance? This week, we're curious to know just how much of your favorite music needs to be reissued on a new format before you're inspired to buy a new player.

How many of your favorite music titles need to appear on DVD-Audio and/or SACD before you'll buy a new player?
10
9% (28 votes)
21
8% (26 votes)
51
16% (50 votes)
101
22% (67 votes)
501
14% (43 votes)
1001
13% (40 votes)
More than 5000 titles
18% (54 votes)
Total votes: 308
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Stereophile Posted: Jun 26, 2000 168 comments

Whenever a new format rolls out, there's always the fear among manufacturers that consumers will stop buying current models while waiting to see what happens with the new ones. Is this true for SACD and DVD-Audio?

Have you delayed buying a disc player until the SACD/DVD-Audio situation settles?
Yes, I'll wait it out.
64% (226 votes)
Yes, but only for a short time.
11% (39 votes)
Not really.
7% (25 votes)
Not at all.
11% (39 votes)
I don't care.
6% (22 votes)
Total votes: 351
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Stereophile Staff Posted: Jun 18, 2000 73 comments

We're on a roll here, folks. Last week you told us about the worst singles of all time. Now let's up the ante: what about the worst albums?

What is the worst album of all time?
The winner is . . .
60% (49 votes)
So many choices . . .
40% (33 votes)
Total votes: 82
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Stereophile Posted: Jun 11, 2000 164 comments

This week: more likes and dislikes. Tell us the name of the worst pop song of all time.

What do you think is the worst pop song of all time?
We have a winner!
53% (96 votes)
How can I pick just one?
47% (85 votes)
Total votes: 181
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Stereophile Posted: Jun 05, 2000 108 comments

Last week we asked about your favorite musical instruments. Now tell us about the ones you hate.

Are there any musical instruments you really can't stand?
Here it is . . .
83% (101 votes)
Don't have one.
17% (21 votes)
Total votes: 122
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Stereophile Posted: May 28, 2000 134 comments

We all prefer the sounds of certain musical instruments over others. What's your favorite?

What is your favorite musical instrument?
Here it is . . .
97% (137 votes)
Don't have one.
3% (4 votes)
Total votes: 141
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Barry Willis Posted: May 24, 2000 225 comments

At <I>Stereophile</I> we often gets requests for product reviews. What would you like to see reviewed?

What would you like to see reviewed in <I>Stereophile</I>?
Here it is:
99% (225 votes)
Don't have one.
1% (3 votes)
Total votes: 228
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Stereophile Posted: May 14, 2000 126 comments

Many of us have had our musical attitudes completely recalibrated after witnessing an important musical event. What has done it for you?

What is the most memorable live music performance you have ever seen and heard?
Here it is
95% (124 votes)
Nothing comes to mind
5% (6 votes)
Total votes: 130
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Stereophile Posted: May 07, 2000 114 comments

Each year we do a survey to see which dealers deserve special mention. Who has impressed you the most in the last 12 months?

Who is your favorite audio dealer? Why?
Here it is
83% (104 votes)
Don't have one
17% (21 votes)
Total votes: 125
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Stereophile Posted: Apr 30, 2000 51 comments

Remember the Ampzilla? Are there stranger audio product names out there? What are they?

What's the oddest name you've seen on a piece of audio equipment?
Here it is:
76% (51 votes)
Can't think of one.
24% (16 votes)
Total votes: 67
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Gary Smith Posted: Apr 23, 2000 175 comments

Many "Greatest Composers of the 20th Century" lists would include Copland, Gershwin, et al, but could also include Roy Orbison, Lennon-McCartney, and Scott Joplin. Who is <I>your</I> favorite?

Who is your favorite 20th-century composer?
Here he/she is:
93% (174 votes)
Don't have one.
7% (13 votes)
Total votes: 187
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Stereophile Posted: Apr 16, 2000 0 comments

Conventional wisdom has it that older audiophiles are not being joined by young 'uns. We're curious to test the theory online.

How old are you?
1-10 years old
1% (3 votes)
11-15
1% (3 votes)
16-20
4% (20 votes)
21-25
12% (58 votes)
26-30
14% (69 votes)
31-40
26% (126 votes)
41-50
31% (148 votes)
51-60
9% (44 votes)
61-70
2% (8 votes)
71-80
0% (1 vote)
Over 80
0% (2 votes)
Total votes: 482

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