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.
Sturgeon's Law asserts that 95% of everything is crap
Now that SACD and DVD-Audio players are available, it's time to hear your predictions for the new formats.
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.
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?
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?
This week: more likes and dislikes. Tell us the name of the worst pop song of all time.
Last week we asked about your favorite musical instruments. Now tell us about the ones you hate.
We all prefer the sounds of certain musical instruments over others. What's your favorite?
At <I>Stereophile</I> we often gets requests for product reviews. What would you like to see reviewed?
Many of us have had our musical attitudes completely recalibrated after witnessing an important musical event. What has done it for you?
Each year we do a survey to see which dealers deserve special mention. Who has impressed you the most in the last 12 months?
Remember the Ampzilla? Are there stranger audio product names out there? What are they?
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?
Conventional wisdom has it that older audiophiles are not being joined by young 'uns. We're curious to test the theory online.