Forget about what you think will <I>probably</I> happen, if you could set the agenda, where would you like to see audio go in the next 20-30 years?
Plenty of albums have one or two great tracks, but once in a while, an album will be near-flawless from start to finish. Name an album that you think is perfect from beginning to end.
Every once in a while, an artist or album will pop out of the background and renew your love of music. Which single album has really stood out for you recently?
Finding new music used to be easy: listen to the radio or find a talkative clerk at the local record store. Now that the Internet has changed everything, how do you find new music?
Innovation can often come from unexpected places, but "thinking different" can also engender ridicule. Is audio's "lunatic fringe" good or bad for the hobby?
Both the vinyl LP and digital CD formats and their players proved fertile ground for audiophile tinkering and paved the way for new companies and technological innovation. Will the era of downloads and streaming also lead to an audiophile resurgence?
Although, as noted last week, some companies falter, there are always new ones trying to establish themselves and grow. What are the brightest stars among new audio companies?
Unfortunately, another esteemed audiophile company has bitten the dust (see <A HREF="http://www.stereophile.com/news/hovland_calls_it_quits/">Hovland story</A>). Of all of the audio companies that have gone out of business over the years, which one do you miss most?
Reader Mike Agee wonders why displays on disc players don't default to "time remaining" or why more power amps don't come with attenuators. What features do you think are missing from high-end audio components?
Rich from Chicago wants to know about our readers' generosity: What's the best system that you've ever <I>given</I> away or sold dirt-cheap to a friend?
Reader Jeff Nobe is wondering what our readers consider the best name ever used for an audio company and why?
For most, being an audiophile is a hobby. But for some, it becomes much more—and might even support a family. If you could start your own audiophile company, what would it be?
Back in 1992, J. Gordon Holt stated "we haven't accomplished what we set out to do. The playback still doesn't sound 'just like the real thing.'" Is Holt still right, has high-end audio lost its way?
It could be a foreign country or a big city. Where would you go for the ultimate audiophile vacation and why?
Judging by last week's results, industrial design clearly matters to many readers when it comes to audio products. So it raises the question: Has there ever been an audio product that you did not buy because of how it looked?