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Moebius Posted: May 12, 2008 Published: Dec 31, 1969 65 comments

Lots of great poll questions have been submitted and we'll start working through them. Here's the first one: Have you studied music? Do you play music yourself?

Have you studied music? Do you play music yourself?
Yes, I have studied music
14% (27 votes)
Yes, have studied music and play an instrument or two
46% (88 votes)
I just play an instrument
19% (36 votes)
I just listen
22% (42 votes)
Total votes: 193
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Stereophile Posted: May 04, 2008 Published: Dec 31, 1969 57 comments

Some people complain that the "Vote" questions aren't serious enough. Okay, what would <I>you</I> like to find out about the magazine's readers? Give us your suggestion for a <I>Stereophile</I> poll.

Give us your suggestion for a <I>Stereophile</I> poll.
Here it is
89% (67 votes)
Don't have one
11% (8 votes)
Total votes: 75
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Carl Lundberg Posted: Apr 27, 2008 Published: Dec 31, 1969 0 comments

Reader Carl Lundberg, noticing Wes Phillips' preference for cats, wants to know if all audiophiles exhibit this tendency. Are you a cat, dog, or other kind of pet person?

Are you a cat, dog, or other type of pet person?
Cat
39% (102 votes)
Dog
32% (83 votes)
Both cat and dog
15% (38 votes)
Other
4% (11 votes)
No Pets
11% (28 votes)
Total votes: 262
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Gus Kund Posted: Apr 20, 2008 Published: Dec 31, 1969 60 comments

After noticing his own system performance dropping over time from AC power-related problems, reader Gus Kund wants to know if the power where you live is so bad that you've had to deal with it?

Reader Gus Kund wants to know if the power where you live is so bad that you've had to deal with it?
Power's fine
46% (57 votes)
I've had some issues
33% (41 votes)
Sucks where I live
20% (25 votes)
Total votes: 123
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Stereophile Posted: Apr 13, 2008 Published: Dec 31, 1969 82 comments

The audiophile psyche is deep and complex. Or is it? What do you hope to accomplish by being interested in audio reproduction?

What do you hope to accomplish by being interested in audio reproduction?
Well . . .
77% (97 votes)
Nothing much
23% (29 votes)
Total votes: 126
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Stereophile Posted: Apr 06, 2008 Published: Dec 31, 1969 0 comments

Last week we focused on sound, but now let's put music first. Forget sound quality: from a <I>musical</I> perspective, what disc in your collection is your favorite?

Forget sound quality. Strictly on musical merits, what disc in your collection is your favorite?
Here it is
94% (149 votes)
Can't think of one
6% (10 votes)
Total votes: 159
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Stereophile Posted: Mar 30, 2008 Published: Dec 31, 1969 138 comments

Let's focus on sound for this week. (We'll zero-in on the music next week.) When you want to hear how good a recording can sound, what do you go for? Forget musical merit. What is the best-sounding disc you have in your collection?

Forget musical merit. What is the best-sounding disc you have in your collection?
Here it is
92% (158 votes)
Can't think of one
8% (14 votes)
Total votes: 172
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Stereophile Posted: Mar 23, 2008 Published: Dec 31, 1969 0 comments

We already know that your life is devoted to music and audio, but what comes next? In addition to being an audiophile, what else are you passionate about?

In addition to being an audiophile, what else are you passionate about?
Here it is
94% (152 votes)
Nothing else matters
6% (10 votes)
Total votes: 162
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Samuel Figueroa Posted: Mar 16, 2008 Published: Dec 31, 1969 0 comments

Reader Samuel Figueroa says, "Judging from the advertisements I get through email, it would appear that most people who buy LPs listen to jazz." <P> Is this true? If you currently buy vinyl, what genre of music do you purchase most?

If you currently buy vinyl, what genre of music do you purchase most?
Classical
21% (69 votes)
Jazz
19% (63 votes)
Rock
29% (96 votes)
Folk
1% (4 votes)
Other
8% (27 votes)
Equal amounts of all genres
13% (44 votes)
I don't buy vinyl
9% (30 votes)
Total votes: 333
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Stereophile Posted: Mar 09, 2008 Published: Dec 31, 1969 0 comments

In the April issue of <I>Stereophile</I>, John Marks talks about using Sony's original Playstation as a CD player. What's the most unusual source you've ever used in your system, analog or digital?

What's the most unusual source you've ever used in your system, analog or digital?
It was analog
57% (50 votes)
It was digital
26% (23 votes)
It was something else entirely
11% (10 votes)
Never had one
5% (4 votes)
Total votes: 87
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Stereophile Posted: Mar 02, 2008 Published: Dec 31, 1969 59 comments

Sometimes we fall in love with the idea or potential of a product, only to be disappointed with the real thing. Have you ever had your audiophile heart broken?

Have you ever had your audiophile heart broken?
Yes, it was bad
55% (77 votes)
Yes, but just a flesh wound
33% (47 votes)
Nope
12% (17 votes)
Total votes: 141
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Stereophile Posted: Feb 24, 2008 Published: Dec 31, 1969 0 comments

Many cars these days come with a <A HREF="http://www.stereophile.com/news/022108bentley/">decent stock audio system</A>. But like anything, some are better than others. When considering a car for purchase, how important to you is the audio system?

When you are considering a car for purchase, how important is the audio system?
Very important indeed
44% (104 votes)
Somewhat important
30% (72 votes)
Don't care
26% (61 votes)
Total votes: 237
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Stereophile Posted: Feb 18, 2008 Published: Dec 31, 1969 59 comments

You forget to turn the power amp off while unplugging an input cable, or your neighbor walks over and taps your tonearm while a record is playing. Has bad luck ever struck your audio system?

Has bad luck ever struck your audio system?
Yes
84% (95 votes)
Never
16% (18 votes)
Total votes: 113
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Stephen Mejias Posted: Feb 10, 2008 Published: Dec 31, 1969 89 comments

As Stephen Mejias <A href="http://blog.stereophile.com/stephenmejias/020408junk/" target=new>found recently</a>, there really are audiophile gems and deals to be had in the "junk" store. Have you ever found audiophile treasure in junk shops?

Have you ever found audiophile treasure in junk shops?
Yes!! I found . . .
65% (112 votes)
Close. I once found . . .
5% (9 votes)
Never
29% (50 votes)
Total votes: 171
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Stereophile Posted: Feb 03, 2008 Published: Dec 31, 1969 178 comments

The internets have brought audiophiles a wealth of information never before available. Sure you are reading Stereophile.com right now, but what are some other fun audio websites?

What are some other fun audio websites?
Here's one or two
91% (321 votes)
Can't think of one
9% (33 votes)
Total votes: 354

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