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Stereophile Posted: Jan 12, 2009 45 comments

Another Consumer Electronics Show has come and gone with thousands of new audio products announced. What stood out for you at the 2009 CES?

What stood out for you at CES 2009?
Here it is
69% (47 votes)
Nothing stood out for me
31% (21 votes)
Total votes: 68
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Stereophile Posted: Jan 04, 2009 103 comments

Will it be more of the same or is there a big development lurking around the corner? What are your audiophile predictions for 2009?

What are your audiophile predictions for 2009?
Here it is
87% (116 votes)
Don't have one
13% (17 votes)
Total votes: 133
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Stereophile Posted: Dec 28, 2008 76 comments

<I>Stereophile</I>'s annual "Records 2 Die 4" will be coming out shortly, but here's your chance to get a jump on the reviewers: What recording from the last 365 days ended up at the top of your musical heap?

What recording from 2008 ended up at the top of your musical heap?
Here it is
73% (66 votes)
Can't pick just one
19% (17 votes)
Don't care
8% (7 votes)
Total votes: 90
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Stereophile Posted: Dec 22, 2008 112 comments

Once you've been identified by your family and friends as an audiophile, they might try to give you gifts to support your habit. What would be the <I>worst</I> audiophile gift you could imagine?

What would be the <I>worst</I> audiophile gift you could imagine?
Here it is
86% (115 votes)
Don't have one
14% (18 votes)
Total votes: 133
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Stereophile Staff Posted: Dec 15, 2008 0 comments

It's been a tumultuous year for many around the world, but the audiophile keeps listening to music and searching for better sound. What is your pick for the most important audio development this year, be it a technology, trend, or component?

What is your pick for the most important audio development this year, be it a technology, trend, or component?
It's a technology
29% (38 votes)
It's a trend
38% (50 votes)
It's a component
14% (19 votes)
It's something else
7% (9 votes)
Don't have any idea
13% (17 votes)
Total votes: 133
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Stereophile Posted: Dec 08, 2008 147 comments

Last week's results demonstrate the diversity of system approaches when it comes to handling both stereo and multichannel sources. But what are your thoughts about multichannel music itself?

What are your thoughts about multichannel music?
I'm committed to multichannel
32% (128 votes)
I'm very interested in it
15% (60 votes)
I have a slight interest in it
18% (74 votes)
I do not like multichannel
23% (94 votes)
I don't care
12% (47 votes)
Total votes: 403
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Greg Abarr Posted: Dec 06, 2008 118 comments

Multi-channel music releases may have slowed to a trickle, but with home theater still going strong, reader Greg Abarr is curious: "How many people use their systems for both two-channel and 5.1 or 7.1?"

Do you use your system for both two-channel and 5.1 or 7.1?
I've only got a two-channel system
41% (155 votes)
I have one system that does both two- and multi-channel
49% (183 votes)
I have two systems: one for two-channel, one for multi-channel
10% (38 votes)
Other
0% (0 votes)
Total votes: 376
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William King Posted: Nov 24, 2008 44 comments

Reader William King notices that Saturday evening has its own musical demands: "I play my most 'up' party music Saturday night and wonder what other readers favor for this time of the week? I'd like to know what is your favorite Saturday night record?"

What is your favorite Saturday night record?
Here it is
56% (48 votes)
Don't have one
44% (37 votes)
Total votes: 85
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T. Bloom Posted: Nov 16, 2008 113 comments

Reader T. Bloom asks: "Do you tend towards bass frequency-response accuracy, or would you prefer either a little more or a little less bass than measures flat in your listening room?" In other words, how much bass is enough?

How much bass is enough?
I want much more than flat
7% (30 votes)
I like a little more than flat
38% (162 votes)
I like it flat
45% (191 votes)
I prefer a little less bass than flat
7% (29 votes)
I hate bass
1% (3 votes)
No fish in my house
3% (12 votes)
Total votes: 427
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dr.d Posted: Nov 10, 2008 116 comments

Reader "dr.d" asks: "Is it better to have a decent system that allows all recordings to sound good, or to have a system that might make some not-so-hot recordings no fun to listen to?" What's your preference, a system that always creates beauty or one that can reveal the ugly truth?

Which do you prefer: A system that always creates beauty or one that can reveal the ugly truth?
I go for constant beauty
42% (122 votes)
I go for unvarnished truth
58% (167 votes)
Total votes: 289

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