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Stereophile Posted: Nov 09, 2008 96 comments

Continuing with the theme started with last week's question: Which single composer or performer would you recommend to introduce someone to jazz music? And why?

Which composer or performer would you recommend as an introduction to jazz? Explain your reasons for your choice.
I'd start with
84% (108 votes)
Haven't a clue
16% (20 votes)
Total votes: 128
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max Posted: Oct 26, 2008 98 comments

Reader "max" says he has a young friend who "wants to try classical music, but does not know where to start." Which single composer would you recommend to introduce someone to classical music? And why?

Which composer would you recommend as an introduction to classical music? Explain your reasons for your choice.
I'd start with
81% (121 votes)
Haven't a clue
19% (29 votes)
Total votes: 150
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John Marks Posted: Oct 20, 2008 0 comments

John Marks ponders the deeper depths of audiophile hell with the following question: If you had to spend eternity listening to only one song or one piece of music, what would it be?

If you had to spend eternity listening to only one song or one piece of music, what would it be?
Here it is
72% (120 votes)
I'd stop listening to music
28% (46 votes)
Total votes: 166
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Joe S. Posted: Oct 12, 2008 0 comments

Reader Joe S. from Williamstown, MA writes: "I have no idea whether or not I'm playing quietly compared to the average enthusiast or if I am waking the dead. Nobody ever mentions it." He wants to know: Typically, how loud do you listen to your music?

Typically, how loud do you listen to your music?
11.1
2% (8 votes)
Cranked
5% (19 votes)
Pretty loud
31% (128 votes)
Moderate
47% (197 votes)
Somewhat quiet
12% (50 votes)
Pretty quiet
3% (13 votes)
I listen to silence
0% (1 vote)
Total votes: 416
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macksman Posted: Oct 06, 2008 0 comments

Reader macksman is curious: What did you listen to last night or during your last listening opportunity. Also, if it wasn't last night, how long ago was it?

What did you listen to last night or during your last listening opportunity. How long ago was it, if it wasn't last night?
I last listened to . . .
97% (145 votes)
I don't listen anymore
3% (4 votes)
Total votes: 149
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Stereophile Posted: Sep 28, 2008 141 comments

Some audio products never seem to get old and can hold up over years and decades. Give us an example of timeless design for an audio product.

Give us an example of timeless design for an audio product.
Here's one or two
94% (156 votes)
Don't have one
6% (10 votes)
Total votes: 166
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Stereophile Posted: Sep 28, 2008 89 comments

With all the bargains in value-priced turntables and disc players available right now, what would you recommend that a budding audiophile pick up as his or her first serious source component for less than $1000? Explain.

What would you recommend that a budding audiophile pick up as his or her first serious source component for less than $1000? Explain.
A turntable
15% (29 votes)
A disc player
36% (71 votes)
A music server/computer
34% (67 votes)
An iPod
6% (12 votes)
Other
10% (20 votes)
Total votes: 199
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Dave in Dallas Posted: Sep 15, 2008 184 comments

Dave in Dallas says, "Ask your readers to recommend a product within a specified price range they would buy today and why they would consider that product."<P>So, here goes: What speaker would you recommend to someone for up to $1000/pair&#151;and not a penny more?

What speaker would you recommend to someone for up to $1000/pair&#151;and not a penny more?
Here it is
76% (226 votes)
Don't have one
24% (71 votes)
Total votes: 297
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Mike Molinaro Posted: Sep 07, 2008 56 comments

Reader Mike Molinaro asks: "Although not 'Audiophile Approved' or PC, what is your favorite greatest hits compilation?"

What is your favorite greatest hits compilation?
Here it is
81% (55 votes)
What, you've got to be kidding!
19% (13 votes)
Total votes: 68
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Stereophile Posted: Sep 07, 2008 0 comments

We get suggestions all the time for products you'd like us to cover, but is there a particular product that <I>Stereophile</I> should <I>not</I> review?

Is there a particular product that <I>Stereophile</I> should <I>not</I> review?
Yeah, don't you dare review . . .
0% (0 votes)
Nah, you can review anything you want
0% (0 votes)
Total votes: 0

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