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Stereophile Posted: May 16, 2010 81 comments

Do you feel you have developed skills for placing speakers in a room, or do you plunk them down, shuffle them around, and hope for the best?

Do you have a specific method for optimizing speaker placement or do you guess and fiddle?
I've got it down to a science
13% (10 votes)
I've got a general approach
62% (48 votes)
I have a tip or two
9% (7 votes)
I just guess
13% (10 votes)
I don't care about speaker placement
3% (2 votes)
I only use headphones or my computer speakers
1% (1 vote)
Total votes: 78
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Jon Iverson Posted: May 09, 2010 36 comments

We've got the new HRT Music Streamer Pro USB DAC in for review at <I>Stereophile</I>. We always try to find helpful tracks for putting a product through its paces during our listening sessions. What music selections would you like to see used for this review?

We've got the new HRT Music Streamer Pro USB DAC in for review at <I>Stereophile</I>. What music selections would you like to see used for this review?
Here's what I'd like to see used
85% (39 votes)
I have no idea
15% (7 votes)
Total votes: 46
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Stereophile Posted: May 02, 2010 37 comments

The major record labels were riding high, then hit a major speedbump due to the Internet, high pricing, and mediocre music. What's next? What do you think will happen to the major record labels?

What do you think will happen to the major record labels?
Here's what I think will happen
66% (33 votes)
I have no idea
34% (17 votes)
Total votes: 50
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Steve Guttenberg Posted: Apr 25, 2010 0 comments

Let's face it, keeping up with new music gets harder as we get older. If you're over 30, do you still buy new music?

If you're over 30, do you still buy new music?
Yes, there's lots of great new music out there
78% (66 votes)
Yes, for me Dire Straits is new music
6% (5 votes)
No, all new music is crap
9% (8 votes)
I'm happy to keep buying new reissues of old music
2% (2 votes)
I'm under 30
5% (4 votes)
Total votes: 85
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Stereophile Posted: Apr 18, 2010 0 comments

The May <I>Stereophile</I> features reviews of horn speakers from JBL and Klipsch. What do you think of horn loudspeakers? Do you own them, have you tried them?

What do you think of horn loudspeakers? Do you own them, have you tried them?
Yes, I own some
46% (43 votes)
Like them, but don't have any
16% (15 votes)
Not quite sure how I feel about them
10% (9 votes)
I don't like them
14% (13 votes)
Never heard them
15% (14 votes)
Total votes: 94
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Stereophile Posted: Apr 11, 2010 314 comments

As we transition from one format to another, some components hang on as our main source of music. What is the source component you use most in your home system?

What is the source component you use most in your home system?
CD player
23% (25 votes)
Computer
20% (21 votes)
Media server
13% (14 votes)
DVD-Audio or SACD player
14% (15 votes)
Turntable
22% (24 votes)
Tuner
5% (5 votes)
Other
3% (3 votes)
Total votes: 107
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Stereophile Posted: Apr 04, 2010 32 comments

It could be a second mortgage or going without real food for weeks. What is the most extreme thing you've done in service to your audiophile habit?

What is the most extreme thing you've done in service to your audiophile habit?
Here it is
87% (34 votes)
I have no idea
13% (5 votes)
Total votes: 39
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Stereophile Posted: Mar 28, 2010 39 comments

Setting aside radio and streaming sources, when it comes to your collection&#151;LPs, CDs, computer, tapes&#151;do you have more music than you'll ever be able to listen to?

Do you have more music than you'll ever be able to listen to?
Yes, by a long shot
41% (33 votes)
Yes, a bit more
15% (12 votes)
Just the right amount
5% (4 votes)
No, I need more
40% (32 votes)
Total votes: 81
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Stereophile Posted: Mar 21, 2010 29 comments

Baja marimba player, violin or piano virtuoso, slack key guitarist, or turntablist? Name the one instrumentalist you most admire.

Name the one instrumentalist you most admire.
That would be
91% (29 votes)
Don't have one
9% (3 votes)
Total votes: 32
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Stereophile Posted: Mar 14, 2010 56 comments

Last week, we asked about your female favorite, so it's only natural that this week we give the men a shot. Opera star, singer/songwriter, jazz singer, death growl screamer—who is your favorite male vocalist?

Who is your favorite male vocalist?
Here he is
98% (58 votes)
Don't have one
2% (1 vote)
Total votes: 59

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