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Stereophile Posted: Mar 07, 2010 60 comments

A female voice can be tough to properly record and reproduce, yet a great vocalist can transcend the technology. Opera star, singer/songwriter, jazz chanteuse, punk icon—who is your favorite female vocalist?

Who is your favorite female vocalist?
Here she is
87% (62 votes)
Don't have one
13% (9 votes)
Total votes: 71
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Stephen Mejias Posted: Feb 28, 2010 0 comments

The path to audio nirvana sometimes takes us in dark and difficult directions. We must fight terrible evils (such as room nodes) and stand strong against great adversities (such as <a href="http://blog.stereophile.com/stephenmejias/making_music_again/">static electricity</a>) to achieve sonic bliss. We have all encountered our fair share of audio demons. Describe your personal hi-fi hell, or tell us about your most treacherous hi-fi demon.

Describe your personal hi-fi hell, or tell us about your most treacherous hi-fi demon.
Here it is
86% (49 votes)
Don't have one
14% (8 votes)
Total votes: 57
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Stereophile Posted: Feb 21, 2010 103 comments

Though the recordings sell in <A HREF="http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2010/01/29/AR201001... numbers</A>, the real thing continues to thrive. Do you attend classical music concerts?

Do you attend classical music concerts?
Yes and I'm under 30
14% (44 votes)
Yes and I'm over 30
62% (202 votes)
Very rarely
15% (49 votes)
Never
9% (30 votes)
Total votes: 325
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Stereophile Posted: Feb 14, 2010 0 comments

Clearly, many of you still cherish your cassette decks, but what about <A href="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Reel-to-reel_audio_tape_recording" target="new">open- reel</A>? Do you own, or have you ever owned and used a reel-to-reel or open-reel tape deck?

Do you own, or have you ever owned and used an open-reel tape deck?
Have one now that I use
27% (109 votes)
Have one now that I sometimes use
13% (53 votes)
Have one now that I never use
8% (30 votes)
Used to have one
32% (127 votes)
Never had one
20% (80 votes)
Total votes: 399
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Stereophile Posted: Feb 07, 2010 157 comments

In his <A HREF="http://blog.stereophile.com/stephenmejias/">blog</A>, Stephen Mejias reports on the resurgence in cassette-only releases and is now looking for a good deck. Do you still use a cassette deck?

Do you still use a cassette deck?
All the time
7% (24 votes)
Sometimes
23% (82 votes)
Rarely
29% (103 votes)
Don't even have one, but do have some tapes
16% (59 votes)
Don't have one and don't have any tapes
25% (91 votes)
Total votes: 359
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Stereophile Posted: Jan 31, 2010 137 comments

A <A HREF="http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2010/01/29/AR201001... article</A> details the lackluster sales of classical music discs. Do you buy classical music?

Do you buy classical music?
Yes, quite a bit
47% (170 votes)
Yes, some
23% (83 votes)
Yes, but very little
20% (72 votes)
Never
9% (33 votes)
What is classical music?
1% (3 votes)
Total votes: 361
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Stereophile Posted: Jan 24, 2010 204 comments

Recently, there has been a on-line furor over an audio manufacturer having supposedly re-badged another manufacturer's component as its own (with a sweeping price increase). This <A HREF="http://forum.stereophile.com/forum/showflat.php?Cat=0&Number=80790">prac... has been going on for years: Some high-end audio manufacturers have always taken mass-market components and used them as the basis for their own products. How do you feel about this?

How do you feel when high-end audio manufacturers use mass-market components as the basis for their own products?
I like it because . . .
14% (48 votes)
I don't like it because . . .
78% (274 votes)
I have no idea
9% (31 votes)
Total votes: 353
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Stereophile Posted: Jan 17, 2010 49 comments

Another Consumer Electronics Show has come and gone. Was there anything at CES that got you excited this year?

Was there anything at CES that got you excited this year?
Yes
46% (48 votes)
Maybe
7% (7 votes)
Not really
19% (20 votes)
No
28% (29 votes)
Total votes: 104
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Stereophile Posted: Jan 10, 2010 132 comments

USB endowed DACs appeared all over CES last week. Do you have need for one?

Do you have need for a USB DAC?
Yes, and I already have one
37% (172 votes)
Yes, and I'm thinking of buying one
32% (146 votes)
No, not right now
12% (53 votes)
No, don't want one.
15% (67 votes)
Not sure
5% (21 votes)
Total votes: 459
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Stereophile Posted: Jan 03, 2010 64 comments

The Consumer Electronics Show begins this week in Las Vegas, and hundreds of new audio products have already been announced. Is there anything you're hoping to see from manufacturers?

Is there anything you're hoping to see from manufacturers at this year's CES?
Yes, this is what I want to see
87% (67 votes)
Nope
13% (10 votes)
Total votes: 77

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