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Stereophile Posted: Mar 05, 2000 83 comments

Almost two years ago we asked for your opinions about DVD-Audio's surround possiblities (see <A HREF="http://www.stereophile.com/showvote.cgi?41">previous vote results</A>). Have your opinions changed? What are your current thoughts about multichannel sound?

How do you feel about DVD-Audio's surround capabilities?
I want it now!
20% (41 votes)
Sounds like a good idea.
11% (22 votes)
I'll wait and see.
24% (50 votes)
Not so interested.
29% (60 votes)
Never!
16% (32 votes)
Total votes: 205
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Stereophile Posted: Feb 27, 2000 82 comments

When the format is finally launched around the world, DVD-Audio discs will have the ability to store and play back video information such as lyric sheets and pictures from recording sessions. Is this important to you?

Do DVD-Audio's video features interest you?
Yes, very much
15% (35 votes)
Yes, they'd be nice
23% (51 votes)
Don't really care
20% (45 votes)
No, I'd prefer a pure audio disc
31% (71 votes)
No
11% (24 votes)
Total votes: 226
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Stereophile Posted: Feb 20, 2000 100 comments

Several companies, such as TacT, SigTech, and Perpetual Technologies, are offering products that can digitally equalize your speakers to counteract problems in your listening room. Is this of interest to you?

Are you interested in products that can digitally equalize your system based on an analysis of your listening room?
Have already purchased
5% (11 votes)
Very interested
49% (111 votes)
Interested
23% (53 votes)
Slightly interested
9% (20 votes)
Not interested
14% (31 votes)
Total votes: 226
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Stereophile Posted: Feb 13, 2000 238 comments

Where would you like to see the next <I>Stereophile</I> HI-FI Show?

<I>Stereophile</I> is planning its next couple of HI-FI Shows. Any suggestions for locations?
New York
18% (65 votes)
Los Angeles
9% (33 votes)
San Francisco
11% (39 votes)
Seattle
4% (16 votes)
Miami
3% (11 votes)
How about:
51% (181 votes)
None/don't care
3% (12 votes)
Total votes: 357
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Stereophile Posted: Feb 06, 2000 143 comments

When your pals come over to hear your audio system, what do you pull out to impress them?

What is your favorite demo disc?
Here it is:
83% (133 votes)
I don't do demos.
17% (28 votes)
Total votes: 161
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Stereophile Posted: Jan 30, 2000 155 comments

Last week we asked about the relatively low-resolution MP3 format. Now let's get your opinion on ultra-hi-rez: the Super Audio CD.

What will it take for SACD to win mass acceptance?
Lower player prices
8% (25 votes)
More available titles
7% (21 votes)
A combination of lower player prices and greater software availability
50% (160 votes)
A massive PR campaign
2% (7 votes)
Celebrity endorsements
1% (3 votes)
Proselytizing by audiophiles
1% (2 votes)
Consumer boycott of lo-rez formats
1% (3 votes)
Here's my suggestion:
12% (37 votes)
Nothing will help. The masses don't care about audio quality.
13% (43 votes)
We already have hi-rez audio: the LP.
4% (14 votes)
Multichannel music
2% (6 votes)
Total votes: 321
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Stereophile Posted: Jan 24, 2000 91 comments

Digital copies of music in the MP3 format are all the rage. Have you heard an MP3 on a good audio system?

What do you think of MP3 as an audio format?
Love it. Here's why:
7% (7 votes)
Like it. Here's why:
17% (17 votes)
Don't care. Let me explain:
30% (31 votes)
Don't like it. Here's why:
25% (26 votes)
Hate it. Here's why:
21% (21 votes)
Total votes: 102
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Stereophile Posted: Jan 16, 2000 105 comments

We <A HREF="http://www.stereophile.com/shownews.cgi?600">reported recently</A> that audio CD recorders are becoming hot items with consumers. How about with you?

Have you purchased a CD recorder for your audio system or computer?
I've got a standalone audio CD recorder.
11% (32 votes)
I've got a recorder in my computer.
40% (118 votes)
I'm thinking of buying one.
23% (66 votes)
Not interested.
26% (76 votes)
Total votes: 292
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Stereophile Posted: Jan 09, 2000 190 comments

Several companies are releasing new power-conditioner products these days, some with radically new technology. Are you using them?

Do you use a power conditioner for your system?
Yes, here it is:
53% (158 votes)
I'm planning to get one.
14% (40 votes)
Don't have one.
33% (98 votes)
Total votes: 296
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Paul W. Simoni Posted: Jan 02, 2000 0 comments

Reader Paul W. Simoni wonders how content audiophiles are with the high-end audio business.

If you could change <I>one</I> thing about the high-end audio industry, what would it be?
Here it is:
92% (110 votes)
Everything's fine
8% (9 votes)
Total votes: 119

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