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Stereophile Posted: Oct 17, 1999 0 comments

When we asked folks last week about the age of their equipment, many pointed out that their oldest stuff was now in System #2 or #3. Do you have more than one system?

Including your home theater (if any), how many audio systems do you have?
1 system
23% (57 votes)
2 systems
35% (86 votes)
3 systems
25% (62 votes)
4 or more systems
18% (44 votes)
Total votes: 249
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Stereophile Posted: Oct 10, 1999 0 comments

Some of us collect gear from way back, while others have just updated their entire systems. How far back does your equipment go? Anything collectible?

What's the oldest piece of audio gear that you still use, and how old is it?
It's over 40 years old
7% (17 votes)
It's 30-40 years old
14% (37 votes)
It's 20-30 years old
31% (80 votes)
It's 10-20 years old
23% (58 votes)
It's 5-10 years old
13% (33 votes)
It's 3-5 years old
5% (13 votes)
It's 2-3 years old
4% (9 votes)
It's 1-2 years old
1% (3 votes)
It's less than 1 year old!
2% (6 votes)
Total votes: 256
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Stereophile Posted: Oct 03, 1999 103 comments

In answering last week's VOTE! question, many indicated that they're looking for new equipment. What, if anything, are you currently considering?

Are there any components on your shopping list right now?
Speakers
21% (54 votes)
Amplifier(s)
12% (30 votes)
Preamp
9% (24 votes)
CD player/converter
6% (15 votes)
Turntable/cartridge, etc.
9% (22 votes)
Cables/accessories
9% (24 votes)
Combination of above
9% (23 votes)
Video gear
5% (12 votes)
SACD/DVD-Audio player
10% (26 votes)
Nothing right now
11% (28 votes)
Total votes: 258
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Micronut Posted: Sep 26, 1999 0 comments

A never-ending controversy among <I>Stereophile</I>'s readers (and critics) is whether or not the equipment reviewed in the magazine is too pricey or not pricey enough. What do you think?

In terms of component prices, where should <I>Stereophile</I> concentrate its reviews?
Only above $10k
1% (4 votes)
$5k to $10k
3% (12 votes)
$2k to $5k
19% (83 votes)
$1k to $2k
9% (40 votes)
Less than $1k
2% (7 votes)
Equal mix of above
42% (180 votes)
Weighted toward $10k
7% (29 votes)
Weighted toward $1k
17% (73 votes)
Total votes: 428
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Stereophile Posted: Sep 19, 1999 51 comments

Streaming allows you to start hearing an audio track within seconds of selecting it from a website, but when you stop listening, it's gone. Downloading a track allows you to store audio on your computer for use now or later, but it can take a while to complete. Which method of getting audio from the Internet do you prefer?

Which do you prefer: streaming or downloading audio? Why?
Streaming
17% (19 votes)
Downloads
38% (43 votes)
Both
18% (20 votes)
Neither
27% (31 votes)
Total votes: 113
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Posted: Sep 12, 1999 126 comments

Sony announced last week that they are lowering the price of their latest SACD player to $3500. Is this the right price to get your attention?

At what price would you seriously consider buying an SACD player? Why?
$5000
2% (5 votes)
$3500
4% (9 votes)
$2999
3% (7 votes)
$1999
12% (28 votes)
$1499
13% (31 votes)
$999
27% (65 votes)
$499
23% (55 votes)
$299
2% (6 votes)
Less than $299
15% (35 votes)
Total votes: 241
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Stereophile Posted: Sep 05, 1999 95 comments

Last week's Soapbox inspired this week's question: Which do you prefer

What is your favorite type of CD packaging? Why?
Plastic jewel boxes
60% (126 votes)
Cardboard sleeves (like DigiPaks)
18% (37 votes)
Other formats (explain)
7% (15 votes)
I don't really care
6% (12 votes)
Hate them all
10% (20 votes)
Total votes: 210
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Stereophile Posted: Aug 29, 1999 89 comments

While we're on the topic of high-end audio e-commerce, have you tried your hand at the online market in <I>used</I> audio equipment?

Have you bought or sold used audio equipment over the Internet?
Yes, bought something
30% (57 votes)
Yes, sold something
5% (10 votes)
Have bought <I>and</I> sold
32% (60 votes)
Haven't bought or sold yet
24% (44 votes)
Not interested
9% (16 votes)
Total votes: 187
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Stereophile Posted: Aug 22, 1999 0 comments

Dozens of new websites are popping up aimed at selling audio equipment directly to consumers. Some are even working out deals with brick-and-mortar retailers in your area to deliver services, and some high-end components are now <I>only</I> available on the Web. Does purchasing audio products over the Internet appeal to you?

Would you buy audio equipment over the Internet? What and why?
Already have. I've purchased:
41% (98 votes)
Yes, plan to buy:
13% (31 votes)
Might buy something.
23% (56 votes)
Not likely.
16% (39 votes)
Will never buy from Internet.
5% (12 votes)
Not sure.
2% (5 votes)
Total votes: 241
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Stereophile Posted: Aug 15, 1999 85 comments

In answering last week's question

Would lower CD prices lead to fewer piracy problems?
Yes, overnight
57% (133 votes)
Yes, a little
29% (67 votes)
Won't make a difference
14% (32 votes)
Will make it worse
0% (0 votes)
Total votes: 232

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