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Stereophile Posted: Oct 19, 2009 174 comments

Forget about what you think will <I>probably</I> happen, if you could set the agenda, where would you like to see audio go in the next 20-30 years?

Where would you like to see audio go in the next 20-30 years?
Here's what I'd like to see
89% (88 votes)
No idea
11% (11 votes)
Total votes: 99
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Stereophile Posted: Oct 12, 2009 207 comments

Plenty of albums have one or two great tracks, but once in a while, an album will be near-flawless from start to finish. Name an album that you think is perfect from beginning to end.

Name an album that you think is perfect from beginning to end.
Here it is
95% (234 votes)
Can't think of one
5% (12 votes)
Total votes: 246
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Stereophile Posted: Oct 04, 2009 90 comments

Every once in a while, an artist or album will pop out of the background and renew your love of music. Which single album has really stood out for you recently?

Which single album has really stood out for you recently?
Here it is
76% (108 votes)
Can't think of one
24% (34 votes)
Total votes: 142
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Stereophile Posted: Sep 27, 2009 99 comments

Finding new music used to be easy: listen to the radio or find a talkative clerk at the local record store. Now that the Internet has changed everything, how do you find new music?

How do you find new music?
Here's how
89% (109 votes)
Can't find any
11% (14 votes)
Total votes: 123
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Stereophile Posted: Sep 20, 2009 66 comments

Innovation can often come from unexpected places, but "thinking different" can also engender ridicule. Is audio's "lunatic fringe" good or bad for the hobby?

Is audio's "lunatic fringe" good or bad for the hobby?
It's a good thing
30% (50 votes)
It's a bad thing
35% (58 votes)
A little of both
35% (57 votes)
Total votes: 165
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Stereophile Posted: Sep 13, 2009 72 comments

Both the vinyl LP and digital CD formats and their players proved fertile ground for audiophile tinkering and paved the way for new companies and technological innovation. Will the era of downloads and streaming also lead to an audiophile resurgence?

Will the era of downloads and streaming also lead to an audiophile resurgence?
Yes, and here's why
57% (70 votes)
No, and here's why not
43% (53 votes)
Total votes: 123
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Stereophile Posted: Sep 07, 2009 69 comments

Although, as noted last week, some companies falter, there are always new ones trying to establish themselves and grow. What are the brightest stars among new audio companies?

What are the brightest stars among new audio companies?
Here it is
71% (69 votes)
I can't think of one
29% (28 votes)
Total votes: 97
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Stereophile Posted: Aug 30, 2009 0 comments

Unfortunately, another esteemed audiophile company has bitten the dust (see <A HREF="http://www.stereophile.com/news/hovland_calls_it_quits/">Hovland story</A>). Of all of the audio companies that have gone out of business over the years, which one do you miss most?

Of all of the audio companies that have gone out of business over the years, which one do you miss most?
The one I miss most is
79% (197 votes)
I don't miss any of 'em
21% (53 votes)
Total votes: 250
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Mike Agee Posted: Aug 22, 2009 65 comments

Reader Mike Agee wonders why displays on disc players don't default to "time remaining" or why more power amps don't come with attenuators. What features do you think are missing from high-end audio components?

What features do you think are missing from high-end audio components?
Here's what I'd like to see
83% (85 votes)
Can't think of any
17% (17 votes)
Total votes: 102
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Rich from Chicago Posted: Aug 16, 2009 49 comments

Rich from Chicago wants to know about our readers' generosity: What's the best system that you've ever <I>given</I> away or sold dirt-cheap to a friend?

What's the best system that you've ever <I>given</I> away or sold dirt-cheap to a friend?
I gave away
51% (42 votes)
I sold dirt cheap
39% (32 votes)
Never
10% (8 votes)
Total votes: 82

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