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Stereophile Oct 25, 1998
Copyright issues are a hot item these days, with digital recorders and MP3 files dominating the news. But are audiophiles affected by such things?
Do you make recordings? What technology do you use?
Yes, CD recorder in system
3% (6 votes)
Yes, CD recorder in computer
12% (22 votes)
Yes, cassette deck
36% (68 votes)
Yes, open-reel tape recorder
2% (4 votes)
Yes, digital download to computer
2% (3 votes)
Yes, DAT recorder
9% (16 votes)
Yes, MiniDisc recorder
13% (25 votes)
Yes, professional recorder
3% (6 votes)
No, no need to record
19% (35 votes)
Sometimes, use my friends' stuff
2% (3 votes)
Total votes: 188
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Stereophile Oct 18, 1998
Music collections have a way of running wild if they aren't kept organized. Do you have a good system for keeping your records and discs in order?
How is your music library organized? Use the "Comments" box to share details.
Alphabetically by title
1% (2 votes)
Alphabetically by artist/composer
29% (63 votes)
Chronologically by date of issue
0% (0 votes)
Chronologically by when I bought them
0% (1 vote)
By genre
5% (12 votes)
By genre first, then alphabetically
29% (64 votes)
By record label
0% (1 vote)
Some other system (specify)
5% (11 votes)
Random order---I can't find anything. Help!
11% (25 votes)
Some combination of the above
18% (40 votes)
Total votes: 219
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Stereophile Oct 11, 1998
A great audio system is nice, but there's nothing like the real thing to remind us of why we love music.
How often do you listen to live music?
All of the time
6% (10 votes)
Once a week
13% (21 votes)
Once a month
33% (53 votes)
Once every 6 months
24% (39 votes)
Hardly ever
15% (24 votes)
Never
2% (3 votes)
I <I>am</I> live music!
8% (13 votes)
Total votes: 163
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Randy Meenach Oct 05, 1998
A perpetual problem for audiophiles is finding that disc that not only satisfies the soul, but placates the brain as well. While pondering last week's question about the value of his music collection, reader Randy Meenach wondered how much of it actually sounds great.
How much of your music collection is well recorded?
All of it!
4% (8 votes)
Most of it
21% (38 votes)
Some of it
54% (100 votes)
Not very much of it
20% (37 votes)
None of it!
1% (1 vote)
Total votes: 184
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Matt H. Sep 27, 1998
Last week we asked about the cost of your system, but reader Matt H. suggested we ask about the cost of the software to feed it.
How much have you spent on software (CDs, LPs, tapes, etc.) for your system?
$0-99
1% (2 votes)
$100-499
2% (5 votes)
$500-999
2% (5 votes)
$1000-2499
15% (35 votes)
$2500-$4999
21% (49 votes)
$5000-9999
26% (63 votes)
$10,000-19,999
21% (51 votes)
$20,000-49,999
8% (19 votes)
More than $50,000
4% (9 votes)
Total votes: 238
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Martin R.F. Cl... Sep 20, 1998
We've been asked to run this question numerous times and thought it might be a bit inappropriate. But each week brings new e-mails from inquiring minds who have to know the answer. And so, we ask you:
How much have you spent on your audio system?
Less than $500
0% (1 vote)
$500-999
2% (8 votes)
$1000-1999
6% (22 votes)
$2000-3999
19% (67 votes)
$4000-6999
18% (63 votes)
$7000-9999
14% (49 votes)
$10,000-19,999
23% (81 votes)
$20,000-49,999
14% (51 votes)
$50,000-99,999
3% (9 votes)
$100,000 or more
1% (3 votes)
No system yet!
1% (4 votes)
Total votes: 358
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Stereophile Sep 13, 1998
High-end audio is notorious for being a fussy pursuit. But has the perception matched your reality?
How reliable has your audio system been? Use the "comments" box to tell us what went wrong.
Very reliable---no problems
57% (109 votes)
Pretty reliable---some problems
35% (67 votes)
Not so good---lots o' problems
7% (13 votes)
A complete disaster!
1% (1 vote)
Total votes: 190
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Stereophile Sep 06, 1998
Some folks like headphones for the privacy, others for the sound. How often do you go for "cans" instead of speakers?
How often do you listen to your music through headphones?
All the time
1% (3 votes)
Most of the time
10% (22 votes)
Once in a while
32% (69 votes)
Rarely
22% (49 votes)
Never
21% (47 votes)
Plan to get a set and start soon
2% (5 votes)
Special projects only (like live recording)
4% (9 votes)
While traveling
7% (15 votes)
Total votes: 219
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Jim Jakubowski Aug 30, 1998
Audio has always hosted a large Do-It-Yourself market. Folks build everything from components to wire to speaker systems. Has the DIY bug bitten you?
Have you ever built an audio component, cabling, or speaker for your system?
Yes, most of my system is DIY
7% (11 votes)
Yes, a couple of things are DIY
40% (66 votes)
Yes, one part of my system is DIY
18% (30 votes)
Never built anything audio
27% (45 votes)
Plan to build something audio
9% (15 votes)
Total votes: 167
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Stereophile Aug 23, 1998
Are CD prices too high? Does pricing constrict the amount of music you purchase and listen to? After reading the responses to last week's question, it seems appropriate to ask if you would buy more regular CDs if the price dropped substantially---let's say to around $8 US per disc at retail.
Would you buy more CDs if the price dropped to $8 US retail?
Yes, a lot more
56% (267 votes)
Yes, a moderate amount more
28% (131 votes)
Yes, a few more
7% (34 votes)
About the same amount
4% (19 votes)
$8 is still too much
4% (19 votes)
I don't buy CDs
1% (3 votes)
Total votes: 473
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