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Jeff Nobe Aug 10, 2009
Reader Jeff Nobe is wondering what our readers consider the best name ever used for an audio company and why?
What is the best name you've ever seen for an audio company and why?
Here it is
74% (72 votes)
Can't think of one
26% (25 votes)
Total votes: 97
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Stereophile Aug 02, 2009
For most, being an audiophile is a hobby. But for some, it becomes much more—and might even support a family. If you could start your own audiophile company, what would it be?
If you could start your own audiophile company, what would it be?
I'd start...
66% (113 votes)
You've gotta be crazy
34% (57 votes)
Total votes: 170
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Stereophile Jul 26, 2009
Back in 1992, J. Gordon Holt stated "we haven't accomplished what we set out to do. The playback still doesn't sound 'just like the real thing.'" Is Holt still right, has high-end audio lost its way?
Is J. Gordon Holt still right, has high-end audio lost its way?
Yes and here's why
66% (137 votes)
No, it's on track
34% (70 votes)
Total votes: 207
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Bruce Rowley Jul 20, 2009
It could be a foreign country or a big city. Where would you go for the ultimate audiophile vacation and why?
Where would you go for the ultimate audiophile vacation and why?
I'd go to
68% (82 votes)
I'd never leave the house
32% (39 votes)
Total votes: 121
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Stereophile Jul 12, 2009
Judging by last week's results, industrial design clearly matters to many readers when it comes to audio products. So it raises the question: Has there ever been an audio product that you did not buy because of how it looked?
Has there ever been an audio product that you did not buy because of how it looked?
Yes
63% (126 votes)
Almost
11% (21 votes)
No
27% (53 votes)
Total votes: 200
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Stereophile Jul 06, 2009
In a blog comment, reader Henry writes "I won't buy a component that does not look right . . . . It needs to have a look like someone cared deeply about the appearance of the thing as a function of performance."

Does a component's industrial design matter to you? How much?

Does a component's industrial design matter to you? How much?
Yes, very important
36% (118 votes)
Yes, somewhat important
33% (108 votes)
Yes, but just a little
18% (61 votes)
No, not really
9% (31 votes)
NO NOT AT ALL!
4% (14 votes)
Total votes: 332
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Stereophile Jun 28, 2009
Last week's poll revealed continuing support for FM radio, though other broadcast services are clearly making inroads. If you listen to "radio," what service do you listen to most?
If you listen to "radio," what service do you listen to <I>most</I>?
FM radio
57% (154 votes)
HD Radio
3% (7 votes)
Sirius|XM
16% (42 votes)
Web Radio
18% (48 votes)
Other
4% (10 votes)
None
3% (7 votes)
Total votes: 268
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Stereophile Jun 22, 2009
FM radio, once the mainstay for those seeking exposure to new music, is under attack from satellite radio, Web radio, and corporate playlists. Do you still listen to FM radio?
Do you still listen to FM radio?
More than ever
10% (40 votes)
Yes, just as much as always
37% (144 votes)
Yes, but less than I used to
20% (76 votes)
Yes, but much less than I used to
10% (40 votes)
Rarely
20% (76 votes)
I never listened to it in the first place
3% (12 votes)
Total votes: 388
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Stereophile Jun 15, 2009
Clearly, plenty of readers are still committed to CD for one reason or another. How long do you expect record labels to continue releasing CDs?
How long do you expect record labels to continue releasing CDs?
For another 20 years at least
33% (125 votes)
10&#150;15 years
21% (79 votes)
5&#150;10 years
27% (105 votes)
3&#150;5 years
14% (53 votes)
A couple of years
4% (16 votes)
Up to a year
1% (2 votes)
It ends this year
1% (4 votes)
Total votes: 384
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Stereophile Jun 08, 2009
Discs may be getting passé, but the technology keeps maturing and most music is still released on CD. Besides, deals on used discs also abound. Are you still interested in CD players?
Are you still interested in CD players?
Yes I plan to keep buying them
48% (240 votes)
Yes, I will buy one last player
12% (60 votes)
Maybe, I'm not sure yet
10% (51 votes)
No, unless my current player dies prematurely
15% (73 votes)
No, I'll never buy another disc player
15% (75 votes)
Total votes: 499
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