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Stereophile Nov 29, 2009 36 comments
The media likes to focus on the big-screen TV discounts people found this week, but did you find any audio bargains during the holiday shopping frenzy?
Did you find any audio bargains during the holiday frenzy?
Yes I found something
28% (25 votes)
Didn't find anything
23% (21 votes)
I stay away from holiday shopping
49% (44 votes)
Total votes: 90
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Stacy Young Jan 06, 2002 148 comments
Like the gopher that just won't leave your yard, vinyl continues to thrive in spite of CD and newer formats, such as SACD and DVD-Audio. Are you still a vinyl fan?
Did you find yourself buying more or less new or used vinyl in 2001 than previous years?
I bought a lot more vinyl in 2001
39% (137 votes)
I bought a little more
12% (44 votes)
About the same
7% (24 votes)
A little less
4% (14 votes)
A lot less
3% (12 votes)
None last year
6% (20 votes)
Haven't bought vinyl for years
22% (79 votes)
Never bought it
6% (21 votes)
Other
1% (2 votes)
Total votes: 353
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Stereophile Staff Sep 29, 2011 14 comments
In his October 2011 “As We See It,” John Marks described the recent rise in the number of regional audio shows as a result of the decrease in local hi-fi dealers. What we want to know is…

Did you go to an audio show this year?
After voting, feel free to describe your experiences, what show(s) you attended, or future plans in the comments section

Did you go to an Audio Show this Year?
Yes, and it was...
55% (228 votes)
No, and here's why...
45% (190 votes)
Total votes: 418
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Bard-Alan Finlan Jun 11, 2001 236 comments
Reader Bard-Alan Finlan is wondering what readers of Stereophile think about the recent introduction of ads for BMW cars and FHM magazine.
Do ads for fancy cars and men's magazines in the pages of <I>Stereophile</I> bother you?
Glad to see them
24% (99 votes)
Don't care
46% (195 votes)
Bothers me a bit
16% (66 votes)
Quite bothered
7% (28 votes)
Hot and bothered
6% (26 votes)
Cancel my subscription
2% (7 votes)
Total votes: 421
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Stereophile Sep 12, 2005 55 comments
Stereophile's Jon Iverson maintains that blind audio tests can only provide judgment on the listening acuity of those taking the test; not the relative merits of the equipment used in the process. But the subject is still a hot topic in our forums. What do you think?
Do blind audio tests settle any arguments about audio equipment? Or are they just a way to find out who has the best listening abilities?
They determine useful differences between components
27% (35 votes)
They determine who is the best listener
17% (22 votes)
They're good for both
21% (28 votes)
I have no idea
8% (11 votes)
I could care less
27% (35 votes)
Total votes: 131
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Stereophile Oct 03, 2004 123 comments
It's one of leading audio controversies: Do different audio cables
Do different speaker cables or interconnects sound different?
Yes, quite a bit
57% (157 votes)
Yes, but only a little
20% (56 votes)
Yes, but ever so slightly
10% (29 votes)
No, they all sound the same
13% (35 votes)
Total votes: 277
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Stereophile Apr 03, 2005 42 comments
When you download a music file from pay services, you get DRM or digital rights management that restricts how you use the file. Is this a problem for you?
Do DRM (digital rights management) restrictions on paid downloads bother you? Why or why not?
I won't buy anything with DRM
53% (55 votes)
It bothers me a lot
15% (15 votes)
It bothers me
10% (10 votes)
It only bothers me a little
5% (5 votes)
I don't care
17% (18 votes)
Total votes: 103
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Stereophile 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 Jul 11, 1999 52 comments
Do you suffer socially because of your audio obsession?
Do other people think your audiophile interests are a bit loony?
No! They envy me and my system.
8% (13 votes)
No. They think it's wonderful and like to share it with me.
12% (21 votes)
No. They let me enjoy my solitary pursuit.
11% (19 votes)
No. They think I'm an eccentric genius.
8% (13 votes)
Maybe. Sometimes I hear them whispering about me behind my back.
3% (5 votes)
Yes. My wife thinks I need help.
13% (22 votes)
Yes. My co-workers don't understand why my music system costs more than their cars.
18% (30 votes)
Yes. I'd rather listen to music than do just about anything else.
7% (12 votes)
Yes. I think they're conspiring to alter my system.
1% (2 votes)
I don't care what anyone thinks about me.
11% (18 votes)
Don't bother me with any more stupid questions.
2% (4 votes)
Other people? <I>What</I> other people?
6% (11 votes)
Total votes: 170
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Wilbur Pan Jun 13, 2004 60 comments
Reader Wilbur Pan has discovered that most audio preamps have a paltry four pairs of inputs. He comments, "I don't think that I am asking too much out of a component that may cost over $2000 to provide me with an adequate number of inputs." Have you found that preamps have enough inputs for your needs?
Do typical audio preamps have enough inputs for you?
Yes, they have plenty of inputs
54% (69 votes)
I could usually use one or two more
34% (44 votes)
There are never enough
12% (15 votes)
Total votes: 128
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