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Mark Lemelin Jan 19, 2009 0 comments
The Internet has been a boon to buyers and sellers of used audio components. Reader Mark Lemelin wonders whether you mostly buy used gear, or do you buy new equipment on the Web?
When you shop hi-fi on the Web, do you mostly buy used or new equipment?
All new
13% (43 votes)
Mostly new
17% (55 votes)
Equal amounts of new and used
17% (57 votes)
Mostly used
34% (112 votes)
All used
11% (38 votes)
I don't buy anything
8% (28 votes)
Total votes: 333
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<I>Stereophile<... Jun 06, 1999 83 comments
The responses to last week's poll triggered interest in this week's question from many readers.
Where do you buy <I>most</I> of your new music?
Local specialty music store
28% (56 votes)
Local discount chain
8% (17 votes)
Music club (BMG, etc.)
12% (25 votes)
Internet (CDnow, etc.)
19% (39 votes)
Direct from labels
0% (1 vote)
Combination of above
25% (50 votes)
Other (please explain)
6% (13 votes)
Total votes: 201
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Stereophile Apr 26, 1998 62 comments
Many audiophiles are also record collectors. There are many ways to add to your collection. Which one works for you?
Where do you find the best bargains on quality used LPs?
Music retailers
12% (14 votes)
Specialty audio stores
4% (4 votes)
Used record shops
45% (51 votes)
Flea markets or swap meets
6% (7 votes)
Garage sales
10% (11 votes)
Estate sales
3% (3 votes)
Auctions
0% (0 votes)
Thrift stores
4% (4 votes)
Radio station changeovers
1% (1 vote)
Library sales
1% (1 vote)
Publications like <I>Goldmine</I>
2% (2 votes)
Other (explain)
14% (16 votes)
Total votes: 114
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Stereophile Feb 20, 2005 76 comments
There's been a lot of speculation about what the music industry should do with high-resolution audio. What is your suggestion?
Where do you think the music industry should focus its high-resolution audio efforts?
They should all support SACD
46% (78 votes)
They should all support DVD-Audio
4% (7 votes)
They should all support DualDisc
1% (2 votes)
They should all support high-rez downloads
9% (15 votes)
They should develop something new
8% (13 votes)
They should support everything at the same time
5% (9 votes)
They should give up on high-rez audio
13% (22 votes)
Other
14% (23 votes)
Total votes: 169
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Gerald Neily Sep 19, 2004 0 comments
Reader Gerald Neily is wondering where you've heard the best audio system you've ever experienced.
Where have you encountered
My own system
25% (36 votes)
A friend's system
6% (8 votes)
Another audiophile's system
4% (6 votes)
A dealer's showroom
44% (64 votes)
A hi-fi show
15% (21 votes)
None of the above
6% (9 votes)
Total votes: 144
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Various Readers Feb 11, 2002 140 comments
Several readers have written in wondering how many audiophiles actively seek used equipment and where they look when they want to buy.
Where have you purchased used equipment? Why?
From the local dealer
22% (57 votes)
Friends
3% (8 votes)
Used equipment websites
31% (80 votes)
Offline classifieds (local papers, etc.)
3% (7 votes)
All of the above
21% (53 votes)
Other
7% (19 votes)
I don't buy used gear
12% (30 votes)
Total votes: 254
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Stereophile Jun 23, 2002 136 comments
We were surprised at the results from last week's vote to see that so many readers have separate two-channel systems. So we're curious: where have you set up your main music system?
Where is your primary music system?
Living/Great room
53% (231 votes)
Family room/Den
14% (63 votes)
Basement
7% (32 votes)
Custom-built room
5% (24 votes)
Main bedroom
7% (29 votes)
Spare/Guest bedroom
7% (31 votes)
Office
2% (8 votes)
Kitchen (!!)
0% (0 votes)
Attic
0% (1 vote)
Dorm room
0% (2 votes)
My car
0% (2 votes)
Other
3% (15 votes)
Total votes: 438
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Bruce Rowley Jul 20, 2009 70 comments
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 Oct 19, 2009 174 comments
Forget about what you think will probably 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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Oliver in Portland Mar 18, 2001 0 comments
Now that we've scrutinized the past 20-30 audio years, a reader from Portland wants to know what you'd like to see happen in high-end audio in the next 20-30 years. Let's see some wild ideas.
Where would you like to see audio go in the next 20-30 years?
Here is my audio vision
89% (83 votes)
Don't have any ideas
11% (10 votes)
Total votes: 93
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