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Jeffrey Michael Jun 25, 2001 224 comments
It's been three years since we last asked this question, and reader Jeffrey Michael suggests we ask it again: With all the different speaker technologies on the market, which technology have you adopted for your current audio system?
Which speaker technology do you have in your system?
Dynamic/Cone drivers
65% (396 votes)
Electrostatic
4% (22 votes)
Electrostatic/Dynamic hybrid
7% (43 votes)
Ribbon
9% (55 votes)
Ribbon/Dynamic hybrid
6% (37 votes)
Horn
3% (17 votes)
Horn/Dynamic hybrid
3% (18 votes)
Other
3% (18 votes)
Total votes: 606
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Jon Iverson May 04, 1998 99 comments
There are some wildly different speaker technologies out there with one common goal: accurate reproduction of music. In your experience, which approach works best?
Which speaker technology do you prefer?
Dynamic/Cone drivers
47% (108 votes)
Electrostatic
7% (16 votes)
Electrostatic/Dynamic hybrid
18% (41 votes)
Ribbon
7% (16 votes)
Ribbon/Dynamic hybrid
7% (17 votes)
Horn
3% (8 votes)
Horn/Dynamic hybrid
2% (5 votes)
Other
3% (6 votes)
No preference
5% (12 votes)
Total votes: 229
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Stereophile Staff Dec 07, 1997 0 comments
Bits vs atoms! The new frontier of audio distribution is said to include downloading recordings over the internet onto a CD or DVD recorder for a modest fee. We'll assume for the moment that bandwidth has improved to the point where this is not a painful process, and data compression is not needed. But the question remains: Are you a collector who wants the original disc, or do you just want the music fast and cheap?
Which would you prefer: purchasing hard copies of new recordings, or paying for a download onto your CD or DVD recorder?
Purchase the actual disc
76% (210 votes)
Download and record
6% (17 votes)
Depends on the music/artist
6% (18 votes)
Depends on the cost to download
12% (33 votes)
Total votes: 278
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Stereophile Aug 09, 1998 86 comments
We've all got to start somewhere, and audiophiles often begin with the guidance of someone close to them. Tell us who it was and how it happened.
Who (or what) got you started in high-performance audio?
Good old Mom
4% (6 votes)
Dear old Dad
15% (25 votes)
My Brother
4% (7 votes)
My Sister
0% (0 votes)
A friend
20% (34 votes)
Audio-store staffer
6% (10 votes)
The Media (print, radio, TV, Internet)
11% (18 votes)
Discovered it on my own
36% (61 votes)
Other . . .
6% (10 votes)
Total votes: 171
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Stereophile Nov 01, 2009 86 comments
Audiophiles pride themselves on their love of music, but it may turn out that their kids or spouses buy more music than they do. Who buys the most music in your household?
Who buys the most music in your household?
I do
83% (125 votes)
My kids do
2% (3 votes)
My spouse does
4% (6 votes)
My roommate does
2% (3 votes)
I live alone
9% (14 votes)
Total votes: 151
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Stereophile Apr 18, 2004 0 comments
Audiophiles pride themselves on their love of music, but it may turn out that their kids or spouses buy more music. Who buys the most music in your household?
Who buys the most music in your household?
Me
92% (119 votes)
My spouse
5% (7 votes)
My kids
0% (0 votes)
My parents
1% (1 vote)
My roommates
0% (0 votes)
Other
2% (2 votes)
Total votes: 129
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Louis McFarlane May 09, 1999 117 comments
Reader Louis McFarlane asks a question that may touch a nerve or two among audiophiles.
Who else is allowed to use/control your audio system?
Spouse
30% (69 votes)
Children/Parents
6% (13 votes)
Friend(s)
4% (9 votes)
Other hi-fi persons
6% (13 votes)
Anyone
25% (58 votes)
Nobody else
29% (66 votes)
Total votes: 228
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Stereophile Dec 29, 2002 86 comments
We've all seen dozens, if not hundreds, of great musicians play live. But who have you personally met who you would rate as a great musician or composer?
Who is the most important (to you) musician you've ever personally met?
It was . . .
76% (81 votes)
Never met one.
24% (26 votes)
Total votes: 107
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Gary Smith Apr 23, 2000 175 comments
Many "Greatest Composers of the 20th Century" lists would include Copland, Gershwin, et al, but could also include Roy Orbison, Lennon-McCartney, and Scott Joplin. Who is your favorite?
Who is your favorite 20th-century composer?
Here he/she is:
93% (174 votes)
Don't have one.
7% (13 votes)
Total votes: 187
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Stereophile May 07, 2000 114 comments
Each year we do a survey to see which dealers deserve special mention. Who has impressed you the most in the last 12 months?
Who is your favorite audio dealer? Why?
Here it is
83% (104 votes)
Don't have one
17% (21 votes)
Total votes: 125
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