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Stereophile  |  Dec 08, 2008  |  First Published: Dec 31, 1969  |  147 comments

Last week's results demonstrate the diversity of system approaches when it comes to handling both stereo and multichannel sources. But what are your thoughts about multichannel music itself?

What are your thoughts about multichannel music?
I'm committed to multichannel
32% (128 votes)
I'm very interested in it
15% (60 votes)
I have a slight interest in it
18% (74 votes)
I do not like multichannel
23% (94 votes)
I don't care
12% (47 votes)
Total votes: 403
Greg Abarr  |  Dec 06, 2008  |  First Published: Dec 31, 1969  |  118 comments

Multi-channel music releases may have slowed to a trickle, but with home theater still going strong, reader Greg Abarr is curious: "How many people use their systems for both two-channel and 5.1 or 7.1?"

Do you use your system for both two-channel and 5.1 or 7.1?
I've only got a two-channel system
41% (155 votes)
I have one system that does both two- and multi-channel
49% (183 votes)
I have two systems: one for two-channel, one for multi-channel
10% (38 votes)
Other
0% (0 votes)
Total votes: 376
William King  |  Nov 24, 2008  |  First Published: Dec 31, 1969  |  44 comments

Reader William King notices that Saturday evening has its own musical demands: "I play my most 'up' party music Saturday night and wonder what other readers favor for this time of the week? I'd like to know what is your favorite Saturday night record?"

What is your favorite Saturday night record?
Here it is
56% (48 votes)
Don't have one
44% (37 votes)
Total votes: 85
T. Bloom  |  Nov 16, 2008  |  First Published: Dec 31, 1969  |  113 comments

Reader T. Bloom asks: "Do you tend towards bass frequency-response accuracy, or would you prefer either a little more or a little less bass than measures flat in your listening room?" In other words, how much bass is enough?

How much bass is enough?
I want much more than flat
7% (30 votes)
I like a little more than flat
38% (162 votes)
I like it flat
45% (191 votes)
I prefer a little less bass than flat
7% (29 votes)
I hate bass
1% (3 votes)
No fish in my house
3% (12 votes)
Total votes: 427
dr.d  |  Nov 10, 2008  |  First Published: Dec 31, 1969  |  116 comments

Reader "dr.d" asks: "Is it better to have a decent system that allows all recordings to sound good, or to have a system that might make some not-so-hot recordings no fun to listen to?" What's your preference, a system that always creates beauty or one that can reveal the ugly truth?

Which do you prefer: A system that always creates beauty or one that can reveal the ugly truth?
I go for constant beauty
42% (122 votes)
I go for unvarnished truth
58% (167 votes)
Total votes: 289
Stereophile  |  Nov 09, 2008  |  First Published: Dec 31, 1969  |  96 comments

Continuing with the theme started with last week's question: Which single composer or performer would you recommend to introduce someone to jazz music? And why?

Which composer or performer would you recommend as an introduction to jazz? Explain your reasons for your choice.
I'd start with
84% (108 votes)
Haven't a clue
16% (20 votes)
Total votes: 128
max  |  Oct 26, 2008  |  First Published: Dec 31, 1969  |  98 comments

Reader "max" says he has a young friend who "wants to try classical music, but does not know where to start." Which single composer would you recommend to introduce someone to classical music? And why?

Which composer would you recommend as an introduction to classical music? Explain your reasons for your choice.
I'd start with
81% (121 votes)
Haven't a clue
19% (29 votes)
Total votes: 150
John Marks  |  Oct 20, 2008  |  First Published: Dec 31, 1969  |  0 comments

John Marks ponders the deeper depths of audiophile hell with the following question: If you had to spend eternity listening to only one song or one piece of music, what would it be?

If you had to spend eternity listening to only one song or one piece of music, what would it be?
Here it is
72% (120 votes)
I'd stop listening to music
28% (46 votes)
Total votes: 166
Joe S.  |  Oct 12, 2008  |  First Published: Dec 31, 1969  |  0 comments

Reader Joe S. from Williamstown, MA writes: "I have no idea whether or not I'm playing quietly compared to the average enthusiast or if I am waking the dead. Nobody ever mentions it." He wants to know: Typically, how loud do you listen to your music?

Typically, how loud do you listen to your music?
11.1
2% (8 votes)
Cranked
5% (19 votes)
Pretty loud
31% (128 votes)
Moderate
47% (197 votes)
Somewhat quiet
12% (50 votes)
Pretty quiet
3% (13 votes)
I listen to silence
0% (1 vote)
Total votes: 416
macksman  |  Oct 06, 2008  |  First Published: Dec 31, 1969  |  0 comments

Reader macksman is curious: What did you listen to last night or during your last listening opportunity. Also, if it wasn't last night, how long ago was it?

What did you listen to last night or during your last listening opportunity. How long ago was it, if it wasn't last night?
I last listened to . . .
97% (145 votes)
I don't listen anymore
3% (4 votes)
Total votes: 149
Stereophile  |  Sep 28, 2008  |  First Published: Dec 31, 1969  |  141 comments

Some audio products never seem to get old and can hold up over years and decades. Give us an example of timeless design for an audio product.

Give us an example of timeless design for an audio product.
Here's one or two
94% (156 votes)
Don't have one
6% (10 votes)
Total votes: 166
Stereophile  |  Sep 28, 2008  |  First Published: Dec 31, 1969  |  89 comments

With all the bargains in value-priced turntables and disc players available right now, what would you recommend that a budding audiophile pick up as his or her first serious source component for less than $1000? Explain.

What would you recommend that a budding audiophile pick up as his or her first serious source component for less than $1000? Explain.
A turntable
15% (29 votes)
A disc player
36% (71 votes)
A music server/computer
34% (67 votes)
An iPod
6% (12 votes)
Other
10% (20 votes)
Total votes: 199
Dave in Dallas  |  Sep 15, 2008  |  First Published: Dec 31, 1969  |  184 comments

Dave in Dallas says, "Ask your readers to recommend a product within a specified price range they would buy today and why they would consider that product."<P>So, here goes: What speaker would you recommend to someone for up to $1000/pair&#151;and not a penny more?

What speaker would you recommend to someone for up to $1000/pair&#151;and not a penny more?
Here it is
76% (226 votes)
Don't have one
24% (71 votes)
Total votes: 297
Mike Molinaro  |  Sep 07, 2008  |  First Published: Dec 31, 1969  |  56 comments

Reader Mike Molinaro asks: "Although not 'Audiophile Approved' or PC, what is your favorite greatest hits compilation?"

What is your favorite greatest hits compilation?
Here it is
81% (55 votes)
What, you've got to be kidding!
19% (13 votes)
Total votes: 68
Stereophile  |  Sep 07, 2008  |  First Published: Dec 31, 1969  |  0 comments

We get suggestions all the time for products you'd like us to cover, but is there a particular product that <I>Stereophile</I> should <I>not</I> review?

Is there a particular product that <I>Stereophile</I> should <I>not</I> review?
Yeah, don't you dare review . . .
0% (0 votes)
Nah, you can review anything you want
0% (0 votes)
Total votes: 0

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