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Stereophile  |  Jun 15, 1998  |  0 comments

With the single-ended triode resurgence of recent years causing much debate about tubes vs. transistors, what has been your experience?

What type of amplifier technology do you prefer?
Solid-State
48% (93 votes)
Tube (non-single-ended triode)
23% (45 votes)
Tube (single-ended triode)
16% (30 votes)
Combination/hybrid
7% (13 votes)
Other (please explain)
6% (12 votes)
Total votes: 193
Wes Phillips  |  Jun 12, 1998  |  0 comments
Audiophiles with budget restrictions (most of us, I imagine) could be forgiven for feeling we're afterthoughts to most manufacturers. Even though we probably keep many companies in business by buying their "entry-" or mid-level products, we're always hearing about products designed "without compromise." Waiter, could you bring the reality check, please?
Jon Iverson  |  Jun 10, 1998  |  0 comments
On Wednesday evening, June 10, The Academy Advancing High Performance Audio & Video held its 1998 Golden Note Awards at the Marina Del Rey Ritz-Carlton. Following an address by John Hoskins of the Advantage Performance Group, a sales consulting firm, the amiable awards ceremony was MC'd by Paradigm's own stand-up comedian, Rob Sample. AAHPAV's ceaselessly energetic Chairperson Sue Regan assisted in the presentations, as did Academy President Joe Picirilli. And the hard-working winners (drum roll, please) are . . .
Stereophile  |  Jun 07, 1998  |  145 comments

With the proposed DVD-Audio format comes the opportunity for multiple channels of high-quality sound. But would you even consider adding more speakers to your two-channel system?

Do you want surround-sound in your audio system?
I want it now!
12% (35 votes)
Sounds like a good idea
14% (40 votes)
I'll wait and see
30% (89 votes)
Not so interested
28% (84 votes)
Never!
16% (47 votes)
Total votes: 295
Stereophile Staff  |  Jun 07, 1998  |  0 comments
Hundreds of manufacturers will be demonstrating state-of-the-art audio products at HI-FI '98---some of which have never before been seen by the public. Here is the last installment of announcements:
Jon Iverson  |  Jun 07, 1998  |  0 comments
Both Sonic Frontiers Inc. and The Lenbrook Group of Ontario, Canada stated June 5th that they will not be proceeding with a deal announced earlier.
Barry Willis  |  Jun 06, 1998  |  0 comments
On June 7, CDnow, the world's top online music retailer, announced that it had acquired superSonicBOOM, an Internet custom-compilation disc business. The acquisition gives CDnow the ability to offer its customers custom discs as well as catalog product, said Jason Olim, CDnow President and CEO.

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