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Stereophile  |  Nov 12, 2007  |  77 comments

Several recordings have been released over and over in a variety of formats and special editions (<I>Kind of Blue</I> is but one example). Which recording do you have the most versions of?

Which recording do you have the most versions of?
Here it is
93% (143 votes)
Only have one of everything
7% (11 votes)
Total votes: 154
Stereophile  |  Nov 04, 2007  |  123 comments

It's been several decades now since the tube <I>vs</I> solid-state debate began, with no end in site. Now we have some digital (PWM or class-D) contenders. What technology is your main amplifier? What brand and model is it and why did you choose it?

What technology is your main amplifier? What brand and model is it and why did you choose it?
Solid-State
70% (182 votes)
Tube
21% (55 votes)
Digital/PWM/class-D
5% (13 votes)
Hybrid
3% (8 votes)
Other
1% (3 votes)
Total votes: 261
Stereophile  |  Oct 28, 2007  |  44 comments

The classic audiophile "pose" is sitting still in a chair, probably with eyes shut, and perhaps a toe tapping. But some music demands that you leave your seat and dance. Do you often get up and move when your audio system is playing?

Do you often get up and move to the music when your audio system is playing?
All the time
18% (20 votes)
Sometimes
41% (45 votes)
Rarely
22% (24 votes)
Never
16% (18 votes)
I'm an international air guitar champ!
3% (3 votes)
Total votes: 110
Stereophile  |  Oct 21, 2007  |  57 comments

Some folks proclaim that the iPod will be the death of high-end audio, while others claim that it will bring new generations into the fold. Are the numbers of audiophiles increasing or decreasing? Why?

Are the numbers of audiophiles increasing or decreasing? Why?
Going way up
24% (30 votes)
Going up
8% (10 votes)
Slight lift
6% (8 votes)
Staying the same
12% (15 votes)
Slight dip
5% (6 votes)
Going down
24% (30 votes)
Going way down
21% (26 votes)
Total votes: 125
Stereophile  |  Oct 14, 2007  |  30 comments

Sure, anyone can design a cost-no-object product. But it's the big bang-for-the-buck components that often demonstrate real talent. What's your choice for best budget component of the year?

What's your choice for best budget component of the year?
Here it is
84% (37 votes)
Don't have one
16% (7 votes)
Total votes: 44
Stephen Mejias  |  Oct 07, 2007  |  0 comments

iTunes continues to flourish, the major labels have been struggling to reinvent themselves, and CD sales keep stalling. What do you think about Radiohead's business model of allowing fans to decide how much they should spend on the band's new CD, <I>In Rainbows</I>?

What do you think about Radiohead's business model of allowing fans to decide how much they should spend on the band's new CD, <I>In Rainbows</I>?
Love it, it's the way all CDs should be sold
65% (61 votes)
Who's Radiohead?
24% (23 votes)
Don't care, the music industry is dead anyhow
11% (10 votes)
Total votes: 94
Stereophile  |  Sep 30, 2007  |  50 comments

The October issue of <I>Stereophile</I> brings with it the magazine's annual Recommended Components list with over 500 entries. What is your number-one recommended component right now? Why?

What is your number-one recommended component right now? Why?
Here it is
90% (62 votes)
Don't have one
10% (7 votes)
Total votes: 69
Stereophile  |  Sep 23, 2007  |  0 comments

Some combinations work and some don't. How about music and food? Do you eat food while you listen? If so, what is the perfect food/music combination?

Do you eat food while you listen? If so, what is the perfect food/music combination?
Never eat food while listening
51% (35 votes)
I've eaten and listened
49% (33 votes)
Total votes: 68
Stereophile  |  Sep 16, 2007  |  53 comments

Some say the first step in getting good sound is picking the right room for the system. Others find ways for a system to work in almost any environment. Which has a greater effect in the sound: the speakers or the room? Why?

Which has a greater effect in the sound: the speakers or the room? Why?
Speakers
40% (51 votes)
Room
32% (41 votes)
Equal
24% (31 votes)
Neither
4% (5 votes)
Total votes: 128
Stereophile  |  Sep 09, 2007  |  38 comments

<A href="http://www.stereophile.com/audiophilesocieties/">Audio clubs</a> have been doing well the last few years, with new ones appearing every so often. Would you attend an audio club get-together if there were one nearby? Why or why not?

Would you attend an audio club get-together if there were one nearby? Why or why not?
Yes, I already have
19% (16 votes)
Yes, will soon
1% (1 vote)
Yes, but there is not one nearby
41% (34 votes)
No, have no interest
17% (14 votes)
Maybe . . .
22% (18 votes)
Total votes: 83

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