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Do you consider yourself an audiophile?



Answers % #
Yes 87.00 261
No 13.00 39

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Do you believe tubes or transistors sound better?



Answers % #
tubes 44.67 134
transistors 11.33 34
equally good 44.00 132

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Do you believe digital (CDs) or analog (LPs) sounds better?



Answers % #
digital 19.00 57
analog 53.00 159
equally good 28.00 84

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What is the weakest link in the audio playback chain?



Answers % #
source (CD player, turntable, etc.) 12.67 38
pre-amp/amp 3.00 9
loudspeakers 24.33 73
listening room acoustics 60.00 180

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Do you believe tweaks, cables, power cords, etc., can make a *major* difference?



Answers % #
yes 34.00 102
no 17.00 51
not major, but audible 49.00 147

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How much do you have invested in your primary audio system?



Answers % #
less than $2000 7.00 21
$2000 - $4999 13.67 41
$5000 - $9999 17.00 51
more than $10k 62.33 187

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How often do you buy/sell equipment, upgrade, or make changes to your system?



Answers % #
very frequently, many times a year 14.00 42
frequently, at least once a year 33.33 100
very infrequently, less than once a year 52.67 158

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How much per year do you spend on purchased (not rented or pay-per-view) media including CDs, LPs, DVDs, downloads, etc.?



Answers % #
less than $100 8.00 24
$100 - $249 18.33 55
$250 - $499 28.67 86
more than $500 45.00 135

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