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How do you build your own music server? 3

Posted 2 days ago

Have you ever wanted to set up your own music server? How do you do that? What's necessary? Is it difficult? Turns out it's pretty easy if you take a few tips from our resident expert. Paul helps find some good resources and helps a viewer set up a music server.

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How do you deal with first reflections in the room? 0

Posted 3 days ago

Our rooms are as big (or bigger) problems than the stereo systems within them. How do you deal with the problem of first reflections and, for that matter, just what is a first reflection? Find out all the answers to these critical questions in high-end audio.

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Is it necessary to separate cables from each other? 0

Posted 4 days ago

We are told it is necessary to separate our cables from each other, that it is important they not touch the floor. Is this really true? Join Paul in this fascinating video exploration of cables and the importance of separating them.

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How to build your own speaker towers 2

Posted 5 days ago

One of our viewers wants to build his own set of custom tower speakers using in-wall coaxial speakers from Golden Ear. How should this be done? Join Paul as he helps out in this DIY project.

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Why is there so much snake oil in audio? 3

Posted 1 week ago

We all know there's plenty of false claims, wild claims, and snake oil in high-end audio. But why? And what should one believe about the tweaks, potions, goos and BS sometimes associated with audiophiles? Find out in this latest video.

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How valid are AB comparisons? 0

Posted 1 week ago

What happens when you do AB comparisons? Are they as simple as they seem or are they more complicated? What are the pitfalls to watch out for with AB comparisons?

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Absolute polarity: how important is it? 3

Posted 1 week ago

There have always been great debates about absolute polarity and its importance. Does polarity matter and, if it does, why? Paul tackles some of the thorniest questions in audio today. Join him for the answers.

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Do preamps enhance sound quality? 3

Posted 2 weeks ago

Preamps used to be a necessity in any serious high-end audio system. With the advent of digital audio, this must-have category of product started fading into the shadows as more and more customers went directly from DACs to amps. Was that a good move? Are preamps necessary for the best performance?

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What happens if your upgrade doesn’t work? 1

Posted 2 weeks ago

You make an upgrade of equipment in the hopes of better performance, but what happens if the results are just merely different? What do you do and what changes can you make to improve the situation from a difference to a solid improvement?

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Why did you leave PS Audio for Genesis? 4

Posted 2 weeks ago

PS Audio CEO Paul McGowan left the company he founded in 1990 to build speakers with legendary Arnie Nudell of Infinity. Why did he leave PS Audio in the first place? A heartfelt story, one that's never been made public.

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What happens when you don’t like a system? 4

Posted 2 weeks ago

Someone asks you to evaluate their megabuck system and you don't like the way it sounds. Now what? What does one say in this case? Paul shares with us some great stories along with a bit of advice.

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What are Audiophiles really chasing? 1

Posted 3 weeks ago

It has been said that audiophiles are sometimes obsessive. But, obsessive about what? What is it they are really chasing after and is it possible to get where they hope to go? Paul spends some time discussing his views on what audiophiles are after and shares some personal stories along the way.

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Finding and fixing turntable hum 0

Posted 3 weeks ago

Few things irritate people more than unwanted noises in their stereo system. Like hum, buzz, and hiss. What we'd like is a dead quiet performance so only the music shines through. Turntables are rather notorious when it comes to hum and noise, and Paul shares with us some of the techniques for reducing hum in this short video.

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Why are power amps so difficult to design? 1

Posted 3 weeks ago

We don't read or hear much about power amps. Sexier, newer fangled gear take center stage far more often than the lowly seeming power amplifier that sits in on the floor or rack and just does its job. Yet, power amps have one of the most difficult tasks of any in a music system.

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Tour Japan with Paul 5

Posted 3 weeks ago

Join PS Audio's CEO and founder, Paul McGowan, in Japan as he tours the PS Audio dealers and surveys the state of the high-end audio scene in the land of the rising sun.

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The advantages of an external power supply 1

Posted 3 weeks ago

PS Audio introduced to the world the idea of a larger, external power supply, over 40 years ago. Today, some companies still practice its use in high-end audio equipment. What's the idea behind a bigger external power supply?

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