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They work but … 2

Posted 6 years ago

In yesterday’s post Bad StorytellingI got a lot of flame mail suggesting I was being critical of tweaks that work like CD rings, green pens, RainX CD cleaner. I was not. I guess I should take my own advice about storytelling because if that was the message you got out of the post I didn’t […]
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Bad storytelling 8

Posted 6 years ago

Marketing is storytelling - has been forever. We should work hard at telling a good story and when that story is fabricated to explain something we don't understand, that's not helping anyone in our industry.
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Is magic real? 2

Posted 6 years ago

Is magic real? Of course not, but maybe, just maybe our propensity to discover the trick only gets in our way of enjoying the show.
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Harmony 2

Posted 6 years ago

Ever notice how the most popular music in all genre's has harmony? I think we love harmony in music and in every day life.
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Banished 6

Posted 6 years ago

The 200C power amplifier had a few hiccups when it was first introduced - one of them was it could erupt into a ball of fire - and it happened at the worst possible moment.
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Finding your rhythm 3

Posted 6 years ago

Music connects all of humanity together and helps us resonate in harmony with each other. We're a group dedicated to preserving music and making it sound better in our homes. What a great adventure.
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Protection or performance? 3

Posted 6 years ago

When designing a power amplifier there are always tradeoffs between protecting the amplifier and its performance. Whatever you do to protect it probably has some sort of compromise to the sound.
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Leave it on 17

Posted 6 years ago

There seems to be a common misconception that it's better to turn the power to your equipment off when you're not using it when just the opposite is true.
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Who is the customer? 3

Posted 6 years ago

Who do designers target their new products to? The dealers who sell them, the customers that may buy them or themselves?
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Hot sauce 10

Posted 6 years ago

I put hot sauce on my eggs in the morning despite surprised looks from those that think it's weird and share crazy ideas without fear of ridicule. It's good to ignore what other people reject because they can't relate or understand.
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Merry Christmas 5

Posted 6 years ago

Just a note today of cheer and joy. May you and your family have a wonderful Christmas.
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David vs. Goliath 8

Posted 6 years ago

With all the huge companies competing in the consumer electronics industry, how does a smaller company like PS succeed?
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Servo bass 26

Posted 6 years ago

Woofers are an essential element in a true high-end system. I'd be surprised to find any great system without one - yet the best designs of subwoofers aren't being employed.
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The new bad 3

Posted 6 years ago

I keep thinking audio's getting worse but I am wrong! The new bad is pretty good.
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Drop the drum! 12

Posted 6 years ago

A great story harking back to the days of the Chicago CES, an Oracle turntable, the Infinity IRS and Max Townshends great Rock turntable
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Technology brands 12

Posted 6 years ago

There are two basic camps of people when it comes to technology: those interested in new and innovative vs. those that want old and trusted. Which camp are you in?
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Turn the lights off 10

Posted 6 years ago

Power switches were standard on all equipment back in the 1970's until we decided to keep everything warmed up and ready to play and merely turn off the lights. Kept everyone happy.
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Work! 0

Posted 6 years ago

The term work is something I truly dislike - yet I do it 7 days a week and am having fun.
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Commodities 8

Posted 6 years ago

I wonder if it's all bad to see the commoditization of high-end brands. On the one hand it brings good sound toi a lot of people. On the other .....
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Common language 2

Posted 6 years ago

We use terms like transparency, soundstage, depth as if they were always here to describe what we hear. But they are actually relatively new terms that are part of a common language we use and should work to preserve.
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Lighting the fuse 12

Posted 6 years ago

Fuses are the big controversy at the PS forums right now and for good reason. Have you considered upgrading yours?
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What is an Audiophile? 17

Posted 6 years ago

Yesterday's post stirred up a hornet's nest of controversy with some feeling like my post about perfection was meant as a dig at our quest for musical nirvana. Nothing could be further from the truth.
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