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How do you know nirvana? 4

Posted 1 week ago

We are all searching for that perfect sound, that holy grail of sonic splendor in our systems. How do we know when we've arrived?

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Are separates better than built ins? 3

Posted 1 week ago

Receivers and integrates have been designed as systems so is it true that a separate phono stage from another company can possibly be better than the one built in?

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Should rooms be live or dead? 1

Posted 1 week ago

Reflections in the room can be problematic for stereo systems. Is it better to have a live or dead room to keep these reflections from causing sonic damage?

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Why does music grab our souls? 2

Posted 1 week ago

Music can make us cry, fill us with joy, make us angry or hurt. How does it do that? Why does music reach deep into our souls and communicate with us?

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Add a sub or a preamp? 9

Posted 2 weeks ago

If your system isn't delivering what you hoped for in sound quality should you add a subwoofer or a preamplifier?

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Do we need to rethink stereo? 8

Posted 2 weeks ago

Two channel audio has its flaws and the question is should we scrap it and rethink the entire process of sound reproduction in our homes?

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After choosing speakers, what’s next? 2

Posted 2 weeks ago

You've made your choice in speakers and now it's time to finish the rest of the system. Where do you start and what's the most important piece of equipment next to the speakers?

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How we design loudspeakers Part 4 39

Posted 2 weeks ago

In this, the final video in the series, Paul plays for us the difference between Arnie Nudell's reference pair and the new AN3 we will be taking to the Axpona show in early April 2019. We start with just the midrange and tweeters before moving on to the much easier mid-bass and woofers.

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How we design loudspeakers Part 3 21

Posted 2 weeks ago

Paul shows us the behind the scenes of speaker designs as we unveil the new PS Audio AN3 loudspeakers. These are the very prototypes that will be traveling to Chicago's Axpona show in April so our extended hifi family can get a sonic glimpse of what they can expect when production is finally ready.

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How we design loudspeakers Part 2 12

Posted 3 weeks ago

In part two of our series Paul shows us how the 4-way speaker system that was Arnie Nudell's reference model sounds when broken apart into its 4-elements: tweeter, midrange, mid-bass, and woofer.

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How we design loudspeakers part 1 15

Posted 3 weeks ago

PS Audio has been on the trail of building a line of loudspeakers using the design and sonic principals of Infinity System's founder, the late Arnie Nudell, for years. Now it's time to unveil the system and show our viewers how we built them.

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Car Chat: Naming the new studio 35

Posted 3 weeks ago

As Paul and Gus build their new dream studio and figure out how it's going to interact with musicians, there's a new problem. The name. What shall we call the new studio?

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