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Posted 2 days ago

Everyone has different hearing, different ears, different tastes. How is it possible for one designer, one mastering engineer, one mixing engineer to make music that please every one?

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Improving the feeling of being there 0

Posted 4 days ago

As hard as we might try to reproduce the sound of live musicians in the room with our stereo systems, this viewer has another idea of how to make music sound more live in his home.

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Posted 6 days ago

With only so much money at his disposal, and unwilling to suffer the wrath of spousal backlash, what's this audiophile supposed to do? Paul helps him make a decision.

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How to achieve live sound 1

Posted 1 week ago

After listening to a very expensive stereo system this viewer wants the same in his home but on a budget. Is it possible? Why do you have to pay so much money for a live sound at home? Or, do you?

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Posted 1 week ago

Why do audiophiles purchase and use such crazy sounding accessories like spikes, shoes, and yoga blocks? Is it real or an expensive joke?

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Hating Bose speakers 6

Posted 1 week ago

Bose speakers certainly are well known around the world. What does PS Audio CEO Paul McGowan think of them? Rumor is he hates their sound.

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Identifying the weak link in your system 6

Posted 2 weeks ago

Our systems are only as good as the weakest link in the chain, so how do you identify which component that is? Further, how do you figure out what to replace it with on a tight budget?

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Do DAC measurements matter? 4

Posted 2 weeks ago

Different websites and so called experts will argue all day long that cheap well measuring DACs sound the same as more expensive ones, but is that true?

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Do amplifiers push or pull power? 4

Posted 3 weeks ago

A power amplifier cannot deliver power to a speaker without being asked by the speaker, which brings up the question from this person of whether power is pushed in or pulled out.

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Do cheap amps sound different than expensive ones? 3

Posted 3 weeks ago

There's an ongoing debate between the people who cannot or will not recognize differences in amplifier designs and those that accept those differences. Paul jumps right into the middle of the debate and touches on the divide in our country and fake news too.

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Monoblocks or biamping? 0

Posted 3 weeks ago

What's the difference between vertical and horizontal biamplification? Paul explains in detail the two disciplines and helps this person with some of his terminology.

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