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Are silk plants a secret weapon? 0

Posted 23 hours ago

Every consumer show PS Audio attends this viewer has seen silk plants placed in strategic positions near the speakers. Is this some untold secret for better sound quality?

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Are discretes better than ICs? 0

Posted 2 days ago

Integrated circuit amplifiers have some of the best specifications of any circuits yet they are not the best choice for analog designs. Why is that and what makes them not quite as good as discretes?

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How many drivers should a speaker have? 3

Posted 5 days ago

There's single driver, dual driver, triple driver loudspeakers. But how many drivers are best? If you didn't care about costs how many drivers would make the perfect speaker?

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An explanation of Audiophile terms 8

Posted 1 week ago

Audiophiles have an entire lexicon all their own. Terms like transparency, warmth, and so on define what we hear on a high end system. But, what do those terms actually mean?

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What are PS Audio’s ethics? 8

Posted 1 week ago

Does PS Audio practice the triple bottom line business practice? What are the motivations in the business and how are people treated?

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Is high-end audio for me? 8

Posted 1 week ago

Walking into a famous dealer in New York City this person had hoped to find what they were looking for only to be treated with indifference. Paul helps out as best he can.

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What is an Ohm? 1

Posted 2 weeks ago

We hear the term Ohm a lot when it comes to speakers and power amplifiers but what does it actually mean and how can we use it to help our stereo decisions?

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Do vintage speakers degrade? 11

Posted 2 weeks ago

We know that older stereo equipment gets worse with age and capacitors have to be replaced among other things, but how about speakers? Do they age?

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Can the sweet spot be widened? 7

Posted 3 weeks ago

If your stereo system has a narrow sweet spot what can be done to widen it? Paul helps this viewer get a bigger soundstage and widens the sweet spot.

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What is High-End Audio? 2

Posted 3 weeks ago

What exactly is high end audio and why do we refer to it as such? Is it that the equipment is expensive or that the practitioners are more focused or obsessed?

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