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Do exotic parts matter in audio? 0

Posted 1 year ago

We've all heard of film caps costing upwards of a hundred dollars and gold plated connectors more expensive than diamond rings. Why don't manufacturers use them more? Are they simply hokum or real?

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The inner workings of an amp 3

Posted 1 year ago

Ever wonder what's inside an amplifier that makes it work? Or how a balanced cable rejects noise but not signal? Paul shares with us a simple explanation of how all this happens.

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Negative feedback in audio 7

Posted 1 year ago

What is negative feedback? How does it work and what does it do the sound quality of audio, especially in a high end system? Learn the inner working of negative feedback in language you'll understand

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Does simple sound better? 0

Posted 1 year ago

A common audio belief is that the simplest signal path sounds the best and therefore when you peek inside a component and see a ton of parts, it's probably not going to be a pure audio piece. Paul helps us break down this mystery into understandable terms.

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The art of component matching 2

Posted 1 year ago

We're told to match a bright amplifier with a dark preamplifier for best component matching. But is that right? Is that the best way to achieve true high fidelity?

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How can CD transports sound different? 1

Posted 1 year ago

Is there any truth in the idea that CD transports from the cheapest to the most expensive sound different? How can that be true when all the disc reader's sending is identical 1s and 0s of digital audio? They don't have a sound to them.

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What’s it take to be an audio salesperson? 0

Posted 1 year ago

Good audio sales people are a rare breed. What's it take to be among the best in the business? How does someone get started in the field and what should they look for in a dealer to get started?

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Are more powerful amplifiers necessary? 4

Posted 1 year ago

There's a common misconception that bigger more powerful amplifiers play louder. Find out the truth behind this audio myth and why bigger amps are preferred over smaller ones. And it isn't because they play louder.

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What’s going to happen to Music Room One? 4

Posted 1 year ago

PS Audio is moving and along with it the world famous Music Room One with its Infinity IRSV loudspeakers. Nearly a million viewers have watched the installation of these speakers in this magnificent room. What's going to happen now?

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Is it ok to buy used audio equipment? 1

Posted 1 year ago

We're all on some sort of financial budget. Is it ok to buy used and if so, what products come first? Is there a guide to purchasing and assembling a first-time system?

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Why do people equate high-end and snake oil? 8

Posted 1 year ago

It's not uncommon for people who have never experienced a high-end audio system to not only poo poo it, but to get downright angry and call it snake oil. How can a music system engender such emotions?

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Mixing two channel and home theater 6

Posted 1 year ago

Is it possible to build state of the art mixed media rooms or should two-channel and home theater go their separate ways with individual systems and even separate rooms?

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How to maximize system synergy 1

Posted 1 year ago

If you have a combination of old and new equipment is it possible to mix and match for best performance and synergy? Or, should you stick with one manufacturer's vision of what's best?

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Is high resolution audio superior? 3

Posted 1 year ago

High resolution audio is supposed to sound significantly better than standard 44.1 CDs, but does it? And if so, how much and why? Paul tackles this gnarly subject with a few insights and a way to perhaps understand it better.

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AXPONA 2018 7

Posted 1 year ago

Come visit the AXPONA 2018 show with PS Audio's Paul McGowan. Here's a chance to walk the halls with him and meet the folks he knows and get the inside scoop on products and people at North America's biggest show.

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Why aren’t class D amps better liked? 4

Posted 1 year ago

Class D amplifiers have been around for many decades yet they haven't gotten much of a following in the high-end community. In fact, they are sometimes downright hated. Why is that?

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What are the ethics of buying stereo? 11

Posted 1 year ago

Is it ethical to spend time at your local stereo dealer and then buy online at a lower price? This question is at the core of the situation dealers and customers find themselves in today and you might be surprised at Paul's answer.

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What’s the perfect chair height for audio? 2

Posted 1 year ago

We don't typically listen to stereo standing up, so how important is the chair and its height in a high end audio setup? Paul tackles this interesting question with an answer that might surprise you.

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What’s the sweet spot for an amplifier? 1

Posted 1 year ago

Is there are perfect volume setting designers strive for when designing a power amplifier? This customer finds that a lower volume setting doesn't sound as good as higher levels and he wonders why.

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Can you get higher value with used equipment? 2

Posted 1 year ago

When you're on a limited hifi budget can you do better by investing your money in used equipment rather than new? This is an important question because new keeps up with technology while the older used equipment may or may not.

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Tour PS Audio’s new building 11

Posted 1 year ago

PS Audio is moving! Our new facility is nearly three times the size of our existing building and we're finally getting the room we need to continue the company's growth as well as enter into the speaker building business. Everything built in Boulder and here's your chance to see the new building before construction begins.

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