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How to voice audio equipment 7

Posted 1 year ago

Most audio electronics never make it past the engineer's test bench, but not so for a select type of high-end audio products like those from PS Audio. How do we voice electronics? And, why?

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What is signal ground? 4

Posted 1 year ago

How can equipment with only 2-prong plugs have ground? There is no earth ground, right? Paul explains in easy to understand terms all about that mysterious subject, ground.

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Electrostatic speakers and music 2

Posted 1 year ago

Electrostats are great speakers but unforgiving at the same time. Any little misstep in recordings can sound awful on these razor sharp speakers. The good news is when they're playing well-recorded music they are hard to beat. But badly recorded music, even a little bad…

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What’s the definition of a prefect speaker? 1

Posted 1 year ago

It would seem the perfect speaker would be ruler flat, and easy to drive, but is that true? In fact, it may be just the opposite. Let's find out from Paul just what the perfect speaker might look like (or not look like).

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How to tame bad sounding CDs 1

Posted 1 year ago

Is there a way to make bad sounding CDs better and, if there were, how would it impact good sounding CDs? Paul offers his opinions on this interesting subject.

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Paul reveals his home system 5

Posted 1 year ago

We all know about the amazing system in PS Audio's Music Room One, but what type of system does Paul enjoy at home? You might just be surprised by the answer.

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Ceiling speakers vs. floorstanders 3

Posted 1 year ago

Can an in-wall, on-wall, in-ceiling loudspeaker ever have enough bass and compare with that of a floor standing speaker? Learn about Paul's state of the art home theater experiences.

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What happens when music gets complex? 0

Posted 1 year ago

It's easy to understand recording a single instrument but how does equipment handle large orchestral passages? How can we pick out individual instruments from a wall of sound?

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Do DAC volume controls sound best? 3

Posted 1 year ago

Turn the preamp level all the way up and use the DAC for volume control or the opposite? Turns out it all depends on what kind of preamp you have and how much attention was paid to its controls.

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Does low bass cause distortion? 2

Posted 1 year ago

When you see a woofer moving in and out at low bass notes does that action cause distortion? And if so, what kind and how important is it? Paul helps a person make the right choice in speakers.

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Is equipment burn in real? 2

Posted 1 year ago

You've heard that equipment needs burn-in time to sound its best and you've also heard it's the listener burning in not the equipment. What's the truth of the matter and why?

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Musicians and high end audio 1

Posted 1 year ago

Musicians love the sound of their instruments but few among them seem interested in high-end audio. Perhaps that's changing as we learn from Tim in Hackensack New Jersey and Paul helps him find a decent entry-level system.

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Best way to rip CDs 4

Posted 1 year ago

Paul gives us tips on the best format to rip CDs in, why it matters and for those Apple users, what AIFF is and why Bit Perfect is the best $10 you'll ever spend.

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House wiring for high-end audio 8

Posted 1 year ago

Does house wiring matter for sound quality and if so, is it a good idea to use grounded metal conduit? What about dedicated lines for audio quality? Do they matter? Circuit breakers?

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The Bose 901 10

Posted 1 year ago

The Bose 901 loudspeaker is perhaps one of the most famous speakers in the world. What does Paul think about its performance and along the way we get treated to another story.

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Do XLR cables sound different? 4

Posted 1 year ago

When we compare sound quality between a set of Mogami XLR cables and Audioquest WEL silver XLR cables is there a difference to be heard in Music Room One?

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How low bass affects midbass 0

Posted 1 year ago

It is said that subwoofers are double-edged swords, helping and harming the music in our systems. Paul gets down to the truth of the matter in this short video.

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Do audio tweaks really work? 5

Posted 1 year ago

This subject's bound to piss off or delight people so Paul just jumps into the thick of it with both feet. Shun Mooks? Tweaks? Magic audio potions? What's his feelings on the subject and are any in Music Room One?

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