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What to do about vintage audio 3

Posted 1 year ago

We love our older gear, the ones with the big VU meters, the cool knobs and audio connectors we've held onto for so long. When's the best time to consider moving it on, repairing it, restoring it, or just going with new kit?

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Balanced vs. unbalanced audio 2

Posted 1 year ago

Which is the better interconnect for home audio systems? Balanced XLR or unbalanced RCA? Paul voices his opinion and explains the differences between the two and their reason for existence. Have a question you'd like Paul to answer for you? Go to https://www.psaudio.com/ask-paul/ and post it.

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The difference between two monster speakers 2

Posted 1 year ago

Two of the greatest loudspeakers ever built are the Infinity IRS V and its successor, the Genesis 1, both designed by the legendary Arnie Nudell. What are the differences between these two monster speakers?

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How to easily setup a subwoofer 4

Posted 1 year ago

Setting up a subwoofer in a high-end system can be darned tricky. Is there an easy and quick way to get it right, first time, every time? You bet there is and leave it to Paul to explain how

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Why do caps sound different? 1

Posted 1 year ago

When audio signals pass through a capacitor they sound different depending on which kind of capacitor is in use. Why? And, for that matter, what is a capacitor and how does it work?

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Class D amps for regenerators? 0

Posted 1 year ago

PS Audio makes world famous AC regenerators called Power Plants that deliver perfect new AC power to improve system performance. These are based on class A/B amplifier technology. Why not use the more efficient Class D?

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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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