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The IRSV 2

Posted 1 year ago

PS Audio's moved into new digs and we follow the progress of building their new home for the Infinity IRS V loudspeaker. This is part 1 in a series showing the construction of this new sound room. Learn all the details of building a sound room from scratch.

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What’s inside a high end power cable? 8

Posted 1 year ago

There's already enough controversy over power cable quality vs. sound quality and now this question has Paul explaining not only why power cables can make a difference but their actual construction and discovery.

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Does audio equipment need rest? 3

Posted 1 year ago

Our stereo components work hard on our behalf creating music. Is it necessary or desired to let them rest and get their strength back after a weekend off?

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Can PA speakers be high-end? 2

Posted 1 year ago

PA speakers are used in some of the best concerts in the world. So, can they also be high-end and used to reproduce quality audio in the home or a club?

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Horizontal or vertical bi-amping? 2

Posted 1 year ago

What are the differences between horizontal and vertical bi-amping and why would someone choose one over the other? Are there best practices when it comes to bi-amping in different directions?

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Are audiophiles stoners? 9

Posted 1 year ago

It seems to this viewer by the descriptions of sound he reads that most audiophiles surely must be whacked out on pot. Is it true or is that just a myth?

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Point source or line source speakers? 1

Posted 1 year ago

There are many different types of loudspeakers on the market but of all the types the two main speaker configurations attempt to be either a line source or a point source. Increasingly concert venues have turned to line sources. Why?

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Why aren’t there more dual mono preamps? 3

Posted 1 year ago

We're certainly familiar with the superiority of dual mono power amplification, so why doesn't the same apply to preamplifiers? This viewer doesn't see any on the market and wonders why.

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Can an over damped room sound good? 0

Posted 1 year ago

Our rooms are as important to a good reproduction of sound as our equipment. So if the proper room treatment is not to over damp it, sucking the life from the room, how come this fellow's stereo system bucks that rule?

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Upgrade speakers or amplifiers first? 1

Posted 1 year ago

Here's yet another view on this often asked questions. Paul shares new insight into why he thinks what's really needed here isn't new equipment but rather a new approach to set up.

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How important is the speaker cabinet? 0

Posted 1 year ago

Some speaker cabinets weigh hundreds of pounds and are made from solid billet aluminum and an internal structure, like YG Acoustics and Magico. Is this kind of cabinet beneficial or overkill?

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The truth behind amplifier power 0

Posted 1 year ago

Big amps, small amps, which is best for great sound and why? We revisit this topic to shed new light on a question that keeps some of us up at night.

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How to make Class D sound better 1

Posted 1 year ago

Class D amplifiers can be among the best and worst sounding amplifiers made. What makes the difference in sound quality between these two extremes?

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What speakers have resolving power? 4

Posted 1 year ago

Paul's spoken about the amazing resolving abilities of the Infinity IRSV but most people will neither get to hear a pair nor be able to own one. What other speakers have this ability and are any affordable?

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What is a transmission line speaker? 3

Posted 1 year ago

There is a sealed box and ported design speakers and then there's a rare type we don't often hear of anymore called a transmission line. What exactly is this design?

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How do you relate loudness to SPL? 8

Posted 1 year ago

We hear about system loudness in these videos and read about it in stereo magazines but can you define for me what that actually means in SPL? And Paul gets into another riff on compressed audio. Be warned.

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How important is clean power? 0

Posted 1 year ago

Clean power is said to be critical to the performance of high-end audio equipment, yet is that so? Power expert Paul McGowan gives us a slightly different viewpoint on the subject, one that's going to be surprising to many.

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