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Can a system be too resolving? 3

Posted 2 years ago

We spend so much time getting our stereo systems to have resolving power, the ability to hear tiny nuance and subtle cues. Yet, is there a point where a system can be too resolving? Is that even possible?

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Are vibration dampers worth the money? 1

Posted 2 years ago

Thousands of dollars are spent without hesitation on vibration damping materials, bases, and feet for high-end audio. Is it worth it? Can we hear the difference? And how do you rank their importance in the grand scheme?

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Do separates sound better than integrateds? 2

Posted 2 years ago

Integrated amplifiers have many advantages. Among them, no interconnects to content with, a chance for designers to make sure everything works perfectly with everything else. But if that's true, why separates?

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Why is sound often lost? 1

Posted 2 years ago

We can hear the softest of sounds in a concert hall and the same in some stereo systems when at low volume levels. But not all. Why are some systems more revealing than others?

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How to spend money on stereo 6

Posted 2 years ago

If you're on a budget what's the right place to put your money? Do you spend the most on sources and electronics or loudspeakers? Electronic manufacturer Paul offers his opinion to you.

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Installing a Dedicated Line 3

Posted 2 years ago

AC power is the one thing we want to make sure we get right. It is the foundation of our systems and one of the most important aspects to get right. PS Audio's Scott McGowan takes us on a tour of his home and system and we see how the electrician begins to work on installing a dedicated AC line for the stereo system. This is Part One.

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What happened to audio equalizers? 2

Posted 2 years ago

Back in the 60s and 70s it seemed like there were equalizers on every corner. Every receiver and preamp had one and today you don't see them anymore. What happened?

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Finding a good USB source for audio 8

Posted 2 years ago

Computers delivering music to DACs sound different. Some are better, many are worse, some downright awful. So if bits are bits, how can this be true? Is there a good USB solution to feed a DAC?

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Does it take training to hear high-end? 1

Posted 2 years ago

We're sometimes called golden ears. Often, people believe they haven't the finesse or the training needed to appreciate the subtle nuance and differences afforded high-end audio systems. Paul debunks that myth right now!

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Stereo vs. monoblocks 5

Posted 2 years ago

Are monoblocks better than stereo amplifiers from the same designers? They're certainly more expensive, often twice the price of a stereo. So, what gives with the difference and are they worth twice the price?

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What’s a Noise Harvester? 8

Posted 2 years ago

PS Audio's incredibly small and effective noise harvesting instrument converts damaging line noise into harmless light. How does it work and how effective is it?

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Do exotic parts matter in audio? 0

Posted 2 years 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 2 years 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 2 years 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 2 years 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 2 years 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 2 years 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 2 years 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 2 years 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 2 years 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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