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Using CD players for transports 2

Posted 4 months ago

How much difference does the transport make? That's a question hard for Paul to answer without a whole lot of setup and weaseling around but he finally gets down to the nub of it.

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Design goals for PS speakers 7

Posted 4 months ago

PS Audio's upcoming line of loudspeakers is based on the design concept of Arnie Nudell and Paul McGowan. And, they will be revolutionary rather than evolutionary. What separates their design goals from all other loudspeakers?

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How to connect a computer for music 13

Posted 4 months ago

Connecting a home computer to a stereo system is not the easiest thing to do if you've never done it before. Audio guru Paul helps us understand what we need, how it all fits together and the best way of getting music from digital bits and converting them into audio on our speakers or headphones.

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Wouldn’t the best room be dead? 1

Posted 4 months ago

All rooms are reflective, bouncing sound off walls, ceilings, and floor. But those reflections are unnatural and never existed in the recording in the first place. Wouldn't a totally dead room be better sounding?

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Audio dinosaurs 5

Posted 4 months ago

This customer wants to know "when the f*ck" are you dinosaurs going to get off your collective duffs and design affordable products for real people? A great question for Paul to tackle and, tackle he does.

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Harvey Gizmo Rosenburg 4

Posted 4 months ago

Few characters in high-end audio were as colorful and innovative as the late Harvey "Gizmo" Rosenburg, a man who once offered to chill out the President of the United States by offering him a free stereo system.

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Active vs. passive crossovers 0

Posted 4 months ago

Which is better and why? An active crossover or a passive built-in crossover? And how do each of these two electronic frequency dividing networks actually do their job?

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Adjusting subwoofers on the fly 1

Posted 4 months ago

Sometimes subwoofers are so intrusive it feels like we should be adjusting them for each and every track of music. How do we get around that desire and achieve a proper setup in our home audio systems?

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What to do about vintage audio 3

Posted 4 months 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 4 months 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 4 months 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 4 months 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 4 months 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 4 months 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 4 months 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 4 months 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 4 months 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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Understanding d’appalito speakers 0

Posted 4 months ago

The d'appalito designs are unique in speaker topology and often popular amongst designers. Why do they exist, what do they accomplish, and how do they work?

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What’s the definition of a prefect speaker? 1

Posted 4 months 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 4 months 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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