Has PS Audio changed since Octave Records and Aspen speakers?

July 30, 2022
 by Paul McGowan

7 comments on “Has PS Audio changed since Octave Records and Aspen speakers?”

  1. Good afternoon Paul!
    I know your thoughts about output tubes and output transformers.
    And also, I know how you feel about both of those things.
    But perhaps maybe, after all of the progress you’ve made with both the recordings and the FR-30 speakers, building the perfict all vacuum tube amp and preamp mite change the way you view think and feel about output tubes and output transformers?
    I’m asking because, after all, there are quite a bit achievements that can be made with the output tubes and output transformers.

  2. Paul I was wondering if you ever considered using dual 12″ side firing Subwoofers with biamping capabilities instead of side firing passive radiators and if so why you chose passive radiators? Not that I’m complaining, love the passive radiator design.

    By the way the black is just stunning. My NHTs are high gloss black too.

    1. We did in the earlier models of speakers that also had a midbass coupler on the front. You can’t effectively use side firing woofers for anything over some pretty low frequencies. Our midrange won’t go down low enough to cover those frequencies so, either we add back the midbass coupler or use high-performance 8″ on the front and passives to cover the deep on the side.

      That’s why we chose what we did. It sounds better. Cleaner.

      1. Makes sense. All those 8 inch woofers can handle the midbass, lower midrange as well as the low bass. The passive radiators are there to give support and efficiency of the very low end similar to what a wall corner does for the bass I suspect. Without the need to place the speaker near a corner. Thanks for the explanation.

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