PS Audio founder and CEO, Paul McGowan, writes a daily blog: short, informative, fun, often controversial, but always interesting. Subjects range from personal stories, how to setup your system, news of the day, streaming, vinyl, tubes, transistors, loudspeakers, holographic imaging and more. Kind of like the Car Talk of audio. Not much is sacred, and there’s rarely a mention of our own products.

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On and off again

Paul McGowan

When I am mixing a new track of music at Octave Studio I am moving between two distinctly different means of listening: a full aspen FR30 system and a pair...

The reverse effect

Paul McGowan

We jump up and down enough about proof. This doesn't match up for me, so prove it! In other words, since it doesn't match my version of reality then it...

One way but not the other

Paul McGowan

It's easy to demonstrate our ability to digitally capture the sound of vinyl but we cannot do that in reverse. In other words, if you capture the output of your...

One extra day

Paul McGowan

Every four years, the calendar gifts us with an extra day—February 29th. It's a quirk of our timekeeping, a leap into a day that's both a rarity and an opportunity....

Amplifying our emotions

Paul McGowan

Music that resonates with us generates emotional connection regardless of how it is reproduced.  It doesn't matter to me if I am in the car, listening on earbuds, or live....


Paul McGowan

Seems to me most of us have one source of music we value more than the others. Some of us are turntable centric and have a digital system as number...