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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Paul McGowan

Today's the last day of the Chicago Axpona HiFi show. What a treat it is to meet everyone and share some good times around HiFi and music. The kind words,...

The unseen elephant

Paul McGowan

We often refer to prominent subjects few of us talk about as the unseen elephant in the room. Might I suggest that when it comes to our systems, the unspoken elephant...

Setup Day

Paul McGowan

I am writing this today, April 11th, because tomorrow, the 12th, is day one of the Axpona HiFi show in Chicago. By the time you read this I'll be downstairs...

Changing sound

Paul McGowan

Ever notice how somedays your system sings while other days you're trying to figure out what went wrong? The environment we live in has a far greater influence on our...

Prove it!

Paul McGowan

One of the joys of getting older is harvesting our wealth of experience (often referred to as wisdom but that seems a bit presumptuous). Over the years we've been blessed, bitten,...


Paul McGowan

All creatures telegraph to the world their emotional states. To express happiness a dog wags her tail, a cat purrs, we humans bare our teeth. Whenever someone new has a chance to...