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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Depth Perspective

Paul McGowan

Just for a moment, take in the beauty of Zeljko Kozomara’s gorgeous photo of Canada’s Lake Ohara in the Yoho National Park. Given all the depth and area captured in this stunning...

This is a must

Paul McGowan

One of the reasons we built Octave Records is to feed our addiction for new music. How else would we get these remarkable new recordings of great music if we...

Lying specs

Paul McGowan

I received an email from a reader on a rant about lying specs. How manufacturers simply lie about the performance of their products. In calming the person down by explaining...

Getting started

Paul McGowan

We all want better sound but where do you start if you're not getting all you hope for? If imaging or tonal balance is off, do you work with the...

Careful on the input

Paul McGowan

One of the ways we designers make good sounding amplifiers is to lightly limit the input frequency while at the same time extending its high-frequency response. That's something that might...

Out of balance

Paul McGowan

When something is out of balance we often blame what stands out most. For example, if music sounds overly bright we naturally pin the blame on that area of frequencies....