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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Favorite music

Paul McGowan

Back in the 1970s, when Terri and I were rock and roll DJs in Santa Maria, California, the radio station's phone lines were continually abuzz asking us to play their favorites:...

Are we getting closer?

Paul McGowan

Back in the prehistoric past of digital audio everything mattered. A lot. How you ripped a CD, how you transferred the data, how you stored the data, and how you...


Paul McGowan

What's essential in your music reproduction system? One view is everything. If you didn't have what you have you wouldn't get the same results. Hard to argue with. Another view...

Dynamic contrasts

Paul McGowan

In our quest for perfection we like to have the maximum dynamic range, lowest THD and noise. But, how much matters? We've discussed before that the impacts of low distortion...


Paul McGowan

The chassis of our equipment is typically all we interact with. It's what we see, touch, and feel. Other than holding the circuit boards and input and output connectors in place,...


Paul McGowan

The beautiful summers we are blessed with here in Colorado are near perfect. Warm days, cool evenings, with sweet air and low humidity. Everything's just about perfect until you hear that irritating...