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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Pulling the plug

Paul McGowan

In the early days of separates I cannot remember one amp, preamp, or turntable that had a removable power cord. In fact, they all had a lamp cord with a...

Historical progress

Paul McGowan

For many years every preamplifier on the market was capacitor coupled, input to output. Power amps were universally input capacitor coupled, some were even cap coupled at their outputs. That...

For the price of a component

Paul McGowan

I have recently had one of the most extraordinary unexpected experiences of my life.  When our loudspeaker designer, Chris Brunhaver, invited me to finally hear the production ready version of our newest...

Lifestyle stereo

Paul McGowan

When it comes to accelerating from 0-60 my electric car will whoop the pants off nearly every slick looking, fire breathing, gasoline "sports" car made. It just doesn't look like it...

Starting point

Paul McGowan

I don't think I have ever seen or heard of anyone simply up and deciding to assemble a high-end audio system out of the blue. I mean, have you? It sounds...

You cannot outrun progress

Paul McGowan

Over the past 50 years I have learned an incredible amount about engineering, running a business and building great audio equipment. I think of it like a journey. How did...