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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I couldn't resist

Paul McGowan

Here's a statement from a viewer on our YouTube channel. "Virtually every single scientific analysis of premium cables versus average cables has shown that there is no measurable difference. Certainly...

Same but different

Paul McGowan

When Stan and I started PS Audio back in 1974 we consisted of nothing more than the two of us. No employees, no helpers, nada. And aside from hand building...


Paul McGowan

It's very human of us to want to find consensus.  This is one of the reasons you and I are here. We're both interested in music and its quality reproduction....

How old are you?

Paul McGowan

I seemed to have stopped aging between my 45th and 50th year. Let's call it 45 for discussion purposes. 30 years later, I am still shocked looking in the mirror....


Paul McGowan

One of the reasons we were so excited to launch the aspen line of loudspeakers was a simple problem. Over the past 50 years we've never been able to recommend to...

A matter of perspective

Paul McGowan

At Octave Records our recording, mixing, and mastering process are both praised and criticized. Fortunately, we get pretty universal praise for the final outcome, but how we got there is...