PS Audio gets a new website!

While to many it might seem somewhat of a yawn, PS Audio’s new website is a really big deal to us. Two years in the designing and programming, what started out as a 6 month project went way over time and budget. But, in the end, we’re delighted it’s finally finished.

Our original website was on its last legs. It was nearly a decade old and websites, like dogs and cats, don’t normally live that long. As with many technology based products, our website was built over its decade of life with layer upon layer of modifications, updates, and hacks. While from the outside it may have appeared polished and functional, behind the scenes it was more like a patient on life support.

Now, fresh and new, our primary communications tool is built upon a solid platform that hopefully will give us another decade of service.

If you have time to visit we’d be honored. There are still some teething problems with the new site. Think of it as a puppy: ready and raring to go but with much to learn. Over the next weeks, we will be tweaking, tuning, and polishing our new website. Thanks for your patience and support.

All the great features like Copper Magazine, Ask Paul, Paul’s Post, HiFi Family stereo systems, and our forums can be found under the HiFi Family menu.

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Latest Octave Release

At a time in music where history and originality rarely go hand in hand, trumpeter Gabriel Mervine brings both together as never before.

From one of the best jazz quartets in town comes a spectacular Audiophile Master, Say Somethin’ from trumpeter Gabriel Mervine. Without question, one of the best jazz recordings yet made, this wonderful Octave Records release will help set the standard for how an intimate musical session can sound.

Gabriel Mervine’s Say Somethin’ is a musical conversation in the language of jazz. Octave Records and Gabe Mervine put together an extraordinary hour of music, beautifully captured as if the quartet were playing in the intimacy of your living room.

Turn the lights on low, pour the Cabernet, and press play.

Engineered, mastered, and mixed by renowned recordist, Steve Vidaic on some of the best recording equipment in the world, this is one disc you must have in your collection.

Grab a copy of Say Somethin’

Audiophile’s Reference Guide Package

“Hard to imagine that setup alone would have made this much difference. I am shocked. Thank you.”

The reviews are in and folks all over the world are finding new magic in their stereo system all for the price of a book and SACD. The Audiophile’s Reference Guide has been one of the best tweaks those who want the most out of their stereo systems can easily enjoy.

If you’re willing to invest a Saturday afternoon into your stereo system, the Audiophile’s Guide can help you achieve all that is possible with two channels of audio.

The book and its companion CD are available together as an easy-to-grab package by going here

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Copper Magazine

In this issue: Wayne Robins reviews the landmark Bob Dylan – 1970 collection. Ray Chelstowski interviews Jorma Kaukonen. Anne E. Johnson covers the careers of Alicia Keys and Josquin des Prez. Octave Records offers its first jazz release, Gabriel Mervine’s Say Somethin’. Russ Welton contemplates transparency in audio, while Alón Sagee ponders Mount Everest. Adrian Wu takes a deep dive into reel to reel tape. Ken Sander picks up an interesting hitchhiker (his name is Alice). Tom Gibbs covers new music from Mogwai, Tindersticks and The Pretty Reckless.

WL Woodward delves further into the career of John Mayall. Rich Isaacs continues his interview with synthesizer pioneer Dr. Patrick Gleeson and I talk with Andrew Hoffman of Audiophile Archive and Grading Services. Galen Gareis concludes his series on cable design. J.I. Agnew is in the middle of a very big move. Nils Lofgren bounces by John Seetoo and Stuart Marvin celebrates unsung musical hero Nicky Hopkins. Rudy Radelic embraces music streaming. Jay Jay French was there when many live concerts were recorded. Our AV squad encounters a seekerexpensive audio gear, free audio gear and a high-performance driver.

Copper is cost-free, ad-free, and committed to great articles without an attitude.

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Hearing without ears

One of the most beautiful films I have ever watched, one that will simply melt your heart, is the story of Bob Lichtenberg, a deaf Audiophile.

On first glance this seems rather an impossibility, but it’s not. Bob has learned to enjoy music through the touch of his fingers. And not just “kind of listening’, as you might imagine, but discernable listening to the point Bob can tell sonic differences in cables and equipment—something no doubt that must drive the measurements crowd bananas.

The film is beautifully photographed by Christopher Bell for Stereophile Magazine and as I mentioned earlier, it’s as heart warming a story as you will see this year.

This is one you do not want to miss.

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Death of the cassette tape

For those old enough to remember with great fondness the audio cassette tape, it’s perhaps appropriate to take a moment out of our busy lives to honor its inventor, Lou Ottens, who recently died.

In 1962, Ottens, at the time the head of product development for Philips, revolutionized reel to reel tape recorders by inventing the compact cassette. Because of the laborious nature of the reel-to-reel process, Ottens wanted to simplify the process.

The idea was to miniaturize the two reels of tape and place them in a handy all-in-one container. For the model, Ottens cut a block of wood that would fit into the side of his jacket pocket to find an ideal size for the new carrier. The block became the model after which the first portable cassette recorder was made.

Over its many years of life, over 100 billion cassette tapes were sold. 

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