When measurements take a backseat

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As engineers, we always start a new design with the best of intentions. We’re hell-bent on making sure our new creations perform to their best. One of the ways we do that is by measurement which always precedes listening.

When PS Audio’s analog engineer Daren Myers set out to design the new Stellar Phono Preamplifier his first stop was the measurement suite in PS Audio’s lab. “Extremely low distortion? Check. Vanishingly low noise? Check.” Then, it’s on to the music room to see how all that fine measuring equipment sounds. And that’s sometimes where confident hopes turn to disappointed scowls.

If you’d like to get in on the design process with a first-hand view, watch this short 2-minute video we put together of Darren explaining his journey from hope, to failure, to success. It’ll be worth the few moments it takes to get the inside scoop on this new product that’s sure to set the high-end audio world buzzing.