Ohm's Law Podcast

Everything you ever wanted to know about audio, music and its reproduction is here. PS Audio co-founder and CEO Paul McGowan shares his more than 40 years of high-end audio experience, stories, interviews, and hilarious tales in this one-of-a-kind podcast. Ohm's Law is produced by PS Audio and presented ad-free for the community.
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Different audio systems for different needs

Is it possible to have one system for both serious listening and background music?

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Can speakers be too resolving?

Highly resolving speakers make apparent everything good and bad in a recording.

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Best way to control audio gain

Amplifiers have a fixed gain and level changes are handled by the preamplifier. Is this the best way?

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Are audio reviews and tests valid?

We hear from reviewers and measurementists about the quality and sound potential of equipment, but which ones should we pay attention to?

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ADCs vs DACs

DACs have improved over the years, but what about ADCs?

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ADCs vs DACs

DACs have improved over the years, but what about ADCs?

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A tour of PS Audio's Music Room II

Join us in learning about PS Audio's Music Room II

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Why you cannot mix DSD

DSD is the ultimate format for recording but it has its drawbacks. Paul explains why.

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Why speaker manufacturers ignore rooms

Why speaker manufacturers rarely take the room into account.

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Why SACD is encrypted

SACD is a great format of optical disc but with one flaw. Its layer containing the master DSD file cannot be accessed by outside DACs. It remains locked by a unique encryption code. Find out why.

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Vintage or new speakers?

Given the incredibly low prices for used loudspeakers is it better to buy vintage or go with new?

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Understanding voltage, current and wattage in amps

We so often get confused about all the engineering terms used to explain how amps, watts, impedance, and voltage play a part in powering a speaker. Paul helps us understand in simple terms.

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The problem with Audiophile music

Purist recording labels like PS Audio's Octave Records have a reputation for a narrow class of music. Paul explains why stars like Stevie Wonder have yet to record with us.

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Subs and satellite speakers

Is it best to setup a sub sat stereo system or would you be better off with full range speakers?

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Soundbars for home theater

Does PS Audio's Paul McGowan approve of soundbars for home theater? The answer may surprise you.

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Precisely measuring speaker distance

How important is it to precisely measure speakers and their distances?

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Measurements vs. Listening

This age old question is back, but in this video Paul offers a fresh middle of the road perspective.

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Matching subwoofer power to amp power

If the main power amplifier has a gain of a few hundred watts, is it alright to pair with a subwoofer many times more powerful?

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How to select preamp gain

How to set the appropritae gain level on your preamplifier.

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How to let people down gently

If a friend asks how their stereo system is sounding how do you reply, especially if you don't like it? Paul helps us with a few gentle hints.

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Front of the house home speakers

Are FOH speakers audiophile ready and approved?

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FM interference with stereo systems

If you add an FM tuner to your stereo system should you worry about RF interference?

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Determining speaker placement

Paul helps us understand how to determine speaker placement.

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Impedance matching and cables

How much does impedance matter in cables? Find out the truth.

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Subwoofers and headroom

Does adding a subwoofer increase system headroom? Find out the facts.

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Balanced audio and SET amps

Balanced inputs and SET amplifiers.

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