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. Subscribe through your phone's podcast app and get the latest each day. And please, leave us a rating so others will join in.
When PS Audio sets out to design then build and market new products is the first step in that process to gather together the competition? Do we try to keep up with the other manufacturers? The answers might surprise those unfamiliar with PS Audio.
Our snake oil award goes to this video but its content might just surprise you. Some will be horrified, while others may cheer. Paul talks about optical cleaning products for CDs.
The days of graphic equalizers and bass and treble controls on equipment have long since been replaced by better equipment that no longer needs these crutches. So, is there a place for them in today’s world? Yes, and you might be surprised at what Paul has in mind.
Wouldn’t it be easier for PS Audio and other manufacturers of high-performance stereo gear to look inside their competition and steal their secrets? Why don’t more manufacturers do it?
Can you take an amplifier rated for low wattages, like 30 watts, and use it effectively to power a speaker with a maximum input rating of 100 watts?
Why do the ratings on the rear panel of amplifiers rarely match what their claimed output power ratings are? Is it possible to produce more watts at the speaker than the wall power can provide?
Some preamp manufacturers insist their use of an inverted output is the right way to go and any products that do not invert are simply not as good. Is that true?
If the goal of high-performance audio is to do as little harm as possible, wouldn’t it make sense to have as few components in the signal path as possible? Makes sense, but Paul explains why that just might be flawed logic.
What types of speakers crossovers are best to use? A 2-way or 3-way crossover? Paul tackles this intriguing question, one that has plagued speaker designers for decades
Many receivers can accept SACD DSD files over HDMI but why can’t high-performance DACs? Are there any that do and if a low-cost mass-market receiver can play DSD files from SACD why not a high-end product like from PS Audio?