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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Is a Frankenstein Stereo OK?

So many audiophiles assemble Frankenstein systems: components from many different brands. Is this a good or bad thing to do?

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Interconnect cable burn in

Do interconnects actually benefit from burn in? Fact or fiction?

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How can I hear what I am missing

If you don’t know what you’re missing how can you possibly know what to listen for?

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Bi Wire cable length

Does it matter if bi-wiring cables are the same length?

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Does PS Audio have a test track CD?

PS Audio has the ultimate baseline music disc needed by every audiophile.

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Ribbon tweeters

Are ribbon tweeters the best? And if so, why don’t more speaker manufacturers use them?

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Best digital interface

There are many connections on the backs of DACS like TOSLINK and coax and AES/EBU and USB. Which are best to use?

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Truth in speaker reviews

How can we trust loudspeaker reviewers when they all have different rooms and equipment?

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Digital sound enhancement

Is Dirac and other DSP based digital audio enhancements something PS Audio will ever do? What’s the best way to add it?

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Adjustable speaker crossovers

Speakers once had tweeter and midrange controls. Whatever happened to them?

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What skills do audiophile’s require?

Does it take any sort of special skills to become an audiophile?

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Reading 99% True

This viewer sent Paul a wonderfully heartfelt note about his reaction to reading Paul’s memoirs, 99% True. Share with him this wonderful note.

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Are active preamps necessary?

If sources output more signal level than power amplifiers can handle without clipping, why would an active preamp make sense?

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Why high resolution audio?

If loudspeakers can only reproduce 20kHz why is it necessary to have digital audio the goes up to 192kHz?

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To spike or not to spike

When it comes to setting up loudspeakers is it better to use spikes or not?

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Matching DACs to amps

How do you match a DAC to an amplifier for best sonic results?

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Tubes and holographic imaging

If you want to get holographic imaging on your stereo system are tubes the way to go?

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Room acoustics

When this architect wants to design a room, what should he look for in acoustic treatments for best sound quality?

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Good and bad bass

How do you tell the difference between good and bad bass?

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CD direct vs preamplifier

Is it better to have the CD player or DAC go directly into the power amplifier or should there be a preamplifier between?

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Why phase is reversed

Many vacuum tube preamplifiers invert absolute phase at their outputs. Paul explains why.

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Where in the chain is it best to control volume?

In many high-end audio systems there are multiple spots to control volume levels. Where in the chain is it best?

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Setting up speakers in a small room

Small rooms and speakers are not a great combination, but Paul helps us understand what’s the best setup for this problem.

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Listening levels for reviewers

Wouldn’t it be great if audio reviewers listed the levels they played at while reviewing equipment? Maybe not and Paul tells us why.

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Does lossless sound different?

ALAC and FLAC are two lossless audio formats. Do they sound different than uncompressed audio in WAV and AIFF?

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Will Octave Records change PS Audio?

PS Audio has added a state of the art recording facility and record label to its company. Will these changes have an impact on the company’s audio products going forward? You can visit Octave Records at http://www.octaverecords.com

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