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 the system or the recording more important?

We can invest a ton of energy and money into a high-end audio system only to discover not all recordings are the best sounding.

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Can subwoofers be built in?

What are the limitations for building powered subwoofers into loudspeakers?

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Are preamps or power amps more important?

When building a system with limited funds which is more important to invest in?

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AC wiring tips for audio

What’s it take to properly wire AC power for high-end audio systems?

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Will Octave Records use recording gimmicks?

Recording studios are notorious for using autotune, flangers, tons of bells and whistles in an attempt to making good recordings. How about Octace records?

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Why square waves are important in audio

We listen only to sinewaves yet square waves are important in the design of audio equipment. Paul explains why.

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Why so few female audiophiles?

High-end audio seems an entirely male endeavor yet so many women love music and are excellent listeners. Why the disparity?

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When to change vacuum tubes

Vacuum tubes have only so much life in them as they slowly get mellow with age. Here’s how to know if it’s time to change them.

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Why stereo systems sound different at night

It should be no surprise to those that listen that their stereo systems sound different at night than during the day. Here’s why.

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VU meters on preamps

We’ve seen meters on power amps, but preamps? Do they make sense there?

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Voltage and current explained

Voltage is loudness but what is current? Paul helps us understand the difference between the two.

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Voicing PS Audio electronics

What kind of system is used to voice the products designed by PS Audio?

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Power loss through speaker crossovers

Do loudspeaker crossovers have a power loss and, if so, by how much?

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Phono cartridge aging

Vinyl record turntable phono cartridges are mechanical devices. As such, do they age?

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Perfect audio systems

Are there any perfect audio systems and, if so, do you find yourself still wanting more?

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Is there a better digital audio format?

Digital audio has used somewhat the same format for nearly 40 years, is there something better on the horizon?

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Do SMT parts sound worse than through hole?

Surface mount technology is everywhere in audio systems, but does it sound good or is through hole better?

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Do all recordings have a proper soundstage?

Why do some recordings sound correct after following Paul’s The Audiophile’s Guide while others do not?

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Why sound comes from behind the speakers

It’s counterintuitive that sound produce from the front of the speaker should sound as if it were actually behind. Paul explains why.

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PS Audio’s online radio stations

PS Audio is starting a series of free radio stations to get music into their community. Find out more.

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Why tube amps don’t have balanced inputs

If you haven’t noticed, most tube amplifiers do not have a balanced input. Paul helps us understand why.

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Tips for beginning audio designs

If you want to start designing your own audio equipment, here are a few tips to get started.

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Are surround speakers necessary?

We don’t often hear the surround speakers working when we watch movies. Are they necessary?

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Why preamps have high outputs

Preamps often output as much as 20 volts rms. But, power amps cannot handle more than about 2 volts. Paul helps us understand.

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Above the limits of human hearing

Why do so many pieces of high-end audio exceed the limits of human hearing? Paul helps us understand.

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How to position speakers

It is assumed an equilateral triangle is required, but Paul helps us understand why that’s not always the case.

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