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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What is perfect linear phase?

We hear a lot of technical terms bandied about. Among them, perfect, linear phase. But, what does that actually mean?

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Unexpectedly good sounding systems

Have you ever walked into a high-end listening room with low expectations only to be blown away by what you heard?

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Understanding multiple woofers

Why do some speakers have multiple woofers? What’s their purpose?

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The PS Audio sound

Does PS Audio equipment have a sound? Paul explains what that is.

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The decline of the balance control

Modern high-end audio equipment doesn’t seem to have balance controls anymore. What happened and where did they go?

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The best audio format, ever

Is there an ultimate audio format? Tape? Vinyl? Digital?

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Recapping old amplifiers

If you own vintage audio equipment is it worth it to recap? Often times, the recapping is more expensive than newer audio equipment.

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Push Pull vs Single Ended amplifiers

We hear a lot of technical terms in audio. What is the difference between a complimentary or push-pull amplifier and a single-ended one?

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Mixing and matching positive and negative cables

If expensive speaker cables are important, can you spend your money on just the signal carrying portion of the cable and less on the ground side?

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Matching components for best sound

How do you decide which components in a high-end stereo system should be matched for best sound with any other component?

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Does The Audiophile’s Guide have a CD?

The new Audiophile’s Guide book has a companion SACD that together makes a complete package. Can the SACD be played on a conventional CD player? The answer is yes, but perhaps more important is learning about this incredible new guide for setting up your stereo system.

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Does driver size determine sweet spot size?

Does a bigger speaker cabinet or larger driver have a bigger sweet spot? If you want to learn more, grab a copy of Paul’s new book, The Audiophile’s Guide. https://www.amazon.com/Audiophiles-Guide-Stereo-Paul-McGowan/dp/B08STSRW49/

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Does bi amping change impedance?

If you bi-amplify an 8Ω loudspeaker does that mean its impedance drops in half to 4Ω? If you want to learn more, grab a copy of Paul’s new book, The Audiophile’s Guide. https://www.amazon.com/Audiophiles-Guide-Stereo-Paul-McGowan/dp/B08STSRW49/

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Do Audiophiles look down on home theaters?

2-channel audio aficionados are often accused of being snobs and looking down on multi-channel audio owners. Is it true? If you want to learn more, grab a copy of Paul’s new book The Audiophile’s Guide. https://www.amazon.com/Audiophiles-Guide-Stereo-Paul-McGowan/dp/B08STSRW49/

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Can speakers be placed in series?

If you place two speakers in series, does it work? If you want to learn more, grab a copy of Paul’s new book, The Audiophile’s Guide. https://www.amazon.com/Audiophiles-Guide-Stereo-Paul-McGowan/dp/B08STSRW49/

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Why isn’t surround sound more popular with Audiophiles?

The world of high-end audio is traditionally centered around 2-channels of sound. Why not add more channels and enjoy the wonders of surround sound? If you want to learn more, grab a copy of Paul’s new book, The Audiophile’s Guide. https://www.amazon.com/Audiophiles-Guide-Stereo-Paul-McGowan/dp/B08STSRW49/

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Seperate Power Plants or long power cables?

If you’re splitting up your system so the power amplifiers are separated by long interconnects to the sources, should you run multiple Power Plants or one with long power cables?

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How to set a subwoofers crossover frequency

Adjusting a subwoofer’s crossover frequency and level to perfectly match the main speaker is not always an easy task. What frequency is best to start at? If you want to learn more, grab a copy of Paul’s new book, The Audiophile’s Guide. https://www.amazon.com/Audiophiles-Guide-Stereo-Paul-McGowan/dp/B08STSRW49/

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3 channel audio

If a stereo system’s phantom center channel is so important to audiophiles, why not just add a 3d speaker in the center? If you want to learn more, grab a copy of Paul’s new book, The Audiophile’s Guide. https://www.amazon.com/Audiophiles-Guide-Stereo-Paul-McGowan/dp/B08STSRW49/

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Is MQA a good thing?

Few audio formats have had more controversy than MQA. What’s Paul’s opinion on this often misunderstood format? If you want to learn more, grab a copy of Paul’s new book, The Audiophile’s Guide. https://www.amazon.com/Audiophiles-Guide-Stereo-Paul-McGowan/dp/B08STSRW49/

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Vacuum tube amplifier or preamplifier?

If you could only upgrade one product in the chain to a vacuum tube for added warmth, would it be the preamp or power amp and why? If you want to learn more, grab a copy of Paul’s new book, The Audiophile’s Guide. https://www.amazon.com/Audiophiles-Guide-Stereo-Paul-McGowan/dp/B08STSRW49/

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Fix or sell a vintage amplifier?

We often become emotionally attached to our equipment, especially cool old vintage HiFi kits. Should Paul’s viewer sell or repair his aging integrated amplifier? If you want to learn more, grab a copy of Paul’s new book, The Audiophile’s Guide. https://www.amazon.com/Audiophiles-Guide-Stereo-Paul-McGowan/dp/B08STSRW49/

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Why Class D amps have small power transformers

Big power amplifies have big power transformers inside, but not so for powerful class D amplifiers. How can they produce so much power with such small transformers? If you want to learn more, grab a copy of Paul’s new book, The Audiophile’s Guide. https://www.amazon.com/Audiophiles-Guide-Stereo-Paul-McGowan/dp/B08STSRW49/

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Upgrade the phono or power amplifier first?

If you’re an audiophile on a limited budget, it’s always a tough decision to choose which piece of gear is more important to upgrade. If you want to learn more, grab a copy of Paul’s new book, The Audiophile’s Guide. https://www.amazon.com/Audiophiles-Guide-Stereo-Paul-McGowan/dp/B08STSRW49/

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The difference a subwoofer makes

Sometimes Paul’s viewers give him feedback as to how well his advice worked—or didn’t work. Here’s some viewer feedback on subwoofers. If you want to learn more, grab a copy of Paul’s new book, The Audiophile’s Guide. https://www.amazon.com/Audiophiles-Guide-Stereo-Paul-McGowan/dp/B08STSRW49/

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How much quality is on a master tape?

Original tape recordings of classics like Miles Davis, Kind of Blue, are treasures to be cherished. But given tape’s limited bandwidth and dynamic range, does it make sense to preserve it using high-resolution audio captures? If you want to learn more, grab a copy of Paul’s new book, The Audiophile’s Guide. https://www.amazon.com/Audiophiles-Guide-Stereo-Paul-McGowan/dp/B08STSRW49/

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