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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Elton John

Sir Elton John is one of the best-known musicians in the world, but that wasn’t always so. Paul McGowan had a chance in the early 1970s at the start of his career to both launch the world premiere of his then-new song, Rocket Man, as well as spend time with the musical legend. Pulled from Paul’s…

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Computers and audio

If all you have is a computer and you want to start playing music, what else do you need to get music from the computer into your high-end audio system? Paul gives us the complete story.

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PRaT and do the British do it better?

Pacing, Rhythm, and Timing the metric many use to measure how much toe tapping their systems bring. It has been noted that the british pay far more attention to PRaT than Americans. Is there a reason for that?

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What is signal ground?

Ground is what is beneath our feet, but what about signals? Does equipment need earth ground? And, if so, how do battery powered units work? Or, 2-prong AC plugs without any 3d wire ground? Paulk answeres these questions and more.

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Vintage audio equipment

Is vintage audio equipment worth keeping? There are certainly audio classics, treasures few would want to relegate to the trash heap, yet modern equipment is often so much better is causes one to wonder.

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The best way to stack audio gear

Audio furniture is designed to hold the collection of amps, preamps, CD players, and everything that goes into building a music system. What’s the best way to stack audio gear and does it matter to sound quality?

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PS Audio Speaker designs

PS Audio’s new line of loudspeakers will reflect the work of Infinity founder Arnie Nudell. How will they compare? What design parameters will they embody? What will they cost?

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Arnie Nudell

A once in a lifetime interview with the late Arnie Nudell, physicist, engineer, audiophile, and founder of one of the most iconic loudspeaker companies in the world, Infinity Systems. Join Paul McGowan, his lifelong friend and former partner, in this one-of-a-kind in-depth interview with a legend in audio.

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Are tone controls bad?

In purist audio realms, the bass and treble controls are often unavailable on equipment and even shunned and despised by audiophiles. Why is that and is there any truth to the notion that tone controls make the sound worse?

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Easy subwoofer setup

Setting up a subwoofer properly brings a wealth of new information to the high end system and fills in where the main speaker leaves off. But, setup can be a challenge. Here’s an easy solution.

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Horn Loudspeakers

Horn loudspeakers are very popular, but are they any good? What is their attraction to audiophiles? Paul gives us the down low on these speakers and explains how they work.

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How designers voice loudspeakers

Audio engineers start with a lot of measurements that look at everything from distortion to frequency response. For most companies, that’s where it ends. But for high-end audio companies like PS Audio, it’s only the beginning.

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Harvey Gizmo Rosenberg

Harvey Rosenberg was an icon of design and life in the audio industry. The founder of New York Audio Labs, Harvey had a great design hand and an even better sense of humor. Paul relives some of Harvey’s best escapes.

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Matching speakers to amps

When speaker designers voice their new products do they try and match it to a specific amplifier, like a tube amp? Or another? Or, is there a way they do it in a neutral fashion?

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Cat Stevens

On this edition of Ohm’s Law, we go back in time, to 1972, and interview one of the legends in music’s history: Cat Stevens.

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Class D amplifiers for regenerators

The finest AC power regenerators are built with traditional class AB technology in their output stage, like the PS Audio Power Plants. Why not use an efficient class D amplifier instead?

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Balanced and unbalanced audio

What’re the differences between balanced and unbalanced audio and which sounds best and when should either be used? Can you get balanced audio results from single ended cables?

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Audio Dinosaurs

Are audiophiles too old? What’s being done to make high quality reproductions systems available for younger music lovers? Is it possible?

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Anechoic rooms

How would a totally dead room sound? You might think it could work since headphones present music without any room reflections and sound good. So, why not duplicate the headphone experience in our rooms?

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Adjusting subs on the fly

Sometimes subwoofers are so intrusive it feels like we should be adjusting them for each and every track of music. How do we get around that desire and achieve a proper setup in our home audio systems?

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Active and passive crossovers

Which is better and why? An active crossover or a passive built-in crossover? And how do each of these two electronic frequency dividing networks actually do their job?

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Bernie Grundman

Mastering engineer Bernie Grundman is one of the most prolific in our industry, responsible for making better the works of artists like Carole King, Steely Dan, Miles Davis, Michael Jackson, and a host others. Grundman shares with Paul McGowan what’s involved with mastering, how important the signal chain is, why digital sounds the way it…

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Will vinyl sound identical to digital?

If you digitally copy a vinyl disc will it sound identical or will it instead have digital artifacts?

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