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.
Stacking stereo equipment runs the risk of interference from magnetic fields. Do chassis effectively keep out those magnetic fields and if so, how do we know which ones do a better job?
We often see low THD figures in specification sheets of hifi equipment but do those numbers have anything to do with hum and hiss in equipment?
When building a high-performance home theater system is it better to use in-wall components or on-wall boxes and why? This viewer is anxious to build his own home theater and do it right.
The engineers at Naim Audio want to make sure your speaker cables are not too short. They claim that bad sound will happen if they are less than a certain length. Paul scratches his head on this one.
Has technology left audio behind? We see 8K televisions but seemingly the same old audio products in new chassis and form factors but nothing really innovative. Is that true?
What is it about high power amplifiers that have audio reviewers insisting on their use? Wouldn’t a 50 or 100-watt amplifier be more than sufficient to drive a small set of speakers like the KEF LS50?
Why do speakers have holes in them called ports and what’s the best way to build a speaker? Ported, sealed, or passive radiator? Gives us his opinion on which construction is best.
There are many types of speaker cable terminations ranging from the bare speaker cable to spade lugs and banana plugs. Do they make a difference in sound quality and if so which are best?
Many audio systems are just mediocre, masking inner details and audible cues that allow the listener to look deeper into the recording. A revealing system is an exact opposite and Paul explains how.
The RIAA curve is a rather dramatic equalization network applied to record albums and 45s over the last half-century. Why is it there, what does it do, and when can we expect it to be retired?