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Ohms Law

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.

Recent Episodes

Should speakers be rolled off? 2

There are as many opinions on speakers and their implementation as there are stars in the sky. Do you get better sound from removing the bass from speakers before augmenting with a subwoofer or, should the subwoofer be used in addition to the bass already available on the speaker?

How much does size matter? 0

When it comes to building circuitry for high-end audio how much do the parts matter? Can the older, larger, through-hole parts compete with modern day tiny miracles called SMT? And, which is better?

Planars and electrostats 0

Speakers come in all sorts of variety from dynamic cones, horns, to ribbons, plasmas, and electrostats. What makes these different from each other and in particular, the differences between planars and electrostats. HGow do they work? Paul explains all.

Steve Marriott and Humble Pie 4

Humble Pie was one of the greatest live bands the world of rock and roll has ever known. It was a band that guitarist Peter Frampton called “The best band I was ever in”. This 1972 interview with Paul McGowan is a treasure pulled from the archives and filled with debauchery, music and a glimpse […]

The best way to bi-wire 0

Bi-wiring has a number of performance advantages if you know how to make the best of available choices. But can you use the same amp’s binding posts to feed both cables? And what types of cables are best for bass and for top end?

Why aren’t power amps regulated? 0

Power amplifiers generally have pretty crude power supplies unlike their more sophisticated brethren¬†like preamplifiers and their regulated supplies. Find out if it’s a matter of cost or technology that holds back regulation in amplifier power supplies and what we do or do not give up in sound quality.

Big amps vs. small amps 0

Is a big amp the right way to go? Some would suggest the perfect amp is matched to the speakers but Paul has a different story to tell in this podcast explaining why amp power matters.

What’s the perfect speaker height? 1

Common wisdom of speaker height in rooms is all over the map. Find out what Paul thinks and at the same time, get an explanation about how a line source like the IRSV roks.

Does hearing change with age? 2

As we age our hearing changes but is it always worse? Can our brains make up for slight hearing loss and more importantly, should we be tailoring our systems to accommodate?