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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

Can hum and hiss be eliminated? 0

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?

Are box speakers better than in-wall? 2

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.

Why should speaker cables have a minimum length? 0

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.

Why isn’t there more audio innovation? 0

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?

Why do reviewers prefer high powered amplifiers? 0

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?

Which is better, sealed or ported speakers? 0

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.

What type of cable terminations are best? 0

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?

What makes an audio system revealing? 0

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.

What is the RIAA curve for vinyl? 0

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?

What is a plasma tweeter? 0

Years ago there was a massless tweeter called the Blueflame and it was an incredible sounding high-frequency driver. Whatever happened to that tweeter and the Hill Pasmatronic speakers?