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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

Why should tweeters be ear level? 0

Tweeters are said to be best when at the same vertical height as the listener’s ears. Is that true and if so why? This viewer disagrees with that assessment and grilles Paul.

Has Paul McGowan become jaded? 0

With nearly 50 years of experience in the high-performance audio field this viewer wants to know Paul’s level of commitment and enjoyment of what he does for a living.

Can amplifiers cause sibilance? 0

This viewer is plagued with unwanted sibilance in his system and he wonders about the cause of it. Can it come from the electronics, the source, the speakers, or all three?

What makes music sound live? 1

We know live music from afar without seeing the musicians play, and we can almost always tell if the sound is reproduced, but why? What makes live music sound live and reproduced not?

Should we say goodbye to linear amplifiers? 1

Now that Class D amplifiers seem to be taking over even the high-performance area of musical amplification is the day of the linear amplifier over? What’s the future of linear amplification?

Is it easy to make a good AD Converter? 0

Lots of companies including PS Audio make state of the art D to A converters but what about the opposite? Is it difficult to build a truly remarkable A/D converter?

Can one frequency distort another? 0

When playing two pure tones at the same time can that cause distortion? And, if so, what is it called and what can be done to remedy and eliminate that distortion?

Why don’t musicians use audiophile speakers? 3

Musicians are hoping for a specific kind of sound when they use speakers to play their instruments through and audiophiles are looking for something very different. Paul gets into a rant about musicians not paying respect to their own music. Explicit language and high emotion alert.

Should we have pure multi-channel audio? 0

Does pure multi-channel audio have a place in the broader world of high-performance audio or should it stay as a home theater format? This viewer wants to know why it is so rare to find high-quality multi channel audio.

Is mono better than stereo? 0

This viewer considers stereo a gimmick and much prefers the sound of his two-channel audio system as mono rather than its intended stereo image. Can mono have 3-dimensional sound characteristics?