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.
Does sound quality vary between ripping digital audio data from a CD or copying it from a streaming service? Our questioner wants to know because he’s concerned about the increasing number of errors on his discs.
CDs are read by lasers and their optical outputs seem like they should be connected directly to the DAC via the optical cable. Is that true? And, if not, how does it work?
If you want to use a single preamplifier to feed two separate power amplifiers, how do you properly split the preamp’s output signal without losing any quality?
Tweaks, vibration damping, resonant dots, all manner of audiophile madness pervade our industry. When voicing PS Audio’s new designs, how much attention do the engineers pay to such high-end tweaks?
Servo woofers are rare these days and this questioner wants to know how they work, why more companies don’t use them, and if PS Audio would consider bringing them back to high-performance audio.
Can high-performance audio make a difference in a system that is not as highly resolving at PS Audio ‘s Infinity IRSV loudspeakers? Paul suggests we can and goes into some depth on why and what levels we can expect.
If you play distorted, over-compressed, or otherwise bad music through a high-performance audio system how does that affect the long-term performance of the system? Does it do any damage?
Many people point their tweeters straight at the ear because they get intimate imaging and really precise placement, but is it the right thing to do? Are all speakers designed to be used on axis and what about off-axis?
This is a classic question loaded for snake oil howls and cries from those who have never heard the differences but none the less, Paul plows through the thick of it with some good answers.
Why would we not focus our speaker building work on an all-in-one speaker containing everything needed for high-end audio?