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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

What happened to audio kits? 0

Years ago there were kits everywhere. Heatkits, Dynakits, Eico kits. But now there seems to not be DIY projects and kits available anymore. Is this true and if so, why did they go out of popularity?

Can you change speaker impedance? 0

It’s often asked if a speaker’s impedance can be changed to better match the amplifier intended to drive it. Can this be done and, if it can, is it a good idea? What’;s involved and, for that matter, what is speaker impedance anyway?

Mark Levinson, Wadia and Cello 8

What do all three of these iconic brands have in common? Jim McCullough. Jim is a pioneer in the audio industry, a man who helped elevate these brands from small-time companies to the prestigious heights they once achieved. Learn the stories of how the landmark high-end audio companies of Mark Levinson, Wadia, and Cello became […]

Using a CD player as a transport 0

How much better is a dedicated CD transport than using a CD player’s digital output? It certainly would be a lot cheaper and more convenient to use a CD player for listening as well as sending digital to a DAC.

Testing audio at 240 volts 0

PS Audio is an American company so how do we test our products for use overseas in countries with 220 volts or higher? Do they sound the same when powered at these higher voltages and how does this all work so everything sounds the same in one country as in the next?

Vinyl jitter 0

We always relate the term jitter to digital audio but what of the timing irregularities in vinyl like wow and flutter? And if we’re concerned about the one why not the other. While we’re on the subject which format has the best sound?

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 […]