PS AUDIO: The Audion

Paul McGowan: This is the first post in our series on Tubes vs. Transistors.  I’ll do my best to keep this fun, informative, not uber technical and to the point so we can all have something to look forward to each day. You may have heard the term “Audion” as there is a UK manufacturer […]

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Building systems

Paul McGowan writes: We cobble together multiple components to form a stereo system. Speakers, cables, equipment, are all necessary elements to produce music in our homes. The skills needed to assemble a proper stereo are not taught in school and with the single exception of Jim Smith’s excellent work, I’ve yet to see a book explaining […]

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Conducting ourselves

Paul McGowan writes: Have you ever thought about how many different people you’ve been in your lifetime? The Paul of high school is very different than the one typing this note—even the me of a decade ago isn’t the same as today and there’s every indication tomorrow will bring more changes. It’s a funny thing […]

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FOCAL HEADPHONES UK members club

FOCAL LISTEN PRO OPEN-BACK STUDIO HEADPHONES @ VERY INTERESTING PRICES FOR MEMBERS ONLY. Brand new 2018 specification direct from the OFFICIAL UK importer and not – repeat not a grey import. Details HERE EDITORIAL NOTE: The opinions expressed in the above post do not necessarily reflect those of our editorial team – just in case […]

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The Devil’s Music: Series 2 episode 1

First transmitted in 1979, Alexis Korner delves into the soulful world of traditional black American Blues music. Exploring its origins and reviewing unique footage of acclaimed Blues artists including Sonny Blake, Sam Chatmon, Houston Stackhouse and Booker White. http://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/p00lk3lz/the-devils-music-series-2-episode-1#group=p01m79bn?ns_mchannel=email&ns_source=inxmail_newsletter&ns_campaign=bbcfour_iplayer__&ns_linkname=na&ns_fee=0 More music like this HERE

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AC/DC and the Story of Aussie Rock

A film about the sound of Australian rock and the emergence of one of the world’s greatest rock bands – AC/DC, or Acca Dacca as they are known in Australia, and the legendary music company, Albert Music (Alberts) that helped launched them on to the global rock scene. Through the 1960s, 70s and 80s, Alberts […]

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What elements of your system make you happy? The sheer pleasure of listening to music or the quest to make it better?

Paul McGowan Some of us are looking for perfection though we aren’t happy when we find it. This is because we’re not really perfection bound. Instead, we love the process of building to a goal, then tearing down and starting again. Still others reach a point with their system of sheer bliss and this stays […]

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Do vacuum tubes reduce resolution?

Vacuum tubes are considered to sound “fatter”, “warmer” and generally “softer” than their solid state counterparts. Does that mean they sacrifice resolution for sound quality? Watch Now EDITORIAL NOTE: The opinions expressed in the above post do not necessarily reflect those of our editorial team – just in case you wondered. Neil McCauley  

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How to achieve system synergy?

System synergy between cables, amps, speakers, and the room are essential elements in the proper setup of a high-end audio system. How can you decide what goes together well and what works together within a system? Watch Now EDITORIAL NOTE: The opinions expressed in the above post do not necessarily reflect those of our editorial […]

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Can PA speakers be high-end?

PA speakers are used in some of the best concerts in the world. So, can they also be high-end and used to reproduce quality audio in the home or a club? Watch Now EDITORIAL NOTE: The opinions expressed in the above post do not necessarily reflect those of our editorial team – just in case […]

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