PS Audio: Ground loops

Paul McGowan:  Happy first day of winter. What better subject to warm the heart on a cold winter’s day than ground loops. Keeps us grounded and humming along. Ok, I couldn’t resist. I mentioned in yesterday’s post if we had hum with only a power amp and speaker connected it could not be a ground […]

Read More

Subwoofers are an unnecessary luxury. Fact or fiction?

Paul McGowan writes …. Fact or fiction? The very term luxury defines whatever it is added to as unnecessary. Air and water are necessities. Love and affection are luxuries. But while many would argue it’s the luxuries that make life worth living, I would extend that to subwoofers make stereos worth listening. Ok, that’s a […]

Read More

New gigs coming up for Mo Foster & Friends

Dear Everyone New gigs coming up for Mo Foster & Friends Over the years I have worked with many of the finest musicians, but it is not until now that I have been able to bring together my favourite players — my dream-team — to play my favourite music. Here is a new flyer where you […]

Read More

Does parts quality really affect performance?

Paul McGowan writes …. When this particular Fact or Fiction proposition was originally proposed I passed it over because its answer seemed so evident. Yes, of course, parts quality affects performance. It’s a no-brainer, right? Maybe not to everyone. We can easily agree that low tolerance parts that change value depending on temperature or variability […]

Read More

Speaker size should match the room

Paul McGowan writes …. This fact or fiction question is an interesting one because the notion of matching speaker size to room dimensions is so ingrained into our culture as to be taken for fact. But, some facts aren’t true no matter how much we want them to be. Here’s the deal. Any size loudspeaker […]

Read More

Do cables matter?

Paul McGowan writes …. Oh boy. I saved this and the next Fact or Fiction for last. This is a real viper pit of a question and those loyal readers of this blog know my answer before I even write it. Of course they matter, but only if we’re a bit open to proving that […]

Read More

Audio Myths Workshop

371,708 views so far The descriptive text states ….. ‘This is a video version of my Audio Myths workshop from the October 2009 AES show in New York City. Questions and discussions about this video are welcome at my Audio Expert forum’   EDITORIAL NOTE: The opinions expressed in the above post do not necessarily […]

Read More