Cables – audiophile snake oil perhaps?

Paul McGowan writes: One of my readers asked a very legitimate question: one that is asked on an ongoing basis and it refers to my post about cables. “Help me here. I do believe a roadblock to a broader appreciation of our hobby is the perception that the high-end audio industry is lubricated with snake […]

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PS Audio: If doing the right thing fails…

Paul McGowan:  So let’s imagine you’ve taken my suggestions, done all you can to fix a ground loop hum issue at its source and you still have hum. What then? Then you have to take a different path: break the ground loop. To do this you will need to ‘unground’ the offending piece of equipment. […]

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What is high end audio?

Paul McGowan writes: I had mentioned on our forums that there were several companies I did not believe aspired to produce high end audio products: McIntosh and B&O among them. Ok, ok, I can see the fur flying already. Take a deep breath. This is not a put down. For the record, I admire both of […]

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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 […]

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When is good enough ….. good enough?

Paul McGowan writes: It sure is easy getting lulled into a routine and forgetting to think about those things that I know so well; but I seem to do it on a regular basis.  Case in point, the difference in cables. I’ve spent literally years designing audio and power cables and trying to gain an […]

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Linn – Factory Tour, Access All Areas

Warren Day writes: Nestled in tranquil countryside, between two villages, is the light and spacious Sir Richard Rogers designed facility that’s home to Linn Products.  Home being the operative word.  This place is very special, as becomes increasingly apparent as you are escorted around this friendly modern mini-cathedral. Please click HERE to continue  

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PS AUDIO: P600 Power Plant With MultiWave Patterns test review

Brian Bloom writes ….. I am a firm believer in comparison testing. It is easy to say a product is good or bad, but without taking into account similar items (especially in the same price bracket) it is much less meaningful. Not only does it help in eliminating careless subjective opinions (hopefully), but it also […]

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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 […]

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