PARASOUND FOR SALE

FIRST … Please read the important statement at the foot of this page. Thank you. —//— HALO JC3 … https://usato.audiograffiti.com/annunci/pre-phono/309640/ P6 … http://www.audio-serum.si/trgovina/parasound-p6-a23/?refsource=hifishark TDQ 1600 … https://www.kijiji.ca/v-stereo-systems-home-theatre/tricities-pitt-maple/parasound-tdq1600-am-fm-tuner/1648476299 HALO A21 … https://www.usaudiomart.com/details/649944688-parasound-halo-a21-amplifier/ A52 … https://reverb.com/item/65280706-parasound-a-52?gspk=SGlmaXNoYXJrLVJldmVyYg%3D%3D&utm_campaign=Hifishark-Reverb&utm_medium=affiliate&utm_source=partnerstack-legacy HALO JC5 … https://www.canuckaudiomart.com/details/649944542-parasound-halo-jc5-stereo-amplifier/ HALO A21 … https://reverb.com/item/65269664-parasound-halo-a21-power-amplifier?gspk=SGlmaXNoYXJrLVJldmVyYg%3D%3D&utm_campaign=Hifishark-Reverb&utm_medium=affiliate&utm_source=partnerstack-legacy HALO P6 … https://tmraudio.com/components/preamplifiers/parasound-halo-p6-2-1-channel-stereo-preamplifier-p-6-remote-mm-mc-phono/ JC5 … https://www.usaudiomart.com/details/649944394-parasound-j5-amplifier-great-value/ JC5 … https://www.audiogon.com/listings/lisb2hjf-parasound-jc-5-solid-state?refsource=hifishark HALO A51 … […]

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NOISE REDUCTION: Remember back in the day when Dolby noise reduction was the thing?

PS AUDIO / Paul McGowan I remember thinking to myself; this is nothing short of magic. Kind of like the RIAA. Boost the heck out of the high frequencies and then run them through a low pass filter to make everything right again. In the process, hiss is lowered. Magic. What’s worth noting about this […]

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ADJUSTING FOCUS: Knowing where to focus one’s attention is often difficult in our technically complex world. Take, for example, the case of fiber optics.

Paul McGowan / PS AUDIO We know that galvanic isolation can make a big difference in digital audio. Any owners of the new DirectStream MK2, with its ability to switch on and off the isolation of every input and output for best sound, can attest to the benefits of customizing levels of galvanic isolation. So, it […]

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PASSING TRAINS: To me, it’s more like waving at a passing train. Interesting for the half-second I see a familiar face and then they are gone.

Paul McGowan / PS AUDIO I have probably spent a total of 5 minutes on social media. Facebook, Instagram, Tick Tock, and whatever new connection program out there has zero interest for me. It feels like a potential blackhole vortex waiting to suck me in and chew up my time without any obvious benefit. The […]

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UNDERSTANDING: Jitters

Paul McGowan / PS AUDIO Jitter, also known as timing deviation, is the variation in the time interval between two consecutive digital audio samples. This timing deviation can cause easily heard distortion in high-end audio systems including a loss of clarity, definition, and detail in the music, as well as a smearing of transients. Jitter […]

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UNDERSTANDING: High voltage and linearity

In a recent post we covered the fundamental differences between tubes and transistors and one of those we’re interested in is linearity. Tubes and transistors are only partially linear devices – which means they will not always faithfully reproduce a larger version of the input signal on their outputs. In our example yesterday we placed […]

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GATES TURNTABLES: What happened?

We are told … Founded in 1922 in Illinois, USA, to manufacture radio receivers for consumer use, but within a few years started to supply the broadcast and professional entertainment markets and exited the consumer market altogether before the end of the decade. While best known for their transcription turntables a concept that the company […]

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EXTERNAL vs INTERNAL / Is it better to have the loudspeaker crossover inside or outside the loudspeaker?

PAUL McGOWAN / PS AUDIO I was recently asked an interesting question. Is it better to have the loudspeaker crossover inside or outside the loudspeaker? At first, the answer seemed rather simple. Inside, of course. Shorter wires, fewer binding posts, etc. Yet, in thinking about it, I can see at least one advantage to an […]

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POLK / RESERVE SERIES: News

They write ….. With the custom transducers from Polk’s flagship Legend Series and new Polk innovations in cabinet and port design, Reserve delivers flagship music and movie sound.  Designed by Polk for the flagship Legend Series, the Pinnacle Tweeter features a finely tuned waveguide that dramatically improves the dispersion of high frequency energy, ensuring a […]

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