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Episodes

Why are we obsessed with 2-channel?

6/23/2018
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Wouldn’t multi-channel audio make more sense? Surround sound, quad sound. How can 2-channel ever hope to compete and why should we stay with 2-channel when there’s so much more to be had with surround?

Duration:00:05:23

What are super regulators?

6/22/2018
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There are off-the-shelf voltage regulators and there are discrete super regulators in some high-end audio designs. What are these super devices and how do they work?

Duration:00:11:41

PS Audio reference materials

6/21/2018
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What does PS Audio rely upon for musical references when voicing their equipment? Paul offers us a glimpse into the working of the company and the musical choices made.

Duration:00:07:33

Ultra wide bandwidth amplifiers

6/20/2018
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Many marketing brochures for power amplifiers suggest they are ultra wide bandwidth designs. Just what does that mean and why should customers care?

Duration:00:06:54

System synergy

6/19/2018
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Stereo systems are complex. Their collection of cables and equipment makes sure that every system sounds different for better and for worse than any other system. We learn that the one common thread amongst systems is their synergy between components.

Duration:00:07:06

Studio monitors vs. home speakers

6/18/2018
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We hear that recording studios and the professionals that run them are the best in the business. So should we use the same speakers they do in our home systems?

Duration:00:07:48

Sharing our passion

6/17/2018
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Is it incumbent on us as audiophiles to share our passion with younger aspiring people or should we keep it close to the vest and not foist our fun on others?

Duration:00:06:08

Underpowered systems

6/16/2018
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Can it be that an amplifier is just too wimpy for a room size? Or, is the power specs of an amplifier adjusted to the speaker rather than the room?

Duration:00:04:41

How to choose speakers

6/15/2018
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Choosing loudspeakers can be one of the most important, yet difficult, decisions we make when assembling a stereo system. How does this happen at a time when there are fewer dealers?

Duration:00:08:46

How does bi-wiring work?

6/14/2018
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We hear about bi-wiring, bi-amping. But, what do these terms mean? Paul goes into good detail on this often asked question.

Duration:00:09:28

Expanding the sweet spot

6/13/2018
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Often the sweet spot in a two-channel audio system is narrowed down to one person, but what if you want to expand it?

Duration:00:07:08

Does transparent sound require voicing?

6/12/2018
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If a speaker is truly transparent it seems like there shouldn’t be a reason to voice it or tailor its sound. Is that true?

Duration:00:06:34

Does leaving equipment on shorten its life?

6/11/2018
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Is stereo equipment like light bulbs? If we leave a bulb burning too long it dies. What happens when we do the same with stereo equipment?

Duration:00:06:10

Do objects interfere with imaging?

6/10/2018
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What happens if there’s a television set between the left and right speaker? Is imaging impacted?

Duration:00:05:51

Dented tweeter domes

6/9/2018
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We’ve all had a dented tweeter or midrange dome. What can be done about it and does it impact sound quality?

Duration:00:05:38

DC blockers

6/8/2018
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Sometimes DC voltage contaminates the AC line and causes trouble. DC blockers can come to the rescue, but how do they work?

Duration:00:11:21

Can MP3 ever be CD quality?

6/7/2018
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Is it possible to record MP3 on a CD and have it upgrade quality?

Duration:00:05:33

Are high efficiency speakers necessary?

6/6/2018
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Speakers range in efficiency from the mid 80s to the high 90s. Are the high 90s efficient speakers worth the extra effort?

Duration:00:09:28

Are ABX tests valid?

6/5/2018
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There are two camps when it comes to deciding if equipment sounds one way or another. One camp believes it must include an ABX test.

Duration:00:10:54

Whose opinion should you trust?

6/4/2018
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Opinions are like something unmentionable. Everyone has one (and some people are ones). Whose opinions do you trust? How do you get good advice in a world of people you don’t know?

Duration:00:08:35