Clean power is said to be critical to the performance of high-end audio equipment, yet is that so? Power expert Paul McGowan gives us a slightly different viewpoint on the subject, one that’s going to be surprising to many.
What factors do we look for in the specifications of preamps and power amps to make sure we have the perfect match. Paul gives us a quick tour of the challenges and solutions to properly matching preamps to amplifiers.
When setting a subwoofer up should its frequency limits match those of the main speaker or lower or higher? This is a question asked a lot and Paul helps us understand the intricacies of the all-important setup process.
The loudness wars, or the war against dynamic range, is still alive and well and that is unfortunate. But, there’s hope and Paul helps us understand the beginnings of the loudness campaigns and why they are so prevalent today.
Nights, days, weekends, workdays, the stereo sounds different to this viewer. Paul explains why and offers an interesting solution to an age-old problem that has plagued many a high-end stereo user for many years.
Here’s a problem Paul has struggled with for nearly 40 years and still, to this day, he only has succeeded in solving a partial bit of this terribly difficult problem. Find out his thoughts on why stereo systems do not replicate the sound of live music and what is being done to solve that problem.
If subwoofers were able to roll off the bottom end of the main loudspeaker, wouldn’t there be advantages like greater clarity, lower distortion, and less power spent? And, if that’s true, why don’t manufacturers offer such filters with subwoofers?
Subwoofers help our systems come alive by bringing the realism associated with live events into our homes and supplementing where our main speakers fall short. But they only go down so low. Is it possible to go lower than what a conventional subwoofer does? Enter the Rotary Sub.
We’re all on some type of budget and this question revolves around how best to spend those dollars when building a high-performance audio system. From the under $1,000 killer system to the $100,000 killer setup, choosing how and when to spend money is an art.
What do audiophiles think about soundbars designed for under the television sets? Their claims of high performance and sonic superiority are certainly wild enough to suggest they are likely God’s gift to mankind. But, what’s the truth?
When PS Audio voices its amplifiers for bass it is performed on the IRSV which itself has a separately amplified woofer section. How can you accurately voice bass on a system that has its own bass amplification system?