Ohm's Law Podcast

Everything you ever wanted to know about audio, music and its reproduction is here. PS Audio co-founder and CEO Paul McGowan shares his more than 40 years of high-end audio experience, stories, interviews, and hilarious tales in this one-of-a-kind podcast. Ohm's Law is produced by PS Audio and presented ad-free for the community.
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Do audio connector materials matter?

Audio connectors mostly have a thin layer of precious metal like gold or silver on them, but what of the base material they are made of?

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Is high resolution audio a misconception?

Do you get closer to the artist with high resolution? Learn more at Octave Record’s YouTube channel! https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCSObrk2ePzVwHgCtxzHU22g

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Extracting the best from audio components

It’s important to extract all that is possible from each of our individual components, but how do you know when it’s best?

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Mixing class A with Class D amps

Is it a good idea to mix and match different classes of amplifiers together?

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Hardware vs software crossovers

Paul helps us understand the differences between a hardware based passive crossover and the electronic kind.

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What do input capacitors provide on amplifiers?

Known as blocking caps, Paul explains the function of input capacitors on amplifiers and preamplifiers.

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Speaker power vs amplifier power

Is it better to have a high power amplifier feeding a low power capable speaker or the opposite?

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Optimizing AC power for stereos

When it comes to home AC wiring, what are best practices for getting the most out of a high-performance audio system?

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Small woofers vs big woofers

Are big woofers better than multiple smaller woofers?

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Are braided power cables better?

Power cables are an important contributor to the performance of high end audio systems. Does their construction matter? What benefits do braided cables bring relative to standard parallel cables?

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PCM vs FLAC

What’s the difference between PCM and FLAC? Learn more at Octave Record’s YouTube channel! https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCSObrk2ePzVwHgCtxzHU22g

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Cheap pots in expensive preamps

There are preamps costing in excess of $10,000 using low cost $20 volume control pots. Does it make sense to buy them or should they be shunned?

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How headphones make bass

How in the world do the little tiny drivers in headphones generate long wavelength bass notes? Paul explains how.

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Do ADCs have a sound?

ADCs are the heart of a recording studio. Learn more at Octave Record’s YouTube channel! https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCSObrk2ePzVwHgCtxzHU22g

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SACD vs DVD-A

Is SACD or DVD-A (even Blu-Ray) the best physical medium when it comes to high quality audio?

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Amplifying emotions

Music and its faithful reproduction in the home is all about eliciting emotions. Paul helps us understand how.

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Why HiFi systems sound better at night

It’s a curious phenomena, but HiFi system do sound better at night. Paul walks us through some of the reasons why that is.

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How audio depth works

How depth is captured in recordings. Dig even deeper. Subscribe to our new channel and learn about recording! https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCSObrk2ePzVwHgCtxzHU22g We will be having master classes in recording and mixing plus much more.

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Active Vs passive speakers

Active speakers would seem a no-brainer for those with smaller apartments and homes, yet there are so few of them in the marketplace. Why is that?

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Are audiophiles predominately men?

What percentage of audiophiles are men vs. women? Paul dares to give us an answer.

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Magneplanars and 1st reflections

Magneplanar loudspeakers are dipole panels. How best to place them in a room?

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Klipsch corner horn placement

The Klipsch corner horn is a venerable classic in the HiFi field. How can you get soundstage depth out of a speaker up against the front wall?

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How to set levels in a HiFi system

HiFi systems using separates have a problem. Where to set the individual unit’s volume controls. Paul helps us understand.

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Advantages and disadvantages of separate subwoofers

Having a built in powered subwoofer in your main speakers would seem like a good thing, but are there issues?

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Does extremely expensive HiFi equipment matter?

Does it make sense to spend $50,000 on a preamplifier? How much better is a $50K preamp than one costing ten times less money?

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The most important steps in making a recording

Want to learn even more? Learn more at Octave Record’s YouTube channel! https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCSObrk2ePzVwHgCtxzHU22g

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