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Asheville, Walnut Cove, Weaverville, Waynesville, Biltmore Forrest and Western North Carolina’s Audio and Home Theater specialists present Cane Creek AV and Paul McGowan – PS Audio, Intl.

Small matters

Little things add up to bigger things. And often, we pay so much attention to the big items like loudspeakers, power amplifiers, and power regenerators, that we ignore the little things.

Yet, it is the little things that often matter most. Audio system setup; phono cartridge tweaking; turntable leveling; anchoring racks; proper grounding; dedicated lines; musical selections. Setting the perfect volume levels.

For me, it often depends on my mood. If I am in my critical zone—where everything has to be just so—I’ll use CleanWave, I’ll dial the level to match the number of people, I’ll make sure the lighting is just right.

The next time you want perfection, remember it’s often the little things that matter.

Asheville, Walnut Cove, Weaverville, Waynesville, Biltmore Forrest and Western North Carolina’s Audio and Home Theater specialists present Cane Creek AV and Paul McGowan – PS Audio, Intl.

Measuring what matters

We’re so used to measurements that matter: teaspoons for cooking, CCs for medicine, gallons for gas, square footage for rooms.

It then boggles us when the difference in audio percentages of distortion, dips and bumps in frequency, or phase accuracy, can’t reliably and adequately describe what our ears tell us matter.

Maddening to the point of denial for many.

But then someone discovers new labels for quantification, like toe tapping or noise levels or harmonic accuracy (whatever that is) or the word of a reviewer and then we can all relax.

It’s hard for us to trust our senses.

Not many do.