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

The opposite of spring

In our hemisphere, it’s now Fall.

With winter’s approach, we’re going to be indoors a heck of a lot more than we already are—and for most of us, that’s been a lot.

Were spring approaching I’d be guiding you to jump into the spring cleaning mode where we disconnect our systems, clean connections, tidy cables, and breathe new life into the music.

Fall is a time when I prepare the stereo system for greater use. I make sure the vacuum tubes have been replaced with fresh new ones ready for the long-haul winter. I have been loading up my playlists with great suggestions from fellow audiophiles. I’ve gotten the vacuum out and thoroughly gone through the chairs with the upholstery brush.

It isn’t a great deal of work but it’s work worth doing. Perhaps more for the feel of it than anything useful.

Prepping the system for the long winter is good for my soul.

When finally I nestle in, I know it’s ready to go.

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

The independent audiophile

In just about every endeavor I can think of there’s more imitation than originality. Groups who buy one sort of product fall into predictable patterns: Apple computer devotees rarely stray off brand, cowboys wear boots.

Audiophiles are different. Duplicate systems are rare. Hard to say what electronics Magneplanar owners will have, just as it’s nearly impossible to suggest what speakers will be employed by PS Audio owners.

We audiophiles are independent thinkers, ready willing, and eager to experiment with exotic stereo equipment and connection combinations for best results.

It’s our differences that bring us strength.