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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.

The silver bullet

The Lone Ranger had them. They are required for the killing of a werewolf. Audiophiles search for them.

A silver bullet is a metaphor for a simple, magical, solution to a difficult problem. Like penicillin.

As hard as we search, and as much as we’d like to find a magical fix for our audio system’s shortcomings, silver bullets are rare.

In my 45 years of high-end audio, I have never found a silver bullet in equipment. No cable, conditioner,  turntable, cartridge, loudspeaker, room, or secret formula ever impressed me as a magical panacea.

The closest yet is a good set of ears; a willingness to learn; a penchant for experimentation; a thirst for reaching higher ground.

Maybe the silver bullet is called passion.

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.

PS Audio factory tour

We absolutely love it when audiophiles and music lovers drop by to visit us in Boulder. Folks are treated to the nickel tour of the factory, engineering labs, admin areas, even the ping pong room, and then the grand prize. Music Room One.

Just after January’s Consumer Electronics Show in Vegas, Stereophile Editor John Atkinson came by to visit and with him was his trusty videographer, Jana Dagdagan (who spit out our free coffee….yeah, it’s not too good. Girl’s got taste).

They’ve put together a fantastic tour of our facilities which you can watch by clicking here.

John asks me some great questions and this is by far the best tour anyone’s managed yet to do.

It’s worth a view.