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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.

Shiver me timbers

Perhaps the greatest compliment a piece of audio equipment can get is a shiver down a spine—exactly what Calord experienced on his first listen to the new Steller Phono Preamplifier.

Read all his comments here.

You’d think designers would get most excited when the magazines launch a great review, or when an official set of measurements shows off the kit’s prowess, or when industry-recognized pundits proclaim it a hit. And, designers do. But not like when a first time user gets shivers down their spine.

I cannot think of a greater compliment than to have a piece of gear reach deep into a person’s soul and connect them with their music.

What a truly magical moment.

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 has a phono stage!!

When measurements take a backseat

As engineers, we always start a new design with the best of intentions. We’re hell-bent on making sure our new creations perform to their best. One of the ways we do that is by measurement which always precedes listening.

When PS Audio’s analog engineer Daren Myers set out to design the new Stellar Phono Preamplifier his first stop was the measurement suite in PS Audio’s lab. “Extremely low distortion? Check. Vanishingly low noise? Check.” Then, it’s on to the music room to see how all that fine measuring equipment sounds. And that’s sometimes where confident hopes turn to disappointed scowls.

There is a video on the PS Audio website that gives us an inside scoop on this new product that’s sure to set the high-end audio world buzzing.