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.
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.
Your source for Audio Video Consultation, Custom Design, Home Theater & Stereo, Installation & Repair Services in Asheville, Hendersonville, Cashiers, Black Mountain, NC.