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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.

PS Audio is growing and will have a new location with new listening rooms soon. With their reference speakers, this is a great thing, as the room they are currently in works well, but a larger space will truly allow them to shine.

Exciting mistakes

Music Room One is on its last legs, but it’s had a good run. Five years ago we started its construction. If you’ve not yet watched the video series of the step-by-step construction you can start here.

As we prepare to move the company across the street we’ll be building a new MR1 as well as two more. I’ll do my best to video the entire process of all three as best I am able. I know they’re fun to watch and we can learn from the process too.

Starting fresh is always exciting. We take the lessons learned from MR1 and apply them to the new rooms. We’ll add things we didn’t in the first place. For example, we’ll make sure there are no parallel walls, something not true in our existing music room. We’ll also get rid of the equipment alcove and move to a more standard floor rack like we use at shows. And last, but certainly not least, we’ll take advantage of the building’s increased ceiling height by constructing a pitched roof outside and a cathedral ceiling inside.

Will they be perfect new rooms? Oh, hell no. I don’t think there is such a thing. But, they will be upgrades from what we have now and a chance to make new mistakes.

Yup. Making mistakes gets me excited. Without mistakes there’s no progress.

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.

Approachable

One of the PS Audio Rooms at Axpona has their more inexpensive lines of Stellar audio electronics., showing with a moderately expensive Golden Ear loudspeaker, which aren’t much to look at, but sound pretty good. Guessing the system sounds pretty darn good.

Note the lack of our best efforts. No BHK. No DirectStream. No Wilson speakers or Focal speakers.

What’s going on? Why a Stellar Stack? Why approachable speakers like the Tritons?

Sometimes it’s worth showing what can be done with approachable. That we don’t always have to bring out the finest china and silver. That it’s ok to proudly share with people what can be done with $12K all in.

For me this is fun. I think the system sounds great and exemplifies all that is great with going the opposite of pedal to the metal.

After all, it doesn’t have to cost a lot to shine.