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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.

Another non-audio post from Paul and a great one.


On January 1, 1863, President Abraham Lincoln’s Emancipation Proclamation declared “that all persons held as slaves” within the rebellious states “are, and henceforward shall be free.” A brave beginning to a tough problem.

Today, June 19th—or as the holiday has come to be known, Juneteenth—acknowledges when US Major General Gordon Granger, along with more than 1,800 federal troops arrived in Galveston, Texas, to take control of the state, and ensure freedom for the last remaining slaves in the area. Finally, our war-torn nation could begin the long process of healing.

While this was a major milestone in our country, the legacy of slavery and racism still permeate our culture. It is unfortunate that it took the recent tragedies to bring this holiday to the forefront of our minds, but we are committed to keeping it at the forefront. PS Audio will close for the day and will treat this as a paid holiday for our staff in order to look deeply into ourselves as a company and as individuals to better understand how we can be agents of change in the fight for racial equality.

I hope you will take 30 seconds out of your busy day, as we will, to reflect upon the words of an earlier document signed by our founders on July 4th, 1776.

We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness. That whenever any Form of Government becomes destructive of these ends, it is the Right of the People to alter or to abolish it, and to institute new Government, laying its foundation on such principles and organizing its powers in such form, as to them shall seem most likely to affect their Safety and Happiness.


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.

This is not a normal post, but a PS Audio Newsletter that I thought appropriate to post. Buy a little and give a little to help a worthwhile charity.

Power the Performers

During the month of May, we (PS Audio) had a special on the Stellar Power Plant 3.  Get a great price and for every one sold in the US, we’ll donate $100 cash to Music Cares, the charity arm of the Grammys.

We are delighted to have presented Music Cares a check for $18,400 to help music creators, producers, recorders, stagehands, roadies, lighting people, and whoever is in need of some assistance during the pandemic. (We actually gave Music Cares a real check and not this big fake one Terri and Scott McGowan are holding).

It’s been one of our prouder moments in the company’s 50-year history to have helped the very people we depend so heavily on to craft our music.

In these difficult times, it’s music we increasingly turn to for relief and release from the pressures that have come to bear upon us.

Thank you to our PS Audio HiFi Family for your support helping music and musicians the world over.

On a personal note, may I ask that each and every one of our HiFi Family members continue to be safe? In the United States, the pandemic remains in full swing. We, as a nation, haven’t fared as well as many other nations yet there’s talk of easing restrictions, of letting down our guards, of getting back to normal. Of course, that’s what we all hope for, but as I write this, 1,000 American lives per day are lost to the pandemic with no end in sight. I need each and every one of you to be safe. Please.

You matter. You are family.