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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.

Midfi’s the way to go on a budget

There seems to be a general sentiment in the world that if one cannot afford the expensive high-end audio products they must either settle on used or Mid-Fi performance. Why do we believe that?

We know there are terrific hi-performance products from multiple companies, including PS Audio. Our Sprout continues to uphold the standards of high-performance audio as do the products from multiple other companies in our industry.

If I had to guess, I’d think the sentiment must have come from over-aggressive salespeople. Surely it wouldn’t have been from our own ranks of well-meaning audiophiles.

Myths and misconceptions have always been rife throughout our culture.

Some are worth exposing so more people can enjoy the benefits of high-performance audio.

 

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.

Engineering school

The traditional route traveled by aspiring audio engineers is school. Learn your basics then move on to higher-level classes in mathematics, physics, semiconductors, circuits, and so on. When you come out of school you’re, well, somewhat useless—a head filled with a lot of unconnected information waiting to be used.

What those fresh out of school lack, of course, is experience.

As most of my readers know I am not an advocate for traditional schools. In my view, they got about learning the wrong way. Instead of a hands on approach backed by classwork explaining what’s happening, they put the proverbial cart in front of the horse by cramming your head full of information before telling you what to do with it.

Clearly, this works for some. Just not me.

If you’re interested in my rebel views on the subject I would encourage you to watch this short video I put together while standing atop the PS Audio World Headquarters amongst a forest of solar panels.

What’s your experience with the way education systems work?