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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.

Do facts matter?

Opinions are easy enough to accept or ignore. After all, they are just opinions. But facts? No, we believe facts are facts and therefore inviolate. Except we tend to wiggle our way out of those as well, choosing which facts suit us and which do not.

Take the atmospheric cancer that is consuming Earth, a subject we should all be concerned with—a subject that transcends stereo equipment. The facts are clear. Already 50% of Earth’s species are gone. More go extinct each day. How long before the chain collapses and we can count ourselves among the departed?

Man made greenhouse gasses play a major role in this debacle. The facts are clear. Yet, somehow this winds up being a political issue instead of a shared problem we wrap our arms around and try and solve.

Choosing which facts to accept and which to reject is nothing new. We’ve been doing it since time immemorial. We passionately argue over which facts to support and which to reject when it comes to music’s reproduction: MDF vs. aluminum enclosures, ribbons vs. planars, vinyl vs. digital, tubes vs. solid state, spikes vs. Sorbothane. The list is endless. Each choice is connected to an entire set of facts that support one view and minimize another.

Perhaps what I love about our community more than anything else is not what divides us but what connects us. We can argue all day about this and that but let some negative force dishonor the music and we band together in its defense.

In our hearts we are connected to the facts that matter most.

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.

Equipment that makes you forget

The best stereo equipment I know is forgettable.

When everything’s just right I don’t think about the audio or video system, only the music.

We work so hard to make products that are both remarkable and iconic. Yet, when they do their job, the best we can hope is for them to disappear.

Imagine designing an automobile, computer, or some new piece of techie gear in the hopes people will ignore it. Seems crazy, yet that’s exactly what audio designers do.

Fact is, we’re proudest when we see toes tapping, smiles breaking, and eyes closed in response to the music.

We hope our products are forgettable.

It’s the music we want you to remember.