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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.

Joy

I was deeply saddened when the wife of a longtime reader let me know of her husband’s passing. With family by his side, his beloved high-end rig playing, he passed listening to Mozart.

She told me his stereo system was what kept him going when times were tough.

It brought him joy.

Sometimes it helps to take a step back and remember what it’s all about.

The joy of the journey.

Safe travels.

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 kind of dumb..Both count equally and generally, ones no good without the other.

The importance of setup

Setting up a stereo system takes a lot of work but it’s free. Outfitting a great audio system is easy, but it costs a lot of money.

Which has the most value?

If I had to choose, I would suggest setup trumps stereo equipment. I say this because some of the most expensive systems I have heard sounded dreadful when the setup person or the room didn’t honor the music.

A mediocre set of equipment with exquisite setup will typically be more musically satisfying than a poorly setup expensive arrangement.

Of course, when you can get both equipment and setup perfected, that’s when the magic happens.