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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.

Roughcut or polish?

Whether one is cutting a gemstone or building a high-performance music system, it’s helpful to identify the order of work that brings the best results. You want to polish after the perfect cut, and not before.

How many times have I lived through an endless parade of tweaks before realizing no amount of polish can fix an audio or video  component that needs upgrading? The most expensive audio cables and isolators in the world can’t fix a mediocre component.

Whether you’re starting fresh or working with a year’s old system, it’s always best to step back from the whole and examine your precepts of the components within. That amplifier you’re so fond of. Does it really meet your expectations? Or the DAC, preamp, or speakers?

It’s easier to upgrade a cable or USB isolator than the DAC itself, yet that may not always yield the results we hope for.

Sometimes it pays to reexamine our basic premise.

You can polish a gem to a bright luster, but it’ll never be as satisfying as the perfect cut.

 

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.

See PS Audio’s website for a short video related to their new speaker system.

Peeking behind the scenes

Designing and building new high-end audio products is a long and detailed process, often requiring years of design and engineering.

It seems like members of our Hi-Fi Family really enjoy seeing behind the scenes of what it takes to craft those products and the people behind them. Whenever someone visits us for a tour (something that happens often several times a day), they remark how cool it is to meet the people behind the equipment.

Since we can’t all visit the factory, I really enjoy shooting videos that give you some insight into who we are and what we’re up to.

As we put the finishing touches on the new AN3 loudspeaker before bundling it up to play at tomorrow’s RMAF, here’s a short video from a few weeks ago when we were still hot and heavy into the final tuning stages.

Have fun!