What is electricity? This question is impossible to answer because the word “Electricity” has several contradictory meanings. These different meanings are incompatible, and the contradictions confuse everyone. If you don’t understand electricity, you’re not alone.
Subjective audio is the evaluation of reproduced sound quality by ear. It is based on the novel idea that, since audio equipment is made to be listened to, what it sounds like is more important than how it measures. This was a natural outgrowth of the 1950s high-fidelity “revolution,” which spawned the notion that a component, and an audio system as a whole, should reproduce what is fed into it, without adding anything to it or subtracting anything from it.
Many audio systems are just mediocre, masking inner details and audible cues that allow the listener to look deeper into the recording. A revealing system is an exact opposite and Paul McGowan from PS Audio explains how.
MIT Cables’ core audio cable technology is our exclusive Poles of Articulation, named after the fact that every audio cable has a single point where it is most efficient at storing and transporting energy. At this point in the audio frequency spectrum, the cable will articulate best, and represents the cables’ particular Articulation Pole.
While the debate continues on the internet over whether different cables sound different, those of us with the ears and listening skills to hear it and the systems and listening environments of sufficient resolution to show it know that it’s not just different cables that sound different, but that even the same cable, hooked-up differently, can make for clear and obvious differences in the sound of our music.
Paul McGowan from PS Audio confirm that in blind test he heard a noticeable difference when a mains fuse in its DAC has been changed to the “German audio tuning fuse”. He does not know how it works, but it works.
Paul McGowan from PS Audio has absolutely heard differences when swapping cables around. For some reason he pays no attention to it in his work, but he said the phenomena is truly audible.
Some people think that audio equipment need time to burn in, the naysayers believe that it is listener who actually burns in, not the components. Paul McGowan from PS Audio explains.
It is believed that USB cable that is used between source and DAC and that is in spec, will not and can not affect your phonics. Paul can hear difference between various cables instantly and have his favorite set of good sounding ones.
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An article by Douglas Self, "Science and Subjectivism in Audio" published in Wireless World back in 1988. Douglas Self is a recognized authority in the field of radio engineering design, the author of many books, articles and patents, an implacable opponent of any manifestations of subjectivism and esoteric ideas in audio. read the article