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Offline GDHAL

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Re: PS Audio Trade In
« Reply #1 on: March 20, 2023, 11:45:36 AM »
Thanks, Hal. Quite interesting. Iíve never owned and PS products, although I used to watch Paulís videos.
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Re: PS Audio Trade In
« Reply #2 on: March 20, 2023, 12:18:33 PM »
You're welcome, Nick.

I don't own any of their gear or have any affiliation with them. There's a fellow in the Audio Syndrome audio club (well, now defunct audio club) who has one of their power stations. I'm reading good reviews about their phono preamp. Also, like you, I do watch on occasion Paul McGowan videos, who I often - but not always - agree with when he opines.

PS audio did a spectacular (my opinion) video of their new FR30 speakers. I never saw or heard them but their marketing (I guess that's what it would be called) video of it is pretty amazing.

Best.

Hal
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Re: PS Audio Trade In
« Reply #3 on: March 20, 2023, 08:23:47 PM »
You're welcome, Nick.

I don't own any of their gear or have any affiliation with them. There's a fellow in the Audio Syndrome audio club (well, now defunct audio club) who has one of their power stations. I'm reading good reviews about their phono preamp. Also, like you, I do watch on occasion Paul McGowan videos, who I often - but not always - agree with when he opines.

PS audio did a spectacular (my opinion) video of their new FR30 speakers. I never saw or heard them but their marketing (I guess that's what it would be called) video of it is pretty amazing.

Best.

Hal
The PS Audio FR30 ($30,000.00) loudspeakers pale in comparison to GR Research NXtremes + their open baffle subs at easily a third of the price.  Granted, the GR speakers are DIY, but flat packs are available that anyone with a knife, fork and some glue could assemble.  Even their NXotica + subs (~ $5500.00) will kick those $30K speakers ass.  FR flat from 18Hz to 24K +/- 1.5dB and low frequency response that is absolutely coloration free and pant leg shaking that does not overload a room.

Stunning.  Absolutely stunning. 

Oh, yeah.  I forgot.  8WPC is more than enough, but 20 will kill you.  Folsom's 7293 amplifier is a match made in Heaven.  My personal favorite is single ended 300B amps.  Nuthin' but music and kick ass lows!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d6m2jJRcq3A

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Re: PS Audio Trade In
« Reply #4 on: March 21, 2023, 12:41:30 AM »
You're welcome, Nick.

I don't own any of their gear or have any affiliation with them. There's a fellow in the Audio Syndrome audio club (well, now defunct audio club) who has one of their power stations. I'm reading good reviews about their phono preamp. Also, like you, I do watch on occasion Paul McGowan videos, who I often - but not always - agree with when he opines.

PS audio did a spectacular (my opinion) video of their new FR30 speakers. I never saw or heard them but their marketing (I guess that's what it would be called) video of it is pretty amazing.

Best.

Hal
The PS Audio FR30 ($30,000.00) loudspeakers pale in comparison to GR Research NXtremes + their open baffle subs at easily a third of the price.  Granted, the GR speakers are DIY, but flat packs are available that anyone with a knife, fork and some glue could assemble.  Even their NXotica + subs (~ $5500.00) will kick those $30K speakers ass.  FR flat from 18Hz to 24K +/- 1.5dB and low frequency response that is absolutely coloration free and pant leg shaking that does not overload a room.

Stunning.  Absolutely stunning. 

Oh, yeah.  I forgot.  8WPC is more than enough, but 20 will kill you.  Folsom's 7293 amplifier is a match made in Heaven.  My personal favorite is single ended 300B amps.  Nuthin' but music and kick ass lows!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d6m2jJRcq3A

Iím liking Jayís videos more. He did a great interview with the head and designer of Allnic. A great look into a brilliant designer. This video with Danny is also excellent. I had no idea Danny ran such a big operation. I sure would like to hear his speakers one of these days. As to that Folsom amp, I think the boards were no longer available when I wanted one. Oh wellÖ..
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Re: PS Audio Trade In
« Reply #5 on: March 21, 2023, 12:47:55 AM »
You're welcome, Nick.

I don't own any of their gear or have any affiliation with them. There's a fellow in the Audio Syndrome audio club (well, now defunct audio club) who has one of their power stations. I'm reading good reviews about their phono preamp. Also, like you, I do watch on occasion Paul McGowan videos, who I often - but not always - agree with when he opines.

PS audio did a spectacular (my opinion) video of their new FR30 speakers. I never saw or heard them but their marketing (I guess that's what it would be called) video of it is pretty amazing.

Best.

Hal

Hal,
I think their marketing is great. Iíve heard great things about their line filtration devices, but I have an UberBUSS for a lot less money. I canít recall ever hearing any PS Audio products at shows or at guys homes.
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Re: PS Audio Trade In
« Reply #6 on: March 21, 2023, 05:55:08 AM »
The Music Room is working with PS Audio to resell the trade-in equipment.  Considering they are in such close proximity, I think this is a great partnership and benefits both companies.

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Re: PS Audio Trade In
« Reply #7 on: March 21, 2023, 09:34:35 AM »
Check the reliability of the PS Audio gear. 

I had three PS Audio Power Plant systems, the P300 and two PPP.  All died after about 5 years and even after the $500 repair cost, one PPP did not come back to life after it came back. :(

Also had one of the Class D amps that died with a complex passive XO in a pair of VMPS Super Tower speakers.  You could head the ferrofluid boiling in the tweeters before it passed and I could pull the power cable.  The speakers survived.