tonybtonyb Posts: 31,443
Saw a quip browsing PS Audio today from the man himself, about "silver bullets" as it pertains to audio. Couldn't agree more...

The silver bullet
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March 4, 2018 by Paul McGowan

The Lone Ranger had them. They are required for the killing of a werewolf. Audiophiles search for them.

A silver bullet is a metaphor for a simple, magical, solution to a difficult problem. Like penicillin.

As hard as we search, and as much as we’d like to find a magical fix for our system’s shortcomings, silver bullets are rare.

In my 45 years of high-end audio, I have never found a silver bullet in equipment. No cable, conditioner, cartridge, speaker, room, or secret formula ever impressed me as a magical panacea.

The closest yet is a good set of ears; a willingness to learn; a penchant for experimentation; a thirst for reaching higher ground.

Maybe the silver bullet is called passion.
Sony 850c 4k
Pioneer elite vhx 21
Sony 4k BRP
SVS SB-2000
Polk Sig. 20's
Polk FX500 surrounds

Acoustic zen Satori speaker cables
Acoustic zen Matrix 2 IC's
Wireworld eclipse 7 ic's
Audio metallurgy ga-o digital cable


Sonos zp90
Grant Fidelity tube dac
B&k 1430
Tad 803 speakers


  • pitdogg2pitdogg2 Posts: 14,349
    I have belonged to his newspaper and post for many years. It is just one more book in the library to have so to speak. He plays on a much higher field than i ever will but its good to have perspective so to speak

    Heck most here play on a much higher playing field than I so nothing new there.
  • kevhed72kevhed72 Posts: 3,719
    I agree....I found myself recently in one of those pointless Emotiva debates on a FB post...which then turned into a cable debate of sorts. My next response will be 'just be open minded'....
  • motorhead43026motorhead43026 Posts: 3,289
    I subscribe to PS Audios Copper magazine. It has some good stuff.
    2 channel: Anthem 225 Integrated amp; Parasound Ztuner; TechnicsTT SL1350; Vincent PHO-8 phono pre; Marantz CD6005 spinner; Polk SDA2BTL's; Cables ZU Mission IC's, SC and power cords, all into a PS Audio Dectet Power center.

    All TV's sound enhanced by Polk Magnfi Mini's.

    Other; S60'S, M10 series II, M7C's, Hafler XL600 amp, RB-980BX, Parasound HCA-1500 amp , P5 preamp, all in storage. All speakers have had crossover rebuilds, resulting in a small fortune invested in Sonicaps, and tweeter upgrades.

    Political memes posted as fact and accepted as fact, are sign language of the ignorant, for the ignorant

    tonyb said " but even socialists can do a good thing here and there

    Social media makes dumb people dumber and smart people dumb then dumber.
  • kharp1kharp1 Posts: 3,349
    I'm a huge fan of Paul and the way he does business. He's very accessible and down to earth. I also like that, from a product design approach, he's gotten some great people to come onboard and given them autonomy to create.
    Main System:
    Joule-Electra LA 100 MKIII Upgraded by Rich Brkich Pre
    Butler Audio TBD 2250 Amp
    PS Audio DirectStream DAC and MemoryPlayer Transport
    LSA-1 Statement
    SVS SB4000 & SB2000
    Wireworld Equinox 7 bi-wire, Wireworld Silver Eclipse 7 IC

    Secondary Rig:
    Parasound P5, Audio Electronics by Cary Constellation
    Marsh a200s, Audio Elecrtonics by Cary Hercules
    Pioneer Elite DV-45a, Denon DVD-2910
    Klipsch Epic CF-1, Vandersteen 3CE sig
    Analysus Plus Oval

    Backup Gear:
    Pass Labs Aleph 30, McCormack DNA-125, Parasound A21
    Marantz SA-14S1
    Usher CP-6311/Tyler Acoustics Taylo Reference Monitor, LSA-1
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