Thanks to Paul McGowan

About a year ago I bought a PS Audio BHK pre-amp  & was very pleased with the improvement in sound quality over the Rotel I had been using. I put in a pair of 60s era Telefunken tubes & thought it sounded great so I went shopping. Recently  I found a pair of PS Audio M1200 mono blocks & thought what the heck. I got them home & installed NOS 1958 Telefunken.tubes.
I should mention the amp I had in the system was a highly modified Carver TFM 45 I bought in the 80s.
What a difference! Have you ever had that OMG moment when you get to hear your music for the first time. I should have ditched the Carver yrs ago.
My hat's off to Paul McGowan!


Per the comment from optimise regarding BHK and Paul McGowan. Maybe you noticed this week that Gregg Popovich made the NBA Hall of Fame. Pop never scored a single point, or grabbed a rebound or had an assist. All he did was build and cmaintain one of the best team dynasties ever. It takes a great coach to do that, and it takes a decision-maker at an audio supplier to seek better designs and accept the best design when they see it. That’s a credit to McGowan, not a liability. I suspect the late BHK would agree. Incidentally, everything you cited is either in Paul’s book or has been mentioned by Paul on his numerous podcasts. No secret.

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If you get a chance, read Paul’s autobiography, 99% True: Almost a National Bestseller.

Humorous and insightful—a very entertaining read.

Thanks for posting this. It prompted me to get the book. Audiobook rather, in Audible, I listen to during my commute to work.


Very well written AND read book. I did not realize Paul writes so well. He is definitely talented 



I just finished Paul McGowans audio book. It was fun listening to all of his exploits. What a characer.


@fertguy I have been watching Paul channel on YouTube for years, also have his audio book which is a fun listen.

To me that guy doesn’t not have a bad bone in him.

I am sorry, but to call him a racist is so wrong on so many levels, I think you should apologize too him and the community, calling people racist should be something one should not take lightly and just throw out there.

A person that so easily praises other people in his own company and the audio community has a lot of kindness, respect and understanding for other people.

Just a very good guy.