1. The History of PS Audio Scandinavia
PS Audio Scandinavia was founded in 1986 by two friends, Poul Sand and Peter Selmer. Their motivation for starting the company was solely the desire to reproduce the best possible sound. They shared a passion for audio and had both started building their own loudspeakers when they were in their early teens.
At first, we operated PS Audio as a small hi-fi store. We would build record players to individual customers’ requirements using turntables, arms and cartridges selected from a wide range of manufacturers. As we developed our expertise, the small store evolved into a more structured business.
Now, after more than 30 years of hard work we would like to be able to claim that we have finally achieved the perfect sound and the “Absolute Reference”, as our industry so often claims when new products are launched. Of course no such sound or products exist, but that does not stop us from dreaming.
If you are looking for the “Absolute Reference” – then you must look to real life. Visit for example the Royal Opera at Holmen (Copenhagen, Denmark), The Metropolitan Opera in New York (ideally get a seat on the first floor), the Vienna State Opera House or the Boston Symphony Hall. If jazz is your passion, in New York visit the Greenwich Village Jazz Club or the Blue Note Jazz Club, the Copenhagen Jazz House or Ronnie Scotts in London. You will of course find many more excellent jazz venues if you look.
When you have experienced a first class live performance in a really good venue, then you will finally understand the audiophiles’ obsession with stereo images, transparency, dynamics and the whole range of other qualities they treasure. You may have already experienced some of these things listening to an audio system, but nothing can compare to a real performance and this is the reference we must always return to.
The manufacturers whose products we supply are regarded as among the very best available in the world and their products will allow you to enjoy an extremely satisfying musical experience. This is our aim for all our customers and we are proud to say that we have many customers of over 20 years standing who have their lives enriched daily by the music they listen to on systems supplied by us.
One such customer is Kaj G. Nielsen who lives in Copenhagen. Kaj is blind and as a consequence has developed very acute listening skills. So much so, that his expertise is employed by several hi-fi designers to assess their products. Kaj was known as someone who would buy a set of loudspeakers and then change them after 6 months, as his sensitive hearing had made him aware of their deficiencies. That was until 2009, when we supplied Kaj with a set of McIntosh loudspeakers as part of a full McIntosh system. Kaj enjoyed the system until he passed away.
Also in our Gallery you will find photos (no addresses shown) from a wonderful music lovers NAGRA System combined with WILSON AUDIO XVX Chronosonic speakers. Which is a system capable of reproducing Bach's organ concerts in more or less full scae and of course not the worse system enjoying all other kind of music through.