Our design approach for valve audio

Ultimate sound quality 

There is a reason why the music sounds wonderful on Falls Audio Bespoke Equipment. 

We address the foundations of  musical sound in our designs.

Paul Baker (Falls Audio)

'Design shapes the music revealed by your audio products'. 

Designer & Founder

Going way beyond 

Falls Audio Bespoke products (valve preamplifiers and amplifiers) achieve a level of performance way beyond the audio industry norm.  We achieve this by adopting a quality first approach. Before principles of built in obsolesce and profit first applied there were companies that put quality first.

Careful attention to components quality and layout is of timeless value. This meticulously designed and constructed circuit dates from the 1930s.  

...by taking a different path  

Falls Audio takes a different design path. The music wont shine on Audio products that focus primarily on looks, that rely ordinary or poor quality components and dont follow a specialist design method. 

 

At Falls Audio the design of a bespoke audio valve product is informed by music from its inception. Our bespoke products are shaped by the foundations of musical sound.  We design preamplifiers amplifiers and loudspeakers that enhance your experience of listening to music.

Our Approach 

Phase 1: Foundations of musical sound

1) The materials and components  used and their interactive behavior effect the sound of audio equipment.

2) Every component and material has its sound signature. An oil capacitor sounds different to a polyester one. Silver sounds different to copper

3) Circuit design and the components selected interact to effect the sound produced.  

4) The overall sound of every audio product is the combination of numerous circuit and component interactions. 

Phase 2: Design Practices 

Research, and carefully select components for use in circuits.   

Test the contribution of components to the overall sound produced.  Replace and retest as required.

Confirm circuit is operating correctly optimise circuit as required.

Phase 3: Build 

Cut and fabricate and permanently mount components.

Solder connections.

Retest and optimise design as required.

 Audio Design showcase

A showcase of the design process follows: 

Research & Select Materials and Components 

Obtain parts

Obtain parts

Quality parts

Quality parts

Oil capacitors

Oil capacitors

Choke & Transformer

Choke & Transformer

Power supply caps

Power supply caps

Parts layout

Parts layout

Parts layout

Parts layout

Prototyping

Prototyping

Build valve audio products

Fabricate metal

Fabricate metal

Chassis painted

Chassis painted

Install components

Install components

Install components

Install components

Solder and install

Solder and install

Complete wiring

Complete wiring

Install complete

Install complete

Testing bespoke valve audio products

Circuit measurement

Circuit measurement

Circuit test

Circuit test

Music tests

Music tests

Audio Everest test

Audio Everest test

Falls Audio bespoke

designed for

ultimate sound quality 

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