Vinyl & Valves

Combine VRC Record Cleaning Service and a stay at Falls Lodge in the Blue Mountains
Book a stay at Falls Lodge and bring your portfolio or just your favourite albums and have the first 10 cleaned by the VRC Method at no extra charge.
Hear your records on high end tube audio played through a TSA full range loudspeaker system
Enjoy a relaxing stay in true mountains style accommodation at Falls Lodge; bring a friend or bring several for a listening weekend and hear your records as you’ve never heard them before
Can’t live without the truly engaging fidelity? Order a custom made TSA tube audio system

A stay at Falls Lodge is to immerse you in the restorative quiet that is the Blue Mountains. Now, thanks to The Vinyl Record Cleaning Company and Tube Sound Audio, you can add to that the joys of your vinyl record collection restored to original fidelity, and probably better. Falls Lodge in Wentworth Falls offers a convenient base from which to strike out to the delights of the Upper Mountains with Leura and Katoomba less than 15 minutes away by car. Fine dining, bushwalking and the magnificent mountain views, shopping, antique hunting; the gardens, the seasons, the fresh air, all are attractions that have drawn people to Falls Lodge. Now, add the attraction of your restored record collection played on pure analogue hifi. The Vinyl Record Cleaning Company’s record restoration service, offered at a special rate, will clean your records with VRC Easy Spread n’ Peel and if you want, train you in the use of the VRC System.

Tests conducted by Media DMA of the USA found significant benefit:

I averaged the amount of noise over time, and took percentages of each recording. We ended up with an 11db increase in overall signal to noise ratio, which is around a 75% improvement in how it sounds to the logarithmic way that humans hear sound, and an 8db improvement to the peak noise floor, which is over 50%. I stand behind my measurements and say with confidence that ESP is a superior product that I would put my stamp of approval on, and entrust my entire vinyl collection to for years to come. While we can’t reverse the effects of ageing, we can certainly control them, and ESP is the only way I’d recommend to any audiophile." Dave Askew; MediaDMA, USA. At the same time your records will be proofed against static electricity; it will no longer be possible for them to develop a static charge. The service also includes repairs to album covers as required and all treated records will be re-sleeved in anti-static protective sleeves.

You will enjoy use of the Lodge’s Kuzma Stabi turntable. The table is equipped a high output moving coil cartridge mounted on a Kuzma Stogi S tonearm and a Shure moving magnet cartridge mounted on a SME Series III tonearm (for the 1970s enthusiasts!). Phono stages are tube based as is pre‑amplification. Main stage amplification is the superb Elekit TU-8600S 300B SET amp upgraded with Lundahl OPTs. Loudspeakers are TSA full range, single driver configuration supported by the incomparable TSA Seamless Sub. All amplifiers and loudspeakers may be ordered in custom configurations.

TSA Amp Camp – Build Your Own Tube Amp

Falls Lodge is also proud to host a brand new experience – Amp Camp with accommodation. Perhaps you have always had a hankering to “roll your own”? Now thanks to Tube Sound Audio, during your stay at the Lodge you can build your own tube amp. Vinyl enthusiasts typically will build the TU-8500 tube preamp with phono as well as the TU-8200R SET power amp for a full analogue sound. Those preferring their digital music sources will build the superb TU8200R and possibly its optional internal DAC. By selecting the Vinyl & Valves accommodation option, guests can relax overnight whilst enjoying their own recordings on a full TSA tube system.

Testimonials

Falls Lodge is really a gem of a place. The place is absolutely gorgeous (love the exposed wood design) with a fantastic kitchen to cook in, excellent heating, and a cracking fire place. The queen bed is very comfy, the bath is a delight and it the wrap around veranda was ideal for star gazing. Really have to compliment the sound system, wow. Stephen left really clear instructions on how to set it up and connect to Bluetooth and I have to say the sound quality was incredible. We had a great time drinking wine listening to some of our favourite albums. Location is great, check in and check out was a breeze and Stephen was really helpful with questions we had. Nothing but good things about this place, looking forward to coming back again sometime soon!

Brenden, New South Wales, Australia

 

I highly recommend this place, it’s friendly, quiet, the ambiance and the wooden house with the professional sounds systems are just outstanding. Stephen is a great host !

Jean-Francois

 

It was a perfect mountain escape with our close friends and dog - Stephen was a fantastic host and the djs in our group were thoroughly impressed with his speakers and vinyl cleaning products - the yard is gorgeous and the fire kept us warm. Thank you!

Christina, New South Wales, Australia

 

Falls lodge is a great place to relax in one of the best villages in the mountains. Stephen is a great host and goes out of his way to make your stay an experience to remember. From the moment you enter the lodge you'll enjoy the ambience of a true mountain lodge along with the added bonus of being able to share/experience some top end hifi components. The place is well equiped so you can cook in and relax in the comfortable dining/lounge areas. The beds are comfortable and the main has a convenient ensuite. Attention to detail and cleanliness are evident. Highly recommended.

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