Technology and design philosophy
“QHW Audio only makes products for sound lovers conceived, designed and manufactured by sound lovers.”
This sentence from the President of the company, is the one that most synthetic and precisely defines its philosophy.
Our main goal is to preserve intact the stereo image, getting a wide, central and very defined soundstage. The soundstage is what makes us to immerse into music and is achieved through the faithful reproduction of each detail with the lower level possible of distortion and noise and without the equipment supposing any limitation of dynamic range from original recording.
Discrete small signal audio design
Usually, for small signal amplification, manufacturers and designers use integrated components. The drawback of this is that the characteristics of the amplifiers used are never perfectly adjusted to the audio playback, establishing delicate compromises between speed, bandwidth, stability and distortion, as well as not never be optimal solutions against noise in the input. The main reason for the use of the integrated electronics is the reduction of costs, as the discreet design is very expensive. QHW audio we use discreet design, in order to obtain a small signal amplifier with precise features for the creation of the perfect soundstage; with it, we do not accept commitments. Still, our design process and modular manufacturing enable to realize sustainable cost and offer our customers low profile design at a reasonable price.
Our design process and modular manufacturing enable to realize sustainable cost and offer our customers discrete design at a reasonable price.
Aluminium enclosure with low parts count
An extruded aluminium of low parts counts enclosure was used, which provides good thermal coupling with exterior, since the whole enclosure can act as a heatsink. The low part count avoids microphonic effects due to vibrations, increases rigidity, and is useful for simplifying mounting, lowering costs, which gives a lower final price for our customers.
Hand made in Spain
The Box is hand made in Spain. This ensures that nothing is left at random or statistical distributions of quality and a machine failure. Every detail, every solder joint, each tightening, is done with the maximum care. And, as for QHW Audio it is never enough about quality, each unit is tested both in measurement bench and with a listening test with real recordings, so that ensures us that your purchase will be pure satisfaction from the first moment.