Houston - we have a prob ...

  • There is a nice story from a US man who bought a 15-year old Baldur 300 broken pair in Housten Texas for a small fee. But let's let him tell his own story and hear what we all have learned and done. He will post here in the next few days its story.

  • There is a nice story from a US man who bought a 15-year old Baldur 300 broken pair in Housten Texas for a small fee. But let's let him tell his own story and hear what we all have learned and done. He will post here in the next few days its story.

    Hi everyone I do in fact have a nice story to tell. I saw an ad online for a pair of Baldur 300 monoblock amplifiers for sale in Houston Texas. They were not working at the time and were available for an almost unbelievable price. I live 3000 miles away, so logistically it was a problem as the ad was local pickup only. I hopped in my car and drove 6000 miles in 6 days to go get the amps in Houston. I did not look at the amps until I returned home and was excited to see immediately what the problem was with amp 1. I replaced a 2.00 thermistor and it fired right up. I turned to amp 2 and it was just a fuse holder that needed retensioning. Once I did that amp 2 fired right up. I contacted Helmut Becker throughout the process and the help I received was invaluable in helping me repair them. Emails answered quickly and all questions answered honestly. So in short while it was a bit of a gamble, these amps are designed so well I just knew I would be able to get them working. I would like to thank Helmut Becker again for everything. I have a good working knowledge of electronics and would like to offer my help where I can. These amps also sat for years and have less than 100 hours total use. Best road trip ever.

  • Best of all, I now have a new base in the USA for repairing our AudioValve products. Mike, so the "well-traveled" has proven that he has the makings of the technician of our products. With a lot of expertise and my guidance, he has managed to bring the 2 amp treasures from Houston back to life. They were safe in Houston for about 10 years without us finding someone who was able to repair the products. I remember that in Houston, the mains voltages can rise to 135 VAC, but the amplifiers were not built, they were set to 115 VAC for the United States, then it came to the problems. With Mike, I have now found someone who has technical understanding and "my technical language speaks" and that is necessary to make things positive. I'm really happy for the great catch that Mike pulled ashore and with Mike as AudioValve user found another enthusiastic fan of our products. Cordially welcome Mike.


    Mike`s address:


    Mike Olson, AudioValve repair service
    704 7th Ave

    Aberdeen WA. 98520

    360-986-0470