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    heute Abend - am 27. 12. 2020 um 22.00 Uhr nach deutscher Zeit wollen wir dann den Gewinner ziehen - wenn möglich als Livestream über Youtube -

    ich gebe die Adresse noch von 22 Uhr bekannt. Hier alle Teilnehmer zum heutigen 27. 12. 2020. Ich wünschen allen viel Glück ....


    tonight - on 27. 12. 2020 at 22.00 o'clock German time we then want to draw the winner - if possible as a livestream via Youtube -.

    I still give the address from 22 clock. Here all participants to today 27. 12. 2020. I wish everyone good luck ....




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    WHEEL UPDATE with valid user names from: 31.11.2020 *

    Registration closed !


    Test the updated lucky wheel here ....




    Pick up of the winners on december 27 at 22.00 ( german time )


    Wenn Sie sich nicht aufgelistet sehen, bitte melden / when you not listet send a mail ....


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    Reactions to our lottery ...

    Hello Helmut, I hope you and everyone at AudioValve have a wonderful Christmas and a happy new year. I have never been happier with a headphone amp. I love my Solaris. If you ever make a better version, I will be first in line to buy it! Please use my nickname "penfold" to enter me into the raffle. Thank you, Khalid



    Hello, What a generous offer ! Keep such a good spirit at Audiovalve ! My Abyss Phi TC, my Focal Utopia, my Final Audio D 8000 and my Stax SR 09 are enjoying so much beeing driven by the Solaris ! It's a real bliss. Nickname : Cladescal. Wish you all the best, and hope you're safe ! Claudio



    audio valve eclipse the best of the best. NICKNAME (RANNOCH)



    Hello Helmut, 2 Baldur 300, 2Baldur 70, 1 Eclipse, 3 Sunilda. Do I need to say more? You can post this in your reviews.I use to be called H2SO4. Please use this as nickname for the lottery.François D.



    Hallo Helmut und hallo an das Audiovalve Team. Tolle Idee ,mit der Weihnachtslotterie und das im engsten Kreis derjenigen die Spaß und Freude an den Produkten von Audiovalve haben ! Mir geht es wie vielen hier ,ich freue mich Abends auf schöne Musik mit meinen beiden Baldur 300+ und Anfang des Jahres kam noch die Eklipse dazu. Ein Traum in dieser Kombination ,mit der ich sicher Alt werde ! Grüße Willie Mein Nicknamen Lautet :BLADE RUNNER 64



    Hello Helmut,Thank you for your email and arranging the Christmas Lottery for 2020! I watched the draw for last year's lottery where you used the tube counter. It was fun to watch. Please enter me in this year's lottery, perhaps I will have better luck this time! My nickname will be: NEILNATOAWACS I have told you before how much I love my Audio Valve equipment. The Conductor Reference Preamp is the perfect match for my Baldur 300 Monoblocks. I am enjoying them now as I write this email 🙂. I watched your video with ABR and changing the tubes in a Challenger, with the amp still on! Very impressed. Your Auto Bias Regulator circuit is one of the reasons I decided to buy Audio Valve. It is great that you never have to buy expensive matched sets of tubes. Especially when my Baldurs use 10 x 6as7g tubes per Monoblock! Your equipment is build like a tank. My 2 sons will definitely be enjoying my Audio Valves long after I'm gone.... Which won't be any time soon I hope 😉! Cheers and stay safe,Neil de Souza, your Canadian AWACS friend!



    Hallo Herr Becker, eine schöne Idee von Ihnen mit der Lotterie. Mein Spitzname lautet: Headbanger31 Ich möchte natürlich nicht vergessen, nach 1,5 Jahren glücklichen Zusammenlebens mit meinem Audiovalve Solaris, meiner ungebrochenen Leidenschaft für diesen Amp Ausdruck zu verleihen. Mein Audeze LCD3 wird so wunderbar angetrieben und von Klassik bis Extreme Metal wird alles wunderbar schlüssig und farbenreich dargestellt das ich quasi jeden Tag schon voller Vorfreude auf den Abend bin wenn ich mich zurückziehen und Musik genießen kann. Es freut mich das sie und ihr Team ein gutes und erfolgreiches Jahr hatten. Bleiben sie bitte gesund und weiterhin so wie sie sind. Mit freundlichem Gruß, Axel



    Hallo an das Team von Audiovalve. Sehr gerne nehme ich an der diesjährigen Weihnachtslottery teil. Bin absolut zufriedener Eigentümer des Audiovalve Luminare 👍 Mein Nickname für die Verlosung: Schraudolph



    Hallo Herr Becker,der „Assistent 50“ macht mir noch viel Freude und verhilft mir zu Ihrer Einladung zum Glücksrad, wo ich als „analog-hans“ gerne teilnehme. Alles Gute und bleiben Sie gesund …. Mit freundlichen Grüße, Hans ...



    Hallo,ich würde gerne an der Lotterie teilnehmen! Nickname: „Luminareowner“ Ich besitze einen Luminare und bin sehr zufrieden! Mit freundlichen Grüßen Andreas



    Hallo Herr Becker, was für eine nette Idee. Vielen Dank dafür! Hier nun mein Nickname: Rumpelstilzchen Mein Audiovalve ist ein Luminare. Schöne Weihnachten .



    Weihnachtslotterie - Beste Grüße von einem glücklichen Solaris-Kunden! Nickname: "Ohrenzeuge" ,Alexander ...



    Hallo Herr Becker, coole Idee mit dem Glücksrad. Ich möchte gerne als "Latrodectus" teilnehmen und besitze einen Solaris. Viele Grüße und bleiben Sie und Ihr Team gesund! Martin



    Floridaman - Christmas Lottery 2020 Challenger Conductor Sunlida Solaris



    Sehr geehrter Herr Becker, vielen Dank für die Teilnahmemöglichkeit an Ihrer Weihnachtslotterie. Gerne würde ich unter dem Nickname ralf_07 teilnehmen. Ach ja, ich habe einen Solaris mit dem ich sehr zufrieden bin.



    Guten Abend Herr Becker,nehme als äußerst zufriedener Solaris (Snr.0229) Besitzer gern an der Weihnachtslottery teil. Nickname: SolarisFan



    Hallo Herr Becker, dank der fantastischen Hifikomponenten aus ihrem Hause erfreuen wir uns immer wieder der wunderschönen Musikabende und dem tollen Hörerlebnis. Den Solaris und die zwei Baldur 300 geben wir nicht wieder her. Gerne würden wir noch einen weiteren Schritt gehen aber für die Lautsprecher der 800er Serie von Bowers & Wilkens fehlt noch das nötige Kleingeld. Als Nick-Namen würde ich „Nappo“ wählen. Danke für den guten Service (Ersatz von 3 Röhren) und bleiben Sie gesund. Mit freundlichen Grüßen, Jaime



    Hallo und Servus, gerne melde ich mich zur Weihnachtslotteire 2020 an. Der Nickname ist Nasi67 Ich höre mit einem Luminare mit einem von Euch

    nachgerüsteten Pre Gain Schalter.Macht weiter so und bleibt Gesund. Viele Grüße Frank



    Hallo Helmut,tolle Aktion von dir mit dem Roulette und ich würde gerne teilnehmen. Mein Nick lautet: TheDuke Mein AudioValve Gerät ist ein Solaris. Liebe Grüße



    Dear Helmut, It is completely fine to show my pix at your homepage. Picture is not actually that good, not showing the whole set. The other amp is at service at the moment (getting back next week). After that I can take a better pix. My set up is: Martin Logan Ascent, Audio Valve Challenger mono blocks, Electrocompaniet EC 4.7 preamp, CD players: Shangling T100 Mk2 cd and Linn Majik CD. Salience preamp+power (RIAA). Nakamichi Dragon Casette deck. Turntables: Denon DP57-L, Linn Sondek LP12, Oracle Delphi MKIII + SME V. Various cartridges: incl Koetsu Rosewood signature, Benz, AT, Denon, Grado etc. Cabling: Nordost, AFA, Audio Quest, Trasparent. Kindly just use my 1st name please if needed at your website. Vielen dank,Jarmo ...



    Hallo Herr Becker,


    Inzwischen bin auch ich Besitzer eines Solaris! Ich streame über einen Auralic Aries G1 meist mit Qobuz. Meine Kopfhörer sind ein Abyss Diana V2 und ein Abyss 1266 Phi cc. Bisher hatte ich die über einen Lehmann linear, einen Questyle CMA Twelve und einen RME ADI-2 DAC betrieben. Ich höre verschiedene Musikrichtungen Jazz, Rock, Pop und auch mal Genre Klassik. Ich war schon bisher mit dem Hörerlebnis äußerst zufrieden und habe lange überlegt, ob ich mir wirklich einen Soloris zulegen soll. Jetzt hab ich es erlebt. Der Amp ist einfach der Hammer. Alles wirkt lebendiger, die Bässe sind tief und gleichzeitig klar, die Höhen filigran aber nie zu scharf, der Raum ist weit und gleichzeitig definiert. Alles spielt einfach nochmal auf einem ganz anderen Niveau - eine echter Genuss für Musikliebhaber. Die Kombi mit dem RME ADI-2 als DAC ist ausgezeichnet. Ich habe mir aber inzwischen noch einen Röhren DAC von Mfe bestellt. Damit dürfte der Solaris dann endgültig zur Höchstleistung aufspielen. Ich werde dann in Kürze auch davon kurz berichten.


    Ich kann den Solaris absolut jedem HiFi Gourmet empfehlen. Ein Referenz Amp der mit viel Sachverstand und Erfahrung gebaut wurde und keine Wünsche offen lässt. :):thumbup:

    Viele Grüße,


    Thomas

    Da ist Sie wieder und diesmal auch tätsächlich - die Weihnachtslotterie von AudioValve zu Weihnachten 2020. Wir wollten das Spielchen ja schon 2019 machen, haben aber zu spät mit den Vorbereitungen begonnen und mussten deshalb canceln. Das Gesicht der Aktion hat sich geändert und Ihr könnt heute im doppelten Sinne "am Rad drehen". Dabei kommen mehrere Gewinne zur Ausschüttung, die noch bekannt gegeben werden.


    Wir halten uns diesmal bei der Wahl der Teilnehmer an das Netzwerk der AudioValve User, im Prinzip also an all diejenigen, die mit AudioValve als Eigentümer unseres Equipment`s irgendwie verbandelt sind.


    Wir tun dies deshalb, weil sich unser Dankeschön an diejenigen richtet soll, die sich in unseren Produkten identifizieren können und unsere tagtägliche Suche nach der besten Wiedergabe unterstützen und mit Ihrer Entscheidung zum Kauf unsere Marke, unsere Werte und Ziele unterstützen und auch in Corona - Zeiten uns die Stange gehalten haben.


    Wenn es also etwas auszuschütten gibt, soll der / die Glückliche deshalb unserem Netzwerk angehören. Alle anderen müssen sich bitte an Ihre eigenen Markenvertreter wenden - aber da wird es wohl nichts geben - I`m so sorry ...


    Wie nehmt Ihr nun an unserer Lotterie teil ? Ganz einfach - Ihr sendet eine Mail an AudioValve mit einem Nick - Namen - eurem einzigartigen Teilnahme - Namen, bestehend aus max. 16 Buchstaben ohne anstößige Inhalte und dem Hinweis auf die Weihnachtslottery 2020, auch den Verweis auf Euer AudioValve Produkt nicht vergessen. Wir sammeln alle Einsendungen und plazieren die Nick Namen auf dem Glücksrad mit maximal 500 Teilnehmern. Ihr könnt das Glücksrad schon mal einsehen und auch drehen wenn es Spass macht.


    Der Zeitpunkt der Ziehung der Gewinner erfolgt in der zweiten Dezember Hälfte. Genaues Datum und Hergang wird noch bekannt gegeben. Wir ziehen die Gewinner in der Reihefolge - letzter Platz zum Hauptgewinn.


    Der Rechtsweg ist ausgeschlossen, Mehrfachmeldungen werden gelöscht, gesetzliche Rahmenbedingungen folgen, genug der Worte und jetzt schon mal am Rad gedreht, zum Test hier lang ...




    There it is again and this time it’s real – AudioValve’s Christmas Lottery for Christmas 2020. We wanted to do the game in 2019, but we started too late with the preparations and had to cancel. The face of the action has changed and today you can “turn the wheel” in a double sense. Several winnings will be distributed, which will be announced later.

    This time we will choose the participants according to the network of AudioValve users, basically all those who are connected to AudioValve as owners of our equipment.

    We do this because we want to thank all those who can identify themselves with our products and who support our daily search for the best playback. With their decision to purchase, they support our brand, our values and our goals and have kept us going in Corona times.

    Therefore, if there is something to be distributed, the lucky one should belong to our network. All others have to contact their own brand representatives – but there won’t be anything – I’m so sorry …

    How do you take part in our lottery ? Very simple – you send an email to AudioValve with a nick – name – your unique participation – name consisting of max. 16 letters without any offensive content and the reference to the Christmas Lottery 2020, not forgetting the reference to your AudioValve product. We collect all entries and place the nick names on the wheel of fortune with a maximum of 500 participants. You can watch the wheel of fortune and spin it if you like.

    The drawing of the winners will take place in the second half of December. Exact date and course of events will be announced later. We will draw the winners in the order – last place to the main prize.

    The legal way is impossible, multiple registrations are deleted, legal basic conditions follow, enough of words and now already times at the wheel turned ….



    Hello Herr Becker,

    It is now three months since I have your wonderful Solaris-DAC. Here are my impressions with the equipment I use.

    The system comprises: iMac Pro running Roon connected to the Solaris-DAC by an Audioquest Carbon USB cable. Running off the Solaris’s pre-amp outputs are a pair of Acoustic Energy AE1 Active speakers. The headphones I use are Meze Empyrean with SIN Audio balanced XLR-4 cable, and the Abyss AB 1266 Phi TC with the standard cable.

    Let’s start with the Solaris-DAC. MY shortlist for a DAC/Headphone amp came down to a choice of two: the Chord HugoTT2 or the Solaris-DAC. THE Hugo TT2 is more of a DAC with a headphone amp added, and the Solaris is more of a Headphone Amp with a DAC added. After extensive listening at Headphone Auditions Amsterdam I preferred the sound of the Solaris-DAC. Although it was less analytical and detailed than the Chord, the overall sound was more “musical” and more pleasurable overall. I found the Solaris-DAC a better match for my choice of headphones too, bringing out the strengths of both the Meze’s and the Abyss’s.

    The sound with the Acoustic Energy speakers lives up to the name. They are quite enthusiastic little speakers that love to just pick up a rhythm and run with it. I use these speakers mostly for dance music or for when I am tired of wearing headphones. With the Solaris the sound is snappy, rhythmic and danceable and for such tiny little speakers there is actually enough bass, and the bass quality from the Solaris is very good. A lot of fun for a €1000 pair of speakers.

    Most of the time I use the Solaris with the Meze Empyreans. This is partly because this combination is so “musica” and partly because the Meze’s are incredibly comfortable, even for long listening sessions (something the Abyss’s are not). With the Meze’s on the Solaris the music flows naturally into your ears, with vocals having real body, and also trumpets and saxophones in jazz recordings sounding magical. There is a deep rounded bass, a full-bodied midrange and a slightly soft treble with this combination. It never gets sharp or tiring. You don’t get the detail or the “you are there” feeling of the Abyss’s but you get a sound that draws you deep into the music. This combination is also forgiving or a poor quality source, and I can listen to Internet radio without it sounding terrible. Generally, I can listen to the combination of Solaris and Meze’s for hours.

    For critical listening when I really want to get into the detail of a recording, or when I need that “you are there” feeling that comes with certain good recordings, I have the Abyss AB 1266’s. These are notoriously difficult headphones to drive, but present no problem for the Solaris. This is also a very satisfying combination. There is a sense of space and air in the music, with every instrument or vocal given its proper place. The background is silent. The tiniest of details are revealed but this combination is less relaxing to listen to than the Meze’s. I find I can listen to this combination for a maximum of around two hours before I need a break, although those two hours are very pleasurable indeed! This is partly because the Abyss’s are not the most comfortable headphones on the planet.

    I am indeed very happy with my Solaris-DAC and speakers/headphones. I do wonder whether in the future I’ll by an upgraded external DAC, but for now I’m loving what I’ve got. Thank you Herr Becker. Another satisfied customer.

    Regards Freddie

    Having had the Audio Valve Solaris Headphone amp in my home for some memorable late-night encounters proved quite informative. This headphone amplifier had so many tricks up its sleeve I almost mistook it for David Copperfield. The Solaris was a machine that kept saying, is that all you got? I threw every kind of headphone at it from dynamic to planner to electrostatics, and it performed like a world champion. It also comes as a preamp, amplifier, and phono, head-amp standard. Whether you are cramped for space or want a Class A component in your system, then consider the Audio Valve Solaris. That said, I was very interested in knowing what else Mr. Helmut Becker, chief designer of Audio Valve was doing.

    I've always wondered if German audio designers are as meticulous about their audio as much as they are about their automobiles? After all, they build the Rolls Royce, Bentley, Mercedes Benz, BMW, Audi, and Volkswagen, any of which I would gladly own.


    So I called Mr. Becker and asked him about his mono-blocks, of which Key Kim had already reviewed his Challengers 115/180 watts depending on the tube selection one used. They've been around for thirty-three years and have been refined electronically and cosmetically! Mr. Becker suggested I try his Baldur 300's, which he is most proud of at this moment in time. Each component of each model he builds, Helmut considers being a large part of himself.


    I think that Helmut’s Automatic Bias Regulators (ABR) is absolutely genius, and considering he employed this almost 40 years ago tells me that he stands head and shoulders above other engineers of vacuum tube designers. The ABR is in constant use, measuring the output of each tube and that it is performing up to Mr. Becker's standers. Should one tube veer off in performance. An LED will light up next to the tube in question and let you know you should change that tube. Because of the ABR system, only one and not a pair of tubes need a replacement! Matched pairs are unnecessary with all his amplifiers.


    I received the Baldur 300's last week, and set up is straightforward! I was up and running in less than fifteen minutes. The Baldur's are both new and old school in there looks only. The steel chassis and parallel steel rods that keep small children's hands off the set of ten tubes out of their reach. It's a cage-like structure and indeed a great idea. That's where the old school ends. What's new school is the power switch and ABR activation switch that, when powered up, shows the plexiglass signage of Baldur 300 etched into it glowing and not so subtle hue of red. That all changes when the Baldur auto-bias finishes its job of biasing the five pairs of AS7G's. As soon as this is optimized, the red glowing signage turns to green, and you're ready to blast off. Mr. Becker uses military-grade circuit boards in every design, and every amplifier that rolls off the assembly line is perfectly identical. Quality control is essential in the world that Helmut Becker's family-owned business! The rear provides you with two five-way binding posts, (one 4 Ohm and one 8 Ohm).


    So how do they sound? In one word Glorious! They are dead silent, no hum or buzz can be discerned. They are not colored or overly sweet like some say tube amplifiers sound. Highs are clear and sparkle, low frequency is accurate and authoritative. The definition really surprised me because most tube amps, to me, always sounded weak to me when playing bass guitar or fiddle & sounded boomy and slushy, but not here!


    Vocals were spot on and, in some cases, right in the room. The soundstage was as full and extensive as the parking lot across the street from my house. Castanets were palatable, and the tapping of cymbals was like I never heard in the past! The resolving power of this amps are second to none. I could listen to the ringing of cymbals between the quick taping of Max Roach


    Everything I threw at the Baldur's sounded more real and more luxurious than any solid state amp I had heard.


    I decided to listen to a few genres and started with James Taylor. His guitar rang out tried and true, his voice was smooth and velvety, his backup singers were more discerning than I remember even after playing the CD multiple time in the past. I listened intently to The River is Wide with the finesse of violins and steel string guitar, it was like it was the first time I ever heard this track.


    I then went to a CD of Barbra Streisand's, Higher Ground, and her orchestra, and she shined bright and distinctive beyond belief! Cellos and violins popped into my room stage right, and this songbird was performing for me alone by candle lights, and her voice soared and kept soaring. I've never been a person that listens a lot to her music & I only have this one CD of hers, but I might change my mind while hearing her through the Baldur 300's. The music was detailed, dynamic, and so very very involving. Track four is a real treat Called "Tell Him" as it's a duet with Celine Dion and Barbra, and the combo of voice and amplifiers didn't disappoint, it was grand, dead center; it pulled me in like a heavy-duty winch.


    It was time to try another genre, and so I put on some Felix Mendelssohn, Symphony No. 3 in A minor, Op 56 "Scottish" track 1 Andante Con Moro; Allegro Un Poco agitateo was stunning. Each instrument was well defined, and the rhythm and pace were like waves, coming and going and flowed effortlessly over my listening room. This amplifier was no ordinary amp.


    Strings were sweet and also forceful in this piece! French horns were authoritative as if sounding a warning. Crescendos were like tsunami's Each instrument in its place and readied for everything Mendelssohn was about to give them, and he did. This piece runs 14 minutes and 3 seconds, but it drifted by at a remarkable speed. This set of amplifiers were able to reveal every layer of the complexity of music I gave it! So I decided to provide it with some jazz, going back to the nineteen sixty-four with none-other than John Coltrane!


    A CD entitled "A Love Supreme. " And John writes to the listener, and ALL PRAISE BE TO GOD TO WHOM ALL PRAISE IS DUE." Let us pursue Him in a righteous path. Yes, it's true; seek, and ye shall find. Only through Him can we know the most beautiful bequeathal." Coltrane goes on and tells us that in 1957 he have a spiritual awakening but strayed now and then, but God was merciful and further says to us," His way is in Love, through which we all are. IT IS TRULY-A LOVE SUPREME." And it supreme because Coltrane plays that saxophone like it was a gift from God. If there was such a thing as perfection then this recording is one example.


    The synergy of these four souls is as perfect as can be. The heart of each musician beats with the timing of a Swiss watch. One beat after another and another and stage right, we get some crosstalk from Elvin Jones doing a superb job on drums with McCoy Tyner's piano sliding up and down the scales with beautiful riffs that sing almost poetic. Jimmy Garrison is skillful and convincing on bass, which is authoritative and articulate through the Baldur 300's.


    The sound of these Baldur 300 mono blocks were transparent, revealing musical, with excellent detail up and down the entire frequency ranges. Bass was extraordinary and never lacking. On one occasion a great friend commented, “Where is the subwoofer”? There was none.


    Vocals are outstanding, smooth and forward, the high frequencies are delightfully detailed and I kept asking myself how extraordinary the design and engineering must be to be able to captivate the listener into listening for hour upon hour with not a hint of fatigue . The word special or awesome kept rolling off my tongue when describing these amplifiers. Orchestra’s showed their full color, texture and weight when played through the Baldur 300’s. Another surprise was the speed in which they could reproduce percussions especially the high-hats and symbols.


    So at $18,626.00 per pair I can not believe that these amplifiers are not double or triple the cost per performance . What still rocks my boat is the fact that I have only sixty hours of run in on these amplifiers and was told that they need a full one hundred hours to break-in. Needless to say at this price I decided to pull the trigger and keep the Baldur 300’s as my reference amplifiers in my listening room


    Sent from my iPhone, Marty ...


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    Здравствуйте, я вам обещал отзыв по предварительному усилителю.

    Eclipse мне очень понравился. У меня достаточно сложная система: два проигрывателя , пять 12 дюймовых тонармов , фонокорректор Manley Steelhead с пассивным предварительным усилением , моноблоки Baldur 300 , магнитофон . Все это красиво играло , но когда я подключил предварительный усилитель Eclipse я услышал огромную разницу в звуке . Звук стал гармоничным, собранным , высокие частоты прозрачны, хрустальны . Бас стал гораздо более плотным , акцентированным и очень красивая середина . Все это льётся из динамика единым потоком . Звук стал завораживающим . Мои гости часами слушают и не хотят уходить . Спасибо вам большое за ваши совершенные приборы . Высылаю вам фото и видио моей системы .


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    Hello Helmut,


    I thought you would be interested in a listening session that I did with some of my audiophile friends did last weekend. One of my friends brought over his Burmester 911 Mk2 to compare against my Baldur 300s. We had a great time going back and forth between the amplifiers listening to many diffirent types of music from different sources and formats, from SACD, CD, vinyl LP, and Digital. In the end, everyone agreed, the Baldurs came out first in every category; Dynamics, depth, imaging, bass, mid, highs, vocals, musicality. The only negative comments anyone had was of course, the heat (to be expected from 240w Class A)! Most of my friends were expecting that the Burmester 911 would come out as the clear winner, but they were quite surprised at the performance of the Baldur 300s. Especially with the Conductor, it's a hard combination to beat!


    Cheers! Neil

    Nachtrag von Neil am 28.Juni 2020 ...


    Hello Helmut,


    I thought you would be interested in a listening session that I did with some of my audiophile friends did last weekend. One of my friends brought over his Burmester 911 Mk2 to compare against my Baldur 300s. We had a great time going back and forth between the amplifiers listening to many diffirent types of music from different sources and formats, from SACD, CD, vinyl LP, and Digital. In the end, everyone agreed, the Baldurs came out first in every category; Dynamics, depth, imaging, bass, mid, highs, vocals, musicality. The only negative comments anyone had was of course, the heat (to be expected from 240w Class A)! Most of my friends were expecting that the Burmester 911 would come out as the clear winner, but they were quite surprised at the performance of the Baldur 300s. Especially with the Conductor, it's a hard combination to beat!


    Cheers! Neil

    Hi Peter, at factory we deliver the amp with SIEMENS NOS model: QQE03/12. This tube comes from the German military and is the strongest, most stable and long-lived version. There are many equivalent types on the market such as RS1029, CV2798, 6360 and GU17. We still have approximately 4000 pieces in stock and in our shop and we think thats the best tube in technology and sound in this amp. Unfortunately, we have no experience with the tube 6360 you mentioned. Be safe, Helmut