I'm pretty sure that Jud passed away a short time ago. The business is no longer.
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Please contact LEWIS 441 who is a friend and a member in fine standing on this site!
He has a buddy who was very close to Jud and his wife and has extensive personal repair knowledge of these units and the parts to do so!
I sold Him my Preamp and amp about 4 months ago...
Good luck and tell him Jake gave you this info
I meant to say "Joule Electra", and not "Joule Electric".
And BTW, I used to own Joule LA- 450 ME preamp, probably the last one Jud had ever made.
I know, last Simon Thatcher wanted Jud to make one for him (after hearing mine), and Jud didn't want to make it even for him, b/c it was too labor intensive.
Sometimes I wish, I've kept it.
Jud Barber is alive and well. I occasionally e-mail him (and when he feels like it he answers... LOL) with questions about Joule gear. He is retired and not making or servicing gear anymore. I have been fortunate in that some years ago, Jud personally tutored me on the design of his gear (have even visited Jud in N Augusta about 10 years ago while Marianne was still alive - a special lady who I shall always miss) and Jud walked me through how the gear was made and aspects about the design.
I do service, maintenance, and even help customers sell their Joule-Electra gear (on consignment basis) that they wish to find a new home. I have some technical documentation (if you can call copies of Jud's hand drawn circuits [not complete] and some notes "technical documentation") to help (can't really call what I have complete, so some head scratching, circuit tracing, and at times a suggestion from Jud [if he recalls] is necessary to figure things out - keeps things fun an challenging at times!).
While I am a HiFi retailer, my background is that of a engineer (Electrical Engineer to be specific). If someone needs assistance with their Joule-Electra gear, feel free to contact me though my Audiogon account or directly (315-622-4137).
MoFiMadness...I won't say I am "the" man, because I still can't compare to Jud or folks like Ralph with their breadth and depth of knowledge of tube circuits. As I have been doing much more (repair/maintenance) work with Joule gear in the past several years than before (Joule owners seem to be finding me through the HiFi grapevine and Jud has referred a few folks my way), I am learning the ins/outs/quirks. I'm not he fastest (I am a one man show here, so there is a whole retail end of business that needs to be taken care of as well), but endeavor to be thorough and do the job right.