The Possible Resurrection of CARVER Corp....

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The Possible Resurrection of CARVER Corp....

Post by Toy Maker » Wed Mar 24, 2010 3:46 pm

Bob and I have been talking for a few weeks about this...
I am pretty convinced that the CARVER name is still alive in many audio circles, and still has enough clout in the audio world to justify its resurrection.

There is still worry over the markets perception of "CARVER", and the fiasco that it succumbed to in early 2000 at the hands of others.

10 years have gone by now... Is 10 years enough time?
Is it time to pull a great name from the ashes, dust it off, and give it a new shine?

I was told today.... "If that's what you want, we'll do it"

I am obviously honored to be part of anything that Bob is involved with !!
But this is BIG... I don't know how the audio world would react to the CARVER name today.

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Re: The Possible Resurrection of CARVER Corp....

Post by nooshinjohn » Wed Mar 24, 2010 3:51 pm

Thank the MAKER!


I have been praying for just such a day to come.


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Re: The Possible Resurrection of CARVER Corp....

Post by thuffman03 » Wed Mar 24, 2010 3:53 pm

That is too cool!
Some cool Carver stuff!

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Re: The Possible Resurrection of CARVER Corp....

Post by TNRabbit » Wed Mar 24, 2010 4:01 pm

Cool; like "Alien Resurrection", but with "Carver Resurrected"~

I think you you have a brainstorming session for a specific name with everyone, and the one you pick gets a pair of the new speakers~

I like "Carver: We're BAAAA-AAAAAACK!"

or

"Carver: The Sequel"

or

"BOB Audio"

or

"Carver Audio Creations"

or

"Carver Creative Concepts"

or

"Carver Innovations"

or

"Inspired Designs by Carver"

or

"Clever Creations by Carver"

or

"Creative Designs Imagined by Carver"



you get the idea~



:-"

James, you realize this news is going to spread like WILDFIRE, right?
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Re: The Possible Resurrection of CARVER Corp....

Post by Toy Maker » Wed Mar 24, 2010 4:25 pm

TNRabbit wrote:Cool; like "Alien Resurrection", but with "Carver Resurrected"~

James, you realize this news is going to spread like WILDFIRE, right?

I doubt that will be a bad thing ?

But I also know, any new CARVER Co. will never be the same as the old CARVER Corp....
We talked about that too.... It can never be the same as it was, with today's market.

But either way, it would be wonderful just to see the name being placed on high end products once again !!!
Let's make it happen !!!!!!!!

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Post by BrianT » Wed Mar 24, 2010 4:33 pm

Toy Maker wrote:
But either way, it would be wonderful just to see the name being placed on high end products once again !!!
Let's make it happen !!!!!!!!
James.

Looking forward to seeing the name put on a new product.

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Re: The Possible Resurrection of CARVER Corp....

Post by frankieD » Wed Mar 24, 2010 4:48 pm

Great news!

Tell Bob I want the L.A.concession.

I will market the shit out of any products you give me!!!

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Re: The Possible Resurrection of CARVER Corp....

Post by treitz3 » Wed Mar 24, 2010 5:04 pm

No shit. You go Bob! =D>
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Re: The Possible Resurrection of CARVER Corp....

Post by edriz » Wed Mar 24, 2010 5:59 pm

Carver was out of business, no shit?? :-s

I for one think it would be a great idea. Hats off to ya Bob. Ya know, a Carver Turntable, now that would be something???
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Re: The Possible Resurrection of CARVER Corp....

Post by Eddie » Wed Mar 24, 2010 6:57 pm

I think Bob would need to pick from this group to make a new board of directors or a board of trustees that would carry his name and legacy into the future! I would not like to see what happened before happen again! Eddie!
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Post by nooshinjohn » Wed Mar 24, 2010 7:24 pm

Eddie wrote:I think Bob would need to pick from this group to make a new board of directors or a board of trustees that would carry his name and legacy into the future! I would not like to see what happened before happen again! Eddie!


I think that a board of directors is a bit premature, and besides... were they not the ones that caused all the troubles in the first place?

Let Bob enjoy is craft and we will all benefit as a result.
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Re: The Possible Resurrection of CARVER Corp....

Post by elgrau » Wed Mar 24, 2010 8:14 pm

One thing's for sure: you'll need a (another!) truly innovative product that would really set the audio world on fire in order to pull it off. So much competition (both high and low end!) today. You need something really radical and cool. No idea what that might be. A powerful totally digital amp? A totally new way of producing amplified music? Think, man, think! :lol:
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Post by TNRabbit » Wed Mar 24, 2010 8:41 pm

elgrau wrote:One thing's for sure: you'll need a (another!) truly innovative product that would really set the audio world on fire in order to pull it off. So much competition (both high and low end!) today. You need something really radical and cool. No idea what that might be. A powerful totally digital amp? A totally new way of producing amplified music? Think, man, think! :lol:
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Re: The Possible Resurrection of CARVER Corp....

Post by Ben D. Rinkin » Wed Mar 24, 2010 8:43 pm

Bob's an idea guy! He'll pull out products!

So COOL!! The Bobfather is BACK!!!!!

I so hope this comes about and is a success story!
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Post by treitz3 » Wed Mar 24, 2010 9:11 pm

Man, how times change. Part 13 of the CF interviews....within the first couple of seconds the question was asked about the Carver Corp. coming back. Just watch it to find the answer....

It is found in CF '08, Bob's interviews if you aren't familiar with the forum.
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