I don't have paragraphs to say about the current situation, but here is my take on this.
I started buying Carver equipment back in 1988. That is when Carver stuff was still the real deal. In the 90's, when people came over to my place they saw the complete Carver line up, Silvers, mono amps, the whole Carver system. A couple of upgrades since then and I still have the system. Even now, after all of those years people are still shocked and awed by a system they can't buy in stores today. I am so proud of my investment. What now no service, great, the small time repair shops have suffered the same fate as the small manufacturers. Thank you Dave S. for hanging in there with ribbon repair.
For the most part I don't disagree with any of your posts on here regarding this bad news, however, it is inevitable that small companies such as Sunfire will be swallowed up. I don't care where something is made, as long as it is a quality product. I don't see quality at Best Buy, Circuit City, Ultimate Electronics, WalMart, Sam's, or any other normal shopping venue. Go to a specialty audio store, if you can find any, and you will find the real good stuff in a little room all by itself. But they still sell crap on their main showroom floor. Oh well!
I have also sent an e-mail to Mr. Carver. It probably will not do much good, but I thanked him for introducing me to quality sound back in the day, and how much disappointment to see it all slowly disappear in the last 20 years. Perhaps I should buy myself a good Onkyo sound system for my movie viewing and shut my Carver stuff in a little room to listen to on special occasions. What a damn shame!
I guess the life and times for company/brand loyalty is over. I highly doubt if anyone today will have their JVC 6.1 SS receiver in 20 years. We are a lost breed, keeping our systems will be just a little more difficult now if NO ONE will step up. Dammit, we are growing old too fast.
Carver since 1988.