Question for Mr. Carver?

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Question for Mr. Carver?

Post by treitz3 » Wed Jul 30, 2008 5:05 pm

If you have a question that you would like to ask Mr. Carver, what would it be?

At this year's Carverfest, we will be having a Q&A session to have your questions answered. At this point, I can not confirm that this session will be streamed LIVE via the web, You-Tubed or typed. Regardless of that, your questions will be answered by the man himself.

You have a little over 40 days to post your question or questions. Please keep in mind that you do not want the questions to be too personal and that some information for the answer may be proprietary information, therefore he will not be able to answer it.

Think long, think hard......what would you want to ask Bob? :-k
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Re: Question for Mr. Carver?

Post by SteveFord » Wed Jul 30, 2008 5:09 pm

Here's mine:
Choosing one from each category (amp, preamp, etc.), which is his personal favorite piece of Carver gear?
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Re: Question for Mr. Carver?

Post by boomer-X » Wed Jul 30, 2008 6:19 pm

What characteristics/benefits made him go with the Yugo tubes in 390t, 490t, and C-19 over other model tubes?

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Re: Question for Mr. Carver?

Post by DaveS » Wed Jul 30, 2008 6:28 pm

TOOOOOOOO tchcno for my, How far can you get your planes to come back from? LOL I`ve go a cousin in VA that would love to fly with (not just him) but anybody. All the stunt stuff and courses.
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Re: Question for Mr. Carver?

Post by snarffydoggy » Wed Jul 30, 2008 7:38 pm

I Have the same question SteveFord has, Only I would like it to include Phase Linear and Sunfire equipment.
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Re: Question for Mr. Carver?

Post by Toy Maker » Wed Jul 30, 2008 7:43 pm

I would like to know all the details about the Bob Carver / Carver Corp. split up !!!!!
Tired if reading 1/2 assed reports...

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Re: Question for Mr. Carver?

Post by TNRabbit » Wed Jul 30, 2008 7:45 pm

I'd want to know what was his original inspiration for the Carver Amazing Loudspeaker and his thought process for getting to the original design.

For example, did the Apogee speakers have any bearing on your design choice? Or did you choose from multiple speaker designs then try to achieve flat response from your decision.
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Re: Question for Mr. Carver?

Post by engtaz » Wed Jul 30, 2008 7:52 pm

I truly am in awe of Bob and his willingness to think outside of the box and make great equipment while taking on tons of abuse. What a blessing to audio.
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Re: Question for Mr. Carver?

Post by treitz3 » Wed Jul 30, 2008 8:05 pm

My question to him is......"What are you running in your 2-channel rig?" Now I'm not talking about just his speakers and his amp. I'm talking about every single component in the chain from the circuit breaker to the speakers. Everything. IC's, PC's, mod's, tweaks, SC's, power supplies, room treatments, tubes, SS, both?
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Re: Question for Mr. Carver?

Post by Magnaryder » Wed Jul 30, 2008 10:18 pm

I'd like his opinion of the rig I bring :

Carver SD/A-490t
Carver Research Lightstar Direct pre
Carver Research Lightstar Reference 2.0 .
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a set of Carver original Amazing Loudspeakers

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Re: Question for Mr. Carver?

Post by F1nut » Thu Jul 31, 2008 12:28 am

I have only one question. Why?
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Re: Question for Mr. Carver?

Post by Zoot Horn » Thu Jul 31, 2008 4:37 pm

In the same "vein" as Tom's question, mine would be,what components provide the most synergy with the 'Amazings", in other words,, start backwards from the speakers(say Plats) and work toward the--,,amp,pre,source,cables.I hope this makes sense.

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Re: Question for Mr. Carver?

Post by Magnaryder » Thu Jul 31, 2008 8:13 pm

F1nut wrote:I have only one question. Why?
I really like the synergy of the Amazings with Lightstar, and I was wondering if he'd have built Lightstar around the same time as the Amazings would they have gone through the different iterations, and as a result would he have developed the Platinum version regardless?

and....do my elcrapola cables matter?

and....is 2-channel stereo dead?

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Re: Question for Mr. Carver?

Post by DaveS » Thu Jul 31, 2008 8:18 pm

It`s alive as long as I am!!!!!!!!!! \:D/ \:D/ \:D/
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Re: Question for Mr. Carver?

Post by treitz3 » Thu Jul 31, 2008 8:19 pm

Me too. What else is there? :D
In search of accurate reproduction of music. Real sound is my reference and while perfection may not be attainable? If I chase it, I might just catch excellence.

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