Bob Carver and Rita Helm have closed another shop.

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Bob Carver and Rita Helm have closed another shop.

Post by Audioshopper » Thu Dec 18, 2008 2:34 am

Rita Helm and I (Bob Carver) have opened a new shop for fixing and restoring all vintage Carver Corp, Phase Linear and Sunfire audio equipment.
We also restore ALL vintage tube amps as well.
Rita's Vintage Audio Repair.

Each unit will be repaired, updated and gone through from top to bottom, restored to the same performance and condition as it was the day it was built.

The address is:
Rita Helm, Old Sunfire building
1920 Bickford Ave
Snohomish WA 98290

Phone 360-568-4700.

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Updated post from another thread. This is from Lisa at Bob's repair shop..............and I quote.......

Hi Everyone,
I am Lisa from Rita's Vintage Audio Repair. Here is some helpful info:

Here is our info:

Rita's Vintage Audio Repair
1920 Bickford Ave.
Snohomish, WA 98290
360-568-4700
ritasvintageaudio@gmail.com

*As of Dec. 25 2009*
Our Charges:
$350 standard flat repair fee on most units
$250 flat fee for easy repairs (I have no idea what "easy" does and doesn't cover)
$100 bench testing fee


Customer pays Shipping & Handling both ways.
We ship UPS Ground for return UNLESS customer chooses otherwise, also we insure for $999.00 for return.
Please include all contact info when shipping to us. We will not ship your unit back until we receive payment.
Billing will occur at the time of return shipment. Please include the best time to contact you for payment.
We warranty any work We performed for one year.

Any questions please feel free to call.
P.S. Occasionally Mr. Carver finds time to drop by & we can get him to sign units!:-"

Thank You,
Lisa Selph

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Re: Bob Carver and Rita Helm have opened a new shop.

Post by donwass65 » Thu Dec 18, 2008 3:10 am

Right on! Hey Bob if I send you my Sunfire Classic Tube Preamp would you autograph it? By the way you have a nice little town up there in Snohomish. Some great bars downtown, but none of the little punks there seem to have ever heard of you. What's up with that? Damn kids...
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Post by TNRabbit » Thu Dec 18, 2008 3:48 am

=D> =D> =D> =D> =D> =D> =D>

HOT DAMN! That's the best news I've heard in MONTHS! Congrats to you and Rita, Bob!

Let me get this straight; SUNFIRE units are only $170 flat fee as well??

So you're price cutting Rolland & Sunfire, eh?
:-# :D :lol:
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Sony SACD/DVD-A
Active bi-amp: Ashly XR-1001 & 2 Rane PEQ-15s
Main: HotRodded AL-IIIs
Sub: Klipsch RT-12d
Center: Sunfire CRS-3c
Surround: Sunfire CRS-3 (x 2)

OconeeOrange wrote:"Gary likes to play it 'loud' as do I. His system begs you turn it up until you die"

RIP WIlliam B. Dibble, 1948-2012. I'll miss you my friend.

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Post by OBI56 » Thu Dec 18, 2008 4:26 am

I agree Gary; thank you Bob, that truly IS the best news I've heard in months too!
Why let facts or common sense get in the way of your opinions.

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Re: Bob Carver and Rita Helm have opened a new shop.

Post by snarffydoggy » Thu Dec 18, 2008 4:58 am

GREAT!!!!!! I've Got a Sunfire 300 x 2 that will be coming you're way as soon as the Holidays are over =D> =D> =D> =D>
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Re: Bob Carver and Rita Helm have opened a new shop.

Post by engtaz » Thu Dec 18, 2008 5:49 am

Sweet, Thanks Bob
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Re: Bob Carver and Rita Helm have opened a new shop.

Post by Zoot Horn » Thu Dec 18, 2008 5:56 am

Thank you and good luck to both of you,, I'm sure that the new venture will be well supported.

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Re: Bob Carver and Rita Helm have opened a new shop.

Post by Lasareath » Thu Dec 18, 2008 6:16 am

Wow This is Awesome!!!

Thanks Mr. Carver!!!

I have (2) TFM-35X's & (1) A-753X.

I'm moving into a new house February 1st and my new audio room won't be ready as soon I move in so that may be a Great time for me to send my amps in.

Thanks a Lot!!!!

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Re: Bob Carver and Rita Helm have opened a new shop.

Post by mewisemagic » Thu Dec 18, 2008 9:15 am

yes, this very good news :D
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Re: Bob Carver and Rita Helm have opened a new shop.

Post by weitrhino » Thu Dec 18, 2008 9:30 am

This news is tantamount to an endorsement in the quality of all Carver produced equipment and recognizes the inherent value in maintaining it in perfect working order. Clearly the desire to maintain Carver components has existed all along and is now validated to the highest degree.

Thank you Rita and Bob. This is an immeasurable contribution to the Carver legacy.

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Post by TNRabbit » Thu Dec 18, 2008 9:48 am

weitrhino wrote:This news is tantamount to an endorsement in the quality of all Carver produced equipment and recognizes the inherent value in maintaining it in perfect working order. Clearly the desire to maintain Carver components has existed all along and is now validated to the highest degree.

Thank you Rita and Bob. This is an immeasurable contribution to the Carver legacy.

Snooty lawyer-speak for:
=D> =D> =D> =D> =D> =D> Image Image Image Image Image

:D :D :D :D :D
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Sunfire TG-IV/400~7 Amp
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Sony SACD/DVD-A
Active bi-amp: Ashly XR-1001 & 2 Rane PEQ-15s
Main: HotRodded AL-IIIs
Sub: Klipsch RT-12d
Center: Sunfire CRS-3c
Surround: Sunfire CRS-3 (x 2)

OconeeOrange wrote:"Gary likes to play it 'loud' as do I. His system begs you turn it up until you die"

RIP WIlliam B. Dibble, 1948-2012. I'll miss you my friend.

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Post by weitrhino » Thu Dec 18, 2008 10:01 am

tomato tomahto

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Re: Bob Carver and Rita Helm have opened a new shop.

Post by Reese » Thu Dec 18, 2008 10:04 am

Excellent!!!!! Thank you, Bob and Rita! It's good to know of at least one more source for expert and "connected" Carver repairs and refurbishments.

Should the need occur, does the shop include work on Carver CD player/carousels as well?

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Post by TNRabbit » Thu Dec 18, 2008 10:23 am

Reese wrote:Excellent!!!!! Thank you, Bob and Rita! It's good to know of at least one more source for expert and "connected" Carver repairs and refurbishments.

Should the need occur, does the shop include work on Carver CD player/carousels as well?

Reese
Well, he said "all vintage Carver Corp, Phase Linear and Sunfire audio equipment"
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Sunfire TG-IV/400~7 Amp
Carver SD/A-360 CDP
Benchmark DAC-1
Sony SACD/DVD-A
Active bi-amp: Ashly XR-1001 & 2 Rane PEQ-15s
Main: HotRodded AL-IIIs
Sub: Klipsch RT-12d
Center: Sunfire CRS-3c
Surround: Sunfire CRS-3 (x 2)

OconeeOrange wrote:"Gary likes to play it 'loud' as do I. His system begs you turn it up until you die"

RIP WIlliam B. Dibble, 1948-2012. I'll miss you my friend.

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Re: Bob Carver and Rita Helm have opened a new shop.

Post by BillD » Thu Dec 18, 2008 10:35 am

This is extremely good news, Bob. I think I'll hang up the old soldering iron.
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