Bob Carver and Rita Helm have closed another shop.

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

Post by Reese » Thu Dec 18, 2008 12:13 pm

TNRabbit wrote:
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"
I know -- I asked just in case Bob actually means preamps, amps and maybe receivers in the sense of "equipment" -- which might also include ribbons and speakers and crossovers, too, I guess.
Maybe not cassette tape decks, car audio, etc.

But whatever.....it's great news!
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Re: Bob Carver and Rita Helm have opened a new shop.

Post by TNRabbit » Thu Dec 18, 2008 12:44 pm

Wow; $170 would be a GREAT price to have ribbons rebuilt!!

:shock: :shock:
:D :D
:lol: :lol:
8) 8)
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Re: Bob Carver and Rita Helm have opened a new shop.

Post by snarffydoggy » Thu Dec 18, 2008 1:46 pm

Yep, but the shipping would be hell
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Re: Bob Carver and Rita Helm have opened a new shop.

Post by TNRabbit » Thu Dec 18, 2008 1:51 pm

Yeah, you'd pretty much have to be local....
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Re: Bob Carver and Rita Helm have opened a new shop.

Post by Toy Maker » Thu Dec 18, 2008 2:09 pm

TNRabbit wrote:Wow; $170 would be a GREAT price to have ribbons rebuilt!!

:shock: :shock:
:D :D
:lol: :lol:
8) 8)
Good luck !!! They dumped the ribbons 1st. NO ONE wanted to mess with them.

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

Post by BillD » Thu Dec 18, 2008 2:12 pm

I understand Washington State is beautiful in the summer. Maybe an annual sojourn up there with an SUV packed with gear would be a good thing.
It should sound like it isn't there!
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Re: Bob Carver and Rita Helm have opened a new shop.

Post by RichP714 » Thu Dec 18, 2008 2:17 pm

Wow.....fantastic news. =D>

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

Post by OBI56 » Thu Dec 18, 2008 2:52 pm

Anyone have an idea when they will be open for business?
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Re: Bob Carver and Rita Helm have opened a new shop.

Post by elgrau » Thu Dec 18, 2008 3:07 pm

Dang, now he tells us :lol: : just think, could have bought that recent TFM-75 for $650 and then for $170 more it would be like new... ](*,) ](*,) ](*,) ](*,) ](*,)
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Re: Bob Carver and Rita Helm have opened a new shop.

Post by stereo_buff » Thu Dec 18, 2008 4:39 pm

This is really cool, especially for me, who lives quite close to the facility. Right on!

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

Post by stevewithrow » Thu Dec 18, 2008 4:44 pm

Carver country is ALIVE and well.....I am so excited for Bob and Rita. =D> =D> =D> =D> =D> ..What a class act , and to think you are right next door to me....

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

Post by Jag_97470 » Thu Dec 18, 2008 5:20 pm

stereo_buff wrote:This is really cool, especially for me, who lives quite close to the facility. Right on!
Wow! that is great news for sure!!! Thank you!!! As for walk-in? When I talked with Rolland they do "no" walk in, everything has to be mailed. I wonder? Maybe Mr. Carver would not want us in their store > and why? Because we would Never leave!!! hahahaha. And after being asked politely to leave, we would probably be carrying out a few "little item's" in our pockets!! Hahahaha!
Hey, I don't know how those got there??

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

Post by BrianT » Thu Dec 18, 2008 7:17 pm

Bob, Rita.

Thats great news for all us Carver/Sunfire fans.

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

Post by engtaz » Thu Dec 18, 2008 7:55 pm

Bob do you two plan on have parts available like fascias, feet, etc....

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

Post by frankieD » Thu Dec 18, 2008 7:57 pm

CONGRATULATIONS BOB & RITA



What a nice Christmas present for us Carverites!

Looking forward to having my M500t refurbed.

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