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Bob Carver and Rita Helm have closed another shop.

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Reese

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Post Thu Dec 18, 2008 12:13 pm

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

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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Post Thu Dec 18, 2008 12:44 pm

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

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

:shock: :shock:
:D :D
:lol: :lol:
8) 8)
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Post Thu Dec 18, 2008 1:46 pm

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

Yep, but the shipping would be hell
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TNRabbit

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Post Thu Dec 18, 2008 1:51 pm

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

Yeah, you'd pretty much have to be local....
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Sunfire TG-IV/400~7 Amp
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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 Thu Dec 18, 2008 2:09 pm

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

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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Post Thu Dec 18, 2008 2:12 pm

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

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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Post Thu Dec 18, 2008 2:17 pm

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

Wow.....fantastic news. =D>
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Post Thu Dec 18, 2008 2:52 pm

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

Anyone have an idea when they will be open for business?
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Post Thu Dec 18, 2008 3:07 pm

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

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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Post Thu Dec 18, 2008 4:39 pm

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

This is really cool, especially for me, who lives quite close to the facility. Right on!
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Post Thu Dec 18, 2008 4:44 pm

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

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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Post Thu Dec 18, 2008 5:20 pm

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

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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Post Thu Dec 18, 2008 7:17 pm

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

Bob, Rita.

Thats great news for all us Carver/Sunfire fans.

Brian.
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Post Thu Dec 18, 2008 7:55 pm

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

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

Thanks,
engtaz


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Post Thu Dec 18, 2008 7:57 pm

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

CONGRATULATIONS BOB & RITA



What a nice Christmas present for us Carverites!

Looking forward to having my M500t refurbed.

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