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BillD

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Post Thu Dec 18, 2008 8:31 pm

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

I now predict a dearth of Carver product available on eBay and Audiogon.
It should sound like it isn't there!
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Post Thu Dec 18, 2008 8:33 pm

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

BillD wrote:I now predict a dearth of Carver product available on eBay and Audiogon.


Good call, Bill. You may be right....
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Post Thu Dec 18, 2008 8:38 pm

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

I kinda feel sorry for Rolland. What's he gonna do?
It should sound like it isn't there!
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Post Thu Dec 18, 2008 8:49 pm

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

BillD wrote:I kinda feel sorry for Rolland. What's he gonna do?
And to think......he was worried about ME last week ..... 8-[
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Post Thu Dec 18, 2008 9:08 pm

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

Rich, at least you're adding value. This is a whole different ballgame — mano a mano with the man!
It should sound like it isn't there!
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Making life enjoyable through expensive electronics.
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Post Thu Dec 18, 2008 9:38 pm

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

I cannot thank you enough! Any special requirements for shipping? I have a Theater Grand Preamp that has a bad hum on one of the optical inputs and a TFM-35X that has developed a profound stutter. I have been aprehensive about sending it to anyone for repair. Look forward to receiving my items soon!

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Post Thu Dec 18, 2008 9:51 pm

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

Congratulations to Bob and Rita and that's great news for the rest of us as well!
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Downstairs:
VTL DeLuxe 300 Monoblocks, Harman Kardon F500x tuner, Sonic Frontiers SFL-2 preamp, Jolida JD-100, Oppo 981, Otari MX5050 BII, SVS SB-12 subwoofer, Magnepan 3.6
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Post Thu Dec 18, 2008 10:51 pm

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

BillD wrote:I kinda feel sorry for Rolland. What's he gonna do?

Last I heard/read....he's sitting on ALL of the remaining parts!! :shock:
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Post Thu Dec 18, 2008 11:12 pm

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

gdb wrote:
BillD wrote:I kinda feel sorry for Rolland. What's he gonna do?

Last I heard/read....he's sitting on ALL of the remaining parts!! :shock:
That shouldn't be much of an issue....all the caps he has are new old stock (NOS) so unless he's been applying forming voltage to them periodically, they've been degrading over the years anyway. At $170 rate, Bob must have some great bulk quantity suppliers.
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Post Thu Dec 18, 2008 11:24 pm

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

Don't forget that Rita used to have her own Carver service operation and she had tons of original parts in stock. Rolland only got those parts that got chucked into garbage containers when they liquidated Carver, so he may have more parts in stock, but certainly not ALL of the parts.
Why let facts or common sense get in the way of your opinions.
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Post Thu Dec 18, 2008 11:28 pm

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

Rich, I meant the Carver specific parts like switches etc. I'm confident,given enough time,Bob could easily constuct an electronic marvel from a box of junk!! Wonder if a public offering is in the offing? :-k Couldn't be much, but I'd invest a small amount! Sure would like to see the CF2008 Q&A sessions! ](*,) ](*,) ](*,)
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Post Fri Dec 19, 2008 7:08 am

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

Holy crap!! I've had my broken TFM55 sitting around for over a year now just waiting for a new chance at life. Merry Christmas!!
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Post Fri Dec 19, 2008 10:40 am

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

Will Rita also be repairing Brand X tube preamps? Please say yes.
Upstairs:
VTL MB-250 Signature monoblocks, Sonic Frontiers SFL-2 preamp, HHb BurnIt Plus, Well Tempered Labs Classic, Ortofon 2M Black, Jolida JD-9 Phono Preamp, Sherwood S3000-IV tuner, VPI-17, Jolida JD-100, AKG 701, Beyerdynamics 881, NHT SW1-P subwoofer and amp, Magnepan 1.6, APC H15
Downstairs:
VTL DeLuxe 300 Monoblocks, Harman Kardon F500x tuner, Sonic Frontiers SFL-2 preamp, Jolida JD-100, Oppo 981, Otari MX5050 BII, SVS SB-12 subwoofer, Magnepan 3.6
In Storage:
Stax Sigma headphones, signed DTL unit, Magnepan MMGs, Carver TX-11, TX-11a's
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Post Fri Dec 19, 2008 12:15 pm

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

And I wonder if triacs are going to be available again. I have my doubts about a public offering though. I'm pretty sure with Bob's backing this enterprise will be well funded.
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Post Fri Dec 19, 2008 1:48 pm

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

weitrhino wrote:And I wonder if triacs are going to be available again. I have my doubts about a public offering though. I'm pretty sure with Bob's backing this enterprise will be well funded.
Triacs are available now....there's nothing rare or proprietary about a triac; a fairly common component.
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