I'm so disappointed that we have people like d0n in this world that I've been resisting commenting on this because I know every reply to this topic just puts more lumber in this fire, but Chauss, you really knocked it out of the park and I couldn't resist: I am literally rolling on the floor laughing!
Now since I'm already commenting on it, let me say this: I know Bob personally, we talk on the phone periodically, my wife and I have stayed in his house, and I've seen first hand what he's about and how he treats people and the kind of life philosophy and work ethics he has and if d0n hadn't offended him with his email, he would have done the incredible to make him happy, the way he does to all his other customers. He really has one of the most "beautiful" hearts of any human being, in spite of being one of the most influential people in the audio world (and I say "in spite" because that kind of stuff hardens your heart, It comes with the territory), in spite of having built more than five successful companies, in spite of having tons of people who love him, tons of people who envy him, and tons of people who hate him, and being a crazy smart genius, he is still the most caring, gentle, and thoughtful guy you'd ever want to meet. All I can say is that the guy who started this thread had a huge chance of becoming friends with one of the most important people in the audio world and he missed his opportunity because of a paint job. He makes fun of it now, but when this thread dies, he'll realized what he lost. Hopefully he'll learn from it and become a better person because of it, them this whole thing would have a silver lighting and it wouldn't have been all a waste of time.
2 Channel rigs:
Bob Carver custom made BLACK BEAUTY/RED tube amp, Carver TFM-45 (X3)
Carver C-19 tube pre amp, Carver SD/A 490t tube CD player
Carver TX-11b radio tuner, Carver TD1700 cassette deck
McIntosh MAC 1900
Polk Audio SRS 3.1TL, KEF Reference Model One, Infinity RS Kappa 9
Yamaha RX-V861 (x2),
Paradigm Titan, CC170, PDR 12 sub, Klipsch Quintet and Klipsch SUB-12 sub