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Post Tue Feb 05, 2008 10:44 pm

The latest I've heard about our man....Bob

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I was at my buddies a/v store a couple of weeks ago and his Energy rep was there, who also happens to be the Sunfire rep in our area. Of course, we had a long conversation! He told me that Bob is still going to be very much a part of Sunfire after the sale to Elan. I am skeptical of course after what happened the first time around. :-k
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Post Wed Mar 05, 2008 12:22 am

Just my take but Phase Linear lost Bob, Phase Linear corp folded a couple of yrs later. Carver Corp lost Bob, Carver Corp folded a couple of yrs later. Bob sells Sunfire to Elen, Elen see he's more than just a company man but a household name that people trust in the man himself, than his product. No man no company. Elen keeps Bob so Sunfire won't fold in a couple of yrs. So far so good........to be cont............................. :-#

I just hope Bob Carver won't turn into Henry Kloss and be the "product selling tool" and just come into the office or go to audio shows when the company needs to have there image polished. I know every thing is fake out there, just kinda hope it won't happen to Mr Carver.

Not sure how much Elen lets Bob interact with new products ideas, as i'm sure Elen has a road map of the direction there going and for sure not directed with Bob's values and style. :-({|=

It would be cool to see Bob start another small amp company as Sunfire don't want sales from us. There to expensive unless used. Would be nice to be able to buy a New product from Bob Carver that we common folk could afford off the shelf. Like I said just my take :-#
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Post Sat Aug 16, 2008 5:03 pm

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I had dinner with Bob a week ago, and he's still designing amps and speakers.
He's quite proud of his latest CRM-2 Ribbons.
There's a review in Aug "the absolute sound."

He made a comment that his retirement plan was to "work until I drop."
He's as innovative as ever.
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Post Sat Aug 16, 2008 6:46 pm

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The cat's finally out of the bag. I've been biting my tongue not to say anything James!
It should sound like it isn't there!
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Post Sat Aug 16, 2008 8:25 pm

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Allright!!!
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Post Sat Aug 16, 2008 8:30 pm

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No idea what you're talking about !!! :-"
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Post Sun Aug 17, 2008 5:39 am

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MEOW!!!!! :-$ :-$ :-$ :-$ :-$ :-$ :-$ :-$ :-$
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Post Sun Aug 17, 2008 4:49 pm

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Me don't know tuthing..... :-" :-" :-" :-" :-" :-" Carbonfiber is going to look SWEET !!!

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Post Sun Aug 17, 2008 8:07 pm

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3 weeks and counting
Why let facts or common sense get in the way of your opinions.
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Post Sun Aug 17, 2008 9:09 pm

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OBI56 wrote:3 weeks and counting



Yeah, that ain't ganna happen
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Post Mon Aug 18, 2008 9:14 am

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I think it was neat that "OUR" James had a chance to talk to Bob Carver one-on-one over dinner. They are both similarly schooled and designers of some distinction in their own right. My paparazzo assigned to James caught them entering the restaurant in an undisclosed place north of Seattle.
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It should sound like it isn't there!
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Making life enjoyable through expensive electronics.
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Post Mon Aug 18, 2008 9:52 am

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Toy Maker wrote:Me don't know tuthing..... :-" :-" :-" :-" :-" :-" Carbonfiber is going to look SWEET !!!

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Is that carbon figer housing for the ribbon,the legs, or the woofers? If for the ribbon housing, would that tame the 7k notch resonance? Have you ever tried making a wider opening to the ribbons?

Man, I hope those happen; they would be WICKED cool. Can't imagine they'd be very cheap,though....
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Post Mon Sep 01, 2008 10:00 pm

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Impressive stuff!
Can't see what else he has planned.
Put a big smile on my face to see this.
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