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Post Wed Sep 17, 2008 3:57 pm

Q&A with Bob Carver

Does anyone have a transcript of the Q&A session?
I asked him which were his favorite Carver products and he responded with the Cube for amps as it was his bread and butter and the C4000 for the preamp.
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Post Wed Sep 17, 2008 4:09 pm

Re: Q&A with Bob Carver

WOW!!! So the Cube was his favorite amp ........ now I feel SOOO vindicated!
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Post Wed Sep 17, 2008 4:59 pm

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I'm so cool — I have both. Bet he didn't mention the C-500!
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Post Wed Sep 17, 2008 5:19 pm

Re: Q&A with Bob Carver

What he said is he couldn`t choose any one of his childern as a favorite he loves them all.
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Post Wed Sep 17, 2008 5:21 pm

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That's true Dave but in conversation he admitted a special fondness for the CUBE. (one of my favorites along with OBI). And No BillD he NEVER mentioned the C series.

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Post Wed Sep 17, 2008 5:27 pm

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Kuul, mine too. The cube was my first Carver and loved it, used it for 20 years plus till ToyMaker got it. You know, "Heck dad you don`t need that old thing now that you have your new amp."
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Post Wed Sep 17, 2008 10:37 pm

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Have the videos from CarverFest been put up on Youtube or somewhere yet? I'd LOVE to see them, and show them to a few people down here...

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Post Wed Sep 17, 2008 10:42 pm

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No not yet. It's going to take a little while. I have to break the hours of video up into smaller pieces 1st.
I will try to get it done in the next week or so.
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Post Thu Sep 18, 2008 9:06 am

Re: Q&A with Bob Carver

I completely forgot to add a question to the list for the Q&A sessions. Did anyone happen to ask Bob C. why he hasn't visited and posted on the forum very much? Did he say whether he plans to come by more often ? Hope so !
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Post Thu Sep 18, 2008 9:52 am

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doubt it... he really doesn't like computers at all
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Post Thu Sep 18, 2008 11:20 am

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Well, I'll be looking forward to all those great video clips! How are y'all going to do it? Are you going to set up a YouTube Channel for CarverFest videos? That would be cool, and it might be a little higher profile than just posting a bunch of individual vids. I've got no idea what that entails though...

Thanks for all the great work you guys did--this was a very fun event. I only regret that I couldn't make it out there for more than one day. Next year, I'll be there for the long haul, I promise...

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..............................• Martin Logan Scenarios, Logos • Realistic Minimus 7's • Velodyne F-1500b •

2 Ch. Rig • Carver C-4000t • Silver 7t's • Krell KAV-300i • Oppo DV-981HD • Benchmark DAC1-USB • MacBook Pro 17", iTunes •
......• Technics SL-1350 turntable with Sumiko headshell, leads, and Bluepoint cartridge • Martin Logan Sequels •

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Post Fri Sep 19, 2008 5:19 pm

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BillD wrote:I'm so cool — I have both. Bet he didn't mention the C-500!


What exactly WAS the C-500?

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Post Fri Sep 19, 2008 5:25 pm

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It was Bob's first amp at Carver. Look at my avatar — the beast below the C-4000
It should sound like it isn't there!
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Post Fri Sep 19, 2008 9:59 pm

Re: Q&A with Bob Carver

Thanks for that info. BillD.

I'd thought that the "C" always meant a preamp only. And I'm also burdened by a vague recollection that there WAS an early Carver preamp that preceded the C-4000 - a simple one (without the SH that wasn't ready for a few years after the debut of the M-400).
I asked Bob about it but he said there was no such animal; however his memory back that far is not absolute, and when I saw that model number I thought I caught him, but guess not. Still, there SHOULD have been a preamp right from the start to complement the cube, wouldn't you say?

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Post Fri Sep 19, 2008 10:57 pm

Re: Q&A with Bob Carver

Bill is right. The C-500 was the first Carver amp in 1980, which, correct me if I'm wrong on this Bill, was basically a thoroughly revised and improved Phase Linear 400. It was put in production before the M-400 as it was being prepared for production and was accompanied by the C-4000 preamp. The next Carver preamp was the C-1 that was introduced in 1981 along with the M-500 amp and TX-11 tuner.
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