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Post Wed Sep 17, 2008 11:50 pm

Carver 1999-2004 - What happened?

Wonder if someone could point me in the direction of any info on the Carver Corp from 1999 (when Bob took it over again) until 2004 when it was sold to Phoenix Gold. Looked around but haven't seen much of anything.

I do remember seeing a Carver HT receiver in 1999, I think it was. Maybe 2000. Really beautifully made piece of equipment. Then it all kinda vanished....
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Post Thu Sep 18, 2008 2:38 am

Re: Carver 1999-2004 - What happened?

I believe you're referring to the C1000 receiver. James has one.
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Post Thu Sep 18, 2008 4:33 am

Re: Carver 1999-2004 - What happened?

Wabbit, wasn't that simply a repackaged Sunfire Cinema Receiver that Sunfire custom built for Carver?

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Post Thu Sep 18, 2008 5:28 am

Re: Carver 1999-2004 - What happened?

From what I understand, there were quite a few differences between the Sunfire TG and the Carver C1000. Can someone confirm/refute?
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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 Sep 18, 2008 9:11 am

Re: Carver 1999-2004 - What happened?

Yup!
Thats the one I saw. Anyone know if they sold many of these? I wouldn't think so considering the outcome.
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Post Thu Sep 18, 2008 9:29 am

Re: Carver 1999-2004 - What happened?

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From FrankieD's lips to your ears: Sunfire - a quiet box of endless power.

Sunfire TG-IV/400~7 Amp
Carver SD/A-360 CDP
Benchmark DAC-1
Sony SACD/DVD-A
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 Sep 18, 2008 10:30 am

Re: Carver 1999-2004 - What happened?

Bob said a friend of his designed it... I guess it was not a Sunfire design. It is close to the Sunfire Ultimate Receiver, but not the same.
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Post Fri Sep 19, 2008 12:06 am

Re: Carver 1999-2004 - What happened?



Lots of great info there, but I was more thinking of the company as a whole.
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Post Fri Sep 19, 2008 12:07 am

Re: Carver 1999-2004 - What happened?

Toy Maker wrote:Bob said a friend of his designed it... I guess it was not a Sunfire design. It is close to the Sunfire Ultimate Receiver, but not the same.


Interesting.
Wonder what Bobs thoughts were around saving, or rebuilding, Carver. Seems to have been very much on the back burner.
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Post Fri Sep 19, 2008 11:44 am

Re: Carver 1999-2004 - What happened?

I remember that the two audio "salons" that carried Carver became dissatisfied with the company around '91-'92 and dropped them from their lines they carried. I believe that there was the opinion that Carver was going more Lo-fi with products that in their estimation had become "cheaper" and thus inferior. I don't remember the specifics of the conversations I had then because it was so long ago but I do remember the winds of change were blowing for the company and it was not all positive. Maybe that was here in B.C. It would be interesting to hear from other people with stories from that time period.
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Post Fri Sep 19, 2008 12:47 pm

Re: Carver 1999-2004 - What happened?

use the SEARCH button up on the upper right corner; there is a ton of information already posted here. For example:

http://www.carveraudio.com/phpBB3/viewforum.php?f=34
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From FrankieD's lips to your ears: Sunfire - a quiet box of endless power.

Sunfire TG-IV/400~7 Amp
Carver SD/A-360 CDP
Benchmark DAC-1
Sony SACD/DVD-A
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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