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Bob Carver's relationship with Sunfire

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Post Mon Sep 28, 2009 2:25 pm

Bob Carver's relationship with Sunfire

I learned that Bob left the Carver Corporation because the board wanted him out, BUT, did he leave Sunfire on his own terms? Does he currently have any business dealings still with Sunfire? Is the gear that is made today as good as it was 10 years ago? Thanks in advance for the answers!

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Post Mon Sep 28, 2009 2:41 pm

Re: Bob Carver's relationship with Sunfire

I can answer the last question by just saying that manufacturing went overseas starting with the TGP-5 and the 7x00 series of amps.
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Post Mon Sep 28, 2009 2:51 pm

Re: Bob Carver's relationship with Sunfire

I think Bob wants to mess around with tube amps more now. He still is involved in Sunfire but I don't know how much. Might be as a technical advisor.
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Post Mon Sep 28, 2009 3:32 pm

Re: Bob Carver's relationship with Sunfire

Thanks Guys, good to know...

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Post Mon Sep 28, 2009 3:35 pm

Re: Bob Carver's relationship with Sunfire

About 2-3 years ago, Bob SOLD Sunfire to the Nortek Group. Sunfire was taken under Elan's wing (another daughter company of Nortek) to bring them into the fold.
Bob is currently an "employee" of Sunfire, and it's head engineer.
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Post Mon Oct 19, 2009 9:08 pm

Re: Bob Carver's relationship with Sunfire

Toy Maker wrote:About 2-3 years ago, Bob SOLD Sunfire to the Nortek Group. Sunfire was taken under Elan's wing (another daughter company of Nortek) to bring them into the fold.
Bob is currently an "employee" of Sunfire, and it's head engineer.
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and....Nortek just filed for bankruptcy protection. Gawd, I hope Bob got paid up front for Sunfire.

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Post Tue Oct 20, 2009 2:03 am

Re: Bob Carver's relationship with Sunfire

Magnaryder wrote:
Toy Maker wrote:About 2-3 years ago, Bob SOLD Sunfire to the Nortek Group. Sunfire was taken under Elan's wing (another daughter company of Nortek) to bring them into the fold.
Bob is currently an "employee" of Sunfire, and it's head engineer.
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and....Nortek just filed for bankruptcy protection. Gawd, I hope Bob got paid up front for Sunfire.

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I'm pretty certain Bob made out like a bandit~
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