Sunfire EQ signature 12 in Sub Repair - It Lives Again!
Carver-Sunfire EQ signature 12 in sub repair experience
I had recently been enjoying the latest movie soundtracks on my Sunfire-Carver EQ signature 12 when all of a sudden I got a spray of static noise thru the LFE channel and then nothing from the subwoofer. This subwoofer is the only sub I have ever really been satisfied with in my 25 x 17 x 8 listening room and the only one able to move enough air in the room without sounding overly pumped in the bass department. This sub goes so incredibly low with such massive power reserves that it is scary. I had it placed on a solidly constructed brick fireplace hearth at the back wall about 1/3 the way into the room (anywhere near a corner and it was way over the top too much bass for the entire room!). With this setting and the mic-EQ calibration of the bass completed, the bass was subterranean bass bliss like I never heard before.
Suffice to say it was a very disappointing when it all went silent on that day. These are large EQ subs are rare and hard to find even on ebay (although I see many 8 inch EQ types or 12 inch types without EQ). My first contact was with Bill Flannery and although he was very friendly and helpful he admitted that the larger 12 inch Sunfire Signature EQ model is a different 'beast' than the other Carver-Sunfire subs. He went on to explain that he was not as successful at repairing this particular model. He instead referred me to another person, a Mr. Frank Malitz, who I then contacted.
From the start Frank was knowledgeable about the Sunfire EQ model in particular and offered to provide service. He stated a reasonable repair charge (plus shipping) and also said that if he could not repair it, would not charge me at all. Sounded pretty darn good to me. So off it went.
My experience was very good with Frank and would like other Sunfire EQ owners to know about it...not only was it repaired quickly but he also burned it in with an extended "stress-test mode' sequence to make sure it was 100%. Not sure how he did it but my calibration data was still there even after the repair job so no need to re-calibrate anything! I am back to subterranean bliss again with my favorite movies. I strongly recommend Frank Malitz for his thorough and quick repair expertise. Without a doubt he has the knowledge required to refurbish these large 12 inch Signature-type EQ Sunfire subs.
My hat's off to Frank! T H A N K Y O U!