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Has anyone heard these amps?..... there seems to be alot of positive comments out there on more than a couple forums....


they employ tripath technology....very similar to bel canto amps.....

http://www.tripath.com


and for the record....Carver Pro is not in anyway associated with bob carver and the sunfire consumer products....


there are 3 models the ZR500, ZR1000, and the ZR1600...stereo power into 8 ohms 95 watts, 225 watts, and 300 watts respectively..... and priced about $650 to just under $1,000 U.S. dollars

http://www.carverpro.com/2003/products/zramps.html


and the spec sheet....

ftp://208.187.38.55/Carver/Manuals/specs/ZRcutsheet.pdf
 

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If this is the same company I'm thinking it is...


Carver corporation was started by Bob Carver. Carver Corp famous for two things: Sonic holography, and lots of power for their weight.


If I remember correctly there is a disagreement in product design direction between Bob and the rest of the company and he left where he started Sunfire.


After that, Sunfire flourished, and Carver corp. pretty much took a nose dive in the market place. I THOUGHT I REMEMBER reading somewhere that he (Bob Carver) took Carver back after it pretty much tanked itself.


I'm working off of memory here, and if I'm wrong, someone please tell me and I'll correct my post.
 

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carver professional is NOT in anyway associated with the carver company that you are referring to....


carver profesional is owned by the same group that owns phoenix gold and audiosource....
 

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There is a lot of talk about this amp over at Audio Circle.
 

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Originally posted by tubeguy44
carver professional is NOT in anyway associated with the carver company that you are referring to....


carver profesional is owned by the same group that owns phoenix gold and audiosource....
Sorry my mistake,


It's just the company "CARVER" typeface logo looks strikingly like the old Carver corp typeface logo. That's what threw me off.
 

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Originally posted by DigitalGriffin
If this is the same company I'm thinking it is...


Carver corporation was started by Bob Carver. Carver Corp famous for two things: Sonic holography, and lots of power for their weight.


If I remember correctly there is a disagreement in product design direction between Bob and the rest of the company and he left where he started Sunfire.


After that, Sunfire flourished, and Carver corp. pretty much took a nose dive in the market place. I THOUGHT I REMEMBER reading somewhere that he (Bob Carver) took Carver back after it pretty much tanked itself.


I'm working off of memory here, and if I'm wrong, someone please tell me and I'll correct my post.


You're pretty close, except that Carver himself was more or less kicked out of the original Carver Corp, that he himself started. As he let too many others. have more total control of the company then he did after awhile. And I'd bet that's a mistake he will probably never make again. And yes he did take back control of the old Carver Corp, again.


"Message from Bob Carver


Date unknown


As you may know, I lost control of the Board of Carver many long years ago – 1987 to be exact. I became only a figurehead at the company I founded, and after watching the actions of the Board from up close (more on this later), I decided enough frustration was enough and I left. Since then I’ve watched from afar as a once proud company has gone down. As the years trolled by and the company’s valuation trickled away, I made it clear that I was always available to help. I repeatedly asserted that I could stanch the losses in excess of $3,000,000 per year and put the company on solid footing. I shared my plan, yet the Board wanted nothing to do with me. I was persona non grata. I was the Evil Founder. In the meantime, I founded a new company, Sunfire, salted it with two inventions and a small capital infusion, and off it took."



Here is some info about Bob Carver, the original Carver Corp that he founded, and Sunfire as well as some Phase Linear info also, which was another company that he founded.

http://sunfire.com/carver.htm

http://www.bizjournals.com/seattle/s...30/story8.html

http://www.audio-ideas.com/interview/carver.html

http://www.wardsweb.org/audio/carver_info.html

http://hometown.aol.com/phasetek/

http://www.phaselinearhistory.com/links.htm

http://www.audusa.com/sunpages/about_sunfire.htm

http://theater.stevejenkins.com/articles/carver.html

http://www.vxm.com/21R.69.html

http://www.dazyweblabs.com/carver/


And here is some info on what happened with Carver Professional as far as who is selling them now.

http://www.taglichbrothers.com/equit...d-03162001.pdf


And here is almost all of the info to be found, about Bob Carver "taking back" control of the original Carver Corp.

http://www.audiocircuit.com/9130-tun...9130CMCARV.htm
 

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i appreciate the info about carver....


but.....having said that......


has anyone heard these amplifiers in person?????
 

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I have seen the 1600 for 891.00 so how much can the 1000 be had for?


I have been looking for a digital amp to modify with Jensen and Blackgate caps, and these look to have major potential imo.
 
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