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Bob Carver / ELAN / Sunfire
« on: January 08, 2010, 05:56:54 PM »
Okay, mass confusion here. WHO is "Elan Home Systems" and WHAT has become of Bob Caver and Sunfire Corporation? Who is supporting Carver equipment? Sunfire?

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Re: Bob Carver / ELAN / Sunfire
« Reply #1 on: January 09, 2010, 12:05:34 AM »
Sorry but I don't know who Elan Home Systems is.

Bob Carver sold Sunfire.  He still works for them in their R&D.

Out of Warranty Sunfire and Carver equipment can be service by http://www.ritasvintageaudio.net/.

Hope this answers your questions.
« Last Edit: January 09, 2010, 01:20:46 PM by Master Blaster »
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Re: Bob Carver / ELAN / Sunfire
« Reply #2 on: January 09, 2010, 12:13:07 AM »
A little google-fu reveals that Elan home systems (A manufacturer of Multi-room audio/video systems) is part of the Elan group which also owns Sunfire, and Homelogic - A manufacturer of IP based home control systems.

http://www.elanhomesystems.com/history.asp
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Re: Bob Carver / ELAN / Sunfire
« Reply #3 on: January 09, 2010, 12:47:54 AM »
Thanks. I was not aware that Bob had sold Sunfire, which would explain why support at Elan Home Systems had no clue when I asked questions re the TFM series of Amps.


A little google-fu reveals that Elan home systems (A manufacturer of Multi-room audio/video systems) is part of the Elan group which also owns Sunfire, and Homelogic - A manufacturer of IP based home control systems.

http://www.elanhomesystems.com/history.asp
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Re: Bob Carver / ELAN / Sunfire
« Reply #4 on: January 09, 2010, 01:02:32 PM »
OK, so what is the rest of the story?  Is Bob retiring, or has he just tired of the business world?  Is he going to restart Carver, I heard he owns that name again?
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Re: Bob Carver / ELAN / Sunfire
« Reply #5 on: January 09, 2010, 01:22:49 PM »
Sunfire is sold, and Bob is semi retired. He is still involved with R&D for Sunfire. The Carver name is also retired. However, there will be a rebirth of carver Silver Seven tube amps in the near future. They will be under the CARVERaudio name. Bob, James, and Dave are working on it. ;D
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