“People who are familiar with Carver’s design work over the years will realize that Bob doesn’t try just to make the same products as everyone else, only adding marginal improvements. Rather, he is an original thinker who reconsiders the philosophical underpinnings of every type of component he produces.”
Robert E. Greene, The Absolute Sound Magazine
In 1994, Bob moved on to create Sunfire™ Corporation. In Bob’s words, “When I first started Sunfire, I realized the dealers were shifting gears, in terms of what they sold. Surround sound and Dolby® had taken off. Sunfire was one of the first U.S.-based companies to come out with a surround-sound processor with Dolby.”
At Sunfire, Bob expanded into high-back-EMF subwoofers and ribbon cinema loudspeakers, while still producing impressive power amplifiers, A/V receivers and processors (yes, there were tubes in many of the output stages!).
Sunfire is alive and well today, although Bob sold it to Core Brands, LLC., a subsidiary of Nortek™, Inc. in 2011. Bob Carver Corporation uses a highly-capable SubRosa Sunfire subwoofer as part of our Amazing Line Source speaker system. Why re-invent the wheel?
Pages from the 2004 Sunfire Brochure
That brings us to the present. Bob’s laboratory is just as jammed with gear as ever, although it’s now grown considerably into multiple labs and listening rooms. Several product line additions are coming soon. Sign up for our very-occasional newsletter and we’ll keep you appraised of developments.