Sunfire Amps


Would like opinion about Sunfire amps. Do they sound like tube amps? Have you driven eletrostatics? If you have what was your impression. Thanks!
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Garbage. Everything Bob Carver does involves a shortcut, all the way back to his Phase Linear days. Check out the mirrors behind neon bulbs to look like there's more tubes. Tacky! Bad enough he puts noisy devices right on the board, but to do this just for show is incredible!
I OWN A CARVER 1.5 ---15 YRS OLD ALSO A CARVER CUBE 17 YEARS OLD AND LOVE THEM ---THEY SOUND WARM AND CLEAN.. I AM THINKING OF A SUNFIRE CINAMEA GRAND AMP AND A THEATER GRAND PROCCESSOR II --- AND A SUNFIRE TRUE SUBWOOFER --THE CARVER EQUIPMENT IS TRUE HIGH END SOLID STATE !!!!!! IF YOU DECIDE TO PURCHASE ANY SUNFIRE EQUIPMENT CONTACT ME FIRST AT :THEDAD000@AOL.COM
To the "tweaks" who infest the fever swamps of the "High End", Bob Carver is the personification of Satan. He refuses to play their silly little elitist games of half-truths, misconceptions and old wives tales. Bob Carver is a genius, but not to those who have their heads in the clouds, and their feet in the nineteenth century.
i think the sunfire is an excellent amp for the price . . . no, it doesn't sound like a tube amp, but it is warm and musical--i own one myself . . . as for Bob Carver taking "shortcuts", i hardly think that a patented digital tracking power supply which results in a relatively lightweight and powerful amp able to drive any conceivable real-world load is a "shortcut"
I agree. Bob Carver is a genius. A marketing genius.
Junk. Does big glitzy ad campaigns, but products just don't make it. You see an awful lot of newly used unfire equipment on the market. That should tell you something.
I've had a sunfire amp for a year now and am really pleased with it. Sounds really musical to me. Great sound. I never understood why Bob Carver stuff got some much heat from some audiophiles. You'd think he was employed by Bose. haha
I have read some of the comments and beliefs on this topic. I only know what I hear. I have auditioned the new Sunfire Amps and they don't sound that much different than the amps Bob Carver built for the Carver Corp. . The only difference is the cosmetics and the price. I used to be able to afford his products , but now they are out of my price range. I have been a Carver fan and consumer for about 10 years, and all of my equipment is Carver,right down to the Carver Silver Series speakers. For the money that I spent, I haven't heard a better system yet. Bob Carver is a legitimate force to be reckoned with in the audio world, and he is not only a genius of audio technology but of maketing as well. In this day and age of competition between the Audio giants, Bob has carved out a small piece of the audio pie with a cult following that I am proud to be a part of .
I just bought the Sunfire signature amp from a used store. It is increditable to beat down my vintage amp. Mark ML3 by driving my Duntech Princess. If the logo labeled as Mark or Krell, it can be mark up the price 4 to 5 times of it original selling price. Thanks Bob Carver as I can save the remianing money on the other gears improvement. that
I just bought the Sunfire signature amp from a used store. It is increditable to beat down my vintage amp. Mark ML3 by driving my Duntech Princess. If the logo labeled as Mark or Krell, it can be mark up the price 4 to 5 times of it original selling price. Thanks Bob Carver as I can save the remianing money on the other gears improvement. that
Very disappointing. I compared side by side against McCormack DNA-1 and the McCormack blew it away. The Sunfire was incredibly annoying to listen to, shrilly highs and had no substantial bottom. The DNA was warm and airy and beautifully natural sounding. Listened with: Mark Levinson 38 Mark Levinson 360s & 37 Wilson Watt Puppy 5.1s Transparent Reference all around.
I haven't tried the sunfire amp but the one I had (tfm 55x I think) was very dry and lean compared to my classe ca-100. But it was awsome as a 1000 watt subwoofer amp. and compact as a bonus. I wish he would sell that patent so better companies can make powerful high watt amps and still be compact. Also carver went bankrupt so enough said.
QUESTION 1: DO YOU LIKE THE SOUND? ICAN'T HELP WITH 1. QUESTION 2: DO THEY HOLD UP? YES MINE RUNS 8-12 HOURS A DAY.QUESTION 3 : SERVICE MINE BLEW OUT LEFT CHANNEL, BACK FROM SERVICE IN ONE WEEK, THAT WAS 6 MONTHS PAST. IF YOU CAN'T ANSWER QUESTION NUMBER ONE, THE REST ARE MOOT. J.B.