- Dec 12, 2019
Carver devotees are pretty... umm... devoted.The 'problem' with this stuff from Bob (if Bob even has anything to do with this stuff), is not that it's goofy. His gear always had a little bit of goofy baked in. Customers expected and wanted that. It's that Bob always sold at a reasonable 'blue collar' price. And sold by way of dealers, who then took their cut. So you can guess his margins. Now, he's asking ARC prices for direct sales. I mean, I guess he is actually selling these.
To the point of what I like to call nonlinearity. I.e., they'll slurp products like this up -- and especially if Dr. Carver signs 'em with a silver (or gold) Sharpie*!
Unless he's sending Miss Hologram to my house for an extended... um... er... hands on listening session, I'm making Audio Research the stop.
I'm sure you meant ears-on -- right?
The little matrix display "1" and "2" really make that AR amp pop.** I guess ARC's got the lock on the IP. Eat your heart out, McIntosh!
* Not to be confused with a Sharpei.
** In most of my amplifiers, it's usually a capacitor that makes 'em pop.