Carver, Farinelli Return With New Company

Industry veterans Bob Carver and Bob Farinelli have come out of retirement to form a new Vacuum Tube Amplifier company called Bob Carver LLC, and will debut its first products this week.

The first two products are the Cherry 180 (VTA 180M, $7,400) and Black Beauty (VTA 305M, $12,900), and they will ship in October.

Both men are veterans of Sunfire. Carver will handle product design will Farinelli will supervise sales and marketing.

“We are American inventors with 75 years of design experience and 51 patents between us,” Carver said as part of the announcement. “We are commited to building the highest quality audio products in the U.S.A. These products will deliver years of listening enjoyment and stand among the few of the greatest amplifiers ever designed.

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