I started out my career in the audio industry in 1986 and it lasted for 26 years. From 1988 to 1991 I was employed at a Carver dealer. At that time i couldn't afford to buy Carver gear due to life priorities .Been to the CES show in Las Vegas 7 times.But i did spend a lot of time after hours in the shop listening to all the Carver gear and many other brands as well. It Was a really fun time .Now its time to enjoy it again and just purchased my first Carver piece a couple days ago. Got a fairly good deal on a CM-1090. But more important, is all the other Carver amps and pre amps on the wish list... Time to have some fun.