The question posed above seems laughable. If it were possible to make an average, modestly priced amplifier sound just like state-of-the-art, wouldn't it already have been done? Of course it would. State-of-the-art sound would thereby become much more affordable, and high priced power amplifiers would become as extinct as Diplodocus (footnote 1). That is the conventional wisdom. Bob Carver, founder and personification of Carver Corporation, has never been noted for his conventionality.Ever since he introduced the first high-powered solid-state amplifier in 1971, Carver has been laying waste to conventional wisdom with one brilliant design innovation after another—the "magnetic amplifier," the "peak unlimiter," the "sonic hologram generator," the "auto-correlator," the "asymmetrical charge-coupled FM Detector," and the "digital time lens"