1965 – Carver’s earliest years of validating the latest audio technologies and looking for unconventional approaches to amplifier design The year was 1972. And a graduate student named Bob Carver was about to turn an ordinary classroom assignment into the beginning of an iconic brand of home audio products. That assignment-to build a machine that would simulate earthquakes-became the springboard for a four-decade run of innovative ‘firsts’ and ‘onlys’ that have continually raised the benchmark for the entire home audio industry.
Headquartered in Petaluma, California Core Brands (www.corebrands.com)is a division of the Nortek Technology Solutions Segment (www.nortek-inc.com). Core Brands combines the product and marketing strengths of ten iconic audio, power management and control brands into a single business unit that includes ATON®, BlueBOLT®, ELAN®, Furman®, Niles®, Panamax®, Proficient®, SpeakerCraft®, Sunfire® and Xantech® brands. Core Brands has more than 190 years of combined experience in the residential, commercial and professional markets and over 4,300 direct customer accounts in multiple distribution channels in the United States and around the world.