I would like to know peoples opinions on Carver equipment. I have not been able to audition much, but I am very curious to know how it compares to H/K or Denon or Yamaha. I would like to purchase a new HT receiver soon, but all I have experience with is Sony, Pioneer and Yamaha. I think this time I want to step up in sound quality while staying under $500 if possible. Can Carver be a possible candidate for improved sound? Thanks to all.