The HR800 series seems to be more than enough for my purposes. It seems to have more bells and whistles (and power) than I need, but that's Carver....... However, I've been out of the market for quite awhile. I am familar with the ups and downs of the Carver brand. I get the sense that I should avoid Carver receivers made from the early 90's to about 1999/2000, regardless of the model/series. But maybe that's too strong of a statement. It could be that a second-rate Carver (made in China) is still better than 99% of the home theater receivers on the market.
So, should I continue to focus on trying to get a pre-1992 model, or should I expand my search to any HR800 series receiver with a Carver label? Any advice?