So I actually got clearance from my chief financial officer to upgrade my trusty Carvin PB500. I'm eyeballing Carvin's R600, which is about the same power as my PB500 with some cute upgrades like more bands in the graphic EQ, more compressor control, a tube emulator blend, and 1/4" jacks for the bridged power amp output (instead of those stupid banana things). Nothing wrong with the PB500, I just like the new features and the R600 is 2 rack spaces instead of the 3 that the PB500 is -- which will give me space to add my new Behringer 5-band full parametric Ultra-Q Pro! SO the question is: Does ANYTHING else out there compete with the Carvin for the money ($569 including the footswitch)? I definitely need the power -- 500W bridged mono into 8 ohms. And I do like the footswitchable graphic -- I use that for solo mode. But I do now have the Behringer, so I might be able to live without two footswitchable tone settings on the amp itself. Whaddya's think?