My "ex" just loved Dr Hook (and of course I loved her), I was and am an audiophile, she was and is not, but, bless her heart, she’s the reason I currently listen to music through lovely Vandersteen 5A speakers. If she had not pushed me to spend the cash I would still have my Snell CIV’s, which I do still have, but in a closet somewhere, and little comparison. I also once she left bought an integrated with tone controls, and wonder why I never had this flexibility in the past. Many discs I turn down the high end just a tad, turn up the low end just a tad, and then smile, smile smile. So, high-end manufacturers, just put tone controls, either simple or complicated ones, and have them defeat-able, so purist approve, Well worth it, and soooooo necessary for soooooo many recordings.