The system has since been moved to a nearly square 500 sf converted garage with an 8' ceiling. It's a much better room with no furniture near the speakers or in front of the listening position. The new room sounds lots better and I am still using EQ. There is definitely an anti EQ mindset around here along with several other mindsets I find to be lacking support. Ultimately, it's my choice and I am not one to follow the herd.