The prevailing opinion seems to be that recorded music always sounds best when it is transferred flat, unequalized and otherwised "unfutzed" with. But is this always the case? Describing music tone as 'warm" is being subjective. Is it not true that the "warmer" it gets, it also gets less defined, "muddier", "murkier", "softer"? If you have a muddy source to begin with, is it a bad idea to try to "liven" it up somewhat? For example, sometimes I prefer the warm "flatness" of the DCC Pet Sounds. But since it's a muddy mix to begin with, I will also listen to, say, the Japanese Mini LP version which has less warmth but a bit more "definition". If you're a purist, I can understand always wanting music to sound warm. I'm not that much of a purist. I mean, adding a little EQ is not as bad as reverb and fake stereo, is it?