It started innocently enough. I wanted a little extra bass on a Kinks record I purchased last week. So I turned the bass knob up two clicks on my office intergrated (Kenwood KA-5700) and...it sounded a little better! I liked it! It reminded me of my equipment in the 70s way before I began searching for flat sound. Is my Kinks record defective? Should I look for another copy with more bass? Forgive me, but I may try the treble knob soon. Maybe flatter is not always better. And what do I do when I listen to my home system (which has no tone controls)? Does ADC still make an outboard equalizer? Thanks. I fell better getting that off my chest.