For the longest time I owned amps without tone controls, now that I acquired a Rotel integrated I experimented with a little fine tuning by using the bass ans treble. My room is not perfect, it generally sounds bright because of reflective surfaces. I used to have a very purist set of ideas when it comes to audio now I care a little less about that. I dialed down the trebble and boosted the bass and it sounds great. I could easily spend hundreds or thousands on room treatment but why? Some will say it’s sort of like cheating but i’ve gotten to a point where I just want to sit back and enjoy the music! Curious to know if others share the same idea!