I recently bought a Yamaha 2400 receiver to power my Paradigm Monitor Series speakers. After trying the different EQ modes, I finally have the system sounding good using the 'FLAT' EQ setting. My worry is that the EQ is rolling off the upper frequencies highly. Two of the front speakers have 2 frequencies about 6khz lowered by 6db and the 3rd front speaker has 3 of the upper frequencies selected (16khz is selected twice - lowered the first time 6dbs and the second time 2dbs.) It does sound good at these settings. If I turn off the EQ, the sound is very thin, bright and fatigueing to the ear. I am looking forward to using SACD/DVD-A in the future, but don't have a player yet. Are the eq settings used when an SACD or DVD-A is played or are these settings bypassed? If the settings are bypassed, I am thinking that I would be better off with a "warmer" sounding receiver... Any opinions?