OK...I've had the Sony DB-940 for a year and a half and I'm finally getting around to metering it. Pretty much been going by ear til I joined the community here. This is what I did...borrowed a meter from my employer, it has an auto setting that begins the scale at 40db, has a fast and slow setting and a peak hold feature. I havn't bought a disc yet...can it be rented at Blockbuster or Holoywood, so I used the tones on the amp. From what I understand as each channel plays I should be reading 75db on the meter..right? Now to adjust the levels of each speaker I should use the left/right balance controls for the front and rear channels and the center and sub are leveled using the center and sub +/- adjustment. At no point I should touch the Eq. as it will adjust power to each of the speakers by the same amount i.e +2 on front bass will give both speakers a +2 boost. Am I understanding this correctly?