I told my wife I wanted the Denon mic for christmas so I could play with it. I have tried it several times and I think maybe I have come to the conclusion that it is a total waste of money. Let me explain: 1. It jacks my speaker levels up like whoa. FL +12, C +10, FR +12, SR +10, SB +7, SL +10, SUB -5. Is this normal? Could it be because my speakers aren't very efficient (86-87db)? Or maybe cause the sub gains are too hot? 2. The Auto EQ sounds like total crap in all modes to my ears. Gives it a real thin tinny sound compared to when its off. Anyone care to shed some light on this or have a similar experience?