I found a post on axiom's forums I thought was interesting. An anonymous poster said that you should turn the treble up quite a bit to get the most out of the paradigm atoms. When I compared my titans side by side with the axiom m22 I did notice that the titan's treble was quite a bit more subdued. I tried bumping up the treble on my titans by 4 (dB i assume) on my kenwood vr-407 receiver and they did sound quite a bit closer to the m22s sound. The symbals jump out more and overall they are conveying more detail in the treble that i couldn't hear before --without sounding harsh or unbalanced. the treble control seems to affect very little besides the highest notes, and doesn't change anything except the cymbals and some guitar string squeeking sounds and such. I question whether its smart to leave the treble bumped up like that. I have seen graphs of the atom's frequency response and its very flat.. would bumping the treble up make it less accurate? But I also know the axiom m22s have a flat response. So why does the treble sound so much louder on the m22? I guess my general question is, do most audio enthusiasts think its taboo to use the tone controls? or should i just go with what i think sounds best with my speaker and room?