As stated above, I just got the Sony STR-DA5ES and I have a couple of questions: First do you use the eq or do you just run everything as is? I had heard that using an eq can use up power that would normally go to your speakers. In my Paradigm brochure they recommend not to use an eq. Second I had an easy enough time setting the bass, mid and treble, but what are the frequency settings for on the bass, mid, and treble? Any advice on what I should set them at? I set the LFE high cut filter at 80hz, I assume that means that everything under 80hz will be sent to my sub correct? Are there any "preset eq" settings? Any other advice on setting this beast up? Thanks! James If this helps I have Paradigm Monitor 11 x 2, Paradigm CC-370 x 1, Paradigm Mini Monitor x 3, and a Acoustic Research S113PS sub.