Equalizer in a Hi Fi system

Just curious to hear everyone’s opinions on using an equalizer in a high end hi fi system. Was at work tonight and killing time and came across a Schitt Loki max $1500 Equalizer with some very good reviews. What are some of the pros / Benefits and cons in using one. Just curious. BTW. I’m talking about a top of the line. Hi end equalizer. Mostly to calm some high frequencies and some bad recordings. 

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I will however acknowledge digital EQ is advancing rapidly.  Have heard of the expensive DEQX products forthcoming. Would love to try that someday 

@tlcocks U know I was seriously gonna look into the PEQ 1. But from what u mentioned about to stay away from the newer units and to only look for the older models definitely makes me feel different now about that. What is your sense of posting great reviews of that if now they are the older models only and probably very hard to find. I’ll stick to the Schitt Max and will have a remote that way I don’t have to keep getting up or down from my ez chair. Huge feature for me to have. ( remote with EQ +1. 

A while ago I bought an old Technics SH-8020 from the early 80s. It was fairly cheap and still works like a charm. It has 12 bands (l+r) and starts very low (16 and 32 Hz), which was important to me. It basically showed me that I need a sub and ever since I bought one of these I didn´t use the EQ anymore. That is until last week, when I felt like fiddling around a bit again. And just bringing up some bands half a dB makes a great difference.

Sure, it has no remote, but for dialing it in I used two long RCA Cables and sat down where I usually listen.

I definitely do recommend trying an EQ. It´s fun, it makes listening more fun! And maybe using it will point you to a real „weakness“ of your system. And it will probably help you to get out most of the gear you have.

@tattooedtrackman , you’re missing the broader point that MANY pro EQ sound equally as good. In other words, try @mirolab ’s Skyline Vintage unit. It is 300 dollars LESS than the Loki Max. And based on my very favorable listening experiences with the Avalon and Millennia units (both of which sounded better than Loki, easily), that you’d do great with @mirolab s recommendation. I will likely try it out of sheer curiosity. As I’ve done with other studio EQs. I’m very very passionate about this approach. For a decade now. The sound of a good studio analog EQ in your chain will blow your mind. Also of huge advantage is the dual channel control of his Skyline. Super easy adjustments on the fly like Loki. But better sound

Oh, by the way Mike Deming generation CO sound SUBLIME. the newer CO models with the dull faceplate to differentiate them still sound better than the Loki Max