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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@tattooedtrackman , I am stoked that you love your MQ112. Don’t be afraid to laud its praises repeatedly here. Because there’s a strong tide we’re swimming against of all digital EQ lovers who have never or not recently tried a high end analog piece and they simply don’t know what beautiful sound they are missing. The more of us who speak out, the more will try. 

Pretty much every track we ever listen to gets run through something like this dude before we ever hear it.  So why would a little EQ in the home listening room upset any purists?

I don't get it.

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@ltmandella   I felt the same way as all the other pursuits, because I only wanted to hear the very best sound that my equipment were producing. And I thought that any other source adding to it would degrade the performance of my gear. JMO. 

Understood.  Any crappy component in the signal path can possibly do more harm than good. 

But then again, compared to the distortion in frequency response from speakers and room modes, seems like at least room correction done properly would be big improvement.  I have heard a lot of folks mention they do room correction and I cannot remember any of them less than seriously happy with the improvement.

I don't know for sure but I expect that most of those mix boards nowadays used in music production are op amp based electronics. And no track is getting to our systems without going through those...