Ok I have a Sansui It’s a 10 band receiver. I also have a kenwood ke-205 7 band EQ. I’m not big on brand names at all. Could care less than less. The kenwood, however, is utter garbage. I only paid a few bones for it, but it makes my sansui amp sound worse. My sansui EQ makes my Sanyo jcx sound incredible. I find every LP requires a tweak to make it sound right to my ear. I put on Rush moving pictures and tried it Swaping out the eq with the same set-up. The sansui cleaned up the noise, the kenwood added to it. Moral is: crappy eq is pointless, but a good eq is awesome and fun to play with. Don’t poo-poo the eq!