No doubt, this topic has cropped up before, so I apologise if it's a boring topic.....I'm just curious.
I've been into Hi-Fi, on and off, for a number of years, although never seriously. I've always got the impression (from 'those in the know') that tone controls were unnecessary if the components were 'up to it'. But really, is it as simple as that? Surely, we all have personal preferences when it comes to how we want the 'tonality' to be? Do not tone controls allow us to fine tune the sound according to taste?