I use tone controls, I don't like bypass switches to me they make music sound light weight and robbed of timbre. While I have to be in the mood (mostly its in the mood for dancin) to use my 'bass boost' on my Yamaha I'm not afraid to use it.
Which is why I struggled with the amps I auditioned earlier in the year and ended up with the Rotel 1520 - the only amp with tone controls.
So the question, how many of you look upon tone controls with scorn and why?
is it because of what some magazine said, or some audiphile from the past......