I just picked up an Avalon U5 DI/Preamp; yea, it definatly the best in its class for sure. What I'm trying to do is this: Since there are only 6 filter presets to choose from on the Avalon, I'm looking to supplement it with an additional EQ (I have graphic, parametric and stomp-box type EQ's to choose from). I don't want to degrade or color the Avalon tone in any way, I'm simply looking to fine tune what I'm already getting. I need input as to how to best utilize an EQ in my chain while retaining great tone. Here are the 2 set-ups I'm working with: Set up #1). - Avalon U5 - QSR RMX 850 - Compressor - EQ Set-up #2). - Avalon - Eden WT400 plus - Compressor - EQ Note: The Eden already has a parametric built into it so an additional EQ might be over kill, what do you think?