Yes that is a pathetic question. But I have to learn and this is the best place on the internet. Does anybody actually use any EQ compressor or any other processor between the source and your monitors? My question comes from the idea that as you play back a mix you can zero in on something you hear or have an idea for some type of change that can be done quickly without having to go back to the individual channels. Just another tool.....no not me, using an EQ. Unless it colors the sound too much even when bypassed. I would also think some type of limiter would protect expensive monitors. Please educate, thank you......input...input....please.