My room is messed up. It has a passageway (no closing door) about 1/4 from right wall. I have switched wires, amps, speakers from left to right but just can not solve the right channel playing too low problem. I am now resolved to play the balance knob game. I have to turn the balance to the right up to 2.5 (max 5) BUT i get perfect soundstage and image when i do this. My question is, "is balance control a cardinal sin?" The tone controls do not have to be adjusted at all as they still sound the same as when i do not use balance knob. Am I going to mess up my right speaker by adjusting my balance? Also do any of you "audiophilies" use the balance for poor room accoustics?