How you EQ is a very personal thing, no need to ask a bunch of unknown Internet people. A lot of folk tend to boost the bass a bit and roll off the treble.
Speaking for myself, I would never set the 1.7's, or most any speaker, to "large". Might be OK for music but asking panels to handle movie LF content is unrealistic IMO. Ditto organs, kettle drums, etc. They will distort heavily when driven by loud low-frequency content. I realize this conflicts with others' opinions and to some extent Magnepan's generic advice, but I go by what my ears and measurements tell me.
IMO, IME, FWIWFM, YMMV, my 0.000001 cents (microcent), etc. - Don
"After silence, that which best expresses the inexpressible, is music" - Aldous Huxley