OK...you are referring to the room correction study, not the speaker study. The study that I am referring to showed that speakers with flat anechoic response was preferred by listeners in room, but that does not translate to flat in room response/.Does that correlate to your house curve?
I just read this.I know for the Harman paper/study, that is incorrect....people tend to LIKE a flat FR and power response. This Harman paper is all traceable back to Floyd Toole's work at Canada's NRC, and his work with Sean Olive on the Harman paper.I don't know anything about the B&K study.
I posted this over at Audioholics as well...
I wouldn't think putting the speakers on stands behind the monitor would help much.
You should try and mitigate the reflections off of the desk, and move the speakers' front baffles in front of the monitor. That would give you the best sound, but I realize in a desktop setup, that is easier said than done.