Given how much I enjoyed the Ascend w/ RAALs, I'm interested in trying out some others with ribbon tweeters. DALI Ikon 6/7 and maybe Mentor 5 (its above my budget, but if I love them, I'll wait til I see a used set). And of course Salk SongTowers!
Are you saying that proper eqing will help to tighten up slop, or that it can induce slop?
For the Ascends, I listened both with and without Audyssey MultEQ turned on, and I heard the same effect with that Chopin piece. But that isn't to say that Audyssey necessarily was correcting properly for any modes that might have existed in the guy's livingroom where I was doing the listening. The livingroom was large and was obviously used for activities other than listening to music. The speakers were placed fairly close to the wall, closer I suspect than Ascend recommends. There were no wall treatments.
For the Dynaudios, I'm sure they were EQed. The salesrep in the store I went to had me wait outside his demo room for 10-15 minutes while he mucked around with the speakers while playing music. When he finally let me enter, the speakers were placed several feet into the room, and the chair where I was to sit was directly centered, about 7 ft from the speakers and about 4 ft from the back wall. I also noticed room had several treatments. So the Dynaudios clearly had the benefit of a better acoustical environment (and possibly better eqing).