I left that out on purpose as I was not addressing receivers (per se). I will say I have tried over a dozen receivers in the room with two afterwards.
I think it does point to a EQ issue (or receiver itself?) as the level of the speakers were fine. The dynamics weren't there... could one say perhaps they don't belong there... I simply know I didn't prefer it. Among all of the receivers I have used in the room the biggest (obvious) difference was XT32.