All speakers are compromised one way or another, and even the best of them still rely on minimal room interaction to shine. These particular DC's are my first, and while they do have obvious limitations and a very different character I'm finding them surprisingly un fatiguing over long listening sessions and in certain areas very enjoyable.
I can confidently say that, apart from dealers, there are few people that have tried more flavours of hifi than myself. My room is truly awful though, so boxes which give the big sound presence without failing at some or other frequencies are very few in here.
D/C are not the last word in hifi by any means. But what is? I'm at a stage where if it sounds good to me, it's happy days and a possible route off this crazy merry-go-round