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No, "ringing out" is about quite the opposite of "sounding good" (except in the sense that feedback is the ultimate of "sounding bad"!)
I don't like ringing out. It's damage control for a system that is being run too loud. And it doesn't work particularly well either.
Ringing out the system can help in the sense that the frequencies most likely to feedback are those that are accentuated by the room or system. So it is far from the opposite of sounding good.
Now if we are talking about a system that has good response out of the box, not the norm for around here, then we are in a different topic of course.
Trouble is, all too often ringing out is more about the peculiar off-axis frequency response of individual microphones. And if eq could cure room problems, all the Studio SOS features would be about graphic eq settings rather than room layout and treatment!