Assuming your system sounds good otherwise, how important is accurate, powerful deep bass for satisfying musical performance?

Assuming your system sounds good otherwise, how important is accurate, powerful deep bass for satisfying musical performance?
Extremely important
45% (182 votes)
Somewhat important
25% (103 votes)
Moderately important
17% (69 votes)
Not important
6% (24 votes)
Important only with specific types of music (explain)
7% (29 votes)
Total votes: 407

Low bass is probably the most difficult part of the audio spectrum for loudspeakers to reproduce accurately. Most speakers with "quick, tight bass" don't go very low. Conversely, most speakers that <I>do</I> go low sound muddy and undefined in the bottom octaves. A good subwoofer is the usual solution, but is deep bass really necessary for musical satisfaction?

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