In your opinion, which of the following methods is the best way to obtain powerful, well-defined low bass in a typical listening room?

Barry Willis's picture
A continuation of last week's discussion of low bass. Many audiophiles agree that powerful, well-defined low bass is desirable, but they have many opinions about how to get it.
In your opinion, which of the following methods is the best way to obtain powerful, well-defined low bass in a typical listening room?
A good pair of full-range loudspeakers
31% (79 votes)
Satellite minimonitors with self-powered subwoofer
4% (10 votes)
Minimonitors with externally powered subwoofer
3% (8 votes)
Full-range speakers with subwoofer
19% (49 votes)
Minimonitors with twin subwoofers
2% (6 votes)
Multiple subwoofers
2% (6 votes)
Electronic crossover with multiple amplifiers, including subwoofer
7% (17 votes)
Electronic equalization (bass boost) applied to full-range speakers
1% (2 votes)
A listening room with optimum dimensions for good bass
6% (15 votes)
Some combination of the above (explain)
20% (51 votes)
Other (explain)
4% (11 votes)
Total votes: 254
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