· Loosing Vision
It comes down to having a balanced outfit. Might be why so many search for that sound.Yeah, you are called out LOL
Just not my bag. Ive tried high $$ ported subs and they thump and move air but the tonality is lost. Thats my biggest problem with ported. That and the annoyance on the road. I like being able to actually hear bass riffs note for note and being able to tell what drum kit is being used by the sound of the bass drums. Im into tonality and separation and being able to hear every little nuance of a track be in cinema or just an audio track. I could go without subs if I wanted to. My towers cover it plenty well enough but I prefer the separation and have the cross overs set up as such.
Subs can be a rash. Got to match things up to the speakers and yet you cannot push the sub/s to hard either or like you said you loose that detail. We want that smooth encompassing bass that is immersive yet we want those mids and highs to be very defined without drowning them.
First off to boot is the recording. I mean I have some music that just towers over most other recordings. They are just well done allowing you to hear so much more, very punchy yet subtle at the same time.
Then you want a 2 channel or a 2.1 at best for just music. Most AVR receivers are not well suited for music but rather surround. AVR is like doing a blow up doll, it just isn't the real thing... Back to hifi components when yet you needed that large 12" speaker for your low end.
Maybe a set of JBL's for a bit of classic sound..