So, this is my take on the lack of midbass I experienced with my 212LP.
The issue is in my room, to get that type of midbass that Ricci reported, we would either need a external eq or to listen to everything beyond insane loud.
The speakers are so efficient, it takes only a few watts to get them to reference in most of our rooms. How can we get huge midbass if the speaker is running at 10% of capability? Eq is the only answer and for alot of people, if your processor can't do it, that's as far as it goes.
In my room, I had to go 20dB over reference just to get the drivers to barley move lol.
I added my 2242 modules, ran them off of an extra sub output and had the inuke DSP to tune them. It made a HUGE difference since I could tweak the 150-60hz region to my liking, which was about 13dB hot.
It's not that you couldn't do that with the 212s, as I did try it with the inuke but I didn't want to use a pro to run them as I already had my dsonic.
Blasting brown notes for 10 years and counting!