What a big and comprehensive thread. I've bopped through some of it, but there's so much here (And not too easy to search just a thread?
I am in USA / Pacific Northwest. I have managed to source some old-stock Minx 21s from a local dealer going out of business and have paired them with a little Class-D amplifier to add some sound to my kitchen. I live in an open floorplan apartment and spend a lot of time with the TV on but with the sound turned way up so that I can hear in the kitchen! So a big part of this setup is bringing the speakers closer to the kitchen so I can keep everything at a more reasonable volume level AND hear better (and keep my neighbors happy). I will do some music playback too, using a Chromecast Audio.
I've had the speakers running on my countertop for a few days now and I'm really happy with them. Nice clean sound. Compact package. Perfect for this setup.
All that said -- Does anybody have any bright ideas for adding a bit more low frequency oomph to these?
I'm not looking for extension down into the 20 Hz range or anything, and as I mentioned before -- this is just a kitchen system. I don't really need a true "subwoofer" (Nor do I have the space for even the smallest ones) but just some kind of mid-range driver speaker I could stick somewhere to fill in a little. And actually since I'm in an apartment, something that doesn't go too low will also keep me on good terms with the neighbors.
I'm seriously looking at things like the ".1" part of computer multimedia 2.1 setups or something like building a little "sub"woofer using a 3" driver from Parts Express (That I could crossover and drive a lot harder than these speakers).
Some other things I've seen are the Tivoli Subwoofer that is designed to go with the Tivoli tabletop radio and something cool-looking but very expensive called the "ceramic subwoofer" by joey roth.
I don't really want to build something myself but I could if it came right down to it!
Think something no larger then, say, a loaf of bread.
Thanks for your ideas!