I buy a lot of older speakers from thrift stores, yardsales, and craigslist. most of the time I prefer the big older speakers for the bass. Some powered subwoofers are pretty impressive at filling a room with two small speakers though. I was so impressed with the bass from the energy veritas 6.2 speakers that I bought them. they are discontinued, but vanns might still have them. They had them on the site a few weeks ago. One of my favorite older speakers for big bass is a cerwin vega speaker with a 12 or 15 inch woofer in it. Something about the kenwood speakers always drew me in. I think that a 100.00 is high for those. type in kenwood on search in electronics. see if someone is selling those speakers with a receiver and cd playe or cheaper. if you really want to pay a 100.00 go for it, but maybe he would go cheaper. I have heard some smaller speakers like b&w have good bass so yes new speakers can have good bass also, but for the most part for huge bass I prefer the old big speaker.