Apologies in advance to all for being so far OT - but I come here to participate in discussion, questioning people back and forth, and trying to show respect to each other.
Originally Posted by hd_newbie
No. As impractical as that may be, it is still theoretically possible . I was referring to chicagorep's following comments (bolding is mine):
It is not only theoretically possible, I am quite certain that many tower speakers DO exist that DO provide frequency response well down into the 20s.
He argued that an individual does not need a subwoofer just because totems go down to 21Hz. Then as if that was not bad enough, he said:
Just because a Totem Wind system would be better with a QUALITY (Rythmik F12 or better) sub included does not mean that a huge number of people would not be completely satisfied with the bass response from those speakers alone.
Many people prefer to run their 2 ch without a sub (I am not one) - and for them the Totem Wind would provide better bass response than the vast majority of towers out there.
This WON'T happen in our physical universe.
Why do you say this so emphatically?
Or are you upset because he does not talk about the probable need for EQing to deal with room effects?
I can understand skepticism based on a lack of discussion of room acoustics to impacting particularly bass response and the effects of speaker placement on that but that warrants a reply in the original thread of
"I believe you are ignoring the huge impact on bass response of room acoustics and therefore the limited positions in a room without EQing that would provide such soundstage and imaging."
and provide the individual a chance to respond in the original thread to a reasonable response instead of a multi-thread derision campaign.
Just my $0.02 on forum etiquette