Originally Posted by BB1111
But if we are watching an action movie shouldn't the gunshots "punch" you in the chest from their mid-bass like I think they do in real life? Is that something that shouldn't happen with a flat FR or is a hump like that something which reflects more accurately to what we would should "feel" from our HT?
I've been considering an MBM-12 myself to fill in that "midbass punch"
Firearms discharge in real life is a high frequency burst, there is not much bass there. In movies and games, they are just mixed to sound like they have bass. By the way, you would not want to have your home theater playback firearms discharge at realistic levels in realistic frequencies, that would damage your hearing.
Having a system with a perfectly flat frequency response is still not going to sound 'real', you have to have the dynamic response and low-distortion output capability to back it up, and you also have to have recordings that are mixed and mastered realistically. I would go after what sounds 'good', and that isn't necessarily is going to be what is accurate.