I am sorry if my newbie question has triggered a much deeper discussion on bass management
I wanted to know if there was any difference in system performance, especially at lower frequencies, between the tower and bookshelf-based systems. Looks like the answer to this question is, as always, "it depends," since there are so many factors involved. Given that I would be moving to a medium or larger configuration (12 or 20') in my new apartment, my gut feeling says that I might be better served with two towers and a quality $800 sub. I might be wrong, since there are many powerful and dynamic bookshelves in the market, which further complicates my decision, and I feel the more options I have the farther I am moving away from making a final decision
So, I am sticking with the tower-based configuration (unless, of course another interesting option comes along
Looks like the Monitor Audio RX6 has emerged a front runner in this thread for its quality and performance in this price range. Emp tek is definitely a worthy contender given its attractive price point. I am also slightly biased towards the PSBs
just because I have read a bunch of good reviews online. I will also consider the JBLs and the DTs that were mentioned in this thread. Any other towers you think I need to audition before pulling the trigger? Thanks.