I know. I harp on this a lot. Yet, the puzzle never ceases to amaze me.
Why do most loudspeakers have wimpy low bass? Wouldn't you think a speaker that costs $80,000 would have it all? Or even a speaker costing much less? Or much more?
Maybe it's just me and my expectations. I walk into a dealer's showroom with the best speakers they carry on display—some extremely expensive. I crank up a few of my favorite pieces and right where the low note is supposed to be, there's little but a faint reminder of what's recorded. And the rare times I do hear it the note comes from a subwoofer.
Perhaps fewer and fewer people are interested in music's full range. Yes, perhaps that's it.
Otherwise, the whole affair is just confusing to me.
Reviewers that shall go unnamed wax and enthuse about expensive speakers without once mentioning the missing low frequencies.
A true puzzle.