Many visitors to Music Room Two comment more on hearing, for the first time, what was formerly hidden from them in the music they are familiar with, from subsonics to room cues, harmonics, finger plucks, and lingering decays.
Though it might be counterintuitive, much of what’s missing is often found in the lowest frequencies the system produces—frequencies brought out by a proper subwoofer that determine a system’s believability.
And still, the vast majority of HiFi systems haven’t any means of reproducing those missing bits of information in each recording.
For my tastes, I want to make sure I do everything in the electronic chain, as well as the speakers, to ensure a full frequency response.
Knowingly playing a system that leaves out information grates on me.
I want it all!