It seems to me, speaker companies are just cutting out subs all together or making them smaller because of the use of subwoofers now. I don't like the idea. I have full 15" woofers in my front speakers. They add to the total sound for me. I think they are just trying to cut corners for total cost. Whats your opinion?
I think they are catering to a changing market. It is that market that keeps them in business after all. A lot of folks want smaller speakers that are non-obtrusive and not a focal point in their homes. I'm "old school" myself, but I think the changes are positive.
I agree. If you have a sub there is no need for a big, boomy, slow woofer in your mains. Proper bass in a woofer or sub should be quick and accurate and not muddy and boomy like most American speakers have historically been. IMO this is a great development.
I agree with with elite on this one...By taking the sub out of the mains it allows better positioningg and focuses the mains on the mid/high range more so than before. I think this is a considerable improvement