Originally Posted by Estacy
if you want a system that gives you erections with house music, a subwoofer is a must though. It adds so much 'umph' to the sound its amazing! Otherwise you're going to need really big speakers, might as well get a subwoofer.
I have bad experiences with small, cheap-ish subwoofers. I haven't heard one I liked yet, I much prefer the sound of just stereo speakers, music sounds somehow more coherent with them. Note: I'm not looking for huge wall of bass that rattles windows and walls, just something that fills a standard-sized living room nicely.
It's different with club sound systems of course, but I'm not building one of those.