This has already been hammered here, but I would add that I don’t consider a speakers bass extension as an indicator of its value. A large main could have relatively poor bass extension and excellent performance above that point and I would consider it an excellent speaker regardless of price. My own reference speakers, the Gedlee Abbeys don’t have much bass below around 60hz at all and we’re quite expensive. Their performance is nearly unrivaled in terms of the flat controlled directivity. They handle a ton of power (as in a kilowatt),and can play far louder than most speakers (far louder). Who cares about the bass, that’s what subwoofers are for and it’s precisely how Geddes designed them. A main speaker is typically not placed where would be optimal for bass anyway. \n\nEven if your going for a top tier 2-channel system, I would still suggest using a pair of subwoofers placed against the walls either behind or to the side of the mains. It’s a far better location for bass reproduction.