Probably. Some rooms would just need a little EQ, but some rooms may need a lot more help.\n\nBut I could easily use DEQ on the SX-T2 or SX-8300 (via active bi-amp). However, I cannot even use DEQ on the Salon2. And that right there is enough reason for me to favor the RBH over all other traditional towers.\n\nI hear you, and understand. I also can't recommend strongly enough getting an OmniMic or equivalent system and measuring in-room response. I was always unhappy with the lower-midbass and bass response in my room, regardless of the speaker, but I never quite understood the remedy until I measured. You're a scientist by training, so it is a bit of mystery to me why you've avoided a measurement system.