Just was wondering: I have an upper-mid-fi system that is capable of reproducing the full range of music on a CD, DVD, DVD-A or SACD. I listen to a lot of rock, especially classic rock, grunge rock of the early 90s and some current rock. I've also attended a lot of concerts featuring these artists/bands. At concerts, the bass (and drums) are very prominent. In addition, I'm a musician and have played in a band setting, where I really need (and want) to hear the bass and drums. The very few times I've played live, the bass is well represented. But on CDs, most bass is relegated to an afterthought. It's not my equipment: well recorded CDs with ample bass come through loud and clear. But I'd say on 90%+ of rock CDs I own that should have good, clear, present bass, it is almost always lacking. I know that singers have LSD (Lead Singer Disease) and guitarists are always trying to take over Eddie Van Halen's mantle, but damn, most rock needs the bass guitar as a foundation (and as I said, they do in their concert gigs) but that sound seems to rarely make it over to their official recordings... What's up with that? Any thought from industry folk? Thanks!