I’ve been trying to learn more about subwoofers, but a lot of subwoofer threads unfortunately get bogged down in what specific sub is the best. Subs seem to be one of the more misunderstood pieces of home theater gear. I want to understand how they work and how they integrate with the rest of my home theater before I think about which one is best for me. Here are the questions I've come up with: How does a subwoofer integrate with the rest of my system? How does it integrate with the other speakers? How does it interact with the room? What are the important specifications I should think about with a sub? And how can a room alter these measurements? What else have I missed? Now for the hard part: Please refrain from making any company specific recommendations. I respectfully ask the sub manufacturers to please not join in the discussion as an added precaution against the "commercialization" of my thread. Thanks!