these are the questions that plague me concerning the current 'state of the subwoofer art'. what do you think? 1.) why is it that all active subs have the parameter adjustments in the REAR of the sub? (can you hand me that flashlight?) 2.) why do all subs come in a 'cube or tube' design that pays no attention to how it looks sitting in your room? 3.) why is it left to the consumer to painstakingly integrate a sub into their systems with add-on outboard equipment? ( and, if you don't, most of the cost of purchase is wasted) 4.) since everyone who really cares knows that you need: parametric eq, low freq. high pass filter, 4th order crossover, phase control, proper test disc and metering, gain control, unbalanced/balanced i/o option, bass management instruction/options, acoustic room treatment, delay option and placement instruction...why is it that the manufacturers DON'T seem to know, or choose profit over education/options? 5.) how much money does thx make every year for telling people to buy small speakers, high pass them @ 80hz and dump the remaining LF into your LFE channel? 6.) am i insane to think that true bass management requires 1 sub for LFE channel and another sub for redirected bass from other channels? 7.) why do people continually ask: 'what is the BEST sub for under $300?'....and get multiple answers, when the only answer is...there is no such thing? i've published my musings here, as i consider many of the htf members to be expert in this arena.