When I get my stereo-only system in the future, I want something that has plenty of low end and doesn't require a subwoofer. I'd also like to avoid a pair of speakers that are wider than the Grand Canyon (sorry SDA folk). Sadly, it seems most companies, are into this whole 6.5" woofer thing. That's just too wimpy. The idea of a passive woofer doesn't sit well with me either. Not that I have any concrete facts or reasoning here, but it just seems inferior.
I've looked around and found some nice speakers with dual 8" woofers. That seems somewhat reasonable, but the frequency response specs on such speakers is usually somewhere in the mid-30Hz. range (though they sound pretty good). That's disappointing. There doesn't seem to be many speakers with 10" woofers (or dual 10") for some reason. That may be the ideal configuration to keep the width down but not sacrifice too much low end extension.
I really don't know where I'm going with this post, so I think I'll end it here. Give me some opinions, feedback, and insight. Simple. right?