"I believe the foundation of music is bass. Without bass, we don't have music."--Richard Vandersteen
It is sometimes assumed that Vandersteen's top speakers are fully active, when in fact they feature a thoughtful and sophisticated implementation of powered subwoofer technology. In this video, Richard Vandersteen sits down with Brad O'Toole to discuss a few of the fascinating topics that were raised during the 2018 Munich High End Show, including the challenges of seamlessly blending a subwoofer into a high-performance speaker system and the significant advantages of employing Vandersteen's passive first-order high-pass filter. As you'll see, every successful speaker design involves a number of carefully considered compromises and expertly executed visions. The proof, as always, is in the listening!