First, I like that Lyngdorf hates subwoofers -- those big thumping boxes, with a very limited low-tone range, that make your living room sound like a tricked-out boom-car. Perhaps the oddest thing about subwoofers is that, unlike the careful positioning for all other speakers, it doesn't matter where you place the them. "The reason you can put it anywhere is because it is not correlated to the music at all," said Lyngdorf. Regular subs produce low rumbling noise that literally shakes the room and muddies up the rest of the music. "It is like you have a drum, and you are trying to play the music through a drum," he says.