I had just purchased a Marantz HT pre that has Audyssey MultEQXT and I wanted to see if I could duplicate Mr. Mehlau's success with it. Note that he has the upgraded '32' version of Audyssey.
Okay, enough talk.
The time domain would slightly favor the nearfield subs in general:
Inevitably I'm going to be asked which "sounds better"? Well, I hate to disappoint, but the frequency graph says it all. I don't hear any difference in the bass 'speed'. All I hear is less deep bass. That said, if I could have it all (deep, flat, and dry bass) I would just to make sure I have the best possible. I think this also shows a good argument for the '32' version of Audyssey. Maybe I'm wrong however, but all of Mr. Mehlau's responses look better than mine.