Incorrect on both accounts. Due to the nature or 44.1/16 PCM bass under 40hz is compromised by lack of bandwidth. As amplitude*frequency=power deep bass requires greater amplitude (in this case word length) than the rest of the spectrum, which isn't available in 16bit when making sensible use of the resolution available. This isn't simply the folly of engineers. But vinyl has it's own limitations, and I'm sure you will find some cds sound better than their vinyl counterparts.
Following that line of logic, you'd have to admit that vinyl is also bandwidth challenged and needs the crutch of RIAA eq to make up for its limitations, wouldn't you?
What I find odd about your claim is that the mid-'80's to early-'90's Telarc classical CD's were all made using very flat omni mics, uncompressed and un-EQ'ed, and they sound pretty good to me.....more believable/solid bass than I ever heard on vinyl (and I had a top notch TT, Fidelity Research arm, Denon MC cartridges back in the day.....)
I take it that your contention is that the average level of a classical recording must be dropped to a point so the low end will "fit" the Redbook limitations, and that the resolution in the higher frequency ranges suffers.....but likewise, vinyl has a noise floor, and classical LP's were often compressed to bring the lower level passages up so the noise wouldn't be such an issue.