It doesn't take a particularly high-end turntable to get solid bass extension. It's also not hard to screw something up in the chain to where you lose out on said bass extension. A mismatch between cartridge and tonearm, the wrong mat for your table, poor isolation, or a slight misalignment here or there could all potentially reduce bass extension. However, if you get everything set up properly on a TT that can track properly, you can always try out the Telarc recording of 1812 overture. The 5Hz cannon blasts are definitely there (they'll also potentially blow out the drivers on your speakers/headphones if you're not extremely careful).
I have that one in the archives! Awesome LP.