Despite being a basshead, I don't like subwoofers. Actually that's one of the big things that attracted me to the LS50s, that the drivers were concentric—because for some reason (perhaps psychological, or because I sit very close to the speakers) I hear sound coming from each driver separately instead of a cohesive whole. I don't think I will ever purchase another set of speakers where the tweeter is physically on top of the woofer. I considered the ClairAudient One for this reason:
I realize you're not supposed to be able to localize sounds in the bass region, but systems with subwoofers just don't sound cohesive to me.
I wholeheartedly agree with your attitude toward speakers (well, I'm not a basshead, and I'm still nervous about the two-way system of the LS50), so I'm curious... you chose LS50s over the Audience 'The One' speakers - had you heard the Audience speakers, or was the choice largely because the LS50s are easier to get? The LS50s intrigue me, though I've never been convinced of >1-way speakers... but the concentric design may well calm some of those concerns... I absolutely love my Audience speakers, it's bananas to me the sound that comes out of them... But I'd enjoy hearing from someone who shares my speaker philosophy and has experienced them both.