The PSA is the third generation of the XS30 sub (which I own). Both the XS30se (second generation) and their latest generation, the S3000i, are both better for music than my XS30. I’m pretty sure both the XS30se and S3000i would also be slightly better for movies than my XS30 (but XS30 is no slouch and is very impressive with movies).
The JL Audio E112 would be in the same league with the SVS SB13-Ultra (which I also own … for music only). I’m not sure how the S3000i would compare to the Ultra, since it’s a difficult sub to beat for music, but it did pass a critical test I asked two members to perform. The main test was on a Mike Oldfield track called “Shabda” on his “Music of the Spheres” CD. I suggest that you download that track and test it with your E112. At around the 2:15 mark, the synthesized tympani drum should slam your walls very hard. And I mean to the point you can hear the studs in your walls creak. The Ultra is able to accomplish this, while my XS30 could not (it reproduced only the tympani and not the synthesizer). I also tested another highly rated sealed sub from another company, and it couldn’t reproduce this either. Both the XS30se and the S3000i did indeed reproduce those notes, and from what I was told, did so with authority. Another test would be on Boz Scaggs “Thanks to You” on his “Dig” CD. It contains about 15, 4-second passages of 20 Hz notes. One should be able to clearly hear the cycle separation. A less capable driver will smear these passages. I'm not sure how the XS30se or the S3000i performed.
Music area: Magnepan 3.6, McIntosh MC2205 amp & C48 preamp, SVS SB13-Ultra, Oppo BDP 95, dbx 3BX, and assorted equipment.
Movie area: EMP Tek E5Bi (were rebadged to R5Bi), RBH/EMP Tek R55Ti, PSA S3000i, Denon X2000, Oppo BDP 83.
Last edited by dsrussell; 06-23-2015 at 01:09 AM.