Originally Posted by mir3acles
Would that hurt the subwoofer in terms of quality and output of sound compared to the older version? Would you prefer the older version then?
I would think of new 2400 as the "next" model, or the improved version, so IMHO the new model is definitely the one to get. I suspect it's a result of Jeff having more time to experiment with the design and to refine it. First version is world class as is, and newer version improves upon it - that's the fate for all of our toys anyway :-).
Of note, I'm not sure but AFAIK
because net volume matters (net volume = volume of subwoofer - volume of the port itself), ie internal port tube takes up volume and "detracts" from performance, the newer 1 port 2400 might have gained in performance on that issue alone vs the 2 port 2400. The newer 2400 has more internal volume, and volume is king.
I think chucky7 has mentioned a similar concept, that you could always "down tune" a subwoofer to taste, but you could never up tune it, to gain that 10 Hz output which in the new 2400 is among THE most powerful in all commercial offerings (all this for only $2500!
). At any rate, I'd trust Jeff's ears and skills, that subjectively and objectively it's an improvement, as he has much riding on any of his product, especially the star attraction that is the 2400.