Originally Posted by Youg
After checking Funk prices i think i'll have to consider something else if i want to deal with the size of my room and my wallet.
Is there a big difference between a v3611 and a JTR 1400? (because of the small price difference i could also aim at the jtr 2400)
I'm taking the advice of putting the first sub behind the coud, either a v3611 or i'm also considering a JTR 1400/2400. (need to check what kind of delay it can takes, if i remember i saw some posts about JTR being very busy with actual orders)
Next year i would go with 2 x v1811 for chest slam under the screen.
I have several thoughts on this. First, I agree with others who have posted, that the 2000^3 space to the side will be a factor. But, FWIW, I think that the partially enclosed space will give you a little more room gain than you would be getting if the space were completely open. Since this appears to be a downstairs space, I assume that you are on concrete. Is that correct? If it is correct, then that will attenuate the low-frequency tactile sensations that you can feel.
In your last post, you had narrowed your choices to large ported subs, and I think that's a good idea. That is a pretty big space, and the ported subs will have much more low-bass SPL than sealed subs will. Ported subs will also produce stronger low-bass tactile sensations (due to the ports moving air and producing particle velocity), and you will like that if you are on a concrete slab. As for which subwoofer to get, that's a little tougher call.
You mentioned wanting to add dual V1811's next year for increased chest punch. If that is your long-term plan, then I would recommend buying a V3611. I wouldn't mix subwoofer brands, with different tuning points and slopes, if I were you. You can certainly do it, but it will be much easier to integrate identical or at least similar subwoofers. For instance, I believe that the V3611 and the V1811 do share about the same port tune.
The port tunes on the JTR subwoofers are deliberately lower than those of the PSA subs. While the PSA subs are mid-bass monsters with good low-frequency extension, the JTR subs are low-bass monsters with good mid-bass SPL. Which of those somewhat different options you prefer depends a lot on you. This is just my personal opinion, but I think that it is much easier for most people to obtain sufficient mid-bass SPL, with corresponding chest punch, than it is to obtain sufficient low-bass SPL, with corresponding low-frequency tactile sensations.
It's not particularly difficult to obtain the low-bass sounds and sensations in a very small room, due to the room gain that occurs in smaller spaces. If you were in an enclosed 1650^3 space, sealed subs might even be a better choice for the space. But with over 3500^3 on concrete, I would be inclined to go with subwoofers which produce as much low-bass SPL and TR as I might need or want.
In this case, that would be the Cap 2400. And, I would definitely have a long-term plan to add a second one. I think that for the difference in price, you are wise to skip over the Cap 1400, and go for the lower port tune and stronger low-bass SPL of the Cap 2400. JTR subwoofers produce a great deal of TR, and I would be very surprised if you found that you weren't getting enough chest punch with a Cap 2400, much less with a pair, when you add a second one. But, they will produce much more low-bass SPL and TR than a pair of V3611's. There are different design philosophies involved, and the resulting performance differences reflect the different philosophies.
If you do want to buy JTR subs you will need to be patient, though. Jeff stays very busy with orders, and people sometimes have to wait a few weeks to get what they want. Tom, on the other hand is very quick to respond, and the waiting time will be much shorter. PSA customer service, in general, is exceptional. We all make choices in situations like this and I think you have some fairly clear choices in this case.