Originally Posted by cagerone
Guys I really would love everyone's opinion. I'm a long time lurker and have learned a lot from you guys. But I have a dilemma. I currently own 2 pb2000's and I'm unimpressed with them. I need I crave a lot more bass. Chess thumping bass. I have been researching these subs and really can't make a decision which one I should buy. I only have enough for 1 for now.
Of these what is the recommended sub? My room is a dedicated room enclosed. Size of room is 12×22 8ft ceilings. Also I'm a car audio guy and enjoy that style of bass. I assume its mid bass I'm looking for? It would be for 90% movies.
Thanks in advance guys.
If you are looking mainly for mid-bass, then it wouldn't be a close call. The V3611 is much more of a mid-bass specialist than either of the other two subwoofers you listed. Both of the Cap 2400's were specifically designed to be low-bass specialists. In the past, PSA specialized much more in mid-bass SPL, with more roll-off below about 25Hz, and JTR specialized with those two subs in low-bass, with a 10Hz port tune and a lot of <25Hz SPL.
Fast-forwarding to today, PSA is in the process of introducing some new subwoofers, the TV36, which offer comparable mid-bass to the V3611 with a 13.5Hz port tune and a lot more <25Hz SPL than the V3611 has. Knowing that you especially want more mid-bass, you could just go with the current V3611, and there will be some coming up in the PSA outlet in a couple of weeks or so at reduced prices. That's when the first new subwoofers will be arriving to the people who are pre-ordering the new subs, and trading-in their old ones. PSA will refurbish anything necessary and sell the trade-ins at reduced prices with the same warranty.
But, if I were you, I would spend a little more and get either the new TV36 with the Neo driver, or best case, the TV36 with the iPal driver. I think they would give you exactly what you are looking for with respect to the chest pounding mid-bass, but they would also give you much
more low-frequency performance than the V3611. Win-win!
The two different versions of the TV36 I mentioned have higher quality drivers in them, with the iPal being the best. They are larger, more powerful, and more expensive subwoofers than the current V3611, but if I were you, that is what I would buy.
I should have added that I believe you still have time to get in on the pre-order pricing on the new TV36 subs.