So many factors here, such as the room, how hard you push your listening levels, the type of music that you enjoy and which speakers/processor/amps/sources you match them with. Chasing the “best” can be a never-ending and expensive endeavor. It’s a fun hobby and remember to enjoy it.
I’ve owned three of the 2400s (one was @Dave Ol
’s). They sound great for music. I listen to 70/30 music over HT. They do both well. I recently replaced three 2400s with two JTR 4000s. I didn’t find the benefit that I was hoping for in going from two to three, so opted for two (only) of the biggest subs that I could manage. They sound outstanding for music and I cannot hear any distortion (boomy or muddy) at all. I listen to them about twelve hours each day that I am home (often). Even right now as I write this.
makes some great points here. Most music doesn’t even extend down to the lower frequencies where distortion exist. Movies don’t that much either, unless you BEQ (I personally don’t, yet). Hopefully PSA will send their subs to Data-Bass for some independent and objective testing to see some apples to apples comparisons. BTW, I believe PSA may have a real winner with the TV42 ipal. Also I don’t typically listen to my music at 120db, but I could if I wanted my ears to bleed and house to break (not kidding). No thanks.
also makes stellar points. Dave previously pointed the same out when he and I compared his 2400 and TV36. It would be completely unfair (Dave never represented any unfairness) to compare a single driver (2400) to a dual driver (TV36) subs. Also, those two subs are designed for different objectives. In the unscientific comparison that we did that day, the subs were located in separate locations and his processor was calibrated (I believe, didn’t ask) for the TV36. In his arrangement (and regardless), the single TV36 outperformed the single 2400 as one would expect. The truest of comparisons would be equal db leveling without room correction at the identical location with the same selection of several different types of music and movies.
I am not saying that the PSA subs are inferior, they are awesome too! I really liked Dave’s TV36 ipal. It has great sonics. With his situation, it was the best choice for what he was looking to accomplish. Every room have limitations. I also have noticed significant improved sonic improvements going from 2400s (single drivers) to 4000s (dual drivers). I cannot really explain why, other than I really like the improved sonics.I am also a student in this hobby and always am willing to learn and improve. I’ll give an open invitation to anyone in N Cal to stop by and bring their subs so that we can compare them. Although I have JTR speakers and subs, I am objective and not attempting any purchase justification.
I would suggest making the best decision for your situation. Only you can properly determine this. Try to demo/listen to both subs if you can. I personally think that you will be very happy with either.