Originally Posted by bigbadbob2k2
Okay, new question and hopefully a lot less of a fire starter. If I placed a 4000ULF-ST behind the sofa on the left side of the room (second photo), the subs would be about 8 inches or less from the rear of the sofa. Would this impede the sound in any way? Would I feel like the bass was localized since it is on one side of my room? Considering the 4000ULF-ST since it's much cheaper than two subs and for its output.
Originally Posted by Hopinater
Like Dave Ol, I've owned both. I had dual JTR2400ULF's and now have dual PSA TV36 iPals. I think Dave did a nice job of summing up the differences between the two so I'll just reiterate the fact that there truly are differences between their sound signatures. Some might prefer the sound of the JTR better and others might prefer the sound of the PSA better... that will come down to personal preferences. Both are subs that have tons of power and can put a smile on your face. Personally I prefer the TV36 for the same reasons Dave described. But either way, make no doubt about it, these are both heavy hitting serious subs.
Since Dave and Hop are the only ones that have heard both, I would definitely consider their opinions. I own 2x2400ulf, the "little" brother to the 4000ulf and to be fair, I have not heard the new PSA's. I would tend to agree with them in the fact that they will have different sound signatures. Dave already gave you a good description on this thoughts of the 3612. I'd like to offer mine on the JTR, it will have a heavier, robust and dare I say some violence to it compared to the subs I have heard so far. For me, that heavy signature appeals to me very much. For movies, it's the bomb! Pun intended.
As most have said though, it's difficult for us to know what YOU would like. We can only share our thoughts and experiences. Your best bet, other than pulling an Imureh and order one of everything, is to find owners close to you and listen for yourself.
Other than that, I would spend a lot of time on each brand thread and ask a lot of questions and read lots of reviews and PM some owners. You can get a pretty good idea of which way you might lean.
If I remember correct, you have a pretty big room and the 4000ulf has a ton of fire power so it shouldn't have any problem filling your space. Localization likely won't be an issue unless your room doesn't play nice with the sub placement.