I am planning on getting either the SVS PB13-Ultra or the JL Audio Fathom f113. One option for me is the place the subwoofer where the plant is (see the following two pics). Or I can place the subwoofer where the bookshelf is. My question is, if I choose the place the subwoofer where the plant is, will being very closely surrounded by sofas have any effect on the subwoofer's performance? I read that near field placements are better due to the reduction of room modes at the listening position as the bass pressure wave hits your ears before the room boundaries have had a chance to effect the response. Is this true? What would your recommendation be? Place the subwoofer in place of the bookshelf or should I place it where the plant is?