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JL Audio Fathom® v2 Subwoofers

The JL Audio Fathom V2 Subwoofers – dramatically improved over the award winning Version 1 models!

Testimonials (on all JL Audio Fathom Subs)

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“Never before had new audio gear reshaped the depth and width of the soundstage, doubled the dynamic range, and increased the transparency, all at the same time… I recommend the JL Audio Fathom f113 Subwoofer for Class A of Stereophile’s “Recommended Components,” and urge you to listen to a pair of them. I’m sure you’ll be convinced, as I was, that the benefits to your system’s soundstaging will be as impressive as they will be in the reproduction of deep bass. My entire system achieved its best performance to date, producing clean, tight, solid bass signals with excellent pitch definition. Great work, JL Audio!”
 – Larry Greenhill, Stereophile
(read the review)

“The JL Audio Fathom f113 Subwoofer is of reference quality and a benchmark by which all other subwoofers can be judged.”
 – Robert Harley, The Absolute Sound (read the reivew)
 

“Through the f112, bass guitars, low winds and brass, low percussion, bass synthesizers, and especially pipe organs had the majestic power and clarity that they do in real life.”
 – The Perfect Vision Editors Choice Award 2007: JL AUDIO Fathom f112 (read the review)

Product of the Year, Home Theatre & Sound

“The Fathom line of subs is a shot across of the bows of competitors that signals the arrival of JL in the world of high-end home audio… The JL Audio Fathom f113 Subwoofer is the single best A/V product I have experienced. The improvement it made to my home-theater system was stunning. I’ve never heard better.”
 – Randall Smith, Home Theatre & Sound (read the review)

Overview

JL Audio Fathom® v2 Subwoofers

The challenges associated with designing high-output compact subwoofer systems can be quite daunting. In most cases, designers sacrifice low-frequency extension or output capability in order to keep the design small.

The Fathom® v2 subwoofers sacrifice nothing, thanks to the dynamic advantages of their proprietary JL Audio woofers. These exceptional drivers allow for a true subwoofer passband and very high output, while keeping distortion well below audible thresholds. To extract full benefit from the excursion envelope of its woofer, each Fathom® v2 employs an exceptionally powerful switching amplifier with a large toroidal transformer and a patented circuit designed to enhance control and fidelity.

A complete set of signal processing features is easily accessible on the front surface of every Fathom. These include a highly flexible low-pass filter, variable phase, switchable polarity, e.l.f. trim and our powerful Digital Automatic Room Optimization (D.A.R.O.) system. A calibrated microphone is included for the D.A.R.O. system. Input connections are made via unbalanced RCA connections or balanced Neutrik® combo XLR/TRS jacks. Also included is an XLR output to connect a second Fathom® as a slave unit.

The compact design and conventional form factor of the Fathoms apply beautifully to most home theater applications, including built-in designs. Front-mounted controls make them a dream to set up and adjust, while JL Audio’s exclusive Digital Automatic Room Optimization circuit makes sure that response is smooth, even in challenging rooms.

Digital Automatic Room Optimization (D.A.R.O.)
JL Audio’s exclusive D.A.R.O. technology uses a powerful on-board DSP to automatically optimize the subwoofer’s in-room frequency response. This leads to a superb listening experience, no matter where the subwoofer is placed.

Simply put, Fathom® v2 is the subwoofer system for those who enjoy demanding program material and won’t settle for compromises.

All models have the following features:

  • Enclosure Type: Sealed
  • Enclosure Finish: Black Gloss
  • Enclosure Construction: MDF
  • Grille finish: Black fabric
  • Power Mode(s) Off, On or Automatic (Signal-Sensing)
  • Light Modes Off, On or Dim
  • Unbalanced Inputs Stereo or Mono (two RCA jacks)
  • Balanced Inputs Stereo or Mono (two female XLR jacks)
  • Speaker/High-Level Inputs N/A
  • Input Grounding Isolated or Grounded
  • Input Modes Master or Slave
  • Level Control Reference (fixed gain) or Variable, from full mute to +15dB over reference gain
  • Filter Mode(s) Low-Pass
  • Filter Slope(s) 12/24 dB/octave
  • Filter Frequency Range 30 Hz – 130 Hz
  • Filter Defeat Function Yes
  • Polarity 0 or 180 degrees
  • Phase Variable, 0 – 280 degrees
  • Extreme Low Frequency (E.L.F.) Trim Variable, -12 dB to +3 dB at 25-28 Hz (depending on model)
  • Line Outputs N/A
  • Output to Slave Balanced (one male XLR jack)
  • Calibration Mode: Digital Automatic Room Optimization (D.A.R.O.), incudes laboratory-grade microphone

JL Audio Fathom V2 Subwoofer Models (f110v2, f112v2, f113v2, f212v2)


Fathom® f110v2: 10-inch (250 mm) Powered Subwoofer with 10-inch Subwoofer Driver, 1100 watts

The Fathom f110v2 is the most compact subwoofer in the Fathom lineup but is fully capable of delivering stellar performance in smaller spaces. The combination of an ultra-long throw W7 10-inch driver and a very powerful switching amplifier give it the kind of output normally associated with far larger subwoofer systems.
Because it is built with the same driver and amplifier technology as our flagship Gotham®, the f110v2 delivers a tremendous level of sound quality. Low distortion, excellent dynamic capabilities and shockingly deep bass extension will allow you to experience all the excitement of the most demanding cinematic material, while also being able to reproduce all the nuance and texture of your most delicate musical material.

  • Frequency Response (Anechoic) 27 – 111 Hz (±1.5dB), -3 dB at 25 Hz / 120 Hz, -10 dB at 19 Hz / 155 Hz
  • Effective Piston Area (Sd) 60 sq in / 0.0387 sq m
  • Effective Displacement 160 cu in / 2.6 L
  • Amplifier Power 1.1 kW RMS short-term
  • Width (W): 12.92 in / 328 mm
  • Height (H) 15.64 in / 397 mm
  • Depth (D) 17.27 in / 439 mm
  • Net Weight 69 lb / 31 kg

Fathom® f112v2: 12-inch (300 mm) Powered Subwoofer with 12-inch Subwoofer Driver, 1800 watts

The Fathom f112v2 is a superb subwoofer solution in medium-sized rooms and is equally at home supporting a music-only system or a home theater system. The combination of an ultra-long throw W7 12-inch driver and a very powerful switching amplifier give it the kind of output normally associated with far larger subwoofer systems.
Because it is built with the same driver and amplifier technology as our flagship Gotham®, the f112v2 delivers a tremendous level of sound quality. Low distortion, excellent dynamic capabilities and shockingly deep bass extension will allow you to experience all the excitement of the most demanding cinematic material, while also being able to reproduce all the nuance and texture of your most delicate musical material.

  • Frequency Response (Anechoic) 21 – 119 Hz (±1.5dB) -3 dB at 19 Hz / 150 Hz -10 dB at 17 Hz / 167 Hz
  • Effective Piston Area (Sd) 84 sq in / 0.0542 sq m
  • Effective Displacement 287 cu in / 4.7 L
  • Amplifier Power 1.8 kW RMS short-term
  • Width (W) 15.0625 in / 384 mm
  • Height (H) 18.5 in in / 470 mm
  • Depth (D) 17.75 in / 451 mm
  • Net Weight 117 lb / 53 kg

Fathom® f113v: 13.5-inch (345 mm) Powered Subwoofer with 13.5-inch Subwoofer Driver, 3000 watts

The Fathom f113v2 is a heavyweight subwoofer capable of filling the most demanding rooms with powerful low-frequency output and reference-class sound quality. The combination of an ultra-long throw W7 13.5-inch driver and a very powerful switching amplifier give it the kind of output normally associated with far larger subwoofer systems.
Because it is built with the same driver and amplifier technology as our flagship Gotham®, the f113v2 delivers a tremendous level of sound quality. Low distortion, excellent dynamic capabilities and shockingly deep bass extension will allow you to experience all the excitement of the most demanding cinematic material, while also being able to reproduce all the nuance and texture of your most delicate musical material.

  • Frequency Response (Anechoic) 20 – 86 Hz (±1.5dB) -3 dB at 18 Hz / 127 Hz -10 dB at 16 Hz / 154 Hz
  • Effective Piston Area (Sd) 107.35 sq in / 0.0693 sq m
  • Effective Displacement 386 cu in / 6.3 L
  • Amplifier Power 3000 W RMS short-term
  • Width (W) 16.50 in / 419 mm
  • Height (H) 19.25 in / 489 mm
  • Depth (D) 19.25 in / 489 mm
  • Net Weight 133 lb / 60 kg

Fathom® f212v2: Powered Subwoofer with Dual 12-inch Subwoofer Drivers, 3600 watts

The f212v2 is the ultimate expression of the Fathom formula. It is ideal for larger spaces thanks to its higher efficiency and higher power output. The combination of dual ultra-long throw W7 12-inch drivers and a very powerful switching amplifier give it jaw-dropping performance capabilities at any listening level.

Because it is built with the same driver and amplifier technology as our flagship Gotham®, the f212v2 delivers a tremendous level of sound quality. Low distortion, excellent dynamic capabilities and shockingly deep bass extension will allow you to experience all the excitement of the most demanding cinematic material, while also being able to reproduce all the nuance and texture of your most delicate musical material.

  • Frequency Response (Anechoic) 20 – 97 Hz (±1.5dB) -3 dB at 19 Hz / 110 Hz -10 dB at 15 Hz / 157 Hz
  • Effective Piston Area (Sd) 168 sq in / 0.1084 sq m
  • Effective Displacement 574 cu in / 9.4 L
  • Amplifier Power 3.6 kW RMS short-term
  • Width (W) 14.92 in / 379 mm
  • Height (H) 31.96 in / 812 mm
  • Depth (D) 20.39 in / 518 mm
  • Net Weight 224 lb / 102 kg