JL AUDIO Releases Fathom In-wall Subwoofer System
JL Audio has launched a new 8-inch version of their Fathom IWS in-wall subwoofer systems that join the previous 13.5-inch driver models in the Fathom IWS lineup.
“We are excited about the potential of the 8-inch in-wall subwoofer solution in our growing line of architectural audio solutions," Andy Oxenhorn, President of JL Audio said. "This model has a very small grille opening that will please customers looking for a visually unobtrusive solution, while still capable of delivering true JL Audio sub-bass performance.”
The 8-inch Fathom IWS systems feature a compact enclosure that utilizes extensive architectural techniques to improve rigidity while maintaining a minimal footprint. Manufacturered in JL Audio’s Miramar, FL factory, the system uses proprietary port design vents through a slot located at the perimeter of the driver mount, to enhance efficiency and low-bass output.
Inside the enclosure is an all-new, long-excursion, 8-inch thin-line woofer, designed and built specifically by JL Audio for these products. The system is driven by a rack-mountable DSP/amplifier with up to 600 watts of clean power, and programmed specifically for each system. A complete set of Fathom signal processing features are in the amplifier, including a powerful, 18-band Digital Automatic Room Optimization (D.A.R.O.) system, and a true 2-way crossover with high-pass outputs, all accessible via an easy-to-use, menu-driven interface and LCD display.
“Fathom IWS systems start with a premise that our customers should not need to lower their expectations for sound quality when selecting an in-wall subwoofer solution," added Manville Smith, VP of Marketing. The IWS-108 and 208 systems combine our expertise in driver, enclosure, and amplifier design to deliver on this core principle, in a compact package that is easy to integrate into any room.”