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.
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.
Finish: Gloss Black
Grille finish: Black fabric
Enclosure Construction: MDF
|Enclosure Finish||Black Gloss|
|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|
|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)|
|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 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 Hz|
|Output to Slave||Balanced (one male XLR jack)|
|Calibration Mode||Digital Automatic Room Optimization (D.A.R.O.), incudes laboratory-grade microphone|
|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|
|Note: Height dimensions include feet.|
"The verdict is easy. JL Audio's Fathom f113v2 is everything good from the Fathom f113 and more. DARO is a huge and needed improvement, and the backward compatibility with the v1 is appreciated. In 2006, I hadn't thought I needed a subwoofer–and certainly not two. Now, it's hard to imagine listening without at least on Fathom f113v2."
Read the full review here on Stereophile.
"Two JL Audio Fathom f113 subwoofers produced dramatic changes in my audio system. 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 felt a renewed appreciation for artists and engineers because I could hear more of what they'd intended me to hear. Over time, my expectations changed. I now have a broader frame of reference for what a sub can accomplish."
''The JL Audio guys are serious audiophiles who have both the technical know-how and manufacturing wherewithal to build world-class subwoofers.''
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