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JL Audio Fathom F113

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JL Audio Fathom f113 Subwoofer

Sound & Vision Magazine
3 November 2013
  • Excerpt: "Eventually," one of my musical idols once told me in an interview, "everything you said you'd never do, you do. If you're lucky, you get to shake hands with Arnold Schwarzenegger." Those words of Robyn Hitchcock came back to me as I wrestled the JL Audio Fathom f113 subwoofer out of its carton. (The Governator himself couldn't weigh much more.) I've told other manufacturers that I just couldn't see myself working up a thousand-plus-word lather about a sub.
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JL Audio Fathom f113 Subwoofer - In The Welterweight Class!

Audio Ideas Guide
13 November 2009
  • Excerpt: “If you want a compact subwoofer, the Fathom f113 looks like a fine choice, if you’ve got a weightlifter friend: it weighs in at 115 pounds. If not self carrying (my limit is my Yamaha 9.9 outboard motor at 85 pounds), it is self calibrating, and comes with a microphone that you put at the listening position. We’ll show before and after measurements for our room below. This process is called Automatic Room Optimization, or A.R.O. More on all this later.
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JL Audio Fathom f112 and f113 Powered Subwoofers

AVguide
21 August 2008
  • Excerpt: Until recently, JL Audio was known primarily as a builder of ultra-robust, high-end car-fi components and for this reason I was at first skeptical when I learned the firm planned to enter the home audio marketplace with a series of high-performance subwoofers. My thought: Did I really want my listening room to sound like a tricked out Honda Civic Si “boom-booming” its way down Main Street with neon running lights aglow? No, thanks. But man was I wrong.
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Expert Review

Stereophile
22 September 2007
  • Conclusion: Analog Sources: Linn Sondek LP12 turntable with Lingo power supply, Linn Ittok tonearm, Spectral moving-coil cartridge; Day-Sequerra Classic FM tuner. Digital Sources: Krell KRC-28 CD player, Sony SCD-C555ES SACD/CD player, Slim Devices SqueezeBox network music player, Bryston B-100DA D/A converter. Preamplification: VTL TL-6.5 , Krell KCT preamplifiers; Bryston 10B-SUB electronic crossover.
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JL Audio Fathom f113 Subwoofer

Sound & Vision Magazine
12 August 2007
  • Excerpt: The JL f113 is the middleman in the company's three-model range of home subwoofers. The flagship Gotham g213 sports two 13.5" drivers and 3800-Watts of short-term amplification. The fact that it sits nearly 3 feet high and weighs 320 lbs. probably explains why it hasn't appeared in many in-home product reviews!
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JL Audio Fathom f113 Subwoofer

SoundStage!
19 December 2006
  • Summary: Good things come to those who wait. JL Audio may have jumped the gun a bit by issuing a press release that promised a groundbreaking line of home subwoofers almost two years before they actually shipped one, but now all is forgiven. Their level of achievement in this first venture into home audio is truly impressive. 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.
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JL Audio Fathom F113

Bild och Ljud
16 September 2008
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Grand Slam

Lyd & Bilde
5 January 2008