Excerpt: Unless you live in South Florida or are heavily into car audio, there’s a good chance you don’t recognize the name JL Audio. That’s because while these guys make dozens of products for automobiles and boats, they only make a few for home theaters. And the cheapest ones—the just announced 10-inch E110 and 12-inch E112, cost $1,300 and $1,600, respectively.
Conclusion: Two Fathom f212 subwoofers improved the bass response of my Quad ESL-989s as no other pair of subwoofers has done before. Not only was their bass the strongest and best defined, but the f212's controls allowed me to attain the flattest frequency response between 15 and 200Hz that I've achieved in my listening room. Pipe-organ music was excellent in its power and impact, shaking the room and producing ample room lock.