JL Audio Debuts Its New Fathom IWS-SYS-108 In-Wall Subwoofer
(November 15, 2017) Everyone enjoys the power of great bass, but not everyone desires to have a large subwoofer sitting in the corner of their media room. That’s where in-wall subwoofer solutions enter the picture, delivering concealable designs that produce capable bass without the presence of a large space-eating cabinet.
JL Audio recently announced a new addition to its Fathom line of in-wall subwoofers. The new Fathom IWS-SYS-108 is an 8-inch driver version of the company’s 13.5-inch driver IWS model, offering nearly limitless installation flexibility in standard 16-inch on center stud openings. It also carries a very small grill opening, making it the perfect solution for audio fans seeking to minimize their equipment’s visual impact.
"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. 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," added Manville Smith, VP of Marketing.
The IWS-SYS-108 taps the power of a proprietary port system that vents through a slot located on the perimeter of the woofer, allowing the in-wall sub to deliver impressive low-end output extending below 25 Hz. The speaker’s 8-inch long excursion driver is fueled by an external rack-mountable amplifier that’s rated to output 600 Watts of power. The amp is capable of driving up to two IWS-SYS-108 subs and also carries an onboard 18-band Digital Automatic Room Optimization system that’s controlled via its LCD menu interface.
Owners can feed the sub using unbalance stereo or mono RCA jacks, in addition to a High-Level stereo or mono connections. Operationally speaking, it features standard on/off functionality along with an automatic signal-sensing power mode.
The IWS-SYS-108 is priced at $2,1000 and can be purchased as a dual system for $3,200. Visit JL Audio for more information.
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