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JL Audio Fathom 113 Subwoofer Print E-mail
Saturday, 01 September 2007
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JL Audio Fathom 113 Subwoofer
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The Downside
I am still working on trying to find a sonic downside for the JL Audio Fathom 113. If I had to nitpick the sub itself, I suppose its weight would be a factor when it comes to moving it and/or placing it on delicate surfaces like tile or wood, as it may damage these if not maneuvered carefully. Also, the JL Audio Fathom 113 is prone to dust and fingerprints, but the finish is robust enough to allow you to clean it using mild cleaners and a soft towel. I will say this much – if the worst knock you can come up with on a product is that it collects dust and is built like a tank, then you can draw your own judgments from there. Musically, this sub rocks my world.

The JL Audio Fathom 113 dollar for dollar is the best subwoofer I have heard on the market. If you are in the market for any of the top-of-the-line audiophile products, you owe it to yourself to go out and take a test drive with the Fathom 113. It has the power to knock your socks off. It has the finesse to make your best speakers sound even better. The subwoofer has the setup tools to get you room tuning that will likely render a properly set up woofer inaudible in your room but man, I promise you, you will feel it.

There is nothing about the JL Audio Fathom 113 that didn’t make my music and movies more enjoyable. To put it conservatively, this is a no-brainer for an Top 100 Award this year. Let the high-end speaker community be warned: I have heard JL’s full-range speaker system that is coming to a high-end salon near you sometime in the future, and it has the potential to be a market-maker just as JL’s subwoofers are doing now in the home theater space.

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