JL AUDIO Expands Line of Architectural Audio Solutions with NEW Fathom 8-Inch In-wall and In-ceiling Subwoofer Systems

JL AUDIO Expands Line of Architectural Audio Solutions with NEW Fathom 8-Inch  In-wall and In-ceiling Subwoofer Systems

Miramar, FL—December 11, 2018—JL Audio, an innovator in high-end audio solutions, now shipping an 8-inch version of their Fathom® IWS in-wall subwoofer systems with additional enclosure option for in-ceiling applications. The new 8-inch Fathom® IWS and ICS systems join a previous model, with a 13.5-inch driver, in the Fathom® IWS lineup.

“We are excited about the potential of the 8-inch in-wall and in-ceiling subwoofer solutions in our growing line of architectural audio solutions,” said Andy Oxenhorn, President of JL Audio. “These models have a very small, low-profile grille that will please customers looking for a visually unobtrusive solution that delivers true JL Audio sub-bass performance.”

The 8-inch Fathom® IWS and ICS systems are packaged in compact enclosures that utilize extensive architectural features aimed at improving rigidity. A unique port design vents through a slot located at the perimeter of the driver mount, to enhance efficiency and low-bass output. Inside the enclosure is an all-new, long-excursion, 8-inch thin-line woofer, built specifically by JL Audio for these products. Each 8-inch Fathom® IWS and ICS system is driven by a rack-mountable amplifier with up to 600 watts of clean power, programmed specifically for each system. A complete set of Fathom® signal processing features is also onboard, including a powerful, 18-band Digital Automatic Room Optimization (D.A.R.O.) system, and high-pass crossover outputs, all accessible via an easy-to-use, menu-driven interface and LCD display.

“The rise in popularity of architectural speakers has integrators looking for solutions that perform like traditional products. The IWS and ICS-108 and 208 prove that you don’t need to lower your expectations when selecting an in-wall or in-ceiling subwoofer solution.” added Manville Smith, VP of Marketing.

Specifications

Fathom® ICS-SYS-108 / ICS-SYS-208 and IWS-SYS-108 / IWS-SYS-208

Enclosure Type: Ported Enclosure

Driver(s): 8-inch (nominal diameter)

Effective Piston Area: 31.62 sq. in. (0.0204 sq. m.) for each woofer

Effective Displacement: 47.5 cu. in. (0.78 liters) for each woofer

Amplifier Power: 300W RMS short-term (IWS-SYS-108 and ICS-SYS-108), 600W RMS short-term (IWS-SYS-208 and ICS-SYS-208)

Amplifier Dimensions: 1.718 in. x 16.80 in. x 13.19 in.
(44 mm x 427 mm x 335 mm)

Amplifier Net Weight: 13.5 lbs. (6.12 kg)

Enclosure Dimensions (IWS-SYS-108 and IWS-SYS-208):
61.626 in. x 14 in. x 3.25 in. (1,565 mm x 355 mm x 83 mm)
Wall Width Fitment: 16 inches on center

Enclosure Dimensions (ICS-SYS-108 and ICS-SYS-208):
40.71 in. x 14 in. x 5.13 in. (1,034 mm x 355 mm x 130 mm)
Ceiling Joist Width Fitment: 16 inches to 25.50 inches on center

Cabinet Finish: Black Texture-Coated
Grille Opening Dimensions: 9.75 inches x 9.75 inches (248 mm x 248 mm)

Grille Dimensions: 10.50 inches x 10.50 inches (267 mm x 267 mm)

Grille Finish: White, Paintable

Features:

• Proprietary, purpose built, ported enclosure

• Single amplifier system solution – 300W single driver system or 600W dual driver system

• Off, On, Automatic Signal-Sensing or 12V (trigger) Power Modes

• D-Pad navigation buttons with LCD display

• Inputs – JLINK™ (RJ45 jack), Unbalanced Stereo or Mono (two RCA jacks), High-Level Stereo or Mono (removable plug)

• Outputs – Unbalanced (two RCA jacks): High-Pass (adjustable via on-board controls)

• 18-Band Digital Automatic Room Optimization (D.A.R.O.)

 

MSRP USD: $2,300.00—$3,500.00

Availability: Now Shipping