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JL Audio Subwoofers Factory Photo Tour
by Nyal MellorFebruary 25, 2011
Soundstage Network have published a photographic tour of the JL Audio facilities in Miramar, Florida. JL Audio make nearly all parts of their fabulous home audio subwoofers in house and have fanatical attention to detail, as can be seen from the shots taken in different parts of their factory.
The first shot I've selected shows a JL Audio Gotham cabinet being hand finished. The cabinet is actually constructed from fiberglass rather than MDF and has moulded strengthening ribs.
Soundstage Network article. Once you've finished be sure to leave a comment about your impressions below. I for one was very interested to see the care and obvious engineering that goes into these subwoofers.
Acoustic Frontiers is an authorized JL Audio dealer. Want to find out more about these subwoofers or our subwoofer integration services? Contact Us!About the author: Nyal Mellor is founder of Acoustic Frontiers, a company specializing in the design, build and calibration of high performance home theaters for enthusiasts worldwide.
JL Audio, the manufacturer of the superb Fathom F110, F112, F113, F212 and Gotham subwoofers showed their new E112 subwoofer at CES. I have seen this sub before, at CI Expo, a custom integrator event that was held in Berkeley this year. But this is the first time I had my camera with me to take some photos!
Recently I have become aware of a new class of product: two channel amplifiers WITH bass management AND room correction. Why is this cool? Well until this new class of products came out the only way to do this type of thing was with a home theater receiver or a separate preamplifier such as a DEQX or TacT and a power amplifier. Two channel systems benefit just as much from subwoofers and equalization as home theater systems. Many two channel speakers, even high end ones, cannot reproduce low bass below say 30-40Hz with low distortion. A JL Audio F112 can play down to 19Hz at a -3dB point! Using subwoofers also allows for cunning room mode cancellation and avoidance of speaker boundary interference.