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


IWS 8-inch PR MI
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.





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


  • 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 - JLINKTM (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: $2,300.00-$3,500.00 (USD)
Availability: Now Shipping

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