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Created from the same groundbreaking technologies used to develop our free-standing powered subwoofers, the 8-inch Fathom® in-wall and in-ceiling subwoofer systems deliver remarkable bass performance, while remaining largely concealed within most home audio/theater environments. All systems utilize a proprietary, long-excursion, thin-line driver and features a unique port design engineered to enhance efficiency and low-bass output. Each 8-inch Fathom® system is driven by a rack-mountable amplifier with up to 600 watts of clean power, programmed specifically for each system.
"We gave the JL ICS subwoofer system one of the Audiophile Apartment’s Product of the Year awards for 2019. It wins on multiple levels: value, sound quality, and concept. It doesn’t get any better than that." - Tone
The simple exteriors of our in-wall and in-ceiling subwoofer enclosures conceal the intricacies of their design, which require many hours of skilled woodworking to build. Thin, marine grade, birch plywood is the material of choice to maximize internal air space in the tight space available in walls and ceilings. Subwoofer enclosures must be very rigid to achieve great bass performance, not an easy feat when an enclosure is long and thin. We engineer each enclosure to incorporate an intricate web of internal braces, consisting of many CNC-machined parts. These are assembled with extreme attention to detail by a small team of highly skilled craftsmen. Their work is tested at the end of the process by installing a driver, powering the system and testing the enclosure with a stethoscope, ensuring there are no wayward resonances.
A look inside of the IWS/ICS enclosures reveals there is much more than meets the eye on the outside. Each enclosure benefits from architectural features aimed at improving rigidity, while keeping a very low profile and minimal wall thickness to maximize enclosure volume. A unique port design vents through a slot located at the perimeter of the driver mount, enhancing efficiency and low-bass output.