“If you want uncompromised bass performance in a room that won’t easily accommodate freestanding subwoofers, there’s only one game in town.”
– Robert Harley - The Absolute Sound
The same minds that engineered JL Audio’s reference-grade Fathom® and Gotham® powered subwoofers have created an amazing, high power in-wall subwoofer solution, centered on a groundbreaking, 13.5-inch, thin-line subwoofer driver. There is no need to lower your expectations when selecting this remarkable in-wall solution... it’s a real Fathom®, at home in the most demanding home theater or music system applications.
"It's a sub that makes no acoustic compromises, nor does it force you to make the lifestyle compromises that a typical in-room sub would. in some ways, it's a shame that all the cool technology here is hidden from view-but, when you think about it,notseeing anything of this system is the coolest part of all. If you've got the money, and you've got a wall, this sub's for you." - Darryl Wilkinson, Sound&Vision
The simple exteriors of our in-wall 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 between wall studs. 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 IWS 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.
Housing this exotic driver, is a critically engineered enclosure with a patented, floating mount design to minimize wall excitation (a pretty major concern, considering the output of this system). The enclosure utilizes extensive architectural features aimed at improving rigidity while keeping a very low profile and minimal wall thickness. IWSv2 systems are available with single or dual subwoofer enclosures, to fit 2 x 4 or 2 x 6 stud bays.