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Every project starts with a unique driver
In every subwoofer design, the driver establishes the performance envelope and is the primary factor in the quality of the end result. Getting it wrong at this fundamental loudspeaker level means having to accept distortion and non-linearities in the final product. We insist on getting the driver right and building everything else around it.
As a designer and builder of loudspeakers, JL Audio has the luxury to center every home subwoofer project on a unique driver design— one which is precisely aimed at the physical and performance goals of the project.
We apply proprietary modeling systems to study loudspeaker motor, suspension and structural behaviors and use the most advanced test systems in the industry to verify the results. These practices, and our decades of loudspeaker design experience, provide insights and breakthroughs that lead to world-class results.
Never reluctant to innovate, nor to create new loudspeaker parts for a project, we find that investments leading to better performance and reliability are always well-spent. This position extends to the manufacturing of our home subwoofer drivers. We source the finest materials and components globally, but we build every one in our state-of-the-art USA factory.
JL Audio’s driver technology and precision assembly together form a fundamental advantage you will not find in other subwoofers.
Gotham® in-room subwoofers are centered on JL Audio’s highest technology subwoofer design: Dual 13W7-HTs. Each unit features extreme excursion capability, with outstanding linearity and dynamic stability.
The Fathom® family of in-room subwoofers are centered on JL Audio’s highest technology subwoofer design: W7-HT. Each model-specific drive unit features extreme excursion capability, with outstanding linearity and dynamic stability.
E-Sub™ drivers are distinguished by a radical, widely-spaced suspension architecture and a steel structure that forms the outer baffle of the subwoofer enclosure.
The remarkable TW5v2 driver is capable of outstanding cone excursion, from a driver with minimal overall depth. It is the key to our unbeatable Fathom® 13.5-inch, in-wall subwoofer solution.
An engineering marvel with a unique motor and suspension design that extracts every millimeter of excursion possible from its slim mounting depth. Nothing like it existed, so we designed and built it.