“Subwoofers of the Gods”
– Chris Martens, The Perfect Vision, February 2007
Editors’ Choice
– 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012 & 2013, The Absolute Sound
“What are they, exactly? I can’t answer that in a nutshell. Not if you
want more specific than fantastic. The condensed version is that
they are relatively small, insanely well-built, extremely powerful,
very smooth, tight, detailed to a fine line, clean, poise-laden,
dynamically proficient, utterly kick-ass subwoofers.”
– Colin Miller, Secrets of Home Theater and High Fidelity
The challenges associated with designing high-output,
compact subwoofer systems can be daunting. In most
cases, designers sacrifice low-frequency extension or output
capability in order to keep a design acceptably small.
The Fathom® subwoofers sacrifice nothing, thanks to the
dynamic advantages of their proprietary JL Audio drivers.
These exceptional woofers allow for a true subwoofer
passband and very high output, while keeping distortion
well below audible thresholds. To extract full benefit
from the excursion envelope of its woofer design, each
Fathom® employs an uncommonly powerful switching
amplifier with a large toroidal transformer and a patented
circuit, designed to enhance control and fidelity.
The compact design and conventional form factor
of the Fathoms apply beautifully to most home theater
applications, including built-in designs. Front-mounted
controls make them comfortable to set up and adjust,
while JL Audio’s exclusive Automatic Room Optimization
circuit makes sure that response is smooth, even in
challenging rooms.
While remaining very compact, the f112 is
powerful enough to anchor serious home theater
setups and is equally at home in the most critical
music listening applications.
Fathom® f112 Features:
Fathom® f112 Specifications:
Unbalanced Inputs:
Stereo or Mono (two RCA jacks)
Enclosure Type:
Balanced Inputs:
Stereo or Mono (two female XLR jacks)
Single 12-inch (nominal diameter)
Output To Slave:
Balanced (one male XLR jack)
Frequency Response: (anechoic)
21 – 119 Hz (±1.5dB)
–3 dB at 19 Hz / 150 Hz
–10 dB at 17 Hz / 167 Hz
Input Modes:
Master or Slave
Level Modes:
Reference (fixed gain) or Variable from full mute
to +15 dB over reference gain
Effective Piston Area:
84 sq. in. (0.0542 sq. m)
Power Modes:
Off, On or Automatic Signal-Sensing
Effective Displacement:
287 cu. in. (4.7 liters)
Light Modes:
Off, On or Dim
Amplifier Power:
1500 watts RMS short-term
Low Pass Filter Mode:
Off, 12 dB per octave or 24 dB per octave
Dimensions* (H x W x D):
18.50 in. x 15.0625 in. x 17.75 in.
470 mm x 384 mm x 451 mm
Low Pass Filter Crossover Frequency:
Variable from 30 Hz – 130 Hz
Net Weight:
115 lbs. (52 kg)
0 or 180 degrees
Cabinet Finish:
High-Gloss Black
Variable from 0 – 280 degrees
Built in USA
with imported and domestic components
E.L.F. Trim:
Variable from –12 dB to +3 dB at 25 Hz
Automatic Room Optimization (A.R.O.):
with included, laboratory-grade
calibration microphone, defeatable
* All height dimensions include feet, depth dimensions include grilles.
“JL Audio”, “Ahead of the Curve”, “Gotham”, “Fathom” and the JL Audio logo are registered trademarks of JL Audio, Inc.
©2013 JL Audio, Inc. • U.S. PATENTS: #5,734,734 #5,949,898 #6,118,884 #6,229,902 #6,243,479 #6,294,959 #6,501,844 #6,496,590 #6,441,685 #5,687,247 #6,219,431 #6,625,292
#D472,891 #D480,709 Other U.S. & Foreign patents pending. Due to our policy of continuous product development, all specifications are subject to change without notice.
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10369 North Commerce Parkway • Miramar, Florida • 33025 • USA
SKU#97181 09-2013
Printed in U.S.A.
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