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Location: Iron Mountain, Michigan
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I have not been able to do any reference level measurements in my room yet with the F113. What I can say so far is this........
The F113 is a very very nice piece of equipment. It is the best sounding subwoofer that I have ever had the opportunity to listen to. It is "tight", "fast", "clean", "insert more buzzwords here", and plays extremely low with authority. The only other subwoofers I have ever heard that were as "seamlessly accurate" as the Fathom are maybe the Velo DD series.
The Fathom is really playing mind games with me. I have designed, built, borrowed, and bought lots of speakers and subwoofers in my day. Every time I listen to the Fathom and look over at it, my mind tells me that there is NO WAY that that depth, clarity, and output should be coming from a box that small.
The single F113 is proving to be plenty for my 3600 cu. ft. room. I do not think it is going to be able to generate the same peak SPLs as my dual +/2s did. I should know more this weekend. Those SVSs (all the ones I have owned and heard) are fantastic and still my number one recommendation for the best price/performance ratio. I can't wait to hear the new Ultra because I am sure it is going to close the gap between them and some of these "higher end" subs.
JL must have hired a wizard to put a little magic in these subs because they really are a cut above. After spending some time with it, I can almost say that the price they charge is justified.
*** Sorry about all the words in quotes. Sometimes you have to be creative when trying to describe the sound of a speaker so take them for what they are worth***
Thats all for now,