This was Mr. Smiths quote and comment on the Gotham and dual Fathoms.
Originally Posted by msmith_JL View Post
Pradeep, the Gotham is similar in performance to what you could expect from a pair of f113's stacked one on top of the other. The Gotham's drivers are a bit different (as is the net box volume per driver) and there is a little bit less power (3800W vs 5000 on the twin f113's), but it all works out about the same in terms of response and SPL.
Feature-wise, the Gotham and the Fathoms are identical. So, in essence Nethomas is correct that the premium for the Gotham is mostly for its cosmetic effect. Given the choice, I would go with multiple Fathoms and distribute them to create a large zone of smooth bass response. We used six f112's at CEDIA this year all along the front wall of the room spread out laterally with a couple displaced vertically and the bass was the best bass we've had yet. For real-world theaters, a pair of smartly placed f113's is a pretty outstanding package.
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It would be nice to have that Gotham no doubt. Brilliant eye candy. A couple of the guys over at the 20K forum as you know have them and I think OB has two in his theater. Yet, having the Gotham definitely makes you an exclusive AVS'er. However, having 4 Fathom's places you in the Elite AVS'er category. Me, I got one and ran out of room for another unless I'd knock a wall out!!