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I don't recall ever seeing such data for the Fathoms, but it's been many years since I've been looking. Maybe the CEA-2010 standard was simply too new at the time of the Fathom line's initial release (~2006)? Most of the detailed testing occurred within a few years of that, possibly prior to widespread adoption (or maybe it was simply a marketing decision). Doesn't look like there's been the same intense push to review and measure the v2s, so you may not find the answer you seek. Like I said, it may be difficult for a company like JLA to compete with the newer internet-direct companies. The bang for the buck is typically in their favor. The F113 has a pretty aggressive rolloff in the infrasonic to protect the relatively small driver, so it clearly wouldn't compete well below 20Hz. As for the overall quality of the sound versus a much larger (and some might say potentially less "articulate") driver, I suspect only a proper A/B test in the same room would offer any insight. Remember also that your comparing a nearly 60% larger sub (by volume), requiring over 40% more floor space, and clearly one of JLA's design goals was to minimize the amount of space the Fathoms would occupy. If physical size is not a priority, I think you should consider broadening your search.
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