Each Gotham® enclosure takes over two weeks to produce in our Miramar, Florida factory, passing through multiple phases of fabrication and finishing.
The body of the enclosure is molded in solid fiberglass with proprietary damping technologies and carefully engineered internal bracing to create a highly inert structure. Wall thickness exceeds 1-inch (25 mm) and requires precision CNC equipment to perform secondary machining of all openings before our skilled craftsmen prepare, finish and hand polish each one to the highest furniture-grade standards.
Final assembly, inspection and testing are carried out in a “clean room” environment to ensure that the Gotham’s function is every bit as impressive as its form. No other subwoofer in the world is built like this… and no other subwoofer performs like it.*
JL Audio’s engineering department is at the forefront of research into fundamental loudspeaker behavior. We have developed proprietary electromagnetic and suspension analysis systems and invested heavily in state-of-the-art manufacturing and testing. This has borne subwoofer drivers widely considered as reference standards for linear displacement and dynamic stability. It has also resulted in numerous U.S. and International Patents issued for technologies that refine and extend the performance envelope of the dynamic driver.
Powered Subwoofer with Dual 13.5-inch Subwoofers, 4500 watts
Your first look will tell you that you are looking at something special… your first listen will confirm it beyond a shadow of a doubt.
The beauty of the Gotham® v2 extends well beyond its exotic design and exceptional craftsmanship, aiming right at the emotional core of musical and cinematic enjoyment. This is a subwoofer system with limits that exceed the needs of the typical home theater application, delivering a weight and integrity of reproduction that can only come from a system that is always in control. Its allure lies as much in its ability to convey subtleties as in its prodigious output capabilities. It is simply devastating.
A luxurious, handcrafted gloss-black finish is complemented by machined aluminum and stainless steel accents for a look and feel that fits perfectly with the finest home furnishings. More importantly, the beautiful cabinet houses a pair of JL Audio’s highest-technology Subwoofers. When demanded by program material, the Gotham’s prodigious switching amplifier can deliver 4500 watts of RMS power, to take full advantage of the twin drivers’ four inches of peak-to-peak excursion capability. This ensures that the Gotham can breeze through material that makes other subwoofers go into clipping, limiting or distress.
A very complete set of signal processing features is easily accessible on the top surface of the Gotham. These include a highly flexible low-pass filter, variable phase, switchable polarity, e.l.f. trim and our powerful Digital Automatic Room Optimization (D.A.R.O.) system. A calibrated microphone is included for the D.A.R.O. system. Input connections are made via unbalanced RCA connections or balanced Neutrik® combo XLR/TRS jacks. Also included is an XLR output to connect a second Gotham® v2 as a slave unit.
Listening to a Gotham® v2 reveals an entirely new dimension of subwoofer performance… a dimension so satisfying that listening to lesser subwoofers will forever become an act of compromise.
Finish: Gloss Black, hand-finished to the highest furniture-grade standard.
Grille finish: Black fabric (separate grilles for drivers and controls)
Enclosure Construction: Fiberglass, 2-inch (52 mm) wall thickness
||Sealed, with non-parallel walls
|Frequency Response (anechoic)
||19 – 112 Hz (±1.5dB)
–3 dB at 17.5 Hz / 120 Hz
–10 at 14 Hz / 150 Hz
|Effective Piston Area (Sd)
||214.70 sq in / 0.1386 sq m
||773 cu in / 12.7 L
||4500 W RMS short-term
||Off, On or Automatic (Signal-Sensing)
||Off, On or Dim
||Stereo or Mono (two RCA jacks)
||Stereo or Mono (two female XLR jacks)
||Isolated or Grounded
||Master or Slave
||Reference (fixed gain) or Variable, from full mute to +15dB over reference gain
|Filter Frequency Range
||30 Hz – 130 Hz
|Filter Defeat Function
||0 or 180 degrees
||Variable, 0 – 270 degrees
|Extreme Low Frequency (E.L.F.) Trim
||Variable, -12 dB to +3 dB at 20 Hz
|Output to Slave
||Balanced (one male XLR jack)
||Digital Automatic Room Optimization (D.A.R.O.), incudes laboratory-grade microphone
||21.50 in / 546 mm
||34.13 in / 867 mm
||24.0 in / 610 mm
||360 lb / 163 kg