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In-Room Powered Subwoofers

Subwoofers are an essential part of any great audio system—stereo or multi-channel. They also are our specialty. From the diminutive d108, to the awe-inspiring Gotham®, JL Audio’s in-room powered subwoofers have received the highest accolades from audio reviewers and demanding audiophiles around the world. Within each model is a specifically engineered subwoofer driver and an optimized electronics package with unique JL Audio technologies.

Audition our award-winning lineup at your authorized retailer and hear the difference a superb subwoofer can make.

In-Wall Subwoofer Systems

The same minds that engineered JL Audio's reference-grade Fathom® and Gotham® powered subwoofers have created a series of outstanding subwoofer systems designed to disappear inside your walls. This means you can expect real JL Audio subwoofer performance, not a weak facsimile. Each IWS system is powered by a separate, rack-mountable amplifier with powerful signal processing features.


In-Ceiling Subwoofer Systems

In-ceiling subwoofers solve many challenges in large, open living areas, as well as home theater installations. At the center of our Fathom ICS design is a unique low-profile subwoofer driver, designed from the ground up for its application and loaded in a special slot-ported enclosure, all firing through a small grille opening. An outboard, rack-mountable amplifier supplies the power and a complete suite of signal processing features.


2008-2019 “Editors’ Choice”

The Absolute Sound

“If it weren’t just a subwoofer, this would be a national treasure – or a secret weapon.”

Darryl Wilkinson, Home Theater

“Subwoofers of the Gods”

Chris Martens, The Perfect Vision

JL Audio is an American manufacturer of consumeraudio products. They produce marine, home, and mobile audio products, but are best known for their subwoofers. JL Audio is known as one of the pioneers of the car audio industry.


JL Audio was founded in 1975 by James Birch and Lucio Proni. They used the first letter of each of their names, to form a company name, hence "JL." Their first products were home speaker systems as well as home speaker "kits."

Speaker Warehouse

In 1977, when business did not turn out as well as expected, Stephen Seidl, Birch and Proni invested in a retail store in Hollywood, Florida, called Speaker Warehouse which focused mainly on speaker repair and the sale of speakers, individually or as whole speaker sets. The original company, JL Audio, was still in operation during this time. As the businesses grew, Speaker Warehouse essentially became a dealer of JL Audio products under the direction of Stephen Seidl.

In the late 1970s and early 1980s, as the car audio revolution was starting to take place, Speaker Warehouse was a big seller of the early pioneering car audio products. Stephen Seidl, Birch and Proni used their knowledge of speakers and audio to experiment with these systems, especially with component systems with subwoofers. By the early 1980s, Speaker Warehouse had become known as a place to go for high-end audio in South Florida.

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