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Re: JL Audio (+ Reviews) - At Musicraft (Derby)

Postby Musicraft » Mon Feb 11, 2019 2:44 am

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Musicraft is pleased to announce that we have JL Audio's Reference Gotham v2 4500w active subwoofer in store.

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JL Audio Reference Gotham® v2 4500w active subwoofer

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JL Audio Reference Gotham® v2 4500w active subwoofer

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JL Audio Reference Gotham® v2 4500w active subwoofer

JL Audio Reference Gotham® v2 4500w active subwoofer -

The Gotham® v2 is the maximum, unfettered expression of JL Audio’s deep commitments to beautiful design, exceptional build quality and truly great audio.

Whether your listening goals are musical or cinematic, the Gotham® v2 delivers an intoxicating combination of texture, tightness, dynamics and extension.

The Gotham® v2’s massive fiberglass-composite enclosure is hand-finished in luxurious gloss-black and complemented by machined aluminium and stainless steel accents. The look and feel is elegant and spectacular at the same time. More importantly, this beautiful cabinet houses a pair of JL Audio’s highest-technology subwoofer drivers, each with over four inches of peak-to-peak excursion capability. The Gotham® v2 amplifier offers a mind-numbing 4,500 watts of clean, controlled power, while a completely new signal processing system, employs DSP for all functions. This system includes a more powerful, digital version of our automatic room optimization technology, with 18 bands of response correction to flawlessly integrate the Gotham® v2 into your room’s acoustics.

As always, 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.

JL Audio Reference Gotham® v2 UK RRP £16000

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Unfathomable sub bass by JL Audio

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h0rGtHbdMWU#ws
JL Audio - Home Audio Introduction YouTube Video

JL Audio powered subwoofers will unleash the full dynamics of your audio experience.

Our award-winning line up of powered subwoofer systems begins with proprietary subwoofer drivers and amplifier designs, precisely optimized for their intended physical envelopes and design goals. Because of this, they are not limited by which sub-assemblies are openly available on the world market. Instead, each system is fanatically engineered and precision-built in our Miramar, Florida factory to reflect our passion for spectacular audio and product quality.

Gotham®: Your first look will tell you that you are looking at something special... your first listening session will confirm it beyond a shadow of a doubt.

Fathom®: Compact subwoofer systems for those who enjoy demanding program material and will not settle for compromises.

Fathom IWS®: There is no need to lower your expectations when selecting this remarkable in-wall solution... it's a real Fathom®.

E-Sub: These beautifully crafted powered subwoofers offer a compelling combination of high performance and outstanding value.

Dominion: Our latest solutions deliver a unique answer for applications that require a compact, more affordable subwoofer.

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Unfathomable sub bass by JL Audio

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JL Audio Reference Gotham® v2 4500w active subwoofer

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JL Audio Reference Gotham® v2 4500w active subwoofer

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JL Audio Reference Gotham® v2 4500w active subwoofer

JL Audio Reference Gotham® v2 Powered Subwoofer with Dual 13.5-inch Subwoofer Drivers, 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 theatre 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 aluminium 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 subwoofer drivers. When demanded by program material, the Gotham v2'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 v2 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 v2. 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

JL Audio CR-1 Active Subwoofer Crossover -

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JL Audio CR-1 Active Subwoofer Crossover

The lucky few who have heard a well-integrated subwoofer in a great audio system know that the subwoofer's effect is profound. While everyone expects the bass extension to improve, most are shocked at the transformation that occurs in the main speakers. They simply open up, delivering improved dynamics, superior imaging and more low-level detail. Many describe it as the greatest speaker upgrade they have ever made.

Over the years, we have calibrated many subwoofer systems in highly critical listening environments, and we have been frustrated by the limitations of active crossovers we have worked with. Tired of struggling with "blunt instruments", we felt that a higher precision tool was needed, so we decided to build it and call it "CR-1". When properly set up, CR-1 creates a listening experience in which the subwoofers and main speakers become one, delivering a cohesive and compelling sonic presentation.

The CR-1 Active Subwoofer Crossover has been designed by audiophiles, for audiophiles. We believe it has no equal, offering a powerful combination of subwoofer/satellite tuning features, and a complete commitment to analogue signal purity.

JL Audio CR-1 Active Subwoofer Crossover UK RRP £3249

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JL Audio CR-1 Active Subwoofer Crossover

http://www.theabsolutesound.com/article ... crossover/
The Absolute Sound reviews JL Audio's CR-1 Active Subwoofer Crossover

http://www.canadahifi.com/worlds-first- ... ubwoofers/
Canada Hi-Fi reviews JL Audio's CR-1 Active Subwoofer Crossover

http://www.soundstageultra.com/index.ph ... -crossover
SoundStage Ultra reviews JL Audio's CR-1 Active Subwoofer Crossover

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vCp93wX2naw
rAVe Publications YouTube video - JL Audio R&D engineer Brett Hanes introduces their CR-1 Active Subwoofer Crossover

http://youtu.be/BEQ14UHC3P0
JL Audio's VP of Marketing Manville Smith introduces their CR-1 Active Subwoofer Crossover

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JL Audio CR-1 Active Subwoofer Crossover

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JL Audio CR-1 Active Subwoofer Crossover

CR-1 is built around two banks of precision Linkwitz-Riley low-pass and high-pass filters. Multiplying DACs with monolithic ratio matching are employed to adjust the analogue circuit's filter frequencies. This offers superior tracking behaviour and far more precise left/right channel balance, compared to conventional approaches.

Another of CR-1's unique and powerful features is a pair of rotary controls that control the damping of each filter bank. These damping controls dramatically improve the acoustic summing through the crossover region, by compensating for each speaker system's frequency response. At the center of the front panel, a single intuitive, rotary control permits quick adjustment of the relative level between the subwoofer(s) and main speakers.

To minimize distortion and noise, CR-1 employs top-grade component parts in its all-analogue audio circuitry: 1% precision resistors, JFET-input audio-grade op-amps, polypropylene film-and-foil capacitors and metallized-polypropylene film capacitors, to name just a few. We also build CR-1 right here in the U.S.A., to ensure top quality and dependability.

CR-1's input-output design makes it equally adaptable to studio, mastering suite or audiophile two-channel playback environments. To accommodate dual-mode systems, we also include a bypass feature that engages a pass-through from a dedicated "Managed Bass Input" on the rear panel, to the CR-1's subwoofer outputs. This makes it convenient to switch from two-channel to multi-channel mode.

CR-1 is the ultimate tool for subwoofer integration.

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JL Audio Fathom and Gotham Series drive unit. Unfathomable sub bass by JL Audio

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JL Audio Fathom Series active subwoofers. Unfathomable sub bass by JL Audio

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JL Audio E Series drive unit. Unfathomable sub bass by JL Audio

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JL Audio E Series drive unit. Unfathomable sub bass by JL Audio

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JL Audio E Series drive unit. Unfathomable sub bass by JL Audio

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JL Audio E Series drive unit. Unfathomable sub bass by JL Audio

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JL Audio E Series drive unit. Unfathomable sub bass by JL Audio


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Re: JL Audio (+ Reviews) - At Musicraft (Derby)

Postby MattSPL » Wed Feb 13, 2019 12:26 am

Hi Rick,

Great news that you have the Gotham, I hope you warned civilisation within a 1 mile radius :D

Cheers
Matt
Sony BDP-S790 > Matrix Quattro Dac > Digidesign RM2's with SB Acoustics drivers > 2 x DIY Dayton Audio UM18-22 Sub

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Re: JL Audio (+ Reviews) - At Musicraft (Derby)

Postby Musicraft » Thu Feb 14, 2019 6:46 pm

MattSPL wrote:Hi Rick,

Great news that you have the Gotham, I hope you warned civilisation within a 1 mile radius :D

Cheers
Matt


Hi Matt

Thanks Matt. A four man lift :o Civilisation has been warned up to 4500 miles away :mrgreen:

All the best

Rick.
Musicraft is Derby's foremost dealer for the finest specialist Hi-Fi, Home Cinema & Multimedia components/systems. So, if you would like to know more about how our products can enrich your life, then please visit us or contact Rick.

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Re: JL Audio (+ Reviews) - At Musicraft (Derby)

Postby MattSPL » Fri Feb 15, 2019 9:12 pm

Musicraft wrote:
MattSPL wrote:Hi Rick,

Great news that you have the Gotham, I hope you warned civilisation within a 1 mile radius :D

Cheers
Matt


Hi Matt

Thanks Matt. A four man lift :o Civilisation has been warned up to 4500 miles away :mrgreen:

All the best

Rick.


Hi Rick,

I can feel that pain :lol:

Is the Gotham set up yet?

Cheers
Matt
Sony BDP-S790 > Matrix Quattro Dac > Digidesign RM2's with SB Acoustics drivers > 2 x DIY Dayton Audio UM18-22 Sub

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Re: JL Audio (+ Reviews) - At Musicraft (Derby)

Postby Musicraft » Fri Feb 15, 2019 11:15 pm

MattSPL wrote:
Musicraft wrote:
MattSPL wrote:Hi Rick,

Great news that you have the Gotham, I hope you warned civilisation within a 1 mile radius :D

Cheers
Matt


Hi Matt

Thanks Matt. A four man lift :o Civilisation has been warned up to 4500 miles away :mrgreen:

All the best

Rick.


Hi Rick,

I can feel that pain :lol:

Is the Gotham set up yet?

Cheers
Matt


We’re still recovering :mrgreen:

You’ll hear the Gotham v2 soon :D
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Re: JL Audio (+ Reviews) - At Musicraft (Derby)

Postby MattSPL » Sat Feb 16, 2019 10:21 am

Hi Rick,

:lol: We will feel the earth move.

I’d be interested to hear your thoughts on the Gotham for music, as it’s only really ever mentioned when in use in large home theatres.

Cheers
Matt
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Re: JL Audio (+ Reviews) - At Musicraft (Derby)

Postby Musicraft » Wed Feb 20, 2019 2:46 am

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AV Tech Solutions/JL Audio will be exhibiting at the 2019 Bristol Hi-Fi Show (22nd - 24th February), Marriot Hotel, in Room 328 on the 3rd Floor

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JL Audio Fathom and Gotham Series drive unit

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JL Audio Fathom Series active subwoofers

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Unfathomable sub bass by JL Audio

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h0rGtHbdMWU#ws
JL Audio - Home Audio Introduction YouTube Video

JL Audio powered subwoofers will unleash the full dynamics of your audio experience.

Our award-winning line up of powered subwoofer systems begins with proprietary subwoofer drivers and amplifier designs, precisely optimized for their intended physical envelopes and design goals. Because of this, they are not limited by which sub-assemblies are openly available on the world market. Instead, each system is fanatically engineered and precision-built in our Miramar, Florida factory to reflect our passion for spectacular audio and product quality.

Gotham®: Your first look will tell you that you are looking at something special... your first listening session will confirm it beyond a shadow of a doubt.

Fathom®: Compact subwoofer systems for those who enjoy demanding program material and will not settle for compromises.

Fathom IWS®: There is no need to lower your expectations when selecting this remarkable in-wall solution... it's a real Fathom®.

E-Sub: These beautifully crafted powered subwoofers offer a compelling combination of high performance and outstanding value.

Dominion: Our latest solutions deliver a unique answer for applications that require a compact, more affordable subwoofer.

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Unfathomable sub bass by JL Audio

JL Audio CR-1 Active Subwoofer Crossover -

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JL Audio's CR-1 Active Subwoofer Crossover is at Musicraft (Derby)

The lucky few who have heard a well-integrated subwoofer in a great audio system know that the subwoofer's effect is profound. While everyone expects the bass extension to improve, most are shocked at the transformation that occurs in the main speakers. They simply open up, delivering improved dynamics, superior imaging and more low-level detail. Many describe it as the greatest speaker upgrade they have ever made.

Over the years, we have calibrated many subwoofer systems in highly critical listening environments, and we have been frustrated by the limitations of active crossovers we have worked with. Tired of struggling with "blunt instruments", we felt that a higher precision tool was needed, so we decided to build it and call it "CR-1". When properly set up, CR-1 creates a listening experience in which the subwoofers and main speakers become one, delivering a cohesive and compelling sonic presentation.

The CR-1 Active Subwoofer Crossover has been designed by audiophiles, for audiophiles. We believe it has no equal, offering a powerful combination of subwoofer/satellite tuning features, and a complete commitment to analogue signal purity.

JL Audio CR-1 Active Subwoofer Crossover UK RRP £3249

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JL Audio's CR-1 Active Subwoofer Crossover is at Musicraft (Derby)

http://www.theabsolutesound.com/article ... crossover/
The Absolute Sound reviews JL Audio's CR-1 Active Subwoofer Crossover

http://www.canadahifi.com/worlds-first- ... ubwoofers/
Canada Hi-Fi reviews JL Audio's CR-1 Active Subwoofer Crossover

http://www.soundstageultra.com/index.ph ... -crossover
SoundStage Ultra reviews JL Audio's CR-1 Active Subwoofer Crossover

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vCp93wX2naw
rAVe Publications YouTube video - JL Audio R&D engineer Brett Hanes introduces their CR-1 Active Subwoofer Crossover

http://youtu.be/BEQ14UHC3P0
JL Audio's VP of Marketing Manville Smith introduces their CR-1 Active Subwoofer Crossover

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JL Audio's CR-1 Active Subwoofer Crossover is at Musicraft (Derby)

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JL Audio's CR-1 Active Subwoofer Crossover is at Musicraft (Derby)

CR-1 is built around two banks of precision Linkwitz-Riley low-pass and high-pass filters. Multiplying DACs with monolithic ratio matching are employed to adjust the analogue circuit's filter frequencies. This offers superior tracking behaviour and far more precise left/right channel balance, compared to conventional approaches.

Another of CR-1's unique and powerful features is a pair of rotary controls that control the damping of each filter bank. These damping controls dramatically improve the acoustic summing through the crossover region, by compensating for each speaker system's frequency response. At the center of the front panel, a single intuitive, rotary control permits quick adjustment of the relative level between the subwoofer(s) and main speakers.

To minimize distortion and noise, CR-1 employs top-grade component parts in its all-analogue audio circuitry: 1% precision resistors, JFET-input audio-grade op-amps, polypropylene film-and-foil capacitors and metallized-polypropylene film capacitors, to name just a few. We also build CR-1 right here in the U.S.A., to ensure top quality and dependability.

CR-1's input-output design makes it equally adaptable to studio, mastering suite or audiophile two-channel playback environments. To accommodate dual-mode systems, we also include a bypass feature that engages a pass-through from a dedicated "Managed Bass Input" on the rear panel, to the CR-1's subwoofer outputs. This makes it convenient to switch from two-channel to multi-channel mode.

CR-1 is the ultimate tool for subwoofer integration.

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JL Audio E Series drive unit

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JL Audio E Series drive unit

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JL Audio E Series drive unit

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JL Audio E Series drive unit

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JL Audio E Series drive unit


***** Musicraft - Clearance + Special Offers List http://atcforums.co.uk/viewtopic.php?f=30&t=1688 *****


***** https://www.facebook.com/MusicraftUK *****


***** Musicraft website - Special Offers list http://www.musicraft.co.uk/special-offers/ *****


Thanks

Rick @ Musicraft
Musicraft is Derby's foremost dealer for the finest specialist Hi-Fi, Home Cinema & Multimedia components/systems. So, if you would like to know more about how our products can enrich your life, then please visit us or contact Rick.

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