JL Audio Gotham g213v2


The g213v2 is the flagship of the JL Audio powered subwoofer line-up, where only the ultimate will suffice, offering 4500 watts of power to drive its twin 13.5-inch active drivers

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JL Audio Gotham g213v2

JL Audio Gotham g213v2

The g213v2 is the flagship of the JL Audio powered subwoofer line-up, where only the ultimate will suffice, offering 4500 watts of power to drive its twin 13.5-inch active drivers

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 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’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 JL Audio’s powerful Digital Automatic Room Optimisation (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: Fibreglass, 2-inch (52 mm) wall thickness

JL Audio Gotham g213v2

Features JL Audio Gotham g213v2

Power ModesOff, On or Automatic Signal

Sensing Digital Automatic Room Optimisation (D.A.R.O)18-Band Digital Automatic Room Optimisation (D.A.R.O) with included laboratory grade calibration microphone, defeatabl

Level Modes Reference (fixed gain) or Variable from full mute to +15 dB over reference gain

Light Modes Off, On or Dim

Low Pass Filter Modes Off, 12 dB per octave or 24 dB per octave slope

Low Pass Filter Crossover

FrequencyVariable from 30 Hz – 130

HzE.L.F Trim Variable from -12 dB to +3 dB at 25 Hz

PhaseVariable from 0 – 270 degreesPolarity0 or 180 degrees

Unbalanced Inputs Stereo or Mono (two RCA Jacks)Balanced

InputsStereo or Mono (two female XLR jacks)Output

SlaveBalanced (one male XLR jack)Input ModesMaster or Slave

Specifications JL Audio Gotham g213v2

JL Audio Gotham g213v2 Specifications
Enclosure Type Sealed, with curved, non-parallel walls
Driver(s) Twin 13.5-inch (nominal diameter)
Frequency Response (anechoic)
19 – 112 Hz ( +1.5 dB)
-3 dB at 17.5 Hz / 120 Hz
-10 dB at 14 Hz / 150 Hz
Effective Piston Area 214.70 sq. in.
(0.1386 sq. m.)
Effective Displacement 773 cu. in.
(12.7 litres)
Amplifier Power 4500 Watts RMS short-term
Dimensions (H × W × D)* 34.13 in. × 21..50 in. × 24.00 in.
867 mm × 546 mm × 610 mm
Net Weight 372 lbs.
(168 kg)
Cabinet Finish High-Gloss Black
JL Audio Gotham g213v2


JL Audio

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." The lucky few who have heard a great subwoofer, well-integrated into an 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. JL Audio's award-winning lineup of powered subwoofer systems begins with proprietary subwoofer drivers and amplifier designs, precisely optimised 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 their JL Audio Miramar, Florida factory, with global components, to reflect their passion for spectacular audio and product quality Now they make in our opinion the best Active subwoofers for home that we have heard

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