SERIES: Gotham® g213v2

TYPE: Subwoofers

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.

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Enclosure Type
Sealed, with non-parallel walls

Enclosure Finish
Black Gloss

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

Effective Displacement
773 cu in / 12.7 L

Amplifier Power
4500 W RMS short-term

Power Mode(s)
Off, On or Automatic (Signal-Sensing)

Light Modes
Off, On or Dim

Unbalanced Inputs
Stereo or Mono (two RCA jacks)

Balanced Inputs
Stereo or Mono (two female XLR jacks)

Speaker/High-Level Inputs

Input Grounding
Isolated or Grounded

Input Modes Master or Slave



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

Filter Mode(s)

Filter Slope(s)
12/24 dB/octave

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

Line Outputs

Output to Slave
Balanced (one male XLR jack)

Calibration Mode
Digital Automatic Room Optimization (D.A.R.O.), incudes laboratory-grade microphone