JBL Northridge E Series E100 Floor-Standing, EC35 Center Channel, E50 Surround Speakers, and E250P Subwoofer November, 2004 Brett Johnson
When I was asked to do the review of the revised JBL Northridge E series
speakers, I was interested in having a large floor standing speaker in my
system for a change. I believe I mentioned to my wife, as I left town on a
business trip, that their might be a “couple of boxes” showing up from JBL.
The initial setup was using only the 80 Hz crossover
in my receiver for the surrounds and
center channels. The subs were fed the LFE and the summed bass from those
channels crossed over at 80 Hz. The front left and right were set to Large
and run full range.
Now I have to say that it is really coincidence that JBL was sponsoring Eric
Clapton’s concert tour. I purchased tickets two months
before these speakers showed up, and I had been listening to a lot of his
discs and DVD’s to get myself into the spirit of a big coliseum style show.
The Live at Hyde Park DVD is a favorite, and I popped it in and sat down to
listen a bit.