“ JBL Northridge E Series E80 - Left / right channel speakers - 100 Watt - 3-way - black ash „
Personally, I am working on a hi-fi department in a big supermarket. I come into daily contact with speakers of the latest high quality brands, such as Canton, JBL, Harman / Kardon, Quadrall, Mordaunt, KEF and many more.
However, when I had to buy speakers for myself, I simply looked at some offers, and what had I noticed? Another shop had this E80 for sale at low amount of money. The choice was made, soon after I went to the store and listened to a couple CD's that I brought with me that day.
As soon as I got it in my possession, I tested it extensively. The points that stand apart besides the fact that this speaker doesn't cost a lot:
* There is virtually no distortion when I put the speakers on a higher and higher volume
* The speakers are fully 3-way, a subwoofer isn't necessary. If you adjust the settings of equalizer in a good way, any musical style can sound very well, from Michael Buble to Trance and even Hip-hop;
* Good design, it is as good as speakers from higher price segments.
This JBL Northridge e80 has a very good price-quality ratio. I personally don't know any other speaker for that can deliver such a quality for such a low price. I can definetely recommend this E80!
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The Northridge E Series E80 dual 6-inch floorstanding loudspeaker delivers superb audio, whether used for critical listening in a stereo system, or when combined with a Northridge E center channel, bookshelf surrounds and a subwoofer to create a home theater system.
Equipped with JBL's tried-and-true titanium-laminate tweeters and PolyPlas drivers, the speaker reproduces high notes with extreme clarity. The lows and mids, efficiently boosted by dual 6-inch woofers and assisted by the FreeFlow flared port, are loud and clear, without unwanted distortion or boominess. The Elliptical Oblate Spheroidal (EOS) waveguide ensures that every seat is the best in the house for sweet music and intelligible dialogue, or for just rocking out. Since the transducers were purpose-designed to work together harmoniously, JBL's simple Straight-Line Signal Path (SSP) crossover network divides the signal with minimal processing (and minimal opportunity to degrade the signal). Dual sets of sturdy gold-plated, 5-way binding posts enable bi-amping or bi-wiring. With the high, midrange and low frequencies isolated, the E80's four transducers can reproduce their frequency ranges more efficiently and with greater accuracy. The computer-designed cabinet virtually eliminates distortion, and its slim European profile won't overpower your room.