- Nov 24, 2001
Is this important for sound quality (timbre matching, panning etc...) or more for preventing the speakers from being damaged? Or a little of both?
One reason why I bought four JBL S26s, to anchor the Front & Surround corners so I can playback the encoded DVD and achieve 100% Front & Surround timbre-match seamless surround effects. Front panning is excellent also using the JBL S-Center, and its more revealing with this setup because you can hear the intricate precise pin point location, within the 360° sound field around you and seamlessly moving around you in its usually brief designed route by the Dolby Labs Mixing Engineer!
IMHO, when your budget allows, get another JBL S26 set.
I could also get a great deal on some N-26's as well. A way better deal than the S26-2.
You could, but if it were me, I wouldn't because it would compromise the timbre-matching, due to the different size & types of Tweeters used respectively for each Series. I have compared the two and you want the surrounds tweeter to match the front wall of sound!
N-Series: 3/4" Titanium-laminate dome with EOS™ waveguide
S-Series: 1" Pure-titanium dome with EOS™ waveguide
My .02 cents worth,