Is this a good set up for me??

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  1. John*DB

    John*DB Stunt Coordinator

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    Okay guys. I am trying to do my homework and not be such a newbie asking just "What should I get?" questions.

    Here is my room:

    15' X 15'

    I THINK I want:


    JBL E20 fronts
    JBL E10 rears
    JBL EC35 center

    NO SUBWOOFER FOR AWHILE Can't F'ing afford it!!!

    But WILL get one when the wife calms down! :)

    ****Here is the problem...

    The rears: The dining room is behind the couch to the left and kitchen is behind the couch to the right.

    Where should I mount/set my rears?? They have to be VERRRRY unobtrusive! Wife likes movies...HATES electronics!!

    PLEASE help me. ALL input is greatly appreciated...I NEED DIRECTION!!!!
     
  2. Robert Cowan

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    tell your wife she cant have movies without electronics [​IMG]
     
  3. John*DB

    John*DB Stunt Coordinator

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    DONE[​IMG]
     
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    Have you considered in-ceilings for your surrounds? JBL makes a couple of different in-ceiling series speakers (HTI and SoundPoint). I don't know which would mate better with your Northridge series, but perhaps someone else might know.

    There is little doubt that they will not sound as good as the E10's in a home theater set-up, but I have learned that sometimes we all have to make some compromises in our road to audio nirvana.
     
  5. John*DB

    John*DB Stunt Coordinator

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    That wouldn't work too well in my condo situation.

    Should surrounds be ear level? Would it be "okay" to mount them on the ceiling? Can E10's be ceiling mounted??
     
  6. John*DB

    John*DB Stunt Coordinator

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    I am leaning towards:

    4 E20s and EC35

    I'll just bring out the rears and set them at the right level when I want to watch a movie. I wont be watching much tv. That way, they're out of the way and out of sight when not in use.
     
  7. Rob Kramer

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    Dont underestimate a good 3.1 sound system. I would rather have a 3.1 than a 5.0 (especially in a room that opened up to another room). Probably about the same price too.
     
  8. John*DB

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    the .1 will come...just will take a couple extra months
     
  9. Phil Iturralde

    Phil Iturralde Screenwriter

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    The JBL E-Series speaker lineup is timbre-matched to the JBL EC35 Center speaker.

    Adding a powered-sub later will round-out the 'real' Theater Sound and Impact, although your neighbors might not appreciate it!

    Phil
     

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