jbl ec25 ec35 / athena asc1

Discussion in 'Speakers' started by Pete T, Jan 29, 2005.

  1. Pete T

    Pete T Auditioning

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    I am going with the low-mid budget favorites: I have Athena F2s, B1s, and the Dayton 10" subwoofer. I need to pick the center channel speaker. While the Athena is a logical choice, it has mixed reviews here, and I see where I could get a JBL ec25 or 35 for less.

    Does anyone know if the JBLs would blend well with the rest?
    Is the 35 better than the 25?
    Or should I just stick with the Athena center?

    Thanks
    Pete in Minneapolis
     
  2. MikeyWeitz

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    EC35 is the best center you can buy for $150 delivered.
    Absolutely love mine. That being said, It would probably be wiser to go with one that matches your mains. Obviosuly, the Athena fits the bill for that one, altho I have heard from multiple sources that it is weak. I certainly did not like it as much as my EC35 when I demo'd it, but since you have an all Athena system right now, that would be the way to go for proper Timbre matching.

    35 is much beter then the 25 btw.
     
  3. David^Crot

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    I have a friend that has the Athena AS-F2 towers and the Athena AS-C1 center to match, and I must admit they sound pretty nice. While watching movies there seems to be a nice blend between the speakers. As to your question definately go with the AS-C1 center, you need to match up across the front, although the JBL center is nice, you would be better off with the Athena center.
     
  4. Rudy Torres

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    Any advice as to where I can order the EC35 from to get it for $150?
     
  5. MikeyWeitz

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    Thanks, Mikey. I will check those sites out.
     
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    Enjoy.
     

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