JBL Northridge E60 vs. Yamaha NS 515

Discussion in 'Speakers' started by Steven Brent, Mar 10, 2004.

  1. Steven Brent

    Steven Brent Extra

    Feb 25, 2004
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    I'm a rookie putting together an HT system (50% HT, 50% music). Having good bass is very important to me. I live in Kazakstan, so the selection is not great.

    I've looked at the following systems and wondered if I could get feedback on my choice:

    1. JBL Northridge E60 fronts, EC25 center, E250 sub, E10 surrounds (1376 USD)

    2. Yamaha NS-515 series for fronts, center, and surrounds, with YST-SW315 sub. (1470 USD)

    3. Radiotechnika (Latvia brand) X-Line. (690 USD)

    I'm leaning toward the JBL. The Yamaha sounded a bit bright, and I was disappointed with bass and a lack of tightness in the sound. The Radiotechnika were great speakers, but I couldn't audition them in a decent room, so I really can't evaluate them fairly.

    1. How much would it degrade the sound quality to mix a Yamaha reciever and JBL speakers or vice versa?
    2. Is there anyway to evaulate fairly the Radiotechnika system, since dealer doesn't have a sound room? What about comparing them strictly by looking at technical data?
    3. If I go with the JBL, would I be giving up any important features or quality on the Yamaha?

  2. Gerald Wise

    Gerald Wise Auditioning

    Dec 10, 2003
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    I can't tell you much on your questions but when I talked with JBL they told me that anything E50 or above should be used with the EC35 center. I went with the ec35,e100's,e20's and the e150 sub and couldn't be happier.
  3. JerryMa

    JerryMa Stunt Coordinator

    Aug 11, 2003
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    Mixing and matching different brands of receivers and speakers doesn't degrade the sound of either element of your system. All that matters is that you buy what you want and what sounds best to you.

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