This lineup fits into a little different of design setting, as it is meant to be a high efficiency design featuring the directive nature of a horn/waveguide on the top end. Smooth, efficient, neutral, and up-gradable to match more demanding listening. Honestly it is hard for me to put into words a lot of what this series means/represents for me as I'm the main designer with this lineup. They offer a movie/concert experience right in your home, the efficient nature of them does require a subwoofer for the lower octaves (generally 70-80 Hz on down but with enough power on hand a pair of the eD[c]12s can shake walls in a 15'x15' room). Music, movies, video games, and every other content was thrown at these during the development process to ensure that the design stayed as far away from the negative connotations of horn loaded compression drivers as possible. They are very well balanced with the crossover design done exclusively here in Newton, each model has its own unique design to give them the best performance and ability to blend together as possible. These will actually be replacing my A6.towers over the next month or so as well. The Cinema lineup is transparent, they offer no coloration to the material and stage extremely well but they aren't as forgiving as the A6 and DL speakers with poorly recorded material. Good sounds good, great sounds great, poor sounds poor. Just as a speaker should, the goal like the EL is to be transparent in the room and sound as the material reproduces and I feel that in those terms these two share quite a bit.
A.Series: Great intro speaker that offers one hell of a bang for the buck.
DL.Series: Beautiful step up from the A.series in what it offers in both output and performance.
EL.Series: The Flagship. Clear, Concise, and Transparent. Content as the sound engineer designed.
Cinema Series: Transparent and efficient. Looking for Movie Theater or Concert performance and levels at home, this would be the place to look.