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Why not sit on the EC35 until the right LC2 deal comes along?
Agreed! The EC35 will be a closer match to the L890s than the 520C. While there are many HT integrated systems that use horns in front and direct radiators in the surrounds, there are NONE that I know of from reputable companies that mix horns and direct radiators across the front L-C-R. It should be all horns or all direct radiators for better timbre match, better soundstage consistency, more uniform dispersion, and better panning.

The 520C is a nifty center for a Studio 5xx-based HT or surround system, but I can't recommend its use with any direct radiator system.

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Interesting dillemma. I had the reverse when I got the Studio 590s and still had an LC2 pulling center duty. Didn't have a bad mesh there, but now that I have the 520C, I can tell you this is going to be a hard one to decide "accurately" because neither of those three center options you have will sound bad. You could only compare them to each other.

Why not sit on the EC35 until the right LC2 deal comes along?
thanks JosephTonyStarck. i think i might just have to do that.

but speaking strictly in terms of characteristics difference or performance difference. how would you characterize the difference between the 520 and LC2, or 520 and EC35 if you have owned the EC35.

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Agreed! The EC35 will be a closer match to the L890s than the 520C. While there are many HT integrated systems that use horns in front and direct radiators in the surrounds, there are NONE that I know of from reputable companies that mix horns and direct radiators across the front L-C-R. It should be all horns or all direct radiators for better timbre match, better soundstage consistency, more uniform dispersion, and better panning.

The 520C is a nifty center for a Studio 5xx-based HT or surround system, but I can't recommend its use with any direct radiator system.
well i guess this answers my question. thanks!

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A fellow JBL Guy who is not on the forum is selling his system. It's a pair of LS80'S,pair of LS40'S,and the matching center channel. If interested PM me, pick up only,no shipping. Long Island NY.


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Just out of curiosity, why is he selling?

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thanks JosephTonyStarck. i think i might just have to do that.

but speaking strictly in terms of characteristics difference or performance difference. how would you characterize the difference between the 520 and LC2, or 520 and EC35 if you have owned the EC35.
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well i guess this answers my question. thanks!
Yep, that horn vs. tweeter thing is a terrific point. There you have it. Plus, to add my own EC35\LC2 experience to all this, they have a similar sound that the LC2 improves upon so not like you'd be exactly slumming it. I'd definitely stick with it until the LC2 is meant to be.

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