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I used to have a system of all E-series speakers and I really liked them. Very much worth it for the price I paid.
They aren't the best, but much better than most surround sound systems out there.
Then one day I had an opportunity to get the L-series at a great price that still can't be had today, and that was a few years ago.
So, I jumped on that and with the sale of my E-series, there wasn't even too much OOP expense and I am very happy with the sound
of the L-series too. A clear step up from the E-series, but again there are certainly better speakers than this too.
It all just depends on what you can afford and are willing to spend for better and better sound,
but trust me when I say the E-series do not sound bad at all. They are very good. Don't let a few comments on the net sway you from knowing that.
rdgrimes speaks the truth though... the S-center is a pretty good match for the E-series speakers.
Yes the housing is plastic, but as the saying goes, "don't judge a speaker by it's housing"... or something like that.
The S-center models are very capable, and very similar to the EC35, so a good substitute.
As he also said, some patience is needed when trying to find older speakers and parts.
The E-series, while still great sounding, is discontinued and getting harder to find.
I suggest saving a search on your Ebay account for "JBL EC35" and checking it often so that
when one goes up for sale/auction, you can pounce on it.
Check as often as you can depending on how bad you want it, because remember that you aren't the only person looking for one,
and Ebay caters to millions of buyers, so if you have the diligence to check several times a day, then I'd do that.
Last edited by Smarty-pants; 01-22-2015 at 12:10 AM.