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I have loved these speakers since before they were made...
on May 4, 2012
Seriously. These are upgraded versions of the old Northridge e20. What's the difference? Far as I can figure, if you are a dog, you might be able to tell. They've added a super-tweeter, so the high-frequency response has risen to 40 kHz from a measly 20 kHz (for the uninitiated, humans can't really hear above 20 kHz, and most people's hearing falls far short of even that.. some argue that the we can perhaps feel the effect of those extreme highs, but digital audio never goes up that far...). Otherwise, the other two speakers inside the box (woofer and "tweeter #1") seem identical to the e20's.
To me, these are superb sounding speakers, with clean, clear mids and highs, and bass response that belies their size. They can be a bit deep (8") for some installations, but go and give them a listen if you can deal with this.
I have them perched in my living room as left, right, and surround speakers and couldn't be more pleased. If I didn't already have a spiffy center speaker, I wouldn't hesitate to use one of these for a center channel as well.
So humans and dogs, rejoice! This is a compact bookshelf speaker for both of you.