JBL CS6100 Conclusion and Ratings
With an MSRP of $999, the JBL CS6100 home cinema speaker package is a tad pricey, and there is a lot of competition at this level. The only real issue I think that needs correcting is the tweeter and/or the crossover between the midrange and tweeter. At this price range, JBL should really be using a better quality tweeter. Also, the use of T-nuts and a little more internal bracing on the subwoofer cabinet would be welcome. A slightly larger base on the center channel would be nice to see as well and would stabilize the speaker. If movies and not music will be the prime concern then this system is sure to please and can easily be recommended on that basis. With a good build quality, very stylish looks, decent subwoofer performance, and attention to some small details, this system should serve those well who are ready to take plunge and add a 5.1 speaker system to their new or existing display.
The Score Card
The scoring below is based on each piece of equipment doing the duty it is designed for. The numbers are weighed heavily with respect to the individual cost of each unit, thus giving a rating roughly equal to:
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