The E Series from Systemline has developed somewhat over the last few years; most recently the birth of the Systemline E50 Bluetooth In Wall Amplifier.
This offering now sits alongside the E100, which also combines FM and DAB radio – both perfectly work alongside a great range of Q Acoustics ceiling speakers and provide a fantastic home audio system to suit your needs.
However, what other differences and similarities are there between the E50 and the E100?
Comparison of Systemline E Series
Simply put, the Systemline E50 is treated as the little brother to the E100, but do not let that put you off in any way. It’s what behind the panel that counts!
Both systems contain Bluetooth receivers, so you can easily pair and play music from any Bluetooth device such as a mobile smartphone, or tablet.
They also have AUX IN jack points to allow for other sources to be played through the set-up.
The one point to bear in mind is that the Systemline E50 features two 3.5mm AUX IN points – one in the front and one at the rear – giving you a choice of making the most of the system.
With the Systemline E100 though, your only input is on the rear, so if you choose to go down this route and want to utilise this, you will require a 3.5mm cable within the wall void.
When it comes to radio output, the Systemline E100 comes with built-in FM and DAB radio. Little brother E50, on the other hand, does not.
Again, with the E100, you will require an aerial for the radio to work. It comes supplied with a standard flex aerial, which for most installations will do the job just fine.
However, if you are in an area which requires a boost for signal, BuyCleverStuff have alternate omni-directional aerials for loft or outdoor positioning.
Not having radio may sound a downside for the E50, but don’t let this put you off.
Using Bluetooth, if your smart device has any radio apps, you can always get your favourite stations in this way.
With the Systemline E50 you get 17 Watts per channel, and with the Systemline E100, you will find 15 Watts per channel – so not a vast difference between the two. However, both are sufficient to drive up to two pairs of speakers, or two single stereo speakers.
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It cannot be ignored of how magical the Systemline E50 is. With hand gesture / motion technology built into the touch response panel – you’d be forgiven for thinking it was something Harry Potter had a hand in creating.
As well as it being touch responsive to skip tracks from your Bluetooth device and change volume; waving your hand in front can do just the same.
It might be disappointing that the Systemline E100 does not do the same, it does have alarm features, together with a remote control when not using the panel buttons.
Not to forget that the E100 does have radio built in, which for homes, or other properties, where users may not have Bluetooth devices, it’s an option to seriously consider.
The other benefit is the option currently to install the E100 within a bathroom environment, once sealed correctly. Meaning you can use your unit almost straight from the shower. The E50 is recommended to be positioned outside of any bathroom.
It’s not possible to say one is better than the other. Each has their own place, and each suit a specific purpose – and that’s where unfortunately the decision lies with you!