Systemline E50 & Systemline E100

Comparison: Systemline E50 vs Systemline E100

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!

Bluetooth

Both systems contain Bluetooth receivers, so you can easily pair and play music from any Bluetooth device such as a mobile smartphone, or tablet.

Auxiliary Inputs

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.

Radio

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.

Output

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.

Check out the packages with us at BuyCleverStuff that bring together Systemline with superb Q Acoustics ceiling speakers.

Other features

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.

Conclusion

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!

However, if you have any more questions about either of these Bluetooth in-wall systems, we’re always happy to help at BuyCleverStuff!

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Latest RAJAR Figures Report Radio Audiences On The Rise

The latest figures for Q2 2016 have been released by RAJAR (Radio Joint Audience Research), and it’s great news for radio lovers with over 90% of the UK tuning in to listen to music, news and sport on a weekly basis – and we know our customers are a huge part of that with our under cabinet radios and ceiling radio systems continuing to be ever-popular!

Helped in part to the introduction of brand new DAB stations on the SDL digital multiplex that was launched in March – RAJAR announced that digital radio listening is now at an all-time high of 45.3%.

Overall weekly reach of UK radio is now 90.1% (up from 89.9% year-on-year). On average, listeners are tuning in for an extra 30 minutes of live radio every week, with figures climbing from 21 hours, to 21.5 hours this quarter.

Lucy Barrett, Radiocentre’s Client Director says: “Commercial radio continues to offer an amazing range of choices for listeners and advertisers and it is brilliant to see this reflected in our sector’s reach. It is unsurprising that people turn to radio, the original broadcast medium, for reassurance in turbulent times. Commercial stations have more to offer than ever and Radiocentre will continue to support the commercial radio sector deliver for listeners.”

Ford Ennals, CEO of Digital Radio UK, said: “Digital listening is now over 45% and heading for 50% with nearly 32 million people listening on a digital platform every week. The record breaking growth of 5.4 percentage points in digital listening has been prompted by the expansion of consumer choice we have seen this quarter with the successful launch of 16 new digital stations on the second commercial national DAB network – Sound Digital. Other key factors in digital growth are the nearly 50% increase in digital listening in cars and the expansion of local DAB coverage which has helped increase digital listening to local stations.”

Having radio, whether it is for music, news or sport, is a fantastic and simple thing to bring into the home, and we at BuyCleverStuff have a wide variety of choice for your needs.

Digital radio listening does not need to be restricted to just DAB specific radios.

DAB stations can be streamed directly from your mobile or smartphone via Bluetooth, 27% of adults claim to listen to the radio via a mobile phone or tablet at least once per month which is up 6% year-on-year so why not listen to your favourite radio stations via Bluetooth from your device and also your own stored music whenever you want – and we have incredible Bluetooth ceiling speakers available to do just that!

If you need any more help or advice, search our previous blog posts where you can find tips on what system is best for you or if you’re ready to buy, see our full range of products through our online shop – visit by clicking on the link below.

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Figures reported from RAJAR/Ipsos MORI/RSMB – RAJAR DATA RELEASE | QUARTER 2, 2016