Summary: I recently purchased the Take Classic 5.1 system and was blown away by the crystal clear highs, warm yet fast bass and wonderful definition of mid-tones that system put out. I then decided to upgrade the center speaker to the CC-10 to help out music playback and give movies a little more punch. These CB-20s were the last addition and were triggered when I went to a friends and heard a pair of old KEF Reference loudspeakers.
Summary: I have had a set of the CB-5 Energy speakers for about a year now and those little puppies are great. Which is why I purchased these without even listening to them. I am (not surprisingly) very happy. These CB-20 speakers are really great. I got them to use in a surround system as the front left and right speakers. We didn't want to use a subwoofer, so these were perfect. They are top quality for the price! HIGHLY recommended. CB-10 and CB-5 also highly recommended.
Very good speakers, compete with speakers three times the price, top value
2 December 2013
Summary: These are very good speakers. I first heard the at a Best Buy and they pretty much held their own against brands costing three times as much. These sound slightly colored, but in a good way, with a boost toward the mid-hi spectrum. They have smooth bass sound, and have good bass response for a bookshelf speaker. These tend to emphasize a balanced sound, without a heavy emphasis on a booming bass.
Summary: As a treat, I wanted to upgrade my PC monitors from my old scrappy Wharfedale Diamonds 6. So I picked up a pair of these well constructed bookshelf speakers which are getting great reviews. I tried them out on my home theatre rig and they sounded pretty good. They do sound a bit dark. Anyhow on the PC driven by a Sonic Impact T-Amp they sounded different enough to be interesting.
Summary: I wish I would have purchased these first rather than the other speakers. I tried the cheaper ones but they did not give me the theater type sound I was looking for. These do the trick quite well for movies but for music I would want a lot more.
Summary: I got the front, center, and rear speakers in a set. These give decent sound quality for movie playing in a room that is about 14' by 16'. I don't feel a need for a subwoofer, because these speakers are already mid-range sized. I listened to these and speaker sets which cost over $4000. The $4000 sets sound better, but didn't really improve my enjoyment of the movies.
Summary: Just picked up two pairs of these late last year (fronts and side surrounds) and have been very impressed with the sound and efficiency they provide. Currently using a Yamaha HTR-6280, and matched them with a CC-10 center and 2 CR-10's for the surround backs. So far im very happy with this "budget" system and will update more as I've had some time to use them.
Summary: I was looking for a pair of speakers in this price range. As I live outside US I had not the chance to listen them before, so it was a blind buy, based on reviews I've read and taking chances. One thing I did look for was a fairly large size bookshelf able to reproduce with clarity medium range that can be placed on the wall (for which I have used the Ominmount 2.0 system, that was partially succesfull, to give an instant review - the speakers are bit heavy, so it will...