These speakers are really amazing in looks, sound, and price!!
13 February 2012
Summary: Great buy and great sound!! Had 4 BIC America Ventures Series Towers and center channel at 150 watts each and a 350 Cerwin Vega 12" powered sub on a Denon 3802 home theater amp before this. It sounded amazing but I needed room so I had to part with it. I bought the Energy Take Classics expecting to be disappointed but I wasn't!! These are really a great speaker in a tiny box!!! My room is 20 ft X 23 ft.....
Summary: First off let me explain that the Energy Classic speakers in this kit are the exact same as the Energy Take Classic 5.1 except that you don't get the subwoofer. These speakers are just mind boggling good. They come in gloss piano black finish. They sound better than any speakers I've ever owned - even ones 5 times bigger. I use them mostly for music thru my Onkyo receiver but home theater sounds just as good.
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Inspected by #5 "Sam", Amazon
24 December 2011
Summary: Plenty has been said about the build quality and sound quality. I am very happy with these speakers and recommend them to friends and family. What I am not happy about is my experience with customer support. My center channel did not sound great. After the speaker were broken in per the owners manual I did an audyssey calibration with my Dennon AVR-1912 amp. It said the center channel polarity was backwards. First thought = I am an idiot and mixed up the wires.
Summary: I tried many sets before this. I had the Infinity's TSS-800 and the TSS-1200 before I bought the Energy. And man, am I happy! These speakers sound great! The bass is deep and solid, no distortion at all. The highs sound crisp and clear and mids are rich. I'm currently using them with a Denon 1912 receiver. Couple of things you should know before you buy though: First, these speakers ship without speaker wire, so make sure you buy some and a sub cable as well.
Summary: I have long been a fan of Cambridge Soundworks and Klipsch for my speaker needs. I wasn't able to find anything at Cambridge Soundworks that I liked, and I really didn't want to spend $1,500 on my game room for speakers and a receiver. I bought these based on the high reviews here, and overall I think this is a great value.
Summary: Had these for about a week so far. Hooked up to my Onkyo NR509 with 14 gauge RCA speaker wire. They play together really well. Great sound! The speakers were much smaller than i had expected (which is a good thing). Also glad that the center channel is designed to lay horizontally. It hides under my tv perfectly. Very happy with my purchase.
Summary: People are going to think I am crazy but here goes nuthin'...I had to liquidate my $20K plus system which included DefTech Super Towers x 4, two Carver subs, DefTech Mythos One surround back speakers and a DefTech Mythos 9 center. All of this was driven by a Pioneer top of the line SC-09TX receiver. Source components included Pioneer BD-09FD BluRay player and a PS3.
Summary: I love these speakers! I can not believe the incredible sound we get from these little Energys! I labored over reviews for a few weeks trying to decide on a really good set of speakers that wouldn't break the bank. These Energy 5.1 Take Classics fit the bill! I have them paired up with a Pioneer VSX-31 receiver. I'm no audiophile, I just love a wide variety of music. Everything sounds awesome pumping thru these, as well as movies with the surround sound.
I would recommend this system, good value, great product, remarkable sound!
16 July 2011
Summary: I have own different speaker systems throughout the year and my most recent system was a Bose Accout. 10. I was happy with my current system but was looking for something that was just a little bit more fun. I read many different reviews and went to audio blog sites. This Energy take classic was one that was highly recommend. This is by no means the best system on the market. For the money it is a great system. I will never go back.
Summary: I used to own a Samsung HTIB that I thought had decent sound. Was I ever wrong. I never knew anything about DTS:HD-MA until I hooked these Take Classics to my Pioneer VSX-1020-K receiver. The first movie that I watched was 3:10 To Yuma which has an excellent soundtrack, and audio track. I honestly have to give these speakers top marks for clarity, power, and sounding larger than they actually are. The best part in my opinion is the sub.