Summary: At first I was concerned about how the piano black finish would look but once I received it I was impressed. They have a classy gloss appearance which actually makes them look more expensive in my opnion. The speakers feel like they are well constructed and have a very good weight. The sound quality is outstanding especially for their size. I am no audiophile but this system is perfect for movies/tv. The subwoofer is outstanding and has more options than I had expected.
Summary: I had owned a Sony HTCT-100 sound bar for several months and while it was satisfactory. I wanted something that could produce a decent sound i.e. 5.1 at an affordable price and was highly rated. I spend several weeks researching and realized that in every audio forum the Energy brand carried a mention.
Summary: You read the subject right! 7 channel surround sound. I bought the Take Classic 5.1 set off Amazon and thought the sound was so completely amazing that I was able to contact Energy and purchase two additional satellite speakers. I currently run a 7.1 system (including two front "height" speakers.) I have been debating getting another subwoofer to really beef up the music experience, but right now I'm pretty happy.
Summary: I can not believe how amazing these speakers sound! I have auditioned these speakers for the past three days. My first day, the center channel was not working correctly and I had trouble finding the right settings on my new receiver. This was all due to user error, I later realized. I was not very impressed and was ready to send these back. I eventually got the user error sorted out and these speakers just came to life.
Good for the money, great for movies, not so much for music
4 February 2011
Summary: We finally switched out our great room tv..good news there, bad news is there is no space for my old tower (Infinity IL50s). While we watch TV and some movies here we also listen to music (CD,s Pandora, Slacker, Palladia and music DVD's). Long story short: The speakers sound really good for TV and movies, clear, tight, plenty of bass...problem is the sound is not "full" for music.
Summary: Bought these for myself to go with 32" Samsung and HK AVR1600 for my study. Already have an 11 year old Energy Take 5.1 for my living room so I was already aware of the quality of sound. This setup is awesome.
Summary: One word "Absolutely Awesome Home Theatre System". I'm using this with a Denon 2311ci Receiver and i am literally rocking the house down. The satellite speakers are not too big and not too small but make a lot of fantastic quality noise, the Bass from the system really is amazing. This system is a little older and Energy are now owned by Klipsch audio.