Summary: I purchased the original Take 5.1 speaker set in 1997. They've changed little since then, and why? They simply work great. The quality is as good as speaker systems costing well over one-thousand dollars. The only issue that I have is that my wife got my beloved speakers in a divorce.
Summary: I am pleased with the performance of the Energy Take Classic 5.1 speakers. The sound nicely fills my medium-sized living room that is now doubling as our quasi home theater. The sound is clean, and my Pioneer VSX-1020 receiver was able to auto-calibrate with them without a single hitch.
Summary: These speakers sound amazing both for music and for movies. They have very crisp treble and a full, warm midrange. Coupled with the Energy ESW-8HG subwoofer, the bass blended perfectly with the satellites to provide a very well-balanced sound.
Summary: I researched various brands of Speakers when my wife told me that she wanted to get me a new set for Christmas. It was narrowed down to 3: Definitive Technologies, Mirage, and Energy Take 5 Classic.
Summary: We purchased these surround speakers to go with our new Pioneer VSX-1019AH-K 7.1 channel A/V receiver and they have exceeded our expectations. Movies, especially action or Sci-Fi movies are absolutely incredible heard through this surround system.
Summary: I did a lot of homework looking for speakers and[...] gave these speakers an impressive review; these speakers are every bit as good as the review and are a steal at ~$200 for the 5 speakers and ~150 for the subwoofer; super clear sound great for movies and especially video games (and music)-...
Energy Take 5 Classic -- Quite Impressive -- Very Satisfied
John H. Williams, Amazon
15 December 2009
Summary: Pros: These are crisp, clean, lots of range, lots of imaging (ability to sound like an actual 3D event, rather than sound coming from speakers.) Very well matched as a set. They fill my reasonably large TV/audio rooms very, very well.
Summary: They seem to be able to hear all my music and movies now... these things sound 10x bigger than they are. They look stunning too! Make sure you get the to get thundering but undistorted bass and LFE! I have these hooked up to an Onkyo receiver with 16 gauge speaker wire.
Summary: Packaged beautifully and did not charge extra for delivery to Alaska unlike so many other compannies. Best part was everything worked! These are my very first home theater speakers and were purchased due to the positive responses of other reviewers. These speakers did not disappoint.
Summary: Awesome speakers....Did a lot of research on satellite speakers to buy as space was a big consideration.Ended up on buying this after reading 5 star reviews everywhere. Not dissapointed at all.Lives to its billing.