Summary: I looked at Axiom, B&W, Klipsch, & Definitive Technology speakers first and at the $200.00/per speaker price I couldn't quite afford that. Although these can't produce the sound of the afore mentioned they do an exceptional job, and their price is just what I was looking for. I'm coming from a THX certified cambridge 6.1 computer speaker system I had for my previous HTPC. Each of those speakers were rated at 75watts.
Summary: The positive reviews of this package are right on target. These speakers are nice when they work. However, I had very bad experiences with them. If only one or two speakers of the five broke, I would give it a 3 or 4 star rating. However, I had to send each and every one of them to service. Yes, all five speaker went bad in a few years. Here is a tip for those who need to send the speakers back for service.
Summary: I've owned a number of Energy speakers over the last 10 years. I decided to go with the Take Classic due to now having samll kids and the big heavy bookshelf speakers I previously had were just to heavy and dangerous. Anyways, I went with the 5.0 as I already had a sub. I have had the Take Classic for about two weeks and while fully not broken in, these little speakers produce a very clear and enjoyable sound.
Summary: I was throughly impressed by the quality of these small speakers. They are great in fit, finish, and function. They look great and sound even better. They blew my 1 year old pioneer satellites out of the water in their sound reproduction. I found that I did not have to turn up my receiver as loud to clearly hear voices and quiet scenes in movies. They are crisp and clear in both movies and music. Invest in a good sub and you won't be disappointed.
Summary: Very pleased with this set of surround speakers. Pleasant bright sound with good musical presence. They sounded a bit weak to start, but after several hours of playing they came in to their own. very good low cost system. P.S. added the Energy 8" sub woofer for smashing movie effects.
Summary: Have a wonderful Polk Audio RT 5000 system that sadly I have to sell. I knew finding a replacement speaker system was going to be tough. I looked at many system and in the end I needed a small compact speaker system. I read all the good reviews on this and others sites. I talked to an audio sales man who didn't have good things to say about Energy speakers. I took a chance on this system and wow I I'm so impressed.
Summary: Picked these up from Amazon last week to replace my Polk RM705 (Polk sounded ok but has a weak sub). These speakers sound awesome, sub rocks the entire room. Room is 20x20 and is hooked to a Denon AVR-789, Samsung LNA52 120Mhz 52" using a PS3 for blu-ray. Best spks under $1000 by far. BUY THEM you won't be dissapointed.
Summary: i was unsure of what to speakers to buy as i already had a new Onkyo receiever. i wanted a set that was of good quality but not too expensive. i had never heard of the Energy line before but saw good reviews. I am very pleased with my purchase as it has great sound and the Sub will shake your house! Set-up up was not too difficult, you will need to buy speaker wire and a subwoofer cable. I recommend this set of speakers to anyone.
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.