5 stars but wish I would have gotten the 5.1 instead
Maximus12105 "Brett", Amazon
16 November 2013
Summary: I wouldn't consider myself an audiophile by any stretch of the imagination and I also will say that I can't give 100% credit to the Take Classics for the great sound as the Denon receiver also plays a part in it. What I WILL say is that these speakers sound beautiful.
Summary: It is excellent compact surround sound speakers. I use it with my powerful 135w receiver, giant Klipsch floor stand speakers and two 12" subwoofers. These little Energy speakers provides excellent center and surround sounds.
Love the Energy 5.1 Take Classic Home Theater System.
9 October 2013
Summary: Love the Energy 5.1 Take Classic Home Theater System. I presently own two Bose systems one being an aging lifestyle 28. I decided to purchase this system because I just can't buy into the overpriced hype any more.
Summary: Big sound from small package. Hide the center speaker behind your flatscreen and the other speakers on bookshelves where they become invisible. Good solution unless you're looking for the "I'M A HOME THEATER!" look.
Summary: if you properly match these speakers with an adecuate sized room and an adecuately powered receiver, you will be a happy camper. I cannot stress enough the importance of READING the specs on audio equipment, these speakers start at 120mhz...
Summary: We recently did some in-wall wiring for 7-channel and needed some speakers to augment our nice front-channel ones and sub. Pros: - Clean, crisp sound. - Mounts very easily. - Sounds as good as speakers 2-3x the price. Cons: - None significant
Summary: Don't buy this if you plan on hanging on the wall. After 6 months or so of mounting this on the wall, the rear face of the speaker came off. If you plan to keep the speakers on some support or floor, then it's great because the sound it produces is great.
Summary: Ok - I was planning to buy the imitation set from Monoprice because it was a lot cheaper and rated very well (but then somebody sued them and they had to stop distributing their set which looked and specked out remarkably similar to this set) - that said, I have been very happy with these.