Summary: I've owned Definitive Technology, Canton and Bose and the Energy 5.1 Take Classic, blow all of them out of the water! I was so surprised at the sound that came out of them when I first heard them. I was expecting that going down to a $400 system I was not going to get the quality sound that I was used to, boy was I wrong! My set-up goes as follows: TV: Panasonic VIERA TC-P55VT30 Receiver: Denon AVR-2311CI Blu-ray Player/Gaming: PS3 All I can say is WOW!
Summary: A friend of mine got this Energy speaker system for Christmas. Man, he must have been a real good boy to get this eargasm. I couldn't hear any distortion or imbalance at any volume level. Wow !! The sound just absolutely kicks ASS. I WANT THIS ONE SANTA.
Surprising audio quality - well beyond others in this price
Michael Sinz, Amazon
26 December 2011
Summary: After over 28 years, my stereo system failed and it was time to look for new. After going to various listening rooms and trying out both speaker systems and amplifiers, I settled on an Onkyo TX-NR809 receiver and these Energy Take Classics. I was amazed at the audio quality when I listened to them in the audio stores but I was even more amazed when I got them into my home.
QA/QC issue not supported by Energy Customer Support
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 AV-1971 amp. It said the center channel polarity was backwards. First thought = I am an idiot and mixed up the wires.
Summary: These things are amazing. I read the reviews and did a lot of shopping before picking out this product, and boy am I glad I picked this. These things sound like they should be twice the size they are, and for the price they are a steal. Very happy with my purchase.
Summary: I decided to purchase this system after reading the many positive reviews. The speakers arrived nicely protected and packaged. Each speaker had a beautiful glossy finish. I was particularly impresssed with the subwoofer's size and elegance. I hooked the system up to my old Pioneer AVX-504S receiver and found an immediate improvement in voice and sound clarity.
Summary: Words can not describe how amazing this thing sounds. I was very hesitant at first but I took the plunge. I rarlely write reviews for anything but needed to do so with this gem of a system. I Received it today and as I was hooking the 2 front speakers I immediately noticed that these 2 alone were already better than the entire 5.1 Samsung speakers that it replaced. Once the sub was hooked up, my 4 year old son immediately ran into the room to see what was going on.
Summary: Despite reading all the positive reviews on Amazon and other sites, I was still skeptical. Seriously, how good could a 5.1 system this small in this price range sound? I was astonished! We have a large room (15'x20') with vaulted ceilings and I was fully expecting them to get 'lost'. Volume is great, quality is great and the bass is outstanding. Extremely impressed with Energy.