Summary: I ordered these speakers on sunday and they arrived tuesday lunchtime. can't beat that at all. i'm an audiophile from way back and have always gone for state of the art components, money be darned. however, since i have my other half to answer to i simply can't put towers and 1000 watt amplifiers in my 16'x22' living room. i spent a lot of time researching different moderately priced speaker systems.
Summary: I purchased the Energy Take 5's to replace an older set of wooden-boxed Take 5's that were handed down to me from my father. The old ones took a few spills and the veneer started to peel but otherwise worked great. These were tried, tested and true so I wanted to simply order a new set. I went with the 5.0 system because the 8" sub included in the 5.1 had questionable reviews so I wanted to piece my own together.
Summary: My dad already has a pioneer a/v system and Sony sub-woofer so this five pack worked out perfect. The speakers look great and sound even better. My father can be picky when it comes to his home theater equipment so I was a little scarred buying something I hadn't seen or heard before but he says these speakers rock. Even my hard of hearing mother says she can tell a difference in quality from the old speakers to the Energy.
Summary: I had an excellent DCM subwoofer from my old rack stereo system and wanted to get satellite speakers for use with a home theater. This set from Energy fit the bill perfectly. I am driving these with a mid range Yamaha receiver calibrated with their YPAO feature and the fidelity is amazing. The sound is clean and clear with crisp, not tinny, highs. Stereo and surround imaging is excellent, and voices sound very natural.
Summary: My old receiver died and in the process blew out one of my speakers, so in the process of upgrading to a new receiver I got new speakers as well. I did a lot of research before purchasing in user reviews as well as "expert" reviews. These speakers consistently kept coming up, and the reviewers weren't wrong. These things rock. Would absolutely recommend them.
Summary: I love this speaker setup. I have them hooked up via banana plugs to my pioneer elite vsx-42 receiver and they sound great. I haven't hooked up a TV or tweaked any of the sound settings yet but so far right out of the box they sound great. I would highly recommend these speakers if you're an entry-level audiophile and this seller is great too!