Summary: Sound wise I'd give it 5 stars for the money, but the sub arrived with the port tube unglued and rattling around inside. A quick call to Energy's tech support, unscrewing the driver, and gluing the tube back on from inside did the trick.
Summary: This Energy 5.1 Take Classic passive speaker system is great for the money! It is passive because you need to have AV receiver to drive or power the speakers. Installation was simple. The five smaller but powerful 100 Watt speakers get connect with two conductor speaker wire.
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: I was looking for a good surround system that was inexpensive and provided decent quality sound. I was also looking for small speakers as my TV is in a fairly small room. Based on numerous reviews, I went with the Energy Take Classic. The speakers fit the bill.
Summary: I tested these against Boston Acoustics satellite speakers that I currently own. Very attractive package, and can really hit the high notes, but somewhat lacking on the low end, even with a subwoofer.
Summary: Very good sound for my home theater AND for music. I ditch my old speakers due to poor music performance even though movies sounded good. These can do both well. I did notice a sound from the right channel that sounded like sand pouring on a drum head under certain circumstances.
Summary: After much research and with a budget in mind I chose these speakers instead of the Take Classic 5.1, to leave room in my budget for a more powerful subwoofer and a 5.1 receiver. The speakers by themselves are very clear and have much larger sound than you would expect.
Good for the money, great for movies, not so much for music
4 February 2011
Summary: We finally switched out our great room tv..good news there, bad news is there is no space for my old tower (Infinity IL50s). While we watch TV and some movies here we also listen to music (CD,s Pandora, Slacker, Palladia and music DVD's).
Summary: Great set of speakers. Sound good and look great. Only drawback as I seen it is that you cannot get extra sattelite speakers for making a 7.1 or 9.1 channel system. Also, speakers have a single mounting point on the back rather than two which makes it a little tricky to mount properly on my Sanus...