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. I used the AmazonBasic 16-gauge speaker wire to make all the connections from the speaker to receiver.
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... you set them up with the sub at 90/100hz on the receiver's crossover and they will blend beautifully. I am using a polk 10 inch sub... and movies sound alive and very nicely. In their price range they are still king.
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. The sound quality is quite good - speech is clear, music sounds natural and the bass from the subwoofer is powerful enough while still being fairly tight. The speakers are attractive and solidly built.
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. My current Boston acoustics may not be quite as sharp on the high end, but definitely better on the low end, and sounded "deeper". Since I use these primarily in the den for movies, I stayed with the BA. If you will be utilizing for music, you may like the Energy.
Summary: This product is what I expected and I purchased for our home entertainment center. It works well for what I wanted and I am happy with it, it isn't the highest quality I could of purchased, but it is a good quality product.
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. That problem seems to have gone away. FYI... Not sure what to make of that.
I would recommend this system, good value, great product, remarkable sound!
16 July 2011
Summary: I have own different speaker systems throughout the year and my most recent system was a Bose Accout. 10. I was happy with my current system but was looking for something that was just a little bit more fun. I read many different reviews and went to audio blog sites. This Energy take classic was one that was highly recommend. This is by no means the best system on the market. For the money it is a great system. I will never go back.
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). Long story short: The speakers sound really good for TV and movies, clear, tight, plenty of bass...problem is the sound is not "full" for music.
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 HTB-3 floor stands, although that is as much a problem with the latter as the former.