Summary: Love this sub woofer. Doesn't over do it, just the right amount of base. I have a two prong audio jack leaving my receiver, and the sub woofer only has a one prong jack in, I thought that was a little odd. I would recommend this product regardless, it is reliable, quality, and sleek.
A great sub for the matching speakers, but with a few quirks
10 February 2011
Summary: Pros: - matches perfectly with the Energy Take Classic 5.0 speakers - Lots of volume and power when desired (I don't look for booming bass - just full rich sound) - versatile connections (speaker level and mono) - EXCELLENT Customer support - more about this below Cons: -versatile connections. (Yes this is a pro and a con).
Summary: My first experience with this sub was within the Energy Take 5.1 system. I wanted a small but full range set up in my study. I paired the Energy speakers with a 70 WPC Marantz receiver and 40" Samsung LCD, resulting in a great performing personal sized system. I purchased another one to pair with Energy's RC-10's and RC-Mini's in a larger room at our beach house - it holds its own with them as well.
Summary: This little sub provides more than enough bass for small to medium rooms, sounds great with music and movies. Don't expect this to shake the walls but for around $100 you shouldn't be expecting that. I have mine set up in a 15x15 room and it does an impressive job. Looks great and is discrete, you won't be disappointed.
Summary: This little 8" sub sounds great whether you're listening to music or watching movies. Smooth tones from jazz to classical to rock. It can shake the room and windows if you open it up. It has all the adjustments and inputs that you will need to match up to your system. I have it paired with a set of Definitive Tech speakers in the front, a Wharfdale center and rears and it fits right into the menagerie.
Summary: I use this with the Energy Take 5 surround sound speakers and a Pioneer VSX-919AH A/V receiver (120W per channel). I am picky about bass - I want it to go as close to 20Hz as possible and clean, absolutely no hint of mud and no exaggerated volume. The first time I heard deep bass on it (closing theme song of Leverage TV show), I hit rewind on the DVR several times to hear it again because I was impressed. Amazing (albeit powered 200W) sub, especially for the price.
Summary: First off, let me qualify my comments with the statement that I am not what I would consider an "audiophile". I appreciate good sound as it relates to my movie watching and music listening experience but I do not get caught up in the finer details of sound reproduction that some enjoy discussing. I am an average guy looking for the best value in a 5.1 sound system which brings us to my comments.