Energy Take Classic 5.1 Home Theater System First Look/Review
Energy Home Theatre Review
Best One? Energy 5.1 Take Classic Home Theater System (Set Of Six, Black)
Energy 5.1 Take Classic Home Theater System (Set of Six, Black)
Energy 51 Take Classic Home Theater System Set of Six Black
Energy 5.1 Take Classic Home Theater System (Set of Six, Black)
Part 1: Energy Take Classic 5.1 Speakers
Energy 5.1 Take Classic Home Theater System Set of Six, Black)
My Energy Take Classic 5.1 Surround Sound Setup in 720p HD
Unboxing Energy 5.1 Take Classic Home Theater | Surround Sound System | Speakers
Amazon Price: $299.99 $299.99 (as of June 21, 2018 3:27 am –
This landmark Energy 5.1 Take Classic home entertainment system flaunts superior MDF cabinets finished in sophisticated high-gloss black. It includes a powerful 200-watt subwoofer with a front-firing port, 8" driver and patented Ribbed Elliptical Surround(TM) for well-defined bass reproduction. But the coup de grâce is the newly added Convergent Source Module (CSM) with its 3" poly-titanium woofer and .75" Hyperbolic(TM) aluminum-dome tweeter. This proprietary technology provides a dynamic frequency range and an expansive soundstage, resulting in smooth, realistic sound that emanates from each satellite speaker as well as the center channel. Music and movie lovers can now rejoice because the Take Classic not only breathes life into every entertainment experience, it incites an intense passion in every listener.
Great Sound for Great Price and Easy Mounting
I am no audiophile but my wife is 😉 She really loved the clarity of the sound the way the music comes alive though these speakers. I like the booms from the subwoofer, but the part that I liked the most about these speakers is the price (vs performance)and the easy mounting options on them. I liked the fact they included the M4 threaded slot on the back apart from the key hole. This gave a really secure and firm grip when mounted on the VideoSecu speaker mounts. I use it with Sony STR-DN1040 receiver and I am very happy with these speakers. Since I have not used a lot of other speakers I wont say much about the comparative performance of this speaker set. But I can say that the sound is great, real nice style and very nice finish all at amazing price. You have many more reviews on amazon from experienced guys that give these speakers a high five. The reason I bought these speakers was because of the CNET review and couple of other online reviews. These speakers have stayed on top for more than 4yrs so I guessed they should be great anyway and no regrets. One note is if you are planning to put them on a wall then i think it is best to use wall speaker mounts for the 4 satellites because they have the bass port in the back.
If you’re sitting on the fence about buying these speakers, let me help you!
I consider myself as a veteran home theater enthusiast. Having worked for 5 years part time for Circuit City before they went under as a Home Theater Sales Associate. I’ve had the unique opportunity to review and test a wide range of speakers. I owned high end Infinity Kappa speakers for the longest time, but ended up giving them to my brother-in-law when we moved to a new house. I went for over 2 years suffering with a cheap Sony home Theater-in-a-box that sounded muddy and downright….well….cheap. I finally saw Amazon put these speakers on sale for $299 so I bought 2 sets of them (I’ll explain why in a moment).
Hi Resolution for any budget. Meant for Medium size rooms.
I’ve had these speakers since 2014, and I am writing a 2 year review. I have them connecting to a Yamaha RXV575 receiver. I bought them because of all the good reviews both professional and non. They’re small and compact enough that they disappear into my book shelves.
If you live in an apartment and love surround sound but don’t want to pay a ton …
If you live in an apartment and love surround sound but don’t want to pay a ton of money for something that will sound great this is your best bet.
Great sound and looks for the money
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. But it doesn’t bode well for how these might hold up in the long run, especially reading that others have had the rears come unglued from wall-hanging speakers. They look really nice and are very compact but sound much nicer than the HTIB they replace (though the Sony STR-DN1050 has something to do with it too). Sound is good with music and great for movies, unless you are expecting “feel it in your chest” explosions. Doing some SPL testing, the satellites actually go down to 80 Hz with room gain (on shelves, 6″ from wall), and blend very nicely with the sub. Sub goes down to about 26 Hz with room gain (of course every room / sub placement is different). They do warm up a bit after a few hours of use, so if you buy them, don’t make immediate judgments on sound quality. At this price, I’m considering buying a second set to go to 7.2 and using the extra satellites as stands for my fronts (the rears are wall mounted). I’m using 14 AWG wire and it fits fine; it looks like there’s just enough room on the connectors for 12 AWG too.
" So glad I got this instead of a more known brand-name …
There are two concepts I believe in that conflicted with my decision-making process before buying these.
I purchased 2 sets of these and I am using one with my tv and another in my home theater. They sound amazing. My home theater rocks. I am using it with onkyo with TX -nr646. I have to keep the volume at 30 otherwise it will bring down my house. my home theater was set up by a theater professional. The home theater guy was amazed by the quality of the sound from these speakers. I am not sure why people are complaining about these speakers. These speakers sound better than klipsch ( tried both klipsch and energy). The quality of sound depends on the acoustic of a room, type of floor, carpet, wall panels and insulation in the walls and furniture.
Read this, these are what you want! Recommended setup below!
I have been holding off writing my review as I wanted to break these in and get a feel for what I think.
I have had these since 2014 and they work like new as of early 2018
I have had these since 2014 and they work like new as of early 2018. On my most recent birthday my wife presented me a Bose acoustimass 10 series V–I went wow! But after comparing these to the Bose AM- guess which one I still kept. Yup, this guy. These speakers beat the crap out of AM2. Better bass, just better sound and everything when compared to bose. I am not an audiophile but surely an audio enthusiast who owns more than a pair of audiophile grade headphones. This piece is just amazing.
Awesome Sound, great speakers!!!
I purchased theses in Dec 2011 and have been using them for about three weeks now. Man, these are great speakers! Im not an audiophile (sounds like something you can be arrested for) but a 46 year old biker that probably doesnt have the best hearing having spent too much time on a Harley with loud pipes and wind. Having said that, I can hear these speakers great!! I sold my pioneer tower speakers and surround system and went with the energy after all the great reviews. Sound is crystal clear and continues to get better and better during my 50 hr break in period. The bass from the woofer is excellent! True story, I was listening to Def Leppard Hysteria and my teenage daughter yelled down the stairs for me to turn it down because the bass was ratteling the things in her room right above our living room. Watched cowboys and aliens on blue ray last weekend, and that was a sound immersion you wouldnt believe. I felt like i right in the middle of everything, bullets flying, lazers zapping, explosions you could feel… it was intense!!! All these 5 star ratings are there for a reason, these speakers rock!!!! For speaker mounts I used: