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Energy 5.1 Take Classic Home Theater System (Set of Six, Black)

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  • 4 gloss black 2-way Energy satellite speakers
  • 1 gloss black Energy center channel
  • 200 watt Energy subwoofer with front firing port and 8" driver and patented Ribbed Elliptical Surround(TM)
  • Perfect for a large or small space surround sound solution
  • Wall mountable
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Product Specifications

Brand NameEnergy
Color NameBlack High Gloss
Depth3 inches
Driver Configuration3/4" Aluminum dome tweeter, 3" PolyTitanium Mid-woofer
Frequency Response Curve33-20,000 Hz
Speaker Driver Material TypePolypropylene
Peak Power Handling - Speakers200 watts
Maximum Speaker Depth (inches)3 inches
RMS Power Range - Amplifiers60 watts

Technical Details

  • Brand Name: Energy
  • Model Number: 1008207
  • Color: Black High Gloss
  • Speakers Maximum Output Power: 200 Watts
  • Item Display Depth: 3 inches
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Output Wattage 60 Watts 100 Watts 130 Watts 100 Watts
Frequency Response Curve 33-20,000 Hz 28 Hz - 50 kHz 70Hz - 50kHz, Front /Center; 80Hz - 20kHz, Surround; 25Hz - 150Hz, subwoofer 33 Hz - 20 kHz
Impedance 8 Ohm 6 Ohm 6 8
Color Black High Gloss Black Black High Gloss Black
Dimensions 22.5 inches x 19.9 inches x 19.9 inches 16.25 inches x 21 inches x 17.5 inches 23.44 inches x 20.25 inches x 23.69 inches 13.9 inches x 12.5 inches x 12.5 inches
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Product Description

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.

From the Manufacturer

A CNET Editor's Choice winner for February 2009, the Energy 5.1 Take Classic Home Entertainment Speaker System is a no-compromise collection of high-tech components that offer complete and uncompromising fidelity at an affordable price. Made up of four Take satellite speakers, a Take center channel speaker and one 200-watt Take powered subwoofer, each high-gloss black speaker component in this system is masterfully integrated with each other creating a killer sound that is much bigger than it looks and that seamlessly meshes with any flat panel HDTV system.

Energy Take Classic 5.1 High-performance speaker system
Dramatic home theater quality beyond its size.
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One of four satellite speakers included with the Energy 5.1 Take Classic System
Patented Convergent Source Module 3-inch poly-titanium woofer and .75-inch hyperbolic aluminum-dome tweeter.
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Center speaker included with the Energy 5.1 Take Classic System
Stylish high gloss black finish across all components.
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200-watt Subwoofer speaker included with the Energy 5.1 Take Classic System
Amazing deep bass from 200-watt subwoofer.
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The Lowdown
Take Classic proves that convenience doesn't have to mean compromise. Sure, you can shop for individual home theater components-but you won't get better performance, or better looks. Integrating the best technologies Energy has to offer, the Take Classic can fill your room with hair-rising effects and theater-like sound: hyperbolic aluminum dome tweeters for screaming highs, Convergent Source Modules for clear, crisp dialogue and music and a Ribbed Elliptical Surround on the subwoofer that makes every explosion a room shaking affair. In addition, integrated keyhole wall-mounts, threaded inserts and rubber bumpers let you choose how and where to place your speakers.

Bragging Rights
Energy has been a leader in audio research and development as well as in the engineering and manufacturing of speakers since 1973. With this pedigree Take Classic components were developed with Energy's core principles in mind. These include:

Flat On-Axis Frequency Response with Wide Bandwidth - Speakers should reproduce the entire audio range in a uniform manner. By ensuring that no one frequency dominates any other, Energy ensures that every note is the way it was intended to be-and the sound as natural as possible.

Wide and Constant Dispersion - Sound at all frequencies radiating from the speaker should be in an even pattern, in all directions throughout the room.

Low Distortion and Resonance - Speaker system is distortion- or resonance-free, but Energy has achieved a significantly lower distortion level, a clearly audible improvement.

The Take Classic 5.1 home theater system also offers terrific performance and great features:

  • Our patented Convergent Source Module (CSM) 3-inch poly-titanium woofer and .75-inch hyperbolic aluminum-dome tweeter -the heart of Energy speakers
  • Patented Ribbed Elliptical Surround woofers create high efficiency, low distortion
  • An aluminum dome tweeter for sonic accuracy
  • Front and rear venting for more powerful bass response
Take Classic raises the bar for 5.1 speaker system performance. It includes a powerful 200-watt subwoofer with a front-firing port, 8-inch driver and Ribbed Elliptical Surround™ for bass that you feel as much as hear. The Convergent Source Module (CSM), with its 3-inch poly-titanium woofer and .75-inch hyperbolic aluminum-dome tweeter, focuses sound for clearer dialogue and stirring music. The CSM gives soundtracks a dynamic frequency range and a huge soundstage, for smooth, realistic sound from each satellite speaker and the center channel. Music and movie lovers rejoice. Take Classic puts the passion back into your favorite films.

Exclusive Energy® Brand Technologies

Convergent Source Module
The Convergent Source Module, or CSM, provides wide dispersion, low distortion and amazing midrange performance. The speaker's midrange and tweeter are positioned in close proximity to one another and act as a single source, thereby increasing overall dispersion and reducing any lobing effect. The chambering of the mid and tweeter lowers the driver's resonance, reducing distortion.

Ribbed Elliptical Surround Technology
Energy's patented Ribbed Elliptical Surround technology (U.S. patent #6,725,967, Canadian patent #2,407,123) increases excursion, eliminates distortion and raises efficiency on woofers and subwoofers. The Elliptical Surround encompasses the cone, allowing it to move identically in both directions, resulting in near zero distortion. And while conventional designs are often plagued with surround dimpling, which causes them to radiate in and out of phase and distort at all listening levels, Energy's designs aren't influenced by dimpling at all, instead proprietary Ribbed Elliptical Surround technology allows for a larger cone surface, resulting in greater efficiency. This design also lets the cone achieve greater peak to peak movement, thus allowing it to travel more than double the distance of the competition. These attributes enable Energy woofers and subwoofers to move incredible amounts of air, ultimately allowing them to play lower frequencies with greater bass extension and fidelity.

What's in the Box
A 6-piece, high gloss black set of Energy Take Classic 5.1 speakers: 4-Take satellite speakers, 1-perfectly matched Take center channel speaker, 1-perfectly matched Take powered subwoofer; 1-owners manual.

Technical Specifications

  • Frequency Response - Sat: 115Hz-20KHz; Center: 110Hz-20KHz; Subwoofer: 33Hz-150Hz +/- 3dB
  • Crossover Point - 2.9 kHz
  • Sensitivity - 89dB
  • Power Handling - Sat & Center: 100 Watts; Subwoofer: 200 Watts
  • Recommended Amplifier Power - 20 - 100 Watts RMS (continuous)
  • Impedance - 8-ohm compatible
  • Subwoofer Variable Low Pass Filter - 40Hz-150Hz @ 18dB/octave
  • Tweeter - ¾-inch (19 mm) Hyperbolic™ aluminum-dome
  • Woofer - Sat & Center: 3-inch poly-titanium; Sub: 8" IM Cone with Patented Ribbed Elliptical Surround
  • Dimensions (inches) - Sat: 6 7/8 x 4 1/8 x 4 1/8; Center: 4 1/8 x 10 1/4 x 4 1/8; Subwoofer: 12 5/8 x 12 5/8 x 12 5/8 (add 2 1/6" for feet)
  • Weight - Sat: 2.9 lbs; Center: 3.2 lbs; Subwoofer: 19.7 lbs
Maximum Performance Tips:
The center channel speaker needs to be centrally located so that the dialogue appears to be coming from the center of the screen. It needs to be above or below the monitor, as closely to it as possible. If you're using a rear projection television, the most likely option is to place it above the screen. If you have a front projection system, you have choices-stand mounting, or placement on furniture, for example. It is important, though, to place the speaker so that its front edge is even with the edge of the shelf or stand supporting it. Unwanted diffraction occurs when the center channel is too far back into a cabinet or other surface with edges that could impede sound dispersion.

For left or right front channels, the distance between the speakers should be 6-8 feet at minimum for the best stereo imaging. The optimum room shape is rectangular, with the speakers along one of the shorter walls, facing the opposite side. If possible, do not place speakers against a wall or at rear of a bookshelf; corner placement is usually the worst option. Try to keep the speakers-especially rear vented models-at least two feet from the surface behind it, unless you use a vent plug. For best results mounting on a rear wall, position the speakers so they flank the main listening area and point toward the front of the room. They should be raised to a height of approximately six feet and should ideally have a space of six feet between them. The three most common subwoofer locations include corners (which can result in boomy or exaggerated low frequency response), placement along a wall, away from the corner (producing moderate bass performance with increased fidelity over corner placement), or beside a front speaker (creating a better blend with the front speaker, but sacrificing overall volume). Experimentation with subwoofer placement is highly encouraged; slight adjustments can create big differences in sound reproduction. To test subwoofer placement, install it temporarily in your main listening position and walk around the listening room while playing a familiar piece of music until you find the best sounding position.

Review from Home Theater Magazine

Review from Energy Take Classic

Home Theater Magazine ReviewsIt came as no surprise to me that Energy's Take Classic speaker package was such a fine all-around performer. The brand has a strong track record in sat/sub packages, and this set continues the tradition. No, these speakers won't give you the slamming low-frequency effects you'd get from phat towers and/or a giant sub. But they deliver the midrange goods--the single most important aspect of speaker performance, if I had to choose one--and kept me intelligently entertained.

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  • Product Dimensions: 19.9 x 19.9 x 22.5 inches ; 39.8 pounds
  • Shipping Weight: 40.8 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
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  • ASIN: B001202C44
  • Item model number: 1008207
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1,002 customer reviews)
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  • Date first available at February 16, 2006
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288 of 301 people found the following review helpful By Juniorverse1 TOP 1000 REVIEWER on April 23, 2009
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Paired with inexpensive, high-quality Monoprice 16 gauge speaker wires, these speakers provide amazing sound at a price that can't be beat.

I recently installed an entirely new media center consisting of the Samsung LN46B650 LCD TV, an Onkyo TX-SR606 AV Receiver, these speakers (with Monoprice 16 gauge speaker wires), these inexpensive speaker mounts, HDMI cables that cost less than a dollar each, and a PS3. The sound is amazing! (August 2012 update: These are STILL my primary speakers, I still LOVE them, and I now use a Sony STRDN1030 Receiver with WiFi and Bluetooth. Sept 2014 update: 5.5 years later, they are still my primary speakers, and I still love them.)

I am so glad I didn't buy more expensive speakers than these, because these sound awesome. I was a little hesitant at first because I had never heard of the Energy brand, but after reading the reviews here and on CNET, I gave it a shot and I'm so glad that I did!

Crisp sound, powerful bass... I couldn't ask for anything more. The only complaint I have about these speakers is that the positioning, size, and angle of the 5-way speaker wire connections on the back makes it difficult to use regular sized banana plugs. But I didn't even deduct a star for that because the sound was excellent when I just twisted the wire ends and inserted them bare.
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261 of 279 people found the following review helpful By btgawedz on April 9, 2008
I have recently purchased this system paired with a Denon AVR1508. And all I can say is WOW!

I originally purchased the POLK RM705 package, and kept them all of 2 days, brought those back and got the Klipsch Quintet III paired with the KSW10 subwoofer, on both systems all the satellites' did was nothing but scream at you and the subwoofer distorted at low to medium levels regardless of what I threw at it, music or home theater (KSW10 not quite as bad). Needless to say they went back as well, I know I am picky! I was going to give up on the 5.1 package and go get bookshelf speakers or towers.

However ENERGY has changed my view on the 5.1 kit! ENERGY has also made very nice high end speakers for a while now, which have always been very efficient, crisp and clean, and they have done it again! Music and Home Theater purely sound superb! The satellites' do not scream which helps the subwoofer compliment the overall sound, hence not missing the mid range. This helps in accomplishing the full sound that I believe we all desire.

I do only have one small complaint. I do have to turn the subwoofer down when jamming normal music (stereo 2.1) or there will be slight distortion from the subwoofer, however for the money and the fact the 5.1 systems are pretty much entirely designed for movies... top notch! And a slight turn of the knob once or twice a year when the time calls for really cranking up the volume, not a huge issue!

As far as home theater no subwoofer issues there! The subwoofer produces extremely clean, tight, deep bass, which makes any explosion or thunder shake the couch.
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127 of 137 people found the following review helpful By J. A. Smith on April 13, 2009
I have been a home theater hobbyist/enthusiast since 1989. In that time, I have setup over a dozen systems for myself, friends, and family with budgets ranging from $500 to $20,000. I have seen a lot of speakers come and go over the years. I personally prefer full-range speakers, but have always admired the sound that the Energy Take series has put in a sat/sub package. However, I never felt that the price/performance was right - until they came out with this Take Classic 5.1 package with the subwoofer now bundled in at one low system price.

I currently have these setup in my 10' x 11' home office, serving their duty in a computer media and gaming sound system. They are being driven by an old Yamaha RX-V 995 5.1 receiver and the combo sounds shockingly good given the relatively small investment. It has totally exceeded my expectations. For a smaller room (10'x10' to 12'x15'), I have to say that this Energy Take Classic combo produces the best sound for the money of the many speakers I've installed and used over the years.

Overall build quality is top-notch which was completely unexpected for me given the low price. I can't see where Energy has cut any corners - if they did, they hid it well. The system has, by far, the nicest fit and finish of any speaker I've seen anywhere close to this price range. The system comes carefully boxed in styrofoam cut-outs, with the speakers individually wrapped with foam sheets and then again in thick plastic. The result is a high-gloss black finish that is FLAWLESS.

As far as installation goes, the speaker binding posts are quality, gold-plated, all-metal screw-type. Home Theater mag review says bananas are accepted but mine were too big so YMMV on that.
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