Energy Take Classic 5 Pack 5.0 Home Theater Speaker (Black) (Discontinued by Manufacturer)
- Heralded design produces big and detailed home theater sound from small, elegant high gloss black speakers.
- Five speaker package (5.0) includes dedicated center speaker and left/right front and left/right rear speakers.
- Exclusive Convergent source Module (CSM) features 3-Inch Poly-Titanium woofer
- Dedicated center channel feature dual Poly-Titanium woofers and provides incredibly clear dialog and special effects
- Several mounting options with Integrated key-hole mount or 1/4-Inch-20 insert, floor stands optional.
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Energy Take Classic 5-pack
The Energy Take Classic 5 Pack 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 and a Take center channel speaker, 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.
Take Classic 5 Pack 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 and Convergent Source Modules for clear, crisp dialogue and music. In addition, integrated keyhole wall-mounts, threaded inserts and rubber bumpers let you choose how and where to place your speakers.
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 Pack 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
- An aluminum dome tweeter for sonic accuracy
- Front and rear venting for more powerful bass response
- Keyhole slots, threaded inserts, and rubber bumpers offer several mounting options
Take Classic raises the bar for 5.0 speaker system performance. 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 5 Pack 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
Four high gloss black Take satellite speakers, one perfectly matched Take center channel speaker and one owners manual.
- Frequency Response - Sat: 115Hz-20KHz; Center: 110Hz-20KHz
- Crossover Point - 2.9 kHz
- Sensitivity - 89dB
- Power Handling - Sat & Center: 100 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
- 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
- Weight - Sat: 2.9 lbs; Center: 3.2 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.
Top Customer Reviews
Cons: These speakers originally came with a subwoofer from Energy. This version of these speaker does not. I have mine hooked up with a JBL subwoofer, and they are outstanding. I might not think so without the subwoofer, but I haven't tried them that way. If you have a subwoofer to run with them, you're set. If you don't, you might want to consider getting a subwoofer.
Review: I've been using Energy speakers for a long, long time. My main speakers have been Energy 22 Reference Connoisseurs Rosewoods since 1986. Paid $2,200 for the pair new. I used to sell speakers and nothing touched these.
But I've been looking for surround speakers for a while as my old surrounds were 20 years old and the cones were developing tiny rips. Their sound was sounding a little flubbery, to coin a term. I had seen the small "complete system" speakers (Mostly Bose and Klipsh but others too), but had never heard any I really liked a lot. And many (like the Bose) only work with a integrated receiver. Anyway, I was shopping for smaller replacement surrounds, nothing else.
But I kept reading about these Energy Take 5 Classics, not as surrounds, but as the complete package. Every where I read - and I read a lot - said these were the real deal. Not just as surrounds.Read more ›
FYI: I used 12 gauge speaker wire and banana plugs on all speakers except the subwoofer, and the DirecTv HD-DVR, Xbox 360, PS3 are all connected to the Onkyo 507 via HDMI with one HDMI running out of the receiver to the TV.
I hooked these up to my new Denon, and it didnt take long to fall in love with the crisp clean sound that these put out, I never herd much about Energy before I started reading reviews, and I found out that are made by Klipsh , so I had to see what they sounded like
Get these speakers and you wont be sorry,they are worth every penny, and then some.
You will need a good subwoofer to get the full effect, Im running a Energy ESW-C8 Subwoofer NIB 240 Watts, Bose has got nothing when It comes to the sound and cost of this system
The Energy Take Classic 5pk rocks
Dont just take my word for it, read the Cnet review, they pretty much hit it on the head
Most Recent Customer Reviews
The speakers really take you in the movie with proper placement. Watching the grudge had me looking around for the aaaaaaaaaa coming from the speakers around the housePublished 8 months ago by Marlene Bradley
These speakers produce a very beautiful and natural sound. After a year of use my center channel speaker blew. If they could handle more power i would have given them 5 stars.Published 11 months ago by TobeMac
Compact system with quality sound. No bass to speak of, so you'll need to add a subwoofer to round out this speaker set. I prefer wired speakers but its.Published 16 months ago by Michael D. Acheson
These A/V speakers are the best design and sound quality I could ask for. I would buy them again and who knows? - they might outlive me! Read morePublished 19 months ago by John B. Phillips
You can get the Take Classic 5.1 package with a subwoofer for $299. Don't throw your money out the window.Published 20 months ago by Eric Williams
I love it.. Compact design and sound very good. This is perfect home sound system who is looking for best price and quality.Published 22 months ago by sunny