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Going to 7.1, what to match with Take 5.2?

Discussion in 'Speakers' started by John*Jones, Jun 20, 2004.

  1. John*Jones

    John*Jones Well-Known Member

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    Hey all,

    I'm moving into a townhouse soon and I've been planning my HT setup. I gave my brother my Denon 1802 and I will likely upgrade to the 3805. I've been happy with my Energy Take 5.2 speakers, but I decided that when I wire my house I might as well run two extra sets of speaker wire for a future 7.1 setup.

    At first I thought of just getting two more Take speakers, but I've decided I'd like a less noticeable look (smaller or inwall) for my surrounds. For example, I liked the look and sound of the Mirage Micro Omnisats.

    My question is should I try and stick with speakers from Energy, mix and match or maybe even replace my surrounds completely? I realize it'll come down to what sounds the best for me, but I thought I'd ask for a few opinions before I begin my search.

    Thanks!

    John
     
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    John*Jones Well-Known Member

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    Hey all,

    I'm moving into a townhouse soon and I've been planning my HT setup. I gave my brother my Denon 1802 and I will likely upgrade to the 3805. I've been happy with my Energy Take 5.2 speakers, but I decided that when I wire my house I might as well run two extra sets of speaker wire for a future 7.1 setup.

    At first I thought of just getting two more Take speakers, but I've decided I'd like a less noticeable look (smaller or inwall) for my surrounds. For example, I liked the look and sound of the Mirage Micro Omnisats.

    My question is should I try and stick with speakers from Energy, mix and match or maybe even replace my surrounds completely? I realize it'll come down to what sounds the best for me, but I thought I'd ask for a few opinions before I begin my search.

    Thanks!

    John
     
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    Drew_W Well-Known Member

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    If you can afford (in terms of space and money) the larger speakers, I'd say move the current front L/R to surround duty and get new mains. That'll do you much better for music and for general H/T performance. Even something like the C1s will be a huge step up for not too much money...they will match perfectly with the other Energy speakers and look striking without the grilles. I've done what I suggest here with my Take 5.2s, only I went with Veritas 2.1 mains. Night and day difference.
     
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    If you can afford (in terms of space and money) the larger speakers, I'd say move the current front L/R to surround duty and get new mains. That'll do you much better for music and for general H/T performance. Even something like the C1s will be a huge step up for not too much money...they will match perfectly with the other Energy speakers and look striking without the grilles. I've done what I suggest here with my Take 5.2s, only I went with Veritas 2.1 mains. Night and day difference.
     
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    I hadn't thought of that. That gives me the option of making a gradual updgrade. So using C-1/3 & C-C1/3 with the Take 2.2's as my surrounds would provide an acceptable match? Thanks again.
     
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    I hadn't thought of that. That gives me the option of making a gradual updgrade. So using C-1/3 & C-C1/3 with the Take 2.2's as my surrounds would provide an acceptable match? Thanks again.
     
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    They will timbre match perfectly.
     
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    They will timbre match perfectly.
     

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