Energy Speakers..????

Discussion in 'Archived Threads 2001-2004' started by JohnathanB, Dec 31, 2001.

  1. JohnathanB

    JohnathanB Auditioning

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    I know for people on a budget these have been the the TAKE 5 has been the speakers of choice for a few years. I know Energy just recently put out a TAKE 5.2 system (an upgrade of sorts..not sure on the improvements).

    For us unfortunate folk...who have a budget they have to stay in:

    Is the Take 5 still the speakers of choice? Has something better come to the market in the last year?
     
  2. felix_suwarno

    felix_suwarno Screenwriter

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    yes, definetely. i heard take5, take5-2 and paradigm cinema side by side. i chose cinema, but that doesnt mean take5 is not a good set. at that time i just went with my intuition, not ears. the cinema was touted as an excellent microsystem by a few website :
    http://www.hometheatersound.com/equi...m_cinema70.htm
    http://www.soundandvisionmag.com/Sou...radigmp01.html
    i wanted a new system, not an old one. if i didnt have more money a few months ago, i am sure i would still be satisfied with the 5.
    ( if i remember correctly, one reason why i didnt go for the take5 was because the shop wont let me change the 8 inch sub with a 10 inch sub since the system was a "combo" system )
     
  3. AbelM

    AbelM Second Unit

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    Ummmm, I thought the energy systems didn't come with a sub!?
     
  4. KeithH

    KeithH Lead Actor

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    Abel,

    The Energy Take 5 systems are sold with the e:XL-S8 8" subwoofer.

    Johnathan,

    The Energy Take 5 and Take 5.2 systems are excellent speaker packages for the money, especially for movies. Like all satellites I have ever heard, the Take 5 and Take 5.2 speakers are thin-sounding for music. Still for the money, these packages are excellent. I imagine the Take 5 system is very difficult if not impossible to find new these days.
     
  5. Martin Rendall

    Martin Rendall Screenwriter

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    I have the Take 5 (er, version 1) and the 8" XL sub. In a smallish to medium room, they work great for HT. For music, not so good.

    Martin.
     
  6. JohnathanB

    JohnathanB Auditioning

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    So the Energy Take 5.2 or the Paradigm Cinema are probably the best systems out for HT in the $6-700 price range?
     
  7. Simon D

    Simon D Auditioning

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    What about the JBL-NSP1?

    I thought this system was preferred to the take5?
     
  8. felix_suwarno

    felix_suwarno Screenwriter

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    midwest stereo in chicago still has the take5 for less than 500 bucks.
     

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