Energy Take 5.2 ?

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  1. Cyrus_I

    Cyrus_I Stunt Coordinator

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    Hey there,

    I have the Denon AVR1603 and a surround package of low end 5.5" bookshelfs and 10" sub, all Pro-Linear. As these speakers aren't of greatest quality I was thinking of replacing them. I was just wondering how the Energy 5.2 does for music and whether they match up nicely with Denon.

    Or do you guys just think I should keep the speakers I have and invest the extra money in better bookshelfs for stereo.

    Cheers

    Cyrus
     
  2. felix_suwarno

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    i think you had better invest for a better speakers. i have heard energy take 5.2, excellent for small room and home theater, but for music, i dont think so.

    i have also used paradigm cinema cc70 all around ( with denon avr1802 ), they were similar to take 5.2, but for music i dont think i would recommend smaller speakers.

    i am using boston acoustics vr-m50 and vr-mc now. but off course, these things were far more expensive.
     
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    does anyone else agree?

    And how important are the quality of the rear surround speakers to HT in comparisin to the importance of fronts to music?
     
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    The importance of rears to HT is not nearly as great as that of mains to music. Not even close, in my opinion. I agree with Felix: If you are using your system for mostly HT, then the Energy set-up is a great choice. If you are geared more toward music, then I would strongly recommend putting your money into a nicer pair of mains. If you are more 50/50, maybe consider grabbing the best mains and center you can afford, and then adding a sub and rears later. That's how I built mine and it worked out well. I'm sure others will have different suggestions, though [​IMG]
     

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