Have any of you heard the Energy Take 5.2?

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  1. Adam Nixon

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    I'm considering either the Take 5.2, Klipsch Quintet, or the Atlantic T-70. Since it's the newest, I can't seem to find many opinions on the 5.2. If anyone has given it an audition, I'm curious to hear your impressions. I'll most likely be using the Onkyo 595 receiver.
     
  2. Carlo Medina

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    Unfortunately, the 5.2 might be too new. And Energy alienated a few dealers and customers (I'm one of them) by cracking down on dealers who gave discounts on their stuff.
    I listened to the original Take 5 and loved it. I thought that for the price and size, Energy was able to squeeze the most performance out of that thing. Of course there's the rule that sequels are never as good as the original but maybe Energy has pulled off the Godfather II/Empire Strikes Back with the 5.2 system.
    Good luck. There are a lot of options out there now. The Take 5 was revolutionary in a way, but now there's tons of miniature-sized 5.1 speaker systems. Happy shopping!
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  3. Adam Nixon

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    Thanks for the response. Unfortunately, that's pretty much my predicament. There's a ton of good sub/sat systems around and more options under $1000 than there were even a year or two ago. Decisions, decisions.
     
  4. Carlo Medina

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    The best advice I can give you is to hunt around for a good dealer. Mine (Yawa Audio in Walnut, CA) gives wonderful customer service and sets up equipment for me to audition without ever making me feel like I have to buy from them...even when I first got in touch with them! Plus, they give very, very good prices. [​IMG]
    The rule I like to follow with speakers (and most equipment, but especially speakers): audition, audition, audition!
    You don't know what kind of sound you like until you compare and contrast different models. What sounds "warm and mellow" to someone may be too "soft and muddy" for you. What someone says is "clean and bright" may come across as "harsh and tinny" to you.
    People love B&W here, but when I auditioned them I found the high-end too...high for my tastes.
    Good luck.
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  5. Jon Chang

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    I saw the 5.2s at Good Guys in Sunnyvale, CA. I'm sure they'd have it at all Good Guys. From what the salesman told me, the basic diffrence is that they used stronger materials for the tweeters so it can take more of a punishment.
     
  6. Ted Lee

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    i checked audioreview.com, but didn't see the 5.2 listed. they did have many reviews on the 5 though...maybe you'll find this (somewhat) useful.
    http://www.audioreview.com/reviews/S...uct_7270.shtml
    everything i hear on the 5.2 say they're pretty good and a definite improvment on the 5's.
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  7. Adam Nixon

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    I did read one published review from Sound and Vision, which pretty much said that it is an improvement, has a good sound on music but "won't break any leases" on movie playback. Seeing as how I live in an apartment complex, I think the only route I can go is a sub/sat system. I don't really have the space for much else. Unfortunately, there aren't any Energy dealers within 2 hours of where I live.
     
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