need to replace Take 5 mains

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  1. Steve Satch

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    Current setup:
    Take 5 with EXLS10 subwoofer
    Yamaha 995 receiver
    Toshiba 3109 DVD
    Mitsu 35" TV
    Fantasic setup for the money and great for movies. The problem is I need more for music. I want to replace the mains with something else. Any ideas? I need something with a street price of about $250 for the pair so I know I'm talking bookself, but that's fine since I have a sub and it will give me much better midrange than the current Take 2 mains I have. Bookshelf is all I have room for anyways. I was thinking about Energy e:XL16s so I will stay all Energy. I haven't found a good price online yet. Also, I found NHT Super Ones new from authorized dealer but with slight blemish for $200 a pair. Would these match well with the system I have? Thanks for any suggestions.
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  2. Shane Acker

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    I can't say anything about the NHT's because I haven't heard them. I was in the same dilemma as you with my Take 5's and E-XLS10. I upgraded the mains to E-XL15's. I am really happy with the way they are working out. I really got a lot of extra punch on music which was my only complaint with the Take 5's. I don't think you would go wrong with the 16's.
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  3. Steve Satch

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    Thanks for the advice. Do you know a good online vendor for Energy products? I think I'm going to try the e:XL16s
     
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    I used to have the Take5 system, and I was dissapointed at their music ability as well. I did audition the E:xl-16s and found that I didnt like their sound very much, although your milege may vary. I ended up with PSB alpha B's.
     
  5. Shane Acker

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    I bought all my stuff at Good Guys. I don't really know of any online vendors for Energy products. I don't think they are too keen about online sales. I would try doing a search through the previous posts and see if you can dig up anything that someone else may have posted.
    Hope this helps
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    One of my closest friends has nothing but praise for Soundpros, and I've heard the same from others on this board.
    [Edited last by Adam Nixon on July 13, 2001 at 12:29 AM]
     
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    I think the Energy 16s are a good idea. I bought my fiancee a pair as a gift to get her out of boom-box-dom, and they were pretty nice. They even come in a couple of different finishes, if I remember correctly. I bought them locally awhile ago, so I don't remember pricing.
    They're now in the closet, but I hope to bring them out to the bedroom with my pr. of Take 5s for surrounds after we get married.
    I would agree the PSBs probably do a better job of taming typical gear (I have a pr of original Alphas too), but keeping it in the familiy is probably better if its dual purpose.
     

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