- Apr 12, 1999
I have the Energy Take 5 set with Energy XLS10 sub pushed by Yamaha 995 in large room 75% movies 25% music. Overall I'm very pleased but the fronts lack for music, I wish the center did more with the movie dialogue, and I think the sub is a bit too boomy. I want to replace at least the front three and save for an SVS sub. Options I'm considering are 1) get e:XL16s for fronts, e:XLC for center, keeping my rear Take 2s and saving for SVS sub. 2) get four e:XL16s for front and rear since it will match better and be more powerful for the rear, get XLC for center and saving for SVS sub. Questions, are the Take 2s enough for the rears (match good enough too) or do I need XL16 there? Are XL16s enough for mains or do I need to step up to something even bigger? Is there a big difference between the XLC and XLC2 center speakers? Anything else I should consider?