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Energy Take Classic 5.1

Energy Take Classic 5.1
alaScore 88

1114 reviews

Aug, 2017

alaTest has collected and analyzed 1114 reviews of Energy Take Classic 5.1. The average rating for this product is 4.6/5, compared to an average rating of 4.3/5 for other Speakers for all reviews.

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Speakers the Energy Take Classic 5.1 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 88/100 = Very good quality.

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 1086 user reviews of Energy Take Classic 5.1 from The average user rating for this product is 4.6/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.2/5 for other Speakers on

96% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Energy 5.1 Take Classic System (Set of Six, Black)Energy 5.1 Take Classic System (Set of Six, Black)

Aug, 2017

Expert review by: Jamie Lendino (

Energy Take Classic 5.1


The Energy Take Classic 5.1 is a beautifully designed speaker set and a solid choice for home theater systems in small- to medium-size living rooms.

Stellar sound quality for the price. Surprisingly seamless transition between subwoofer and satellites. Beautiful black gloss finish.

Subwoofer is very sensitive to placement, though that's true of most similarly designed systems.

Performance and Conclusions Fortunately, the Energy Take Classic 5.1 system avoids the above pitfalls. It delivers stellar performance, especially considering its reduced $400 price. In my tests, the satellites sounded clear and transparent, with a...

Jun, 2012

Editor's Choice

Expert review by: Matthew Moskovciak (

Energy Take Classic 5.1 review


Editors' note: The Energy Take Classic 5.1 was originally reviewed and awarded a CNET Editors' Choice on February 20, 2009. The review has been updated as part of a recent budget speaker roundup and its Editors' Choice Award has been reaffirmed.

The Energy Take Classic 5.1 offers outstanding sound quality for a compact surround-sound speaker system. All of the speakers feature a beautiful piano-black finish, looking more expensive than the system's budget price. Altogether, the system is one...

Pioneer's SP-PK21BS sounds better for the same price, although it's a much larger system.

The Energy Take Classic 5.1 is the best budget speaker system we've reviewed, earning our Editors' Choice Award with its outstanding sound quality and exquisite looks.

Jul, 2011

Expert review by: Consumer Guide (

Energy Take Classic Speaker System Review and Prices


Energy's Take Classic series is a throwback to their tried-and-true Energy Take system which all but dominated the home theater speaker market years ago. Far from being a trendy system, the Energy Take system was a robust, almost overbuilt speaker set...

Unbelievable value and performance

None at this price

Aug, 2008

Expert review by: Chris Martens (

Energy Take Classic 5.-1-Channel Speaker System


The Take Classic 5.1-channel system ($800) from the Canadian firm Energy has the distinction of being the lowest priced surround system in our survey, but don't let that fact dissuade you from giving it serious consideration. Energy, you see, has a...

But let me be clear; given its compact size and modest prize, the Take Classic system is a mighty impressive performer. In terms of tonal balance it is one of the most honest and uncolored systems in our survey and its imaging and soundstaging...

Apr, 2008


Expert review by: (toptenreviews.com_old)

Energy Take Classic


The Energy Take Classic is a sharp, winning surround sound system. We like the way it looks, the way it sounds and the price tag. Even if you don't get a chance to test out these speakers for yourself, you will like what you get from this product. It...

This home theater speaker system performs admirably with both music and movies

The warranty is not as comprehensive as it could be. The amp gets only one year of coverage after purchase

This speaker system comes with a history of good performance, reliability and hi-fi sound.

Expert review by: (

Best value home-theater speakers


Headbangers and those who like to hear their music and movies in the next area code would likely be better served by beefier and more expensive home theater speakers. For everyone else, experts say the Energy Take Classic 5.1 delivers incredible sound...

Great sound quality, great value, uncolored sound reproduction, excellent performance with music

Small sweet spot for best sound quality, sound quality decreases at high volumes

Consumer review by: soapysavon93 (

Powerful Bass / Great Sound


Deep, thick and rich sound. Subwoofer is amazing!!!!

Fantastic Subwoofer.

No wiring included, just speakers.

Apr, 2015

Consumer review by: Srini_Kun (

Awesome speakers for the price.


Awesome speakers for the price. I own it from couple of years. Still sounds great with DENON 1913 receiver.

Portable speakers with amazing sound quality


Oct, 2014

Consumer review by: navybrmi (

Compact, Great looks and awesome sound.


Size, Looks, Build quality and price

Not Studio quality sound, not as popular as Bose :)

May, 2013

Consumer review by: BJPMTP (

I must be missing something


Nice,inexpensive system,if you prefer cheap,inexpensive sound. I took the bait and bought these to replace My Bose AM10's. The reviews led me to believe this would be an upgrade,they are not. The sound is "boxy"..and the bass is almost non...

They are inexpensive

Break in period? A speaker either works or it doesn' break in period should be needed.

Jun, 2012

Product Specifications

This landmark Energy 5.1 Take Classic home entertainment system flaunts superior MDF cabinets finished in sophisticated high-gloss black. It includes a powerful 200-watt subwoofer with a front-firing port, 8" driver and patented Ribbed Elliptical Surround(TM) for well-defined bass reproduction. But the coup de grâce is the newly added Convergent Source Module (CSM) with its 3" poly-titanium woofer and .75" Hyperbolic(TM) aluminum-dome tweeter. This proprietary technology provides a dynamic frequency range and an expansive soundstage, resulting in smooth, realistic sound that emanates from each satellite speaker as well as the center channel. Music and movie lovers can now rejoice because the Take Classic not only breathes life into every entertainment experience, it incites an intense passion in every listener.