The RC-Micro 5.1 is Energy's most compact speaker system to date, and it proves that smooth, expansive surround sound can come from tiny speakers. Each of the four matching satellites stands no taller than a soda can, and the subwoofer takes up only about a cubic foot of space.

Smooth sound throughout the room
Energy speakers excel at delivering flat frequency response, for even, accurate sound. The tweeters are placed as close to the woofers as possible, helping to blend high and mid-range frequencies. The overall result is sound that's uniformly dispersed throughout your room.

Impressive bass impact
The 60-watt subwoofer pumps out clean, deep bass, thanks to its 8" front-firing woofer and down-firing port. The sub's proprietary Ribbed Elliptical Surround™ increases efficiency and fights distortion. It all adds up to powerful low frequencies that draw you into your movies and music.

Sleek finish and flexible placement options
You can easily tuck the satellites on shelves or bookcases without sacrificing much space. Or for a more sophisticated look, wall-mount them with the integrated keyhole slots, use optional brackets with the threaded inserts, or position them on stands. All six pieces have a sleek, high-gloss finish reminiscent of a grand piano. These speakers complement just about any décor, and they look right at home next to today's flat-panel TVs.

Product Highlights:

  • includes 4 satellites, 1 center channel speaker, and 1 subwoofer
  • bass-reflex (ported) design
  • 8-ohm impedance
  • sensitivity: 88 dB
  • video-shielded (except sub) to prevent magnetic distortion on tube TVs
  • spring clips
  • high-gloss black finish
  • warranty: 5 years for the speakers, 1 year for the sub
  • Our 60-day money-back guarantee
Satellite speakers:
  • frequency response: 150-23,000 Hz (±3dB)
  • 1/2" Hyperbolic™ aluminum-dome tweeter
  • 2-1/2" poly-titanium woofer
  • each handles up to 100 watts
  • keyhole slots with threaded inserts for wall-mounting
  • 3-9/16"W x 4-3/4"H x 3-15/16"D
Center channel speaker:
  • frequency response: 150-23,000 Hz (±3dB)
  • 1/2" Hyperbolic aluminum-dome tweeter
  • 2-1/2" poly-titanium woofer
  • handles up to 100 watts
  • keyhole slots with threaded inserts for wall-mounting
  • 5-15/16"W x 3-9/16"H x 3-15/16"D
Powered subwoofer:
  • frequency response: 36-180 Hz (±3dB)
  • 60-watt RMS amplifier
  • 8" woofer with Ribbed Elliptical Surround
  • variable low-pass crossover: 40-150 Hz
  • 10-1/2"W x 11-15/16"H x 13-3/8"D

Why choose a pre-matched speaker system?

Looking for speakers that'll deliver thrilling, edge-of-your-seat surround sound? Choosing a pre-matched speaker system is one way to ensure seamless home theater performance. These systems are made up of speakers that share the same tonal characteristics — that means the sound will stay consistent as it moves from speaker to speaker around your room. Most pre-matched systems come with a subwoofer — a must-have for high-impact bass.

Energy RC-Micro 5.1 Reviews

Average Customer Review:

128 reviews
Review this product
Great Gear Giveaway

Submit a review and then enter to win a $350 rewards card


Review this product:

Thanks for taking the time to share your experiences about this product. Please be sure to focus your comments on the product itself. Read our Review Guidelines for more information.

Your email won't be visible. Please use the email address that is associated with your order.
(e.g., JohnD) Your review will be signed using the display name and location
(e.g., Charlottesville, VA)

Click on a star to rate the overall product on a scale of 1-5
1500 characters left
  Attach a YouTube Review
Crutchfield Video Review Guidelines
  • Only submit videos that you made or are authorized to use.
  • Do not submit videos that contain music, video or visuals that are copyrighted and belong to someone else.
  • Please see our Review Guidelines for more information.
500 characters left
500 characters left

awesome sound!!!

Written By Rick, Cordenons, italy on Saturday, December 20, 2014

Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

I've had these speakers for about three years now and I have zero complaints. They sound amazing and the subwoofer rumbles. When you first get them, make sure you break them in. At first they sound tight, bit after a few weeks their sound really comes though and sounds more full and rich. I compared these to my friend's Bose system I think they sound just as good, maybe even better. When you add in the price factor, these blow Bose out of the water. If you are looking for space saving speakers for a small to medium size room, I would suggest these.

Pros: Tiny, sound and look great.

Cons: N/A

Great system and pride

Written By Anonymous, Missouri on Tuesday, December 09, 2014

Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Small system that really packs a punch. Before purchasing, I had done extensive research on system at this price. This IS the most bang for your buck. Well made, tight sounding bass, treble is crisp. Microphone system to set up speakers is easy and takes about 30min. Speakers haven't even been broken in yet and they're impressive.

Pros: Crisp tight treble and bass Excellent system for the price

Cons: Have to buy a bolt 1/4" x 1 1/2" to get a universal mount to fit properly.

Excellent - So Far

Written By JimB, Michigan on Sunday, November 16, 2014

Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Just set up the system, everything seems really good, small yet big sound. Have the fronts hanging from the keyhole mounts directly on the wall. Devon AVR E-400 as receiver.

Pros: Size Price Fast Shipping Easy to mount

Cons: None yet

Energy RC-Micro 5.1 Review

Written By FXJR, Massachusetts on Thursday, October 09, 2014

Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

So far it's a 5. Just what I wanted. They are small, solid, and unobtrusive. They are hooked up to a Yamaha RX-V677 and sound quite good. Not "broken in" yet but they fill a 15' x 25' room with sound quite well. Right now the fronts and center are siting on a mantel and the rears are on speaker stands. Hope they sound as good when I mount them to the wall.

Pros: Size Clean Sound Solid Construction

Cons: None so far.

Bang for the buck!

Written By twolawyers, Springfield, NJ on Tuesday, October 07, 2014

Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

I am very happy with this purchase, insofar as having obtained this from Crutchfield, and the product itself.

1. Crutchfield - is selling this for far less than on I asked the amazon merchant for a price match, and they said they don't so I proceeded with Crutchfield. The reason why I wanted to buy from amazon is their financing offer. Thankfully, Crutchfield takes paypal credit, so I will be able to spread out my payment over 6 months.

The video review of the product is comprehensive and helped me make the decision.

The online chat support was also helpful when I asked about the product.

2. The product - I was choosing between this and the Classic, and the main reason why I chose this is the aesthetics of the product. The classic satellites are larger, and look clunky.

The satellites are interchangeable, and the risk of mounting rear speakers in front, and vice-versa, is taken out of the equation.

I'm happy that the product didn't come with speaker wires. Most products that do have cheap wires anyway.

The only downside to the product is the wire connector. You'd have to have splicers to be able to strip the wires properly to connect to the speaker. The alternative is to attach your wires to pin connectors.

Pros: Great sound for a 5.1 system (my speakers are hooked up to an Onkyo TX-NR535), at an attractive price point.

Cons: Connecting the speaker wires is quite a chore.


Written By cjvr, Puerto Rico on Monday, October 06, 2014

Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Excellent product!!!

Pros: Quality Sound!!

Awesome Sound, Little Speakers

Written By PaulM, Milwaukee, WI on Thursday, September 18, 2014

Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

I paired these speakers for a home theater (16ft x 14ft) with a Yamaha v-477 receiver. The sound from this system is unbelievable. I knew from other reviews the speakers would sound great but they exceeded expectations by far! If you're looking for a small set of surround speakers this set is what you need.

Pros: Small, stylish, large sound, tight bass, great price

Wonderful Sound!

Written By SteveB, San Diego on Friday, September 05, 2014

Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

I think I'm there. I can hear each instrument and dialog I had been missing.

Pros: Full sound at all frequencies.

Cons: Haven't found any yet!

Good Value & Sound for the Money

Written By NW, Chicago on Tuesday, September 02, 2014

Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

After setting up the speakers I had my wife come into the room for a listen. She said it sounded good but she was scared it was thundering outside. I informed it was not thunder, it was just the bass....

Pros: Great value, great sound, and very small speakers

Great Value

Written By Melissa, Milwaukee, WI on Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Amazing sound from speakers that are small and sleek enough to not be obtrusive in a room. Despite the small size, sound is good, with enough bass to shake the room if you want. Add in free super-fast shipping, and a great price and you can't lose with this speaker set.

Pros: small size, sleek design, reasonable price

Cons: none

Energy RC-Micro 5.1

Written By RonS, Greensburg, Pa on Monday, July 28, 2014

Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Still breaking them in...but they sound great for such a small speaker!

Pros: size, sound, price

Cons: none

Great sound

Written By LindaG, Waynesboro VA on Friday, July 11, 2014

We replaced an old sony dvd surround system with a sony receiver, blue ray player and these Energy Speakers. They surround sound it awesome.

Easy setup

Written By EJ, Monroe, LA on Wednesday, June 11, 2014

Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Like the free shipping, arrived sooner the expected. Easy install and they sound great with Yamaha RX-V377

Pros: Size, sound, easy install and price

Cons: Non yet

Energy RC-Micro 5.1 speakers

Written By Charley L, New Bern,NC on Thursday, February 13, 2014

Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Great small room surround sound speakers for the price. Sound is crisp and clean, even at high volume. Good mid range sounds, which can be lacking on many systems.

Pros: Good size for a small room. Sound is great. Looks great

Cons: Would not work for a big room

Energy RC-Micro 5.1

Written By doug, Cincinnati, ohio on Monday, January 20, 2014

Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Sound separation is perfect. The sound level is just right for the room size 14' x 18' Its driven by a Sony digital processor/receiver 250 watts per channel. I added more speakers to the system and adjusted the surround sound for even better separation with no problem.

Pros: Easy set up. The manual has more than enough information to help you make the correct set up and you don't have to be tech savvy to understand the information.

Great set of speakers

Written By Todrck, Ogden,Ut on Thursday, December 26, 2013

Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

I have had these sweet little cubes for 2 years now, the sound is very crisp and keeps getting better. They fill my 15 X 20 room with awesome sound. I run them though a Yamaha Rx V671 receiver, they handle everything it throws at them with ease. I recommend the burn in period, as the sound becomes warmer. On a side note, I'm surprised and happy these are the same price I paid for them 2 years ago. Great Purchase!!

Pros: size, sound and great looks

Cons: None so far

Great system

Written By Jimbo227, Falmouth MA on Sunday, September 15, 2013

Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Crystal clear sound. Sub packs a decent punch. Hooked it up to a Denon Avr-200 reciever. I wanted a decent surround system and for the budget i had it doesnt get any better than this.

Great Product

Written By Anonymous, Navarre, FL on Wednesday, September 04, 2013

Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

The product has been in place for a week or so. It took some tweaking, but that was more with placement, and receiver than the speakers. They are great looking, and pack a lot of punch out of something so small.

Pros: Design size output connectors

Cons: none

Great Micro Speakers

Written By DaveE, Denver, Co on Saturday, August 31, 2013

Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

I have had energy speakers on my main surround sound system for about 10 years, and was looking to replace an old set of Yamaha's that came with a house we just bought. After reading reviews here at Crutchfield, I bought a set of these and they are great. Wonderful sound. The yami's were very tinny and the Energy's have a nice sound with good high, mids and bass. Would definitely buy these again and recommend them to anyone looking for a small speaker package with a great sound.

Pros: Great sound. Good highs and bass.

Cons: None

Energy RC-Micro 5.1

Written By DarylB, Waxhaw, NC on Friday, July 05, 2013

Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Sound isn't as good as I had expected, although getting the adjustments set with my reciever might improve the sound

Pros: Size was just right for keeping speakers out of the way. Quality of build seems to be good

Cons: I expected bigger sound

Great speakers for small spaces

Written By Dave M, DC on Friday, June 28, 2013

Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

I've had this speaker set for several years, and I have only positive things to say. These continue to sound great, and I'm very happy with the price I paid here on Crutchfield. Rather than bother with a burn in period, I just re-ran my receiver's room calibration routine again after a month or so. I have the front trio on shelves and the surrounds mounted on stands. While I will be upgrading my receiver soon, these speakers are staying put. I'm rarely ever this happy with a purchase.

Pros: Size, Look, Sound. An excellent value.

Cons: Minor quibbles honestly. May get scratched easily. The included rubber "feet" are an afterthought.

Energy RC-Micro 5.1

Written By CRP1, Minneapolis, MN on Thursday, February 28, 2013

Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

So far so good, still in the 50 hours break in period as recommended. Treble is great with the Onkyo receiver and better than the old Lifestyle Bose we replaced. Highly recommend this system.

Pros: Excellent treble, fantastic bass

Cons: None

These little guys cook

Written By Chris K, Detroit, Mi. on Sunday, January 27, 2013

Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

What a deal! Great price but more importantly they sound GREAT! The sub woofer sounds great as does the other five. If you want small speakers go with the Energy!

Pros: Sound great, super price, look great!

Cons: Can't think of any.

Energy RC-Micro

Written By Shaun, LI,NY on Saturday, January 19, 2013

I installed these into my 16x12 bedroom six months ago and have really enjoyed them so far . The house is a ranch so I was able to hang these on the excellent Pinpoint AM20's from ceiling and wire from above attic. I used in wall audioquest flx-14/2 which just fit the micro's terminals. banana plugged the receiver side. The receiver is the Denon 2312CI networked w airplay etc I bought on sale here last year , Denon blu-ray 1713ud , apple tv1080, on wall 50" Panasonic plasma 1080,. I had an SVS SB12 sub in storage from an older system in my old house so I installed that as well. No wimpy subs here.. I thought to myself when I was installing this system I could always drop more expensive speakers on the existing system if these didn't satisfy, these micros certainly don't break the bank like M&K or Anthony Gallo so no biggy. Anyway nothing has been changed, the system just rocks ! They have surpassed my expectations by a long shot. Occasionally some friends come in and can't believe the sound in this room. They took a few weeks to loosen up and sound more relaxed, easy to look at, great value. Don't overlook them

Pros: value

Cons: spring loaded binding post, hey I guess we cant have cardas for this price but no problem

Energy RC-Micro 5.1

Written By wiek, Wisconsin on Thursday, January 03, 2013

Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

HOLY C--P!!!! I am impressed. I did a lot of research prior to buying this set up. I wanted small speakers but was extremely unsure how they would sound. I listen to a lot of different music, so I wanted something that could handle everything from '80s hairbands to today's heavy metal to hip hop. Plus give me the theater effect on movies, and I definitely found it. I retired my 80's BIG Yamaha speakers which I liked a lot also, but just wanted something a little more refined. When I say retired I mean they still work fine and now will be moved into my garage. This is my first surround system that has a sub so my review may not be the most accurate, but if you're looking for a lot of bang in a small package this is it and at a very good price.

Pros: Small speakers that don't attract attention. Excellent sound for both music and movies.

Cons: Haven't found any yet.

Really good sound at an amazing price

Written By DavidW, Pelzer, SC on Monday, November 26, 2012

Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Even with the very good reviews on the Crutchfield site, I was not convinced that such small speakers could produce the sound I wanted for my 21x27 foot room. Because of the 60 day return policy i decided to give them a try and I am glad I did. These are amazing little speakers that perform very good in my room. The sound is crystal clear. The only thing I am not 100% satisfied with is the sub woofer, but for the price I can deal with a little less base than would be ideal.

Pros: Small but still sound great.

Cons: Base produced by the sub woofer could be a bit stronger..

Energy RC-Micro 5.1

Written By albinomocha, Minneapolis, MN on Wednesday, November 14, 2012

Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

I purchased this Energy RC Micro 5.1 system from a cnet review I read initially on the Energy Take Classic 5.1 system. I almost bought the Take Classic system until I ran across the Micro system and started researching the differences and reading all the reviews I could on it. I ultimately decided on the Micro system and I'm happy I did. I had my heart set on the Bose jewel speakers until I read all the negative reviews on them and Bose in general. I'm only using the right, left and center channel speakers with the sub and so far, everything sounds awesome! I have it hooked up to my new Yamaha RX-V471 receiver and 55" Sony NX720. I was able to find a separate new Energy RC Micro center channel speaker on eBay and will be using it with my other 2 speakers for my upstairs living room. I'm very happy with this system! Thank you Crutchfield for having the lowest price on this system with free shipping (got this tip from a review I read). P.S. I bought 16 gauge speaker wire from Monoprice.

Pros: Speakers are tiny, sub is also not obnoxiously huge, pretty black piano finish, packs quite the punch for such small speakers, and the price from Crutchfield can't be beaten!

Cons: None!

Wow! Great Speakers at a great price.

Written By Vicente, DPO, AE - Rome, Italy on Saturday, November 10, 2012

I've had these speakers for about a month now, and I love them. I purchased these speakers after reading all the great reviews on them -- the reviews on various shopping and technology sites were all consistently very positive with many of them comparing these speakers and their cheaper Engergy Classics to speakers many hundreds of dollars more expensive. I purchased these to replace a set of Bose bookshelf speakers which sound great but which each weigh about 20 times what these little Engergy speakers weigh. I'm not an audiophile. All I know is that these sound as good as my large Bose speakers and for their size, I'm amazed at how they can fully cover my 15' x 20' living room. The high frequencies sound "crisp" to me; the low frequencies from the subwoofer sound very natural -- not artificially "thundering" like the sound from the 18-year-old subwoofers I had been using.

My biggest complaint about these Energy RC-Micro speakers is that it was difficult to mount them on the universal satellite speaker mounts I purchased online. The speakers have threaded (1/4"-20 threads) that are recessed about 1/2" or so on the back, so I had to purchase extra long screws to mount them to my speaker mounts. The connectors on the back of these speakers seem a bit flimsier than the ones on more expensive speakers.

Other than that, I've been very happy with my Energy speakers. I'm still very amazed at what comes out of these tiny little speakers.

Pros: Great value -- amazing sound for the price. Small. Great sound from low bass to high freq.

Cons: Recessed mounting threads on back of speakers make it difficult to mount them using universal (generic) speaker mount. Spring-loaded connectors for the speaker wires seem a bit flimsy. Instructions that came with these speakers appear to be not completely accurate.

Love it.

Written By Upstate NY, Capital District on Sunday, October 07, 2012

Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

I read a lot of reviews after I decided to upgrade my stereo system. These speakers were well respected and were small. Being small, they would fit into my house in a manner that my wife would agreed with. I've had them for a month and they're great, performing as expected and as advertised in all the reading I've done. I recommend them!

Pros: Everything promised!

Cons: When mounting to speaker stands, the supplied bolts will thread to the stand after removing the plastic insert for receiving a wall mounting bolt. This wasn't clear in the instructions.

Satisfied with the product

Written By Rahul, Pittsburgh, PA on Friday, September 28, 2012

Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

The speakers are all that they promised to be. My room is a small one, and the 5.1 works and sounds great in it.

great speakers

Written By tgm, Poulsbo, WA on Monday, September 03, 2012

Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

These speakers sound fantastic with both music and movies for their size and price. I strongly recommend them for any application in a small to medium size room

Pros: great sound, small size

Cons: none

Energy Rc Micro 5.1 a must!!

Written By Mike, CT on Monday, September 03, 2012

Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

First time and new to Home theater.. So glad I did it. These speakers are small. Clean looking and most important produce a great sound. You will not be disappointed!,

Pros: Great

Cons: Can think of any

Great speakers!

Written By SteveO, Grayson GA on Monday, August 27, 2012

Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Bought these and have them hooked up in large living room with vaulted ceiling. I have a denon 3312 powering them and the sound is great. I would even say it sounds very much like an actual movie theater. Plenty of accurate sound and I have not had to turn the volume all the way up either. Feel free to ask any questions and I will try to answer...

Pros: Sound quality out of a very compact size. Close second is the price.

Cons: Can not attach banana plugs and it is somewhat hard to find wall mounts for these speakers

energy micro 5.1 speakers

Written By wrnyng, Plymouth meeting on Friday, August 10, 2012

Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

I was replacing ancient acoustic suspension speakers. I had read the internet reviews of the energy speakers, but couldn't find them anywhere to try them out. I took a gamble jand ordered them. They are wonderful. They are so small they are inconspicuous, sitting on shelves. The subwoofer is tucked away on the floor. And they sound great in my 15'x18' room. The subwoofer was actually defective (i bought this as a scratch and dent), and after a short troubleshooting session, crucified sent out replacement.

The whole experience was really positive, and i recommend the speakers and Crutchfield whole heartedly. Fyi, i am using a dated Panasonic sa-he100 receiver and they work well together. So there was no need to replace the receiver because i was getting new speakers. The receiver can live to die a natural death instead of being put out to pasture.

Pros: Sounds great. Out of sight. Hard for me to think of this as budget priced as they were described on the internet but i guess modest price counts.

Cons: Haven't found any.

Great, when it worked.

Written By Christian, Albuquerque, NM on Tuesday, July 24, 2012

Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Worked for one week, then the sub died. Sounded Great for a 14x14 'man cave'. Hooked up to an older Onkyo TX-SR803. Exchange literally took 5 minutes on the phone, hopefully the new one will work. Really like the system and hope to keep it.

Pros: Crutchfield's Customer Support, Great Sound when working, easy on the eyes, versatile mounting.

Cons: Sub died, Small connectors for banana plugs.

Very Nice Speaker System

Written By JayStevenz, DC on Tuesday, July 24, 2012

Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

This is my 2nd set of these speakers. They nicely fill a large living room with sound, are attractive and unobtrusive. I continue to be happy with this product.

Pros: Small, unobtrusive, great sound for the size.

Cons: None


Written By Anonymous, TAMPA, FL. on Sunday, July 01, 2012

Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)




energy 5.1 speakers

Written By frank, nassau NY on Sunday, May 20, 2012

Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Speakers and sound is actually better then I had anticipated..For my home theater syatem they offer great sound and make the syatem a joy to watch and listen too.

Pros: size and performance

Cons: none that I have seen

Nice speakers for my daughter's room

Written By Dave S, Greensboro, NC on Saturday, May 12, 2012

Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Installed this system into my daughter's room. Mounted the surround speakers with the Sanus WMS5B Black Five Pack Tilt Swivel mounting kit. With a little modifications to the mounts, the system came together quite well. I also used Monster connectors to do it all right. Along with a new 32" flat panel TV and Yamaha AV receiver, she's pretty much good to go along with her Blu-ray player & Netflix. For a twelve year old, she's got it made!

Pros: Great sound, with a low profile package.

Cons: None. Some reviews pointed out the black finish of the speakers revealed fingerprints easily- but that's not really an issue with this layout.

Great price, even better sound.

Written By DanS, Charleston, SC on Thursday, May 10, 2012

Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

My girlfriend had a nice Vizio 32" LCD TV that was sitting in a corner gathering dust while she watched DVDs and Netflix on her computer monitor. She also has a small (roughly 15'x15') room that wasn't getting much use. I had a really nice NAD L73 DVD / receiver that I wasn't using, so it seemed to make sense to pool our resources for a modest home theater. All that we needed were speakers, and the Energy RC-Micro 5.1 from Crutchfield seemed perfect for our needs and budget. Set-up was very straightforward, with 16 gauge wire used to connect the speakers while the subwoofer was connected to the NAD's line-level SW output. For attaching the speakers to the drywall, I used #4-6 x 7/8" anchors and #6 x 1-1/4 round head slotted screws. These screws fit the slots in the speakers perfectly, and with a little adjustment of depth allow the speakers to fit snugly against the wall. Once everything was set up, it was time to try the "new" system out. To be honest, when I first opened the box containing the speakers and sub, I was a bit surprised at how small everything was, but I was much more surprised at the quality of the sound! The subwoofer was positioned in a corner of the room, and at first was a bit "boomy", but this was fixed by moving it slightly further into the room. My friend bought a Roku player for streaming Netflix and internet radio. Both movies and music sound excellent and the surround sound is very "involving". We are very happy with the RC-Micro 5.1.

Pros: Compact size, straightforward set-up, excellent sound. Perfect for a small room home theater system. Nice "piano black" finish.

Cons: Not appropriate for large rooms.


Written By bison, newyork ,ny on Thursday, May 03, 2012

incredible sounding, im running these off a sa-ax6 receiver and i couldn't be happier, i bought mine new with a deal well worth the price

Pros: sound, looks, size

Cons: if you have it directly under the tv you can see the colors off the pixels in their beautiful gloss black Finnish

Energy RC-Micro 5.1

Written By Anonymous, Los Angeles,CA on Friday, April 27, 2012

Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

These speakers are small, but loud and clear.

Pros: Great sound quality.

Cons: Price.

Great sound, tiny package

Written By MichaelA, New York, NY on Friday, April 27, 2012

Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Really amazing speakers, especially for their size. Much prefer these to anything else I've heard thats comparable in size, particularly the Bose cubes, which I feel are pretty underwhelming.

Pros: Easy hook up, great sound, room-filling

Cons: Not much I don't like, maybe fingerprints on the shiny black speakers?

Energy RC-Micro 5.1

Written By JAKE, Seymour Tn on Friday, March 16, 2012

Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Already had a set of these hooked to my onkyo 7.2 receiver, bought a 2nd set to run duel subs and expand to a full 7.2 system and later can expand to a 9.2 awsome back in the day had a cambridge sounworks Ensemble 2 system and these are much smaller and yet play as loud and as clean

Pros: that much sound from speakers so so small....

Cons: None

Great little speakers

Written By R. H, Walnutport, PA. on Wednesday, March 07, 2012

Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Attached these to my new Onkyo TX-NR609. Their sound is incredible. I am very happy with this purchase. Transformers: Dark of the Moon sounded awesome - like being in a theater.

Pros: Great sound, Small, look good

Cons: None really - but I did have to buy longer screws than the ones supplied in order to mount these to the speaker brackets that I already had.

Excellent Speakers

Written By Bill, Reston, VA on Friday, February 17, 2012

Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

I bought these to use with my new Marantz NR1402 receiver. At the moment we are able to use the 2 rear speakers due to our room but that will change in a few months. But the sound is great from the 2 front, the center and the subwoffer. And they just look cool. The subwoofer is so good at times we can't tell if the sound is coming from the subwoofer or from a plan approaching Dulles airport. Very pleased with the purchase and especially the price. Can't wait to get the other speakers hooked up.

Pros: Aesthetics Price Sound Size

Cons: None so far

Super Surround Sound

Written By LH, Brighton, IL on Tuesday, February 07, 2012

Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

This surround system alleviates the need to go to a movie theater to enjoy the sounds of a good movie.

Pros: Price is reasonable Sound is high quality

Tiny shiny black speakers with gerat subwoofer

Written By Jim H, palo alto ca on Friday, February 03, 2012

Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

These sound great. Wish I could switch them back and forth with Bose speakers to see any differences. But they sound great and my room is high ceilinged, 20x16 and open on one side to a kitchen.

Pros: Very inexpensive for high quality

Cons: none

Great sound

Written By Bill, Bettendorf, Iowa on Sunday, January 29, 2012

Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Lots of very nice sound from a very small package. These speakers replaced those that came ith my 'home theater in a box' unit I bought about five years ago. The difference in quality hits you immediately. They are also connected to my Apple TV improving the sound of my iTunes library. As usual, the assistance from my Crutchfield associate was invaluable. A pleasant process...

Pros: Sound and size

Cons: None

Energy RC Micros

Written By Chuck, Garnet Valley, PA on Sunday, January 29, 2012

Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

First, allow me to thank Crutchfield for offering great products and attractive prices. I've found them to be the best and most trusted on-line company for fantastic deals and knowledgeable reviews, along with personalized service. The Energy RC Mircro 5.1 speaker system is a quality made, great sounding, decor pleasing product. Don't be fooled by their small dimensions. They sounded great out of the box, and even better after the 50 hour break-in period. Sound engineers swear speakers need not be broken-in, but Energy and my ears say they do. You be the judge. A quick easy way to accomplish the 50 hour break-in is to set your receiver to "all channel stereo" and tune to your favorite station. The sound is best described as crisp or clean regarding the satellite speakers. I purchased 2 additional surrounds (E-bay) as my Onkyo 609 receiver supports 7.1 output. The sub unit does a very good job and I have the volume set at 2/3 and crossover at 120 hz. Experiment with the settings for your sound environment and listening tastes. Regarding speaker terminals, I had little trouble inserting #12 wire into the the rear spring-loaded posts. The connection seems very secure and the mounting options are too. If you can't tell by now, suffice it to say, " I highly recommend the Energy RC Micro 5.1 speaker system ". At $399.00 order them today, and you'll thank me later.

Pros: quality construction, great sounding, small profile, and fantastic price

Cons: the beautiful piano black finish smudges easily and shows dust.

Excellent speakers

Written By NYCGuy, NYC, NY on Sunday, January 22, 2012

Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Absolutely great speakers. I bought these in Nov and they have changed how I listen to music. The sound is so crisp and fills the room. I spend hours listening to music now and enjoy it. The surround sound is great too. The compact size is perfect and the cool look is actually cool. I was more than impressed by this product. Even the Sub woofer size is compact enough. Living in NYC, I have limited space. This does the trick and does it well and elegantly and with a professional sound to it. Total recommend it. Oh and Crutchfield rocks. Their support line is perhaps the best I've come across in recent times. (They have your order open as soon as you call!! Now, that's saving time).

Pros: great look, compact, great sound

Cons: none

Very Happy

Written By Dad, Omaha, NE on Friday, January 20, 2012

Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

We use these with a Marantz SR-19EX Receiver for movies, music and my son's xbox. They fit into the room great due to their size. They are easy to listen to and do not wear your ears down as some speakers can. They are very smooth, pleasant to listen to with a open larger than expected sound and do rather well with movie impact sound effects. You can tell Energy did their homework on these. They are not just another set of speakers thrown into the marketplace. The sub is very surprising for size. Overall I would rate these as a very good good buy. Your ears will be happy.

Pros: Size, attractive high-end looking piano black finish.

Cons: None really.

Great speakers

Written By Jaycee, Austin, TX on Saturday, December 24, 2011

Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Use the speakers for at least the 50 hr break-in period before assessing it's performance. Yes, this is important! Don't hesitate to play around with different low pass settings on the sub-woofer, also experiment with different speaker positions to find the one giving you the most satisfactory sound. Crutchfied Customer Service, as usual, is outstanding!

Pros: Very good sound for it's size. Speakers have ample power even for a medium sized room.

Cons: A minor complaint -- The shiny speaker tops are dust magnets, so you need to clean them regularly. Put some decorative artifacts on the subwoofer to prevent little kids or a cat sitting on it!

Very happy with these speakers.

Written By WeiT, Queens, NY on Wednesday, November 09, 2011

Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

This is my first Home theater speaker system. I need a set of good quality speakers to pair with my Yamaha RX-A800. HD radio quality is incredible with these speakers. I did a little research between its older brother take classic and rc-micro. It turns out that the rc-micro price just dropped as take classic recently, and, according to other reviews, rc-micro set is relative a bit better with sound quality albeit the size is a lot smaller. So, I bought them. Needless to say, my choice was mostly influenced by both professional and user reviews(# of stars). I don't know a lot of home theater system, but I am very happy with these speakers because the sound quality is so superior. I love the HD radio, it is fantastic and the sound is so crisp. Now, it's my first thing to turn it on and listen when I wake up in the morning.

This is also my first purchase from crutchfield, extremely fast shipping. I am very happy with it.

Pros: Small size, the glossy look. Sound quality.

Cons: I need two more satellite speakers to make it as 7.1 system....well, that's hard to find.

"Just Perfect"

Written By Roland, San Francisco on Friday, May 27, 2011

Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

From the sound from such a small speakers to the design are simply perfect for me. Sound: Clean, crisp, very good bass from the subwoofer Style: Glossy black piano finished will not be outdated for many years to come

Energy Micro 5.1 Speakers

Written By JohnD, Charlottesville, VA on Thursday, May 05, 2011

Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

I have had the chance to personally try these two home theater set from Energy,
the Energy Take Classic (ETC) and the Energy Micro (EM). To tell you the truth,
I was a little hesitant to get the EM's speakers, they are about 50% smaller
than the ETC, however once broken in, they deliver far better quality sound when
compared to the ETC. The EM have a far superior sound output than the ETC, I
would say ten times better. The high tones are crystal clear, very sharp, as
with the ETC, you can hear fingers sliding through a guitar string or the
breathing of a musician when playing a flute.

The EM's subwoofer is basically the same as the ETC's, as you can see on the
pictures, the only difference is the enclosure, it is about 20% smaller. The
control knobs, inputs, and connections are exactly the same as the ETC. The
ETC's sub is rated at 200w while the EM's one is rated at 240w, after listening
to both subwoofers the EM's sounds sharper without being too boomy, definitively
like the EM's sub.

One of the drawbacks of these speakers is the attachment, it is a small square
block that is secured by a small screw, if you plan to use conventional sat
racks, they might not work for you, you might need a screw twice as long than
the one that comes with the rack, to be able to go through the recessed hole
after you remove the square block.

In my opinion, these are the best speakers I have tried so far.

They are really good

Written By Siv, SHREWSBURY on Thursday, April 28, 2011

Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

After lot of research I have purchased these speakers from crutchfield. They are
really good with my yamaha 467. The sound is crisp and nice. Worth for money.


Written By vincat, Decatur,Illinois on Sunday, April 24, 2011

Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

These speakers are amazing. Just connected with cables bought locally, still souding great. The best thing i like about these speakers is Bass. I read in reviews about subwoofer not having enough power--thats not true. Subwoofer has lot of power. I kept subwoofer volume less than 1/3 of total volume it shakes my whole appartment.
I had doubt buying these speakes from Cruthfield for this price. But they all came sealed and in brand new condition.

Excellent Product

Written By Mick, Osakis, MN on Monday, April 11, 2011

Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

I will be the first to admit that I am not a true audiophile, however I do like good
sounding music. I purchased this speaker system based on several product
reviews, and it has not disappointed. There are several reasons for my
1) The size/look. They are very small, even the subwoofer is pretty discrete.
Also they have a very polished and aesthetic look to them.
2) They also have a very clear rich sound, which is surprising for their size. With
the sub-woofer it is certainly a very rich sound. I already had in ceiling surround
speakers, so I used two speaker stand alone in my daughters bedroom. In a
small room, they sound good without the aid of the sub-woofer.

In conclusion, I think they sound great with movies and couldn't ask for more. I
haven't challenged them too much with music yet. I don't think they are going to
be to the level of having large standing front speakers, but who would expect
that for this type of system. I would certainly say the sound for playing music is
certainly good.


Written By Mark, Palm Harbor, FL on Monday, April 11, 2011

Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Well I finally took the big step into the 21st century with a 55" LED 3d TV and AV
Receiver along with these speakers. After having the TV for about 2 months
and having an old receiver, I wanted the total surround sound experience. I
decided on the Onkyo TX-NR708 and the Energy RC Micros because we didn't
want an obtrusive number of speakers scattered about our peculiar living
room. After setting everything up and adjusting the system we immediately
noticed such a huge difference in sound. These little powerhouses are perfect,
clear, and powerful - you feel like you are right there as they are filming the
scenes from TV shows to the total experience of watching BD Alice in
Wonderland or Tron. Even listening to the stereo through these speakers is
such a joy from our old system. I am a fan of good equipment and I cannot say
anything bad about these speakers, everything is as advertised.VERY

Very Nice Eh!

Written By Jason, Vancouver, Canada on Friday, April 08, 2011

Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

After doing lots of research and reading the reviews, I decided to go with this system since it's by far one of the highest rated mini-speaker systems on the market. Being a Canadian product, I thought I could purchase these here in Canada, but unfortunately they're hard to find. I was surprised to find them at Crutchfield, their service was great, the speakers arrived very well packaged and the speakers themselves are very elegant, sleek & modern. I'm using a Pioneer VSX-1020-K receiver and the sound is as fantastic. I'm not an audiophile so I can't really compare, but I did replace a DVD HTIB with this system and it's no contest. Very Happy!

Great Speakers...Great Price

Written By Anonymous, Columbus, OH on Thursday, March 24, 2011

Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Really clean sound out of some amazingly small speakers. Don't let their size keep
you from using them in a large gathering room space. We put them in a 20x25
family room that opens into a large kitchen/eating area space.
Plenty of sound to fill the space w/out distortion. Did the 50 hour breakin period.

Energy RC-Micro 5.1

Written By RomieS, Albuquerque, NM on Tuesday, March 22, 2011