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Overview: The ENERGY Take Classic 5-Channel Speaker Package
features four matching satellite speakers and a center-channel satellite
speaker. The satellite and center speaker's 3-inch poly-titanium woofer and
.75-inch hyperbolic aluminum-dome tweeter focuses sound for clearer dialogue and
music. The ENERGY Take Classic 5-Channel Speaker Package utilizes proprietary
technology and high quality components that allow you to enjoy natural and
accurate music reproduction. The satellite and center-channel speakers each
feature a high-gloss black finish that look great with contemporary flat panels.
Gold plated binding-posts ensure positive connection for high performance.
Flat On-Axis Frequency Response With Wide Bandwidth: The
ENERGY 5-Channel Speaker Package reproduces its entire audio range in a uniform
manner. By ensuring that no one frequency dominates any other, the Take Classic
5-Channel Speaker Package ensures that every note is the way it was intended to
be, and the sound as natural as possible.
Wide and Constant Dispersion: The Take Classic 5-Channel
Speaker Package provides an even pattern sound at all its frequencies in all
directions throughout the room.
Low Distortion Resonance: No speaker system is distortion or
resonance-free, but the ENERGY 5-Channel Speaker Package has achieved a
significantly lower distortion level with a clearly audible improvement.
4 Matching Satellite Speakers: The ENERGY Take Classic
5-Channel Speaker Package features four matching satellite speakers. The
satellite speakers feature a 0.75" Hyperbolic Aluminum-Dome tweeter and 3.0"
Poly-Titanium Cone woofer with a rubber surround inside a magnetically shielded
bass-reflex enclosure with a rear firing port. The speakers are rated at 8-ohm.
The satellite speakers have a frequency response of 115 to 20,000 Hz. Each
satellite speaker features a high-gloss black finish, a removal cloth grille,
gold-plated binding-post terminals (accommodates up to 15 AWG speaker wire), and
a rear-mounted key-hole slot for wall-mounting (mounting screws not supplied).
There is also a 1/4"-20 threaded insert on the back of the speaker for
wall-mounting the satellites using an optional bracket (sold separately). The
satellite speakers can also be placed and secured on optional speaker stands or
shelves using the supplied self-adhesive rubber feet.
Center-Channel Satellite Speaker: The ENERGY Take Classic
5-Channel Speaker Package's matching center-channel speaker is larger than the
four matching satellite speakers and should be mounted horizontally. The
center-channel speaker features a 0.75" Hyperbolic Aluminum-Dome tweeter and
3.0" Poly-Titanium Cone woofer with a rubber surround inside a magnetically
shielded bass-reflex enclosure with dual front-firing ports. The speaker is
rated at 8-ohm. The center-channel speaker has a frequency response of
110-20,000 Hz. The center-channel satellite speaker features a high-gloss black
finish, a removal cloth grille, gold-plated binding-post terminals (accommodates
up to 15 AWG speaker wire), and two rear-mounted key-hole slots for
wall-mounting (mounting screws not supplied). There is also a 1/4"-20 threaded
insert on the back of the speaker for wall-mounting the center-channel using an
optional bracket (sold separately). The center-channel speaker can also be
placed and secured on an optional speaker stand or shelf using the supplied
self-adhesive rubber feet.
Speaker Placement: Speaker placement can be critical in the
performance of any home theater speaker system. Follow these guidelines to get
the most out of your ENERGY Take Classic 5-Channel Speaker Package.
- Front Satellite Speakers: For best stereo imaging, the
left and right speakers should be the same distance from their respective
side walls. If the distance from one speaker to the listener is very
different from the other, it can affect the soundstage or stereo imaging.
Therefore, the ideal position is having the speakers equidistant to you, the
- Center-Channel Satellite Speaker: The center-channel
can be expected to reproduce as much a 60% of a movie's soundtrack, most of
which is dialogue. In order to maintain the effect of voices emanating from
the actor's mouth, the center speaker should be centrally located between
the left and right main channels and placed above or below the television.
Be sure that the center speaker's front baffle is flush with the front face
of the television or cabinet to maximize dispersion.
- Surround Satellite Speakers: The surround speakers can
be positioned in a variety of locations. The surround placement is usually
dictated by the room, where the walls and room boundaries happen to be, and
where speaker cable can be easily run. The most common surround speaker
locations are the following:
- Side Walls: For best results in side wall mounting
applications, position the speaker adjacent to and slightly behind the
primary listening area at a height of approximately 6 feet.
- Rear Walls: For best results mounting on a rear
wall, position the speakers so they flank the main listening area and
point towards the front of the room. They should be raised to a height
of approximately 6 feet and should ideally have a space of 6 feet
Amplifier Requirements: The ENERGY Take Classic 5-Channel
Speaker System is designed to operate on a wide range of AV receivers and/or
amplifiers with a power rating of 20 to 100 watts continuous per channel. The
impedance for all speakers is 8-ohms, allowing almost any amplifier to function
well. The recommended crossover setting for each speaker is "small" or 100 to
Break-In Period: ENERGY recommends that you break in this
speaker package for 50 hours before playing the speaker at their full
capabilities. This can be easily done by putting your compact disc player on
Repeat mode, while playing a CD with a wide dynamic range at normal listening
Cabinet Care: Great care and craftsmanship has gone into the
constructions and finish of the speakers' cabinets. Periodically use the
supplied soft, dry cloth to remove dust or fingerprints. Do not use paper towels
or other abrasive material as it may damage the high-gloss finish.