Overview: The ENERGY Take Classic 5.1-Channel Home Theater
System features four matching satellite speakers, a center-channel satellite
speaker, and a powered subwoofer. It includes a powerful 200-watt (Dynamic)
powered subwoofer with a front-firing port, 8-inch driver and Ribbed Elliptical
surround for bass that you feel as much as hear. The satellite 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 5.1 System
utilizes proprietary technology and high quality components that allow you to
enjoy natural and accurate music reproduction. The satellite speakers and
subwoofer 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 5.1-Channel Speaker System reproduces the entire audio range in a uniform
manner. By ensuring that no one frequency dominates any other, the Take Classic
5.1ch System 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 5.1 System
provides an even pattern sound at all frequencies in all directions throughout
Low Distortion Resonance: No speaker system is distortion or
resonance-free, but the ENERGY 5.1 Speaker System has achieved a significantly
lower distortion level with a clearly audible improvement.
4 Matching Satellite Speakers: The ENERGY Take Classic 5.1
Channel Home Theater System 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
5.1-Channel Home Theater System'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 115-20,000 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.
Powered Subwoofer: The ENERGY Take Classic 5.1-Channel Home
Theater System features an 8" powered subwoofer with a 200 (dynamic) watt
amplifier. The powered subwoofer contains a down-firing injection molded 8" cone
woofer with a ribbed elliptical surround inside a bass reflex enclosure with a
front firing port. The 8" woofer is powered by a built-in 50 watt (continuous)
200 watt (dynamic) amplifier. The powered subwoofer has a frequency
response of 33 to 150Hz. The powered subwoofer offers the
following controls and connections on its rear-panel.
- Volume Level: This knob can be adjusted to control the
level of output from the subwoofer. The level chosen should allow the
subwoofer to blend its output with the rest of the 5.1-channel speaker
- Low-Pass Filter: This control allows for the adjustment
of the low-pass filter. Adjustments can infinitely be made from 40 to 150Hz.
This will determine the highest frequency that the subwoofer will reproduce.
- Phase: This switch allows for the adjustment of the
phase of the subwoofer, in relation to the five other speakers in the system
from 0 or 180 degrees
- Power Mode: This switch can be set to either On, Off,
Auto. If the switch is in the Off position, the subwoofer will not power up.
If the switch is in the On position, it will constantly remain on. If the
switch is set to the Auto position, when a signal is present the subwoofer
will turn on and will automatically turn off several minutes after a signal
is no longer present.
- Line/Sub In: These inputs are an RCA type
LFE/stereo/mono input. If you are connecting your subwoofer to an A/V
receiver with an LFE or Subwoofer preamp output, connect a single RCA cable
to the LFE/Left input. If you are connecting your subwoofer to an AV
receiver without a dedicated subwoofer or LFE preamp output but does
features a stereo RCA output, use stereo RCA cable and connect to both the
LFE/Left and Right inputs.
- Speaker Level In: The Speaker Level input are designed to be used
on receivers or amplifiers that do not incorporate any RCA type subwoofer
outputs. If your receiver is equipped with an RCA type subwoofer outputs,
these speaker level inputs should not be utilized.
- Power Cord Connector: The powered subwoofer features an
attached 7' AC power cord terminate by a two-prong AC plug.
- Status Indicator (Front-Panel): The LED found on the
front panel will illuminate in blue when the subwoofer is functioning. If
the unit is Auto mode and is not receiving a signal, the light will remain
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 system.
- 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
- Power Subwoofer: The placement of the ENERGY subwoofer
is critical to its performance. The three most common locations include:
- Corner Of Room: Results in a boomy or exaggerated
low frequency response.
- Side Wall: Moderate bass performance with increased
fidelity over corner placement.
- Beside Front Speaker: Creates a better blend with
the front speaker, but sacrificing overall volume.
Amplifier Requirements: The ENERGY Take Classic 5.1 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.
Break-In Period: ENERGY recommends that you break in this
speaker system 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.
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