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Energy Take Classic 5.0

5-speaker home theater system

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Item # 732TAKE50

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Overview

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Energy makes great home theater sound affordable with the Take Classic 5.0 speaker system. It includes four matching satellite speakers and a center channel speaker to help you get more enjoyment from all your TV shows, movies, and music. It'll work with any home theater receiver, but you'll definitely need to add a powered subwoofer to enjoy full-range sound complete with room-thumping beats and heart-pounding explosions.

Energy makes great home theater sound affordable with the Take Classic 5.0 speaker system. It includes four matching satellite speakers and a center channel speaker to help you get more enjoyment from all your TV shows, movies, and music. It'll work with any home theater receiver, but you'll definitely need to add a powered subwoofer to enjoy full-range sound complete with room-thumping beats and heart-pounding explosions.

Smooth sound throughout the room
This system's wide, uniform sound dispersion lets everyone in your room get the same audio experience regardless of where they sit. You'll hear detailed music, clear dialogue, and realistic ambient effects throughout your entire listening space. Each speaker's carefully designed tweeter and woofer team up to deliver smooth, natural sound. The two drivers are mounted together and aligned precisely to keep the sound focused and help produce a deep, wide soundstage.

Sleek finish and flexible placement options
The Take Classic 5.0 sports a handsome, high-gloss black finish that's sure to add an elegant look to your room. And if you want to conserve shelf space, you can use the integrated keyhole slots or threaded inserts to wall-mount the speakers up and out of the way.

Great set of speakers

Jacob, Von Ormy, TX

What's in the Box:

  • Matching satellite speakers (4 attached grilles)
  • Center channel speaker (attached grille)
  • 20 Self-adhesive rubber feet
  • Owner's Manual

Product Highlights:

  • includes 4 satellites and 1 center channel speaker
  • bass-reflex (ported) design
  • 8-ohm impedance
  • sensitivity: 89 dB
  • video-shielded to prevent magnetic distortion on tube TVs
  • 5-way binding posts
  • high-gloss black finish
  • warranty: 5 years
  • Our 60-day money-back guarantee
Satellite speakers:
  • frequency response: 115-20,000 Hz (±3dB)
  • 3/4" Hyperbolic™ aluminum-dome tweeter
  • 3" poly-titanium woofer
  • each handles up to 100 watts
  • keyhole slots with threaded inserts for wall-mounting
  • 4-3/16"W x 6-11/16"H x 4-15/16"D
Center channel speaker:
  • frequency response: 110-20,000 Hz (±3dB)
  • 3/4" Hyperbolic aluminum-dome tweeter
  • 3" poly-titanium woofer
  • handles up to 100 watts
  • keyhole slots with threaded inserts for wall-mounting
  • 10-1/4"W x 4-3/16"H x 5"D
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Features and Specs

General
Enclosure Bass Reflex
Video Shielded Yes
Pieces in System 5
Color High-gloss black
Tweeter Dome
Midrange size (inches) N/A
Woofer size (inches) 3
Woofer Composition Poly-tatinium
Woofer Surround Rubber
Impedance (Ohms) 8
Connector Type Binding post
Mounting Bracket Included Keyhole
Recommended Stand Height (inches) 31
Parts Warranty 5 Years
Labor Warranty 5 Years
Specifications
RMS Power Range (watts) 20-100
Subwoofer RMS Power (watts) Not Given
Dimensions
Main Speakers (inches) 6-11/16H x 4-3/16W x 4-15/16D
Center Speaker (inches) 4-3/16H x 10-1/4W x 5D
Surround Speakers (inches) 6-11/16H x 4-3/16W x 4-15/16D
Subwoofer (inches) No Subwoofer

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Features

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 listener.
  • 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 between them.

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 120Hz.

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 levels.

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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