Looks like they are clearing out stock of the old model (compares with Energy Classic Take 5 per a few web reviews), to make room for the new model $248.71, taking pre orders. Either probably a great starter system for a smaller listening environment.
Probably a very good deal nonetheless. *** NEWS FLASH! ***
C|net, one of the most prestigious sites for consumer electronics reviews and information, has honored us by declaring this 5.1 speaker kit as one of their Top 10 Sleeper Hits of the year! They also declared this kit as one of their Best tech gifts for under $100. You can read and watch their full review here.