Originally Posted by ack_bk
I think this is an amazing deal for the money. EMP is the sister company of RBH Sound which makes higher end speakers that are not sold to the public unless through a dealer (typically a higher end HT installer). The speakers referenced here are clones to the RBH 5TK bookshelf speaker which is a very nice sounding speaker. I would definitely consider these speakers over the Polk speakers mentioned, but I have not heard the Energy Take speakers so cannot comment.
I am looking for a similar 5.1 speaker/sub setup in a 18x10 living room around the same $500 price point (+/- $200) which maintains flexibility for future 7.1 expansion in a larger room. Which option (or others) would folks recommend given that I will be pairing with the following
New Panasonic G10 series plasma
Probably a Panasonic DMP-BD60 Bluray
Comcast HD box
40% TV watching, 25% gaming, 20% movies, 15% music; really want to get the best HT experience possible out of this setup, ergonomically need to not have towers or very large boxes
My current thoughts:
1. Energy Take Classic 5.1 ($400)
2. EMP HTP-351 5.1 ($489)
3. 2 Energy C-100s as fronts ($110), 2 Energy C-50 as rears ($100), 1 Energy C-C50 center ($80), Energy S8.3 subwoofer ($180); Total $470
Thanks in advance for everyone's help! Please feel free to throw in your AV receiver ($200-$400 range, refurbed from quality source is fine) thoughts to pair with this kind of setup too, although I will post in that forum for specific advice.