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post #31 of 44 Old 08-14-2009, 12:04 PM
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anyway that a 3.1 system could be feasible? just lose the two rear speakers.

would that maybe work better?
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Newegg has these speakers for sale for $167.99 after coupon:

http://www.newegg.com/product/produc...82E16882269004

Coupon is SPEAKERS81232.

My question is, should I take these over the Energy C-50 5.0 set? I am using these for movies/games with a HK AVR 254 in a 12x14 room. Would it be a big difference between the two sets? Thanks.

The Energy C-50 set is $249, while this is $168.

Those Energy speakers at newegg don't have the glossy finish. Are they the same ones like the Energy's Take Classic 5.1?
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Thanks for the tip batpig! I also have an opportunity to buy a pioneer VSX-1019AH-K for $399 (new). But, I will definitely look into Denon for consideration as well.

Holy cow, WHERE!?
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Those Energy speakers at newegg don't have the glossy finish. Are they the same ones like the Energy's Take Classic 5.1?

Sure they do! Look at the specifications page.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16882269004
Packaged 5 pack home theater system

Compact speakers look great with contemporary flat panels

High-gloss black finish has high-tech look

Recommended Amplifier Power: 20 - 100 Watts RMS (Continuous)

Center Speaker Crossover Point: 2.9 kHz

Satellite Speaker Crossover Point: 2.9 kHz

I've never seen Take Classics that didn't have a high gloss black finish. Even the customer reviewer on Newegg mentions the high gloss finish.

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Sure they do! Look at the specifications page.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16882269004
Packaged 5 pack home theater system

Compact speakers look great with contemporary flat panels

High-gloss black finish has high-tech look

Recommended Amplifier Power: 20 - 100 Watts RMS (Continuous)

Center Speaker Crossover Point: 2.9 kHz

Satellite Speaker Crossover Point: 2.9 kHz

I've never seen Take Classics that didn't have a high gloss black finish. Even the customer reviewer on Newegg mentions the high gloss finish.

LOL sorry. they are cheaper on amazon for $181
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LOL sorry. they are cheaper on amazon for $181

I know am bumping on this thread, still i think it may be useful for other late visitors like me .
Newegg has the best price on these today at $149.99 (free 3-day shipping) , dunno how long the deal will last.

h t t p : //w w w . n e w e g g . c o m /product/product.aspx?nm_mc=AFC-SlickDeals&cm_mmc=AFC-SlickDeals-_-NA-_-NA-_-NA&Item=N82E16882269004

Just ordered these (cheaper than on Amazon).
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I know am bumping on this thread, still i think it may be useful for other late visitors like me .
Newegg has the best price on these today at $149.99 (free 3-day shipping) , dunno how long the deal will last.

h t t p : //w w w . n e w e g g . c o m /product/product.aspx?nm_mc=AFC-SlickDeals&cm_mmc=AFC-SlickDeals-_-NA-_-NA-_-NA&Item=N82E16882269004

Just ordered these (cheaper than on Amazon).

They are $119 with promo code EMCMNNX64 with free shipping limit 5 sets. I have had an account there for years and always get promo emails. Offer ends 1-4-2010.
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Newegg is offering the Energy Take 5 Pack for $149 today (actually they are $119 with promo code EMCMNNX64 with free shipping), and I've been wanting to upgrade my speakers and receiver as I just got a ps3 as a bluray player and am currently using bose acoustimass speakers (no sub, just the base module, though I do have 2 fronts, 2 surrounds and a center) with an older Onkyo receiver (no video, just DD5.1 and DTS 5.1) which I've had for 5-10 years depending on the pieces, and I'm tired of the missing mid-range bass, as well as the lack of a true sub. Also I want to be able to take advantage of the new lossless audio formats, which I currently can't with my older receiver.

I'm a little wary of getting another set of lifestyle sized speakers, and I was reading an old thread saying the Energy c-50 line was a better option (I would like to stay to bookshelf sized, not looking for tower speakers) but I can't find anywhere that sells them anymore other than the manufacturer and those prices are MSRP.

The price looks too good to pass up, though I was originally looking to spend about $400-600 on speakers and a sub.

I'm likely going to purchase the Pioneer VSX-919AH-K as my AV Receiver.

I sit about 12 feet from the TV Which is basically the width of the room, though the room extends left into my dining room and kitchen so in total it is probably 400 sqft, but my viewing area is much smaller, say <200 sqft.

I live in a one bedroom condo with neighbors above and below me, so I'm not looking to shake walls here, but I do want good sound.

Should I grab this deal which I think expires today? Are there other speakers of the bookshelf or lifestyle variety I should consider? Also what do people think of these in combination with the pioneer receiver? And lastly, can anyone recommend a sub to go with the speakers or the speakers you recommend?

I was originally going to replace my receiver, then get a sub, then add speakers piecemeal due to the cost, but at $149 I can afford to do everything at once.

Sorry for the laundry list!

Any advice would be greatly appreciated. I'm not EXACTLY a novice, but I really don't know much about speakers.

Oh, and I primarily use the system for TV, Blu-ray and DVD. Music is secondary, but I do still use it for music.
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Just bought these from Newegg last week for $149, now they are $199. Haven't listened to them yet because I was waiting on speaker wire, but they are well reviewed.

Question on the binding posts, is it okay for the wire to extend out the other side of the hole? Never had speakers with these kind of hookups.
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My wires stick through and touch the inside of the mounting plat. No problems so far! Just make sure they don't touch eachother or the other binding post.
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Hey guys just looking over this thread. These seem like a great speaker setup for the price. Where did you guys get all these discount codes. I would love to find a great deal like that so I can psosibly buy these.

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You kinda missed the deals, they're up to $220 now! Maybe they'll come down again some time.

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Dang!
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If any of you guys find a deal on these speakers let me know please or if you know of a coupon code that will help me get s discount from one of these online stores.

Thanks guys
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