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post #1 of 6 Old 12-11-2012, 09:24 AM - Thread Starter
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Hello all,

I have a friend offering to sell me an almost new Onkyo HTS-5400 7.1 system for a very good price. My question is on the speaker quality of this system compared to the Energy Take 5.1 setup. I am close to purchasing a ET 5.1 setup and pairing it with a Denon or Onkyo receiver. But, would the 7.1 speaker setup with the Onkyo HTS-5400 be comparable to the sound I'm going to get from the ET 5.1 setup? If so, I may not pass up the deal.
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I would get the Energy because the Onkyo surrounds only have a single 3.25" cone speaker with no tweeter. They also have a very low sensitivity of 81db.

Even though the Take Classics are small they are a better quality speaker than the Onkyo. Plus I'd get a better receiver like a Denon with Audyssey MultEQ instead of the lower level Audyssey 2EQ on the Onkyo 5400 receiver.

You can also buy the Energy Take Classic 5.0 package for $130 and then add a better subwoofer for about $200.
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Thank you for the input. What is the difference between MultEQ and 2EQ? I like the Odyssey receiver in case I ever decided to go 7.1 but maybe that isn't even worth it?
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Audyssey MultEQ actually calibrates and EQ's the subwoofer. 2EQ does not.

http://www.audyssey.com/audio-technology/multeq

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Thank you. So do you think the Denon with 5.1 and MultiEQ is going to be a better option than an Onkyo with 7.1? I'm thinking about the Denon 1612, Energy 5.0 set, and the Dayton audio 10" subwoofer from PartsExpress.
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Yep, I own 3 Denon receivers. Two with MultEQ and one with MultEQ XT.

I recently purchased the Denon AVR 1613.

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