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.
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.
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.