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The ratings of that DefTech speaker are a bad joke. A small speaker like that will be lucky to go down to 50 Hz, and to get down to 26 Hz you need a 12-inch subwoofer with hundreds of watts of power. Ratings on low-priced speakers are at least 50% BS.
The only way you will get anything resembling a decent subwoofer is to spend $200 on the Polk PSW200. (there are lots of good ones from $400-2000, but I assume you are not going there...lol).
The Energy Take and small Polk box systems have main drivers (which they laughably call "woofers") that are 3 inches or less; another bad joke. That is the size of the speaker in a motel clock radio (a cheap motel). IMO those systems are total trash and not worth 10 cents.
I suggest that you consider either the Jamo S426 HCS3 system with the PSW505 sub, or the Martin-Logan MLT-2 system.
Those others won't even come close to operating successfully in that size room.
Another good possibility would be four of the Polk Monitor 30 speakers, a Polk PSW505 subwoofer, and a Polk CS10 center speaker. that would be quite good for the money.
The AV-1613 is a good choice; no need to consider anything else.