Originally Posted by DustinLH00
Can you post your thoughts after you get them hooked up? I am thinking of using the Takes as my 4 rear/surrounds and would appreciate your thoughts.
I have 5.1 in this system, as I said before, so I only have 2 surrounds. So far, I have been hugely impressed with the sound, and I wouldn't hesitate to recommend the setup. As long as you have a good enough sub, I'd say go for it. Audyssey calibrated the crossover to 80Hz for front and center, and 90Hz for surround for me, despite the satellites being rated for 115Hz and the center for 110Hz. I haven't yet set the crossover to 110/120Hz, which I will try, now that i have read the Audyssey FAQ. Overall I am very satisfied with the mid-range and highs coming from the combo, I really like clarity and crispness in both music and movies. My wife and sons all are very happy with the sound.
The only part that I don't like so far is that when watching news through my FIOS IPTV STB, say on CNN, sometimes when reporters are on location, the background wind noise etc. can come out very boomy out of the subwoofer. I decided to take the new Klipsch RW-12D upstairs, and bring the Klipsch Synergy 10 downstairs to this setup. Even with this sub, I had to cut down the gain to somewhere less than 10 o'clock position, and ended up with a -0.5dB trim after calibration. I do have Dynamic EQ and Dynamic Volume turned on (medium), and I haven't had too much time to experiment with the various DSP sound modes, I am sure I'll eventually figure this out.
My listening area here is far from ideal. Large open area (sealed room, hah!!! :-)), wood floors (no reflections, baffles, hah!!! :-)), ceiling mounted speakers, you name it I have it. Even then, with calibration, this very modest Denon AVR 1613, Energy Take Classic 5 and Klipsch Synergy 10 sounds very, very nice to my ears.
Now the wait is painful for the 2113 to go on sale, so I can get a calibrated setup for my setup upstairs!