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For any one that knows about there old speaker set #9774 which was widely believed to be a clone of the energy take classic at a discounted price they just relised a new revised model. The original was pulled fallowing a law suit, now ever this item replaces it. They dont have the beautiful black finish anymore and the woofer dust caps look different but other then that they look very similar.

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The subwoofer is also now rated at 200 watts instead of 50 watts. Anyone have any other background information about this? Or release date? Inside reviews?

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That might be peak power on the sub, could still be 50 watts. The Take Classic cut sheet says 200 watts also.
http://www.voxxintlcorp.com/docs/common/TK-CLASSI-5-1/TK-CLASSI-5-1_CUT_SH.pdf


The real Take Classic is only $279 when on sale and comes with a 5 year warranty. Factor in shipping from Monoprice and is that really a good deal for the copies?

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I purchased the Energy Take Classic 5.1 system in January 2009 and think it is a good value at the $300 price I paid. The Monoprice 9774 set appears to have been manufactured in exactly the same place and other than very slight variances that might occur from one production run to the next, I would say the speakers are the same. The fine print in the Energy manual probably indicates "subject to change" and the differences between the Energy version and the Monoprice 9774 version could fall under that disclaimer if Energy had the same 9774 speakers for sale labeled Take Classic 5.1. This new 10565 doesn't seem to me to be nearly as similar and nobody would ever even consider making a clone claim if not for the previous 9774 speaker.

I like Monoprice and have purchased a number of products from the company over the years, I believe the Energy Take Classic 5.1 speaker design was sold to Monoprice either appropriately by the manufacturer or in violation of an exclusivity agreement, let the courts decide that issue but I would pay a little extra to get the Energy brand until that issue is clear.

Since Energy started selling this speaker design, the company was sold to Klipsch and then to Audiovox so who knows if Energy will continue to offer the Take Classic 5.1 speaker set and if the design in fact was by a Chinese equipment manufacturer, who can blame them for selling their own speaker through whatever outlet is available? I am afraid Audiovox is going to completely trash all of the Klipsch brands personally, although I hope that doesn't happen.
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Anyone get the new 10565 set? I wonder if they haven't shipped yet as I can't find a single review online.
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The real Take Classic is only $279 when on sale and comes with a 5 year warranty. Factor in shipping from Monoprice and is that really a good deal for the copies?

Agreed.

Then there are the Martin Logan MLT-2s which go on sale on Newegg frequently as another option.

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