I have seen at least 30 or 40 posts by unhappy owners of the Take Classic speakers.
The speakers are simply too small and the whole system is low-performance mickey-mouse stuff IMO.
I realize we are talking low price stuff here, but there is much better even for low prices.
The Martin-Logan MLT-2 is a good example; its drivers have twice the effective area and deliver much more sound, and the subwoofer is almost decent. The main speakers and center also have good sensitivity; 89 db/watt.
It is far better in every respect than any other system I have seen for its price. Amazon is currently selling it for under $300, which is $100 less than I have ever seen it for before; good price!
I don't see any system for under $500 that will deliver better overall sound.
Edited by commsysman - 11/13/12 at 10:31am
Originally Posted by GrooveRite
I'm looking to upgrade my very old and weak 5.1 no name system with one of these 2 systems. Which system would you choose and why? Anyone had experience with both and could give me some feedback on sound signature would be great! I could either buy the Energies for $400 or buy the SVS 5.0 for $400 and get the PB12 later. Could you kind and experienced folk lead me in the right direction! Oh and btw, my room is 22x11x8. Thank you!