Pros Size, Looks, Build quality and price
Cons Not Studio quality sound, not as popular as Bose :)
Pros They are inexpensive
Cons Break in period?
A speaker either works or it doesn't...no break in period should be needed.
Summary Nice,inexpensive system,if you prefer cheap,inexpensive sound.
I took the bait and bought these to replace My Bose AM10's.
The reviews led me to believe this would be an upgrade,they are not.
The sound is "boxy"..and the bass is almost non existant..and yes I have the woofer turned on.
I am running them through my Onkyo TX-SR705,and with calebrating using Audessy the system dissapoints.
I'll be saving my cash for a Definitive Technology system to replace this transistor radio sounding trash.
Pros Looks nice
Cons This sound system was a major disappointment! If you are looking for rich sounding speakers that can cover a wide range look elsewhere. The high end is completely missing.
Summary For years i have owned a pair of low end Yamaha speakers. I decided based on the editor's review to purchase the 5.1 system. Every time i turn on the sound system i am disappointed. If you are seeking a sound system that will provide a rich sound with your stereo or TV look elsewhere.
This is the danger when you cannot hear a sound system in retail outlet prior to purchasing audio spekers. After 9 months the speakers are in a box in the garage and i am out $400. I have learned my lesson. I hope i have also prevented someone else from making the same mistake.
Pros Clear sound
Subwoofer sounds great
Cons should come with 2 more speakers for the perfect 7.1 system
Summary This system has great sound with great highs and lows. The speakers are great and look amazing on the walls.
I use this system with a yamaha high end amp 7.1 channel.
Make sure to run music at a lower level for about 50 hours before turning it to loud. this will help break in the speakers, and yes, the sound does improve with more hours of playtime. Although these speakers are amazing with a great SUB, the system is only as good as your amp. It is important to adjust your amp properly with the right phase, crossover and speaker settings (small). Understanding your amp and how it works will make this speaker system sound amazing. I am using it in a theater room that is 16X23 and the sound is amazing. I reccomend this system to anyone who enjoys musi and wants an amazing theater experience at home.
Pros Great sound!
Great mid range sound!
Bass is phenomenal!
Cons Set-up with the Denon 1912 was difficult. The auto calibration didn't work at all had to be done manually. The Take Energy 5.1 Package is a GREAT BUY for the money!!!
Summary Finally purchased these speakers along with a Denon 1912 AVR Receiver, The sound is PHENOMENAL. I am so glad I bought these instead of the Bose Cinemate II System I was contemplating. Watching the Masters today I felt like I was right there in the middle of the crowd! Even heard Tiger cussing! These two pieces of hardware along with my Samsung un40d6420 make a superb system.
Worth every penny!