Monday, 01 September 1997
There was a time not long ago that $800 got you an O.K. sounding pair
of speakers, maybe. Never mind five excellent sounding speakers and a
subwoofer, this was never even an option. Until now. Brought to you by
the people at Energy, the Take 5 Home Theater Speaker System is a
compact, beautifully engineered, great-sounding speaker system that can
literally fit into a small suitcase. With their correct timbre and
tonal balance, treble detail and integration, and
impossible-for-their-size dynamics; the Take 5 with the ES-8 subwoofer
redefines what you can expect from a speaker system at this price point.
Listening and Viewing Tests
When I first laid eyes on the Take 5 system, I found them visually
striking, but based on my previous experience with micro sized
speakers, I braced myself for a squawky, screechy, earbleed-inducing
presentation. What followed really surprised me. No squawk, no screech
no hemorrhaging. What struck me first was ...