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Energy Take Classic 5.1

Energy Take Classic 5.1
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Monoprice 8247

Monoprice 8247
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Price $249 at 3 stores $399 at 2 stores $398 to $399 at 2 stores $114 to $119 at 2 stores
CNET editors' rating
3.5 stars Very good
    Overall score: 7.1 (3.5 stars)
3.5 stars Very good
    Overall score: 7.3 (3.5 stars)
Editors' choice 4.5 stars Spectacular
    Overall score: 9.3 (4.5 stars)
3.5 stars Very good
    Overall score: 7.4 (3.5 stars)
Average user rating 4.0 stars out of 53 reviews 4.0 stars out of 25 reviews 4.0 stars out of 28 reviews 3.5 stars out of 2 reviews
Release date November 01, 2002 March 15, 2005 September 15, 2008 September 15, 2011
The Bottom Line This five-piece home-theater speaker package offers shockingly good sound for a mere $199. You can't beat Fluance's rock-bottom pricing, solid construction, and sound quality, which rivals that of more expensive speakers. The Energy Take Classic 5.1 is the best budget speaker system we've reviewed, earning our Editors' Choice Award with its outstanding sound quality and exquisite looks. The Monoprice 8247 does the impossible by offering a competent 5.1 speaker system for less than $100, setting a new standard for ultrabudget speakers.

Basic specs

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System Components 2 x Floor-standing speakers
2 x Front speakers
1 x Center channel speaker
2 x Floor-standing speakers
2 x Front speakers
1 x Center channel speaker
1 x Center speaker
1 x Subwoofer
4 x Satellite speakers
1 x Center speaker
1 x Subwoofer
Recommended Amplifier Power Info unavailable Info unavailable 20 - 100 Watt
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Color Black ash
Beech
High-gloss black
Black
Product Type 5.0-channel Home theater speaker system
5.0-channel Home theater speaker system
5.1-channel Home theater speaker system
5.1-channel
Home theater speaker system
Input Impedance Info unavailable 8 Ohm
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Battery None
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Remote Control None
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Speaker System Details 1 x Center channel speaker - 70 - 20000 Hz - 8 Ohm
2 - 38 - 20000 Hz - 8 Ohm
2 - 70 - 20000 Hz - 8 Ohm
2 - 49 - 20000 Hz - 8 Ohm
1 x Center channel speaker - 80 - 20000 Hz - 8 Ohm
2 x Surround channel speaker - 80 - 20000 Hz - 8 Ohm
4 x Satellite speaker - 100 Watt - 115 - 20000 Hz - 8 Ohm
1 x Center channel speaker - 100 Watt - 110 - 20000 Hz - 8 Ohm
1 x Active subwoofer - 200 Watt - 33 - 150 Hz
4 x Satellite speaker - 150 - 20000 Hz - 8 Ohm
1 x Center channel speaker - 150 - 20000 Hz - 8 Ohm
1 x Subwoofer - 60 Watt - 50 - 250 Hz
Connectivity Technology Wired
Wired
Wired
Wired
Speaker Type Passive
Passive
Active subwoofer, passive satellites
Active subwoofer, passive satellites
Product Description Fluance AV-HTB - Home theater speaker system
Fluance SX-HTB+ - Home theater speaker system
Energy Take Classic 5.1 Home Theater System - Home theater speaker system
Monoprice 5.1 Channel Home Theater - Home theater speaker system
Manufacturer Warranty 5 years warranty
5 years warranty
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Response Bandwidth 38 - 20000 Hz
49 - 20000 Hz
33 - 20000 Hz
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