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Energy Take Classic 5.1

Energy Take Classic 5.1
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Boston Acoustics SoundWare XS 5.1 (black)

Boston Acoustics SoundWare XS 5.1 (black)
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Pioneer SP-SB23W

Pioneer SP-SB23W
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Price $379 to $398 at 2 stores $299 to $499 at 3 stores $246 to $399 at 3 stores
CNET editors' rating
Editors' choice 4.5 stars Spectacular
    Overall score: 9.3 (4.5 stars)
4.0 stars Excellent
    Overall score: 8.0 (4.0 stars)
Editors' choice 4.5 stars Spectacular
    Overall score: 9.0 (4.5 stars)
Average user rating 4.0 stars out of 28 reviews 4.5 stars out of 2 reviews 4.0 stars out of 8 reviews
Release date September 15, 2008 December 09, 2009 June 25, 2013
The Bottom Line 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 Boston SoundWare XS 5.1 is an exceptionally compact system and sounds great for its size--although larger systems sound even better. The Pioneer SP-SB23W is the best affordable sound bar if you care about sound quality, with its outstanding sonics making up for some of its design limitations.

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System Components 1 x Center speaker
1 x Subwoofer
1 x Center channel speaker
1 x Subwoofer
1 x Sound bar
1 x Wireless subwoofer
Color High-gloss black
Black
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Recommended Amplifier Power 20 - 100 Watt
10 - 100 Watt
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Product Type 5.1-channel Home theater speaker system
5.1-channel Home theater speaker system
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Speaker System Details 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
5 x Satellite speaker - 150 - 20000 Hz - 8 Ohm
1 x Subwoofer - 100 Watt - 40 - 150 Hz
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Connectivity Technology Wired
Wired
Wired - Bluetooth
Wireless
Speaker Type Active subwoofer, passive satellites
Active subwoofer, passive satellites
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Built-in Decoders Info unavailable Info unavailable Dolby Digital
Product Description Energy Take Classic 5.1 Home Theater System - Home theater speaker system
Boston Acoustics SoundWare XS 5.1 - Home theater speaker system
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Manufacturer Warranty Info unavailable 5 years warranty
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Response Bandwidth 33 - 20000 Hz
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