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This review is from: Energy Take Classic 5.1 5.1 CH Premium Home Theater System
Pros: Inexpensive, the speakers sound clear even at higher volumes. You say 'Energy' to folks and they overlook that this is a small satelite set as the Takes are widely regarded.
Cons: Wife hates the look of them but she hates everything dealing with technology. Sub arrived with minor chip on edge.
Other Thoughts: I have them in a pretty large volume room 12x22 room with 20 foot ceilings. The satelites do a respectable job but as you might imagine, I needed a bit larger sub or a second smaller one given the size of the room. Sub placement really matters. If the sub is in the front, center of the room there is far less bass but is less boomy. To get enough bass I had to place it in the corner and deal with the boomyness. For the price, I am happy given the WAF situation and her not allowing for larger speakers.READ FULL REVIEW
This review is from: ONKYO TX-NR616 7.2-Channel THX Certified Network A/V Receiver
Pros: Has the feature of much more expensive AVR's
Everything works flawlessly
Wireless works perfect even in a closed cabinet 30 feet and three walls away.
Love the iphone app and with CEC I never need the Onkyo remote.
Three zones is unheard of at the street price
second HDMI out is fantastic
8 HDMI's is unprecedented...even the 626 has fewer
$20 wifi dongle
Cons: Audyssey 2EQ...MultiEQ obviously is better
Other Thoughts: This AVR is the best deal I've gotten on anything in a long time. I was waiting for the sky to fall with the reviews but it's been flawless. My Energy Take 5.1 system sounds very nice. Initial firmware update performed before connecting anything. Firmware update takes 2 minutes.
The sheer value of this AVR has me scratching my head. A side by side comparison of receivers substantially higher priced and this gives nothing away.