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Andrew V.

Andrew V.

Joined on 02/24/04

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Most Favorable Review

Incredible clarity and realism!

Energy Take 5 Pack 5 CH Home Theater Speaker System
Energy Take 5 Pack 5 CH Home Theater Speaker System

Pros: Sound much fuller and more powerful than their small size might indicate. In a 18x12x8 room, they are more than powerful enough to FILL the room with sound. Clarity, detail, and accuracy are all top-notch. Even with a cheap Dayton 12" sub, the system sounded cohesive and well-rounded. Not harsh, not shrill, just accurate, CLEAR sounds. After the 50-hour break-in, I took them to around 75% volume on my Onkyo (80 W/ch), watching Spider Man 2. I was absolutely blown away. The sound was still crystal clear and very punchy. Surround effects were very transparent and non-directional. The system actually works together as a SYSTEM and provides a wall of sound coming from seemingly all directions. I was completely drawn into the movie and was admiring the soundtrack and effects during the action scenes. I've never really liked the movie itself, but hearing it at a respectable volume on the Take Classics was a very rewarding experience. All in all, unbeatable for the price.

Cons: Slow break-in, maybe. The 100-300 Hz range is a bit weak, perhaps. I've spent my life listening to small speakers and these are the best, by far. I honestly can't think of a REAL con when you compare them to other speakers that may be similar in price or size. Blows every other "similar" speaker out of the water.

Overall Review: Drive them with a clean signal and sit back and enjoy. Easily sufficient for "normal" TV watching and small-scale home theater. Not chest-pounding, but clear, accurate, and fairly powerful.

12/27/2009
Most Critical Review

Not compatible with Lumix DMC-TZ1

Patriot 4GB Secure Digital High-Capacity (SDHC) Flash Card Model PSF4GSDHC4
Patriot 4GB Secure Digital High-Capacity (SDHC) Flash Card Model PSF4GSDHC4

Pros: Would be a good card if it was compatible, I'm sure.

Cons: Does not work with Lumix DMC-TZ1.

Overall Review: Considering I purchased the camera and memory card together from Newegg.Com, I would have expected that there would be some information on the camera's specifications page that states that the maximum SD card capacity is LIMITED TO 2 GB. I think it's unreasonable to expect the average buyer to anticipate that there would be a size limitation for the memory card.

Fantastic DL DVD media!

Verbatim 8.5GB 2.4X DVD+R DL 10 Packs Spindle Disc Model 95166
Verbatim 8.5GB 2.4X DVD+R DL 10 Packs Spindle Disc Model 95166

Pros: So far, I'm 5 for 5 out of the 10-pack. No problems whatsoever with my NEC3550 (Mad Dog firmware). I think the extra money I spent on these disks over the Ritek disks was well worth the peace of mind.

Cons: None.

Overall Review: If they lowered the price on these disks, I'm pretty sure they'd *FLY* off the shelves.