Energy Take Classic Speaker System HT Labs Measures
Satellite Sensitivity: 85.5 dB from 500 Hz to 2 kHz
Center Sensitivity: 85.5 dB from 500 Hz to 2 kHz
This graph shows the quasi-anechoic (employing close-miking of all woofers) frequency response of the Take Classic satellite (purple trace), Take Classic subwoofer (blue trace), and the Take Classic center channel (green trace). All passive loudspeakers were measured with grilles at a distance of 1 meter with a 2.83-volt input and scaled for display purposes.
The satellite’s listening-window response (a five-point average of axial and +/–15-degree horizontal and vertical responses) measures +2.66/–4.64 decibels from 200 hertz to 10 kilohertz. The –3-dB point is at 111 Hz, and the –6-dB point is at 91 Hz. Impedance reaches a minimum of 4.55 ohms at 351 Hz and a phase angle of –51.78 degrees at 179 Hz.
The center’s listening-window response measures +1.52/–5.71 dB from 200 Hz to 10 kHz. An average of axial and +/–15-degree horizontal responses measures +0.87/–6.19 dB from 200 Hz to 10 kHz. The –3-dB point is at 94 Hz, and the –6-dB point is at 86 Hz. Impedance reaches a minimum of 4.49 ohms at 351 Hz and a phase angle of –48.92 degrees at 162 Hz.
The subwoofer’s close-miked response, normalized to the level at 80 Hz, indicates that the lower –3-dB point is at 30 Hz and the –6-dB point is at 28 Hz. The upper –3-dB point is at 170 Hz with the Low-Pass Filter control set to maximum.—MJP