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Energy - Dual 5-1/2" Center-Channel Speaker - Black-Front_Standard

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Rating 4.8 out of 5 stars with 62 reviews

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  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great sound for the price.

    Posted
    OhanaProductions
    • My Best Buy® MemberMember

    The two Best Buy's near me have different listening room setups so I would go back and forth between the two listening to all the center channels. My price range was around $300 and I was looking at the Energy CC-10 and Klipsch VC-25. I wasn't to impressed with the Definitive Technology or Polk. The Energy CC-10 had a nice look to it plus larger and weighed more. The more weight the better to me they sound fuller and deeper. I looked up Energy online and found they are owned by Klipsch which was a selling point for me. I've owned a pair of Klipsch speakers for over 10 years and they still sound great. When I compared the CC-10 to other centers I found one I liked about the same in sound quality the Bowers Wilkins HTM61B. Then I noticed the price tag on the Bowers Wilkins was $650! So I knew my shopping was over with an took home the Energy CC-10. Totally changed how movies sound wish I would've bought a center years ago. Only down side to this speaker is the size. Its larger than most the other centers.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Now I understand why Klipsch bought Energy.

    Posted
    coreyp1990
    • My Best Buy® MemberMember

    Let me start by saying I'm a Best Buy employee. I work in the Home Theater department. I have been doing very heavy research on what speakers I should buy and why. Thank goodness I did because I learned a lot about everything we carry, so if any of my customers have a technical question, I have the answer! Anyways... I came across these. I didn't know they were owned by Klipsch until I read that they bought Energy back in 2006. When I sat down and heard them I was instantly convinced that those were Klipsch lol. This center channel has very clear bright highs, not to bright though, but just right. The 1" hyperbolic aluminum domed tweeter is the reason why its so clear. Producing up to 20khz in high frequencies. This center channel also has very deep lows. With 5.5" dual ribbed elliptical woofers the lows are simply amazing. Also the low frequencies can go as low as 60hz which is impressive for the price of this center channel. With binding posts in the back I purchased some Monster banana plugs to connect this to my Pioneer VSX-1120-K receiver. Just so everybody knows banana plugs are very important to keep your speakers and receiver safe from your speaker wire corroding into them. Basically what I'm saying is if you connect your speakers with banana plugs you will increase the longevity of your speakers and receiver. Also in my opinion makes your speaker sound better with less distortion. It takes about 2 weeks to break this speaker in, but afterwards it sounds like heaven haha. All in all I'm so impressed with this center I have the Energy CB-10 bookshelf speakers being shipped to my house as we speak. Thank you Klipsch and Energy!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Outstanding Center Channel

    Posted
    BTimz

    This speaker was purchased to replace the center channel of the Take Classic 5 Pack Home Theater system. That center channel provided good sound quality but seemed lacking. I had it paired with the CF70s which at times overpowered the little center channel (2 speakers, 3/4" tweeter, 3" Woofer, 100w). I went back to the Energy website to find the Center Channel that should be paired with the CF70s. On Energy-Speakers.com, under CF70 5.1 Home Theater System, the CC-10 (3 speakers, 1" Tweeter, 2 x 5.5" Woofers, 200w) is the center channel speaker sold. I waited for it to go on sale before I made my purchase. Regular Price is $318.99, got it for $179.99 (approx 43% off). Once I hooked it up, I knew I made the right choice. The first thing I noticed was the natural balance & clarity, then the fullness of sound eminating from the CC-10. It blends extremely well with the CF70s especially on the lower frequency range. While the 100hr break-in period hasn't been reach as yet, the sound quality continues to get better and better. Something else interesting happened after installing this speaker. The sweetspot moved. Before it was dead center on sofa, now it's anywhere I sit on the sofa. If you are running a 3.1/5.1/7.1 system, this center channel speaker is a must have. Highly Recommended. The Take Classic 5 Pack has now been moved to my bedroom.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Loud & Clear

    Posted
    INOTDJDude
    • My Best Buy Premier Silver MemberElite Plus Member

    I added this center to a pair of CF-70 towers & a ESW-C10 Sub and what a front sound stage they make! This speaker really delivers the goods for dialogue and since it's the same mid-range driver & tweeter as the towers the L/C/R panning is spot on and seamless. This speaker is also great for playing multi-channel music for the 100's of SACD & DVD-Audio disc's I've played since adding this super center channel to my 7.1 system in my master bedroom. Like my review of the CF-70 Towers, this speaker is well built, has a great gloss piano black front baffle, nice beefy binding posts and is just a great all around center channel speaker. While I don't have Energy speakers for the rear or surround channels they blend well tonally with those existing speakers to create a great surround experience. Adding these Energy speakers (as well as the Marantz AVR) has made bedroom movie watching and music listening so much more enjoyable....almost to the point where my 7.2 Home Theater Room system is getting jealous cause I'm spending less time there! Great speakers! Energy Rocks!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Chose this speaker with my eyes closed

    Posted
    Rj8775

    Went to BestBuy, used the same DVD 5 minute intro to evaluate 5 different center channel speakers using only my ears, and the Energy CC10 won. Listened to a couple of Definitive Technology speakers (8040 and the 8060), a couple of B & W speakers and this one. Not knowing which speaker I was listening to, I chose a run-off with the B & W and the Energy. After determining that I could not choose between the two, I opened my eyes and inspected my choices. The B & W was $700 and the Energy was $300. No brainer, the CC10 wins and sounds equally beautiful in my home as it did in the store. Easy 5 out of 5 stars. By the way, I was planning on spending up to $1000.00 on a center channel speaker and ended up getting a $1000.00 sound out of a $300.00 speaker. Happy. Always let your ears choose.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Get what you pay for

    Posted
    5of6
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
    • My Best Buy® MemberMember

    First the only negative I have about the unit, it's a bit boxy. Will not win any beauty contests. The positives are worth this small negative. Sound is clear, and balanced. Unit can produce a wide range of tones. No longer need to turn on sub when listing to radio, this speaker produces enough low tones so the radio sounds good. I was looking at the smaller version of this speaker but after listening to both speakers at Best Buy it was easy to choose the larger version. The difference was in the lower tones. The energy speaker works well with the other klipsch speakers in the system. No problem with volume, no idea how loud it can go, want to keep my hearing.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Excellent Center Channel Speaker.

    Posted
    SteveR
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
    • My Best Buy® MemberMember

    I bought this center channel speaker as a part of a set to replace my first generation Pioneer speakers. I happened to be at my local Best Buy to purchase a printer and wandered over to the Magnolia section as usual. I saw all of the Energy Speakers were on sale for a great price. Some one was listening to another brand at the time and was about to buy a much more expensive speaker set. Once I had them switch to the Energy speakers (the CC-10 and CF-30 towers) we were both amazed at the additional details we heard. In fact, I think I screwed up the sale,as the other person was about to buy much more expensive speakers. I also had them play some acoustic jazz and the sound was incredible. I'm no audiophile by any stretch, but this speaker was on a different level compared to the Pioneers. Finally, they sound even better in my setup at home. I would even say they are worth the full price and I never do that!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 2 out of 5 stars

    This speaker sounded really boxy to me...

    Posted
    NCFisherman
    • My Best Buy® MemberMember

    I have decided to upgrade most of my components in my HT and thought I would start w/ the center channel first. I spent some time in Magnolia listening to the different center channels. I liked the B&W, but can't afford the complete system. I did not like the Dev Techs. In the store, I liked the sound of the Energy. With the great reviews and now that the speaker is on sale, I bought it. At home, this speaker does not sound that great TO ME. You gotta remember, speakers are very subjective! To my ear, this speaker sounds very boxy. To my ear, the sound from the speaker is very focused with no sound stage. Not a terrible sounding speaker, but far from great. If you are on a budget(like me) and this one goes on sale, definitely try. At full price, I cannot recommend this speaker. Thanks to Best Buy's great return policy, this one is going back.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Incredible Sound

    Posted
    Phanatic
    • My Best Buy® Elite Plus MemberElite Plus Member

    I have two Energy CB-10's and an energy sub, along with two def tech surround speakers. I needed to complete my 5.1 system and knew how important the center speaker is. I blindly purchased the def tech center channel based on great reviews on all major websites. I was highly disappointed in it...i paid the extra money for this energy and WOW.....the difference is incredible. The dialogue blasts through without having to turn the volume up real loud. Not only is the dialogue way better, overall my whole system sounds so much better. My only con is that it is big - but I don't care considering how well it sounds.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Powerful awesome sound

    Posted
    na808
    • My Best Buy® MemberMember

    I can finally watch movies without having to strain to hear dialog. I heard sounds that were not clearly reproduced by my previous center channel. Glass breaking, bullets shells hitting the ground and all the action along with dialog are produced clearly and powerful. Even listening to music is enhanced. The speaker is nothing to looking at but you'll be too busy looking for the sounds that it's putting out. It's a bit large.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Best center channel out there!

    Posted
    Soundmanford

    Was looking for a center channel with some vocal clarity. Wanted a full range unit and found energy. Next thing I know we are replacing our entire system with energy. Good size, fits in well with larger tv's. Great sounding system!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Center speaker

    Posted
    luckylou
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
    • My Best Buy® Elite MemberElite Member

    At first I was not sure. But, at the advice of the Best Buy rep. I gave them a little more time to break in and upgraded the speaker cable to audio quest type4 cable and now I can say they are well worth the money. As time goes by (3 months) they just get better.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Excellent voice audio

    Posted
    Omnius
    • My Best Buy Premier Silver MemberElite Plus Member

    I enjoy the Energy Dual Center-Channel speaker as it truly brings forth the voice audio. Being right under my Samsung 64" plasma HD 3D tv the voice quality is excellent and well placed. It really completes my 6 speaker sound system.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    UPGRADED FROM CC-5 TO CC-10

    Posted
    MRJONES
    • My Best Buy® Elite Plus MemberElite Plus Member

    I ORIGINALLY HAD A PIONEER CENTER CHANNEL. I UPGRADED TO THE CC-5, AND IT WAS GREAT. I FOUND OUT THEY HAD A CC-10 AND ONLY THOUGHT HOW MUCH BETTER IT WOULD BE WITH THEM. SO I EXCHANGED THE CC-5 FOR THE CC-10. THEY ARE AMAZING! I WILL ALSO BE EXCHANGING MY CB-10's FOR CB-20's TOO

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Energy center channel speaker

    Posted
    creading
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
    • My Best Buy® Elite MemberElite Member

    I reviewed earlier about the Energy CB10 speakers that I bought as an open box. Was very happy with that purchase. Went back to Magnolia to find the matching center channel on sale also. Excellent match for the CB10 front speakers. Very happy with my purchase.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Did the Research

    Posted
    Spartan
    • My Best Buy® Elite MemberElite Member

    In process of having my new system setup in the next few weeks, but came across a steal of a deal with this as an open box item. Paired with the CF-30 towers in the Magnolia area the sound was awesome. I know what I am getting for my home and pumped about it

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Separates my people, separates

    Posted
    Damisanthrope
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
    • My Best Buy® Elite Plus MemberElite Plus Member

    I like Energy speakers, decent price, GREAT sound. My first foray into home theatre, I gotta tell ya, this will not disappoint. Very classy looking, it will blow your mind to hear what you miss with the crummy flat screen speakers!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great center channel speaker

    Posted
    Bush
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
    • My Best Buy® Elite MemberElite Member

    The sound is full and accurate. This speaker brings you right into whatever your watching on tv and plays music well. Especially playing music on prologic surround. It's a good Magnolia entry level speaker for decent price.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Nice pickup

    Posted
    Sweets
    • My Best Buy® Elite MemberElite Member

    Most important piece of any surround sound system. Love the energy series! I found a rare sale on this piece and some energy book shelf sorakers. I would wait til bkack friday to pick up some nice front speakers.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    fantastic speaker

    Posted
    lightfoot
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
    • My Best Buy® MemberMember

    This center channel speaker performs as well as my tower front channel speakers. It produces great highs and low end sound. You will not be disappointed if you purchase this speaker to add to your system.

    I would recommend this to a friend