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Energy Speaker Systems e:XL 26
81 Reviews
rating  4.37 of 5
MSRP  750.00
Description: (2)6.5" Woofers and a 0.75" Tweeter


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Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by john Horst a AudioPhile

Date Reviewed: April 11, 2012

Bottom Line:   
smokin hot speakers going cheap now they can compete with 2ooo $ and still be better in some ways great job Canada

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Used product for:   Less than 1 month

Duration Product Used:   AudioPhile

Product model year:   2010



Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:4
Submitted by Andrew a Audio Enthusiast

Date Reviewed: July 19, 2003

Bottom Line:   
I conducted a review 2 years ago. I stated previsously I did not want to comment on the sound quality. The reason being, work-in period and acheiving the optimal set-up was not appropriate at the time.

Over years I have learned positioning the speakers are so important it can seriously impact how warm the speakers sound as well as the imaging.

Room size is another factor. My space is 8x10m room and these speakers are definitely designed for a bigger room. You can only turn them so loud before the sound starts reflecting off the wall.

Source is another factor consider in sound quality. I have listend to a lot of CDs and I'm starting to realize a lot pop and rock etc. lack sound quality. Many of them sound flat and lack detail. Take a well recoreded instrumental CD like John Williams and Boston Pops Orchestra and you will notice fantastic imaging and superb detail in Nancy Wilson's vocals. Then again it was recorded in 20 bit and downmixed to 16 bit.
Ever wonder why expensive Home theater stores usually play instrumental CDs to audition there sound system for a stereo set-up. The recordings are so much better.

Owning a Onkyo 595 reciever and using the above CD as a reference. I have to admit these pair of speakers sound really warm, detailing is superb, imaging is life-like, bass is tight, however, highs are still bright at times.

Overall, I am very satisfied. Personally, I still believe the best stereo sound set-up is a HK reicever and B&W speakers. But very expensive.

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Used product for:   More than 1 year

Duration Product Used:   Audio Enthusiast

Product model year:   2001



Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by morgue a Audio Enthusiast

Date Reviewed: June 25, 2003

Bottom Line:   
I'm not going to pretend to be an "audiophile" because I'm not, but i know what sounds nice and these speakers do period.
Very clear and detailed awsome in stereo mode and dts. You hear everything.
The better the equipment the better they sound.
Current setup
Integra 5.1 reciever
Integra dpc 5.2 dvd
exl-26 mains
exl-16 rears
c-2 center
and cheap yahama sub (will be upgrading, 26's have deeper bass)
Close your eyes and listen, these things are beautiful.

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Used product for:   More than 1 year

Duration Product Used:   Audio Enthusiast

Product model year:   2001

Price Paid:    $800.00

Purchased At:   Canadian Sound



Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by snetraser a Audio Enthusiast

Date Reviewed: December 19, 2002

Bottom Line:   
Good looking and great sounding speaker. High is sharp, Bass is tight (with appropriate speaker cable). It gets a little too bright sometimes, but it could be because of recordings or other equipmetns. Or .75" is too small for tweeter (most speakers including newer Energy's use 1"). I used to own various Bose speakers, including 901, but even smaller e:xl-16 sounds so much more musical and enjoyable than 901. I compared this e:xl-26 to smaller 25s, and I thought 26's to be much more open sounding and I recommend anyone to opt for 26's.

Related equipment:
Nakamichi AV-7 reciever
Toshiba SD-2200 DVD
Audioquest type4+ biwire

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Used product for:   More than 1 year

Duration Product Used:   Audio Enthusiast

Product model year:   2001

Price Paid:    $675.00

Purchased At:   Local HiFi store



Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Jarett a Audio Enthusiast

Date Reviewed: December 14, 2002

Bottom Line:   
These speakers are by far the best sounding speakers for the money. The highs are crystal clear, the lows are quite respectable for a 6.5" driver. The 26's are also very efficient at 94dB's. However the break in period is quite long for these speakers which might explain such a low rating. They are great for good old fashioned 2 channel analog stereo,as well as multi channel digital. I have my e:XL 26's matched with the e:XL C2 centre channel and e:XL R di/bi-pole rears.

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Used product for:   3 Months to 1 year

Duration Product Used:   Audio Enthusiast

Product model year:   2001

Price Paid:    $700.00

Purchased At:   Soundstage




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