Energy Veritas vs. Polk LSi speakers

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  1. Rick Faldo

    Rick Faldo Stunt Coordinator

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    Greetings and thanks for your help. I am new to this forum and can likely be classified as someone who knows just enough about audio/video to get himself into trouble. I am looking to upgrade my present HT system with a new center and two new surrounds. My dilemma is choosing between Polks and Energy. The Energy's are a bit more expensive, which poses the ever-present question of bang for buck. Does anyone have any experience with any of the following:

    Energy- V.2bookshelf, V2.0-C center,
    V2.0-R surround

    Polk
    LSi-9 bookshelf
    LSi-C center
    LSi-FX surround

    I have read posts applauding the LSi9's but nothing on others in the series. Another concern I have is having enough power to drive the speakers. I am using an Integra 7.1 which advertises 100w per channel. My front speakers are older Polk 8T's, which I would consider changing for the bookshelves if necessary. This system has a PB10 JBL sub. Are there any "timber matching problems to worry about.
    Thanks again and I look forward to any help any you can provide.
    Rick
     
  2. Jan H

    Jan H Cinematographer

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    Hi, Rick,

    and welcome to the Forum. Until recently, I owned the Energy Veritas 2.0R rears and loved them for their versatility and crisp sound quality. I used them with the PSB Stratus Gold i and the C6i up front, and they blended well with them. Then, the buzz on the Polk LSi system got the better of me, and I replaced my old set-up with LSi25's, LSiC, and the LSiFX surrounds. In terms of a direct comparison between the LSiFx and the Veritas 2.0R, I would give the very slight edge to the Polks in detail and transparency, and a slight edge to the Veritas in bass extension. However, both speakers are excellent, and, either way, you'd make a great choice. Jan.
     
  3. Mark Austin

    Mark Austin Supporting Actor

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    I haven't listened to the new Polk's yet, but I really want to. I have listened to the Energy's and I really didn't care for them all that much, maybe I was swayed by their butt ugly looks. [​IMG] The thing that would concern me about the Polk's is their 4 ohm impedance. I don't know how far they dip from 4 ohms, but it could create a difficult load for a receiver.
     
  4. Rick Faldo

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    Jan & Mark: Thanks for your input, really appreciated. Not being too technical, I am some what concerned about the Polk 4 ohm thing. What effect would that have on overall performance and do 4 ohm and 8 ohm speakers "get along?"
    Thanks again.
    Rick
     

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