Looking for a quality bookshelf speaker ...

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  1. Marcus Lewis

    Marcus Lewis Stunt Coordinator

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    Looking for a quality bookshelf that will give me a similar (of better) sound than the Vandersteen 2ce Signatures (mids & highs).

    I'm in Trinidad, so my choices are limited and if I import I'm faced with almost 40% duty on the cost of the item plus shipping ... That said I have available to me a choice of either the Polk LSi 9's :

    http://www.polkaudio.com/home/produc...25&speaker=161

    or the Energy Veritas V2.2i :

    http://www.energy-speakers.com/verit...rs_sub2-2.html

    Unfortunately the dealers don't have any in stock (being Trinidad) so if I want to hear them I have to buy them ...

    The speakes will be crossed over to a sub and will have to run (for now) of a Rotel 976 RSX receiver (150w / channel or 75w rms/channel).

    I have Klipsh reference for my hometheater but they don't hold a candle to my old man's 2ce's and I have a pair of Ascend CBM 170's (I had a third but it died [​IMG] ) that I like but I'm really looking for the next level in sound like I hear with the 2ce's ...

    Thanks in advance all opinions welcome ...
     
  2. Scott_N

    Scott_N Second Unit

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    I haven't heard either the Vandersteen's or the Polk's but the V2.2i's are very good speakers. They have a nice clear midrange and detailed but not edgy highs. I think they work great for either HT or music. Other bookshelf speakers I really like are the Von Scheikert VR-1's, Amphion Argon 2's, Dali Grand Coupe, JMLab Electra 906's, Revel M20's, Soliloquy 5.0's and Tetra Bullit's. Good luck with whatever you buy.
     
  3. Marcus Lewis

    Marcus Lewis Stunt Coordinator

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    Thanks for the kind words Scott ... Ay other opinions of the Polk's vs the Energy stuff?
     
  4. BillSune

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    The Polks are absolutley wonderful sounding speakers. They have a great imaging as well as a full range sound field. These are the most detailed bookshelves that I have personally heard.

    Bill
     
  5. Marcus Lewis

    Marcus Lewis Stunt Coordinator

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    Thanks Bill ... after much research the Polks look like they will be the one ...

    I'll let you guys know how they are when I get 'em ...
     
  6. Brian OK

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    Von Schweikert VR-1's

    BOK
     

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