Ahh... finally.... I have heard the vaunted Onix Reference 1 bookshelf speakers (av123.com) against my Polk LSi9. I went to a nearby neighbor's house and audition the Ref1s with my LSi9 in hand.
I will add more tomorrow, but I will say this:
I went there with the purpose of hearing the Reference 1s and I kind of expected the Polk LSI9s to be blown away (weird since the LSi9 held its own against the ML Clarity and the LSi15 bested it). However, in the end, my neighbor began to audition the LSi9 and actually liked it to the point of making plans to audition the LSi15s at Tweeter tomorrow after work.
I have always wanted to get the Ref1s as a replacement for my LSI9 and have even gone as far as posting my LSi9s for sale in the Polk Flea Market - but Zero was able to convince me not to. I am glad I didnt sell the 9s as I have no plans of getting the Ref1s now.
They are great speakers... but I prefer the 9s.
I'll do a better writeup tomorrow.
Good night fellow polkies. :D