Originally Posted by Djoel
Sweet, how you like them, and are you going to expand the system to 5.0 ht later down the road?
Listening primarily to music, as my projection system and room are in the process of being remodeled. I really enjoy the sound the 805's put out. They are very detailed and handle voices quite well compared to Energy V6.3 Towers I own. The only real downside is that the 805's will also reveal more flaws in some of lesser quality recordings which can be a tad annoying from time to time, but I have learned to live with it. Overall I can only compare them to last speakers I used and still use in another room, the Energy's. I don't know how fair the comparison is price wise but the Energy Veritas played noticeably louder with fewer watts, which is not that surprising considering they are more sensitive speakers. But 805's create a wider, with more depth in the soundstage, even considering their size differences.
I also found that while the Veritas played louder with less watts, I could play the 805's louder with less stress if that makes sense. To me the 805's excel with the music I like to listen to. Very tight and clean bass, excellent voice tone, and the slight coloration in the mid's is not a detriment to me, as it was what I was looking for. After all if I wanted a tonally neutral speaker I would have bought something else.
I actually have the 804's on order, as soon as I get them then I will add either the HtM4 of HTM2 center. I will probably keep my Energy sub for a while as it does a good job paired with the 805's.