I've never heard Polks that you were referring to. I have always been a big fan of Energy's products, especially in regards to its price-performance ratio. However, a lot of it will depend on your preferences.
I'm sure the other members of the forum will have their own suggestions.
Oh, well on the west coast.. The Good Guys were selling all of the C series speakers for 50% off (retail was $499)..they are coming out with the C series Reference line soon (or may be out already). If you go to www.audiogon.com somebody is selling a brand new pair for $250 as well.
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