I've used the 2.3i's in my system for the last year, but recently changed to some Ushers.
Of the two your looking at, the Veritas is in a different class. The 2.2i will sound the same as the 2.3i except the 2.3i has much better bass extension.
The bass extension for a speaker this size is outstanding and the bass is very fast and tight. Someone said they can be a little harsh, but I disagree. In my system the treble was very smooth. My Ushers have a soft dome tweeter and are much brighter.
Bottom line is that these are terrific speakers that compete very well in their price range.
BTW, if you don't mind me asking, how much does your dealer want for a new pair?