:!: Here's an interesting one for you. Opinions welcomed but please be polite. For some 5 years now I've held the belief that for the purchase of studio "monitors ' in the price range of around $1,000 - $2,000 you'll be waisting your money. I've been using Alesis Active mark Ones. They sound good but that's as far as it goes. Unfortunately ACCURACY is where they fall short. Bias to bass in my opinion. That means that bass is DOWN when I check my final mixes on a range of Hi Fi speakers where ultimately, my work will be heard. Pardon my ignorance, but what would at all be wrong with using high quality bang & Olufsen Hi Fi speakers for my work ? After all B&O are reknowned for the quality of thier speakers and when it gets down to it, in the end THAT is where music is LISTENED to - and NOT on studio " monitors " My theory : If my work is going to sound good on B&O Hi Fi speakers - it's surely will translate relatively to ANY other speaker.