Hey I have 300 to spend on a set of monitors. I know this is very limiting, but I got what I got (hey im a hobbyist and a realist). I have been looking along the lines of maudio bx5's, the yamaha msp5's, and a little at passive stuff. I have a set of nice infinity biampable speakers (IL10's, cost $400), but they are standard home audio stuff, not reference monitors. Do you think I could get good results out of these if I purchased a nice amp, like a hafler model? I mean as cheap as the other active monitors are this setup might be just as good? I will have a nice amp, and all I need to do in the future is upgrade the speakers... What do you guys think? Also, an unrelated sub question... I have only ever toyed around with home-audio subs, like in surround sound setups, and they just have basic phase, volume, and a crossover setting. My question is, how do you get accurate bass levels, for instance if the volume was set a little high on the sub during mixing, when you played it back in a different setup, you would be lacking that bass? How would you set these levels? Thanks guys!