At some point in the not too distant future I want to upgrade from my current M-Audio BX8 monitors. I'd like to make a significant improvement rather than just an incremental upgrade. While you can buy monitors at just about any price you name, I assume that (as with most other equipment) there are certain price points at which manufacturers tend to cluster a general quality level. Is this correct? Can you recommend a good price range to target that would allow me to compare several brands of monitors that would be significantly better than my "prosumer" monitors without depriving my daughter of a college education? Second question: I live in Blacksburg, Virginia which is "centrally located" (a three to four hour drive from anywhere). Can you recommend places to shop for monitors in D.C., Richmond, Greensboro, Raleigh, Charlotte, or Pittsburgh? Final question: Other than taking source material that I know well to compare monitors, is there anything special I should be doing when shopping for monitors? I suppose I should have a different mind set than, "which speakers make Abby Road sound best?" but what, exactly, should be my criteria?