I realize there have been a bevy of posts along these lines lately, but I think I am in a unique situation. I currently own a pair of Bx5as and Alesis M-1s. I like some things about both. I do not like to have to compromise between the two and make educated guesses. I work in a room that's roughly 12'x13'x12', with a corner cut short by a fireplace. This is where the mix desk is. I have decided that for the interim, this is where it will remain for logistical reasons. Below is a rough model of the space. http://www.sendspace.com/pro/dl/34329i I am looking to purchase a pair of monitors in the above-mentioned range to replace both of my current pairs. They will likely travel home w/ the old interface to give me a second place to work. A few points: 1. I am a little concerned about getting something w/ a lot of bottom end (8" drivers) in this space. I already have a lot of trouble w/ the low end (working on some bass traps, absorbers, and clouds as well). Another problem is translation. I can get where I want w/ what I have, but it takes several mixes, listening on other systems, etc. It's a convoluted ride with my current monitors/room. I just can't trust what I'm hearing on a consistent basis. 2. The price range is so wide b/c I am most concerned about getting the best fit for my space. Also, while I might not be interested in spending $1400, I might be interested in buying something that retails for $1400 but can be had for much less. 3. This is an investment for life. Every purchase is for me nowadays. I've looked at, specifically: Tannoy Reveal 8d, ADAM A7/A5, Genelec 8020A, and JBL LSR 4326P. Powered is preferable. FWIW, this will be one part in a series of upgrades over the next year or two including: RME FF800, API3124+, and a new machine. Like I mentioned above, the idea is to get some keystones for life for the studio, and gradually phase out the other stuff to a home space. Any advice/direction would be greatly appreciated. I've still got time to spend and some homework to do, but I wanted to get an idea of what you folks thought.