My apologies if this has been addressed already, just something I've recently been giving thought to: it would seem to me that rather than hitting the sonic lottery partnering passive speakers to amps and hoping for a good result, are there merits in using actives and why aren't more people doing it? I've only ever heard desktop type actives e.g. XTZ Tune 4 and they've impressed me every time. How good are the large studio monitors for a dedicated cinema room and using actives all round? Anyone got any success/horror stories to share?