Hey all, thanks for looking at my post. I'm putting together my first HT system and I'm just to the speakers now. I'm wondering if anyone has thoughts on passive studio monitors vs. regular speakers. My roommate mixes albums so he swears by studio monitors, but they're built to produce accurate sound so I'm not sure if this translates to pleasurable sound for HT applications. Anyway I'm considering the following: Passive Monitors: *Tannoy Reveal 6 Passive Studio Monitors & related center channel (this is the outer edge of my money expenditure) *Behringer TRUTH B2031P *Alesis Monitor 1 MKII vs. Speakers: *SVS SB-01 5.1 system *Aperion Intimus 532 Cinema HD (again this is pushing it money-wise) and probably no matter what I'm going with an SVS subwoofer I'd love any insights anyone has on the benefits of either. For instance, do near-field monitors fail to fill a room with good strong sound? No other forum seems to deal with this. Thanks again!