The other half is getting me some new speakers this Christmas to replace the old and knackered speakers which I'm currently mixing on and having to run out the back of an old Hi-Fi.... First decision is obviously between active and passive speakers. Active speakers providing a clearer and sharper sound but with less bass? I would, in a perfect world, like a good balance of decent bass and good quality middle and top end. Budget is £200 and was just wondering if anyone had any recommendations or advice? £200 doesn't seem enough to cover speakers + amp, so had initially though I'd be going active and had narrowed it down the the following: Alesis M1 520's - £169 a pair Behringer TRUTH B2030A - £195 a pair. Both seem reasonable and I haven't found any bad reviews on either.... Although if anyone can recommend speaker + amp packages for <£200 then please shout!!