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Emotiva sells a big volume control knob that can be used with any 2-channel speaker system for $50. I'd rather have something like that than having to do it from the front of a speaker. The 20% off sale ended on the Emotiva Airmotiv speakers, but they are currently having a clearance of refurbished items. I usually recommend the Airmotiv 4s or 5s but they will be about $100 more than the M-Audio or Audioengine stuff. Other active speakers to look at from Sweetwater are KRK and Behringer. The KRK Rokit 5 are front-ported if rear clearance is an issue. Those and the Emotiva Control Freak would be all that you need. Should be able to demo these if there is a Guitar Center nearby.
I have the Emotiva Stealth 6 studio monitors and have no desire for anything else.
Denon AVR X7200WA, Emotiva XPR-5, Emotiva XPA-7, Sony XBR 85" X900F, Oppo UDP-203, Roku Ultra.
DefTech BP7000SC (L/R), CLR3000 (C), SM55 (FH), UIW BPZ/A (SB), UIW 75 (TM).
JBL L7 (Sur), EoSone RSR 350 (RH).
PC 2.1 setup. Emotiva Stealth 6, SVS SB16-Ultra sub, Emotiva DC-1 DAC.