We currently have Yorkville NX35 passive speakers. I also have a carvin powered sub (18") that has been great, but being that my Yamaha EMX5000 board does not have a true crossover, I have just been cutting some low end on the eq to save power on the board (and then kicking up the sub a bit to compensate). I am thinking that just biting the bullet and going active out front will help out with sound quality (and then we can add the passive yorkvilles as monitors). I keep coming back to Carvin as the bang for the buck to do this. Being that they sell direct, there just isn't a ton of info out there on them. We have one powered Mackie SRM450 (blue) that we currently use as a monitor, but to track down another blue Mackie, I will only being paying a bit less for used than for a set of new Carvin's that supposedly hold their own vs. the Mackie. Thoughts?