Hey Scott - you already know my opinions. Here\'s a thread that details my travails - and I also have a lengthy review of the Studiophile LX4 2.1/5.1 system coming up at AudioMIDI.com in the next few weeks. I give both the stereo and the surround version two thumbs up.
If I were you, I\'d try out all three lines. Unless you have a LOT of high frequency damping, I would not recommend BX-8\'s for midfield monitoring (and certainly not for nearfield). They\'re great speakers, just hotter than hell in the high end.