I would disagree on this. Do you have an experince of getting good sound from 2.1 setups? I must say that it is extremely difficult. Acoustic treatment must be really good, monitors and sub should be at the same height (otherwise sound image loose coherence), and it is better to have 2 subs (and that is costly!), plus problems in adjusting volume levels and so and so forth. Usually people leave the sub under the table or in other inappropriate places (and your furniture starts playing music too, no matter you want it or not) and its ok for them, as long as the floor shakes to the rhythm of the drums, but to tell the truth it sound awful! I spent countless hours trying to make my 2.1 Rokit setup sound coherent – no way. I strongly recommend you – if you want good bass then go for monitors with big woofers (8″). As for the studios, as far as I know they usually use mid-field or main monitors for accurate bass reproduction. The RP10s will give you deeper bass of course, with good SPL, but (at least in my experience) the trouble is not worth it.