I've the Akurate 212's setup with a Majik DS-i myself. I would probably pick the Akurates as my favorites in this category as well, and I've compared a lot. At least from what's available in the Finnish market, there isn't an equivalent... If I had the extra money, I wouldn't hesitate going active with my setup.
I originally had activ espeks hence the three amplifiers. The difference between activ and passive was pretty amazing but still didn't match the passive 242s I haven't heard activ. 242s but I would think they would sound pretty incredible. One of these years if i come across a pair of 5 channel amps it might be a reasonable way to go. But 5 individual amps is a bit much for my taste
The 212s also blew me away for their size and price
Edited by ronrad - 8/2/11 at 9:21am