I'd like to address this to K240MKII and anyone else from the Pro community - When I go to Sweetwater.com or one of the other sites that sells studio monitors, there are countless warnings to audiophiles and music lovers that the studio monitor isnt a good choice for listening to music recreationally - too revealing. In several instances, I have even seen advice given that such folk should stick to hi-fi speakers, as they are designed to inject warmth and euphony into a recording, Personally, I dont have a problem with that - as a music lover, I like a little warmth and euphony - but if the audiophile mantra is 'neutrality and accuracy above all else', then surely a DAC like the Benchmark DAC1 hooked up to an active studio monitor from Genelec/Mackie/Adam etc is going to present the mix exactly as the studio professionals intended it to be heard ?? Or is it the difference between navigating a nicely laid out website and viewing the source code for that same site ? Do we really want to see/hear what is going on behind the curtain ? You'll notice there isn't a single 'fancypants' audiophile product in any of the above - the DAC1 will hook up to most of the active monitors via the same bog stock XLR connectors you have in your studio. No big dollar sand-filled stands, no Stereophile test CDs - just me and your last mix. Nervous ?