Nice, guys!! Really enjoying all of the great pics. Terrific stuff.
Josh, my wife is on me to simplify the system so she (we) can use it for movies and the like....so heading down a passive-system path.
Active is THE way to go...especially using something like Audiolense which corrects for FR and phase for ultimate sound quality. One of the tradeoffs is that you need 6 channels of amplification for a 3-way stereo setup and a computer to run the convolution. I've been down the DEQX path before and it was OK, but Audiolense is significantly better (imo) and it opens up the possibility to use a LOT of pro-audio DACs. BUT you need a moderately powerful computer dedicated to running the convolution in real-time. Its hard(ish) to integrate movie / TV watching.
I just wanted / needed something simpler and a new project is a bonus.