I'm from Michigan and been into audio for 40+ years too, so not that far away on a couple of fronts. Am also a fan of active loudspeakers and have a similarly shaped/treated room. What brand/model of actives are those?
I apologize for the tardy reply @JLM. I just noticed your query. The "big rig" in our acoustically treated, dedicated room uses five identical ATC SCM20ASL Pro Mk II active monitors for the bed loudspeakers and four ceiling mounted ATC SCM 12i passive monitors driven by a pair of Meridian 557 power amps for immersive audio. The four identical subwoofers seen in pairs at the front and rear walls are the Seaton Submersive HP.
The second system in our wide open loft space makes use of a bunch of aging but well cared for Meridian actives. The front channels seen in the pic beneath the plasma TV and whimsical paintings are a pair of Meridian M100 and an M20 as center channel. Not seen are the pair of stand mounted M3 used as surrounds in this 5.0 system.