Having spent a while researching and short listing several 5 inch woofer studio monitors I didn't get any of them.
Because yesterday I went, as is my wont, into the local cash converters type shop (actually called Easy Cash) and spotted that they had a pair of second hand Behringer Truth B2031A monitors. Not cosmetically perfect, but at a very attractive price. Effin' huge things they are - just about fit on the desk. Somewhat out featured by today's 8 inch monitors, but at â‚¬150 I really couldn't let them pass.
I get a year's guarantee and the perfect motivation to tidy up my desk
Only tried them for a few minutes and haven't set them up properly yet, but I am very impressed with the clarity and especially the stereo imaging, which is in a higher league than the JBLs they have replaced.
All in all a good few minutes of retail therapy