There seems to be a bit of hostility on the forum about the recommendation of active speakers. So I wonder, when should active speakers be recommended? Is it only if the OP specifically asks for an active rec?
On the one hand some of the active fans are so overzealous in their recs, that I expect to see a thread like this:
OP: I'm looking for suggestions for a £250 turntable
1st poster: Sell your setup and buy some AVI ADM9RSS for just £1400
2nd poster: Better yet save a little more and get the ADM40 for £3250
On the other hand I too often see the anti-active crowd going to the other extreme; of jumping into a thread just to complain that the OP didn't ask for actives, yet not offering any suggestions for the OP.
Just my 2 cents, but I think the active cause would be aided by more suggestions of actives other than AVI. Dynaudio, Focal ADAM and Genelec all make some well regarded pro monitors. Not to mention the XEO and the soon to be released Focal wireless speakers.
But back to the main question:
When should active speakers be recommended?