Since my bank account was screaming for mercy I decided to try a little less expensive route on the speaker front and decided to try the Carvin PM12A. My only experience with the Axe had been through a buddies smallish studio monitors so I have no idea how the Carvin compares to anything. It is inexpensive - seems to be built well and is so loud it makes Satan proud. Compared to anything else on the market I just don't have the experience in an A/B situation it may suck balls for all I know.
The requisite pics:
And in case this is all just a bunch of boring waffle I thought I'd include this:
Moderately NSFW (if your work is stuck up and prude)