funny comments about the radias. it does have that futuristic look and is a very intimidating synth. at least to me it was and still is. i'm not here to say it's great because it's my only true hardware synth, so even if i knew everything about it my opinion would be completely irrelevant as I have nothing to reference it to.
I can say one thing. It sure can do a whole lot. I learn several things every time I turn it on and I've combed the manual quite a bit. It can do so many damn things. Some seem useless, others are rather cool. For the money, I don't see how it would be a bad buy.
Anyway, I have several people tell me that my studio monitors were completely misplaced. I have since moved them as far away and out as possible and aimed to me. Right now the walls behind the left one is about 5 feet and the right one rear is facing an entire open door, so I think that part may be taken of. They are still only 2 feet each from my head though (I have been using my yard stick like mad, lol), although they were much closer before. People have said they need to be at least 8 feet away though. That pisses me off quite a bit as I told they were near field monitors.
FYI, they sound much better where they are now. In particular the bass and the stereo image.