Wow! Everything's coming together! @Peter Batah, I agree with MJ, if the monitor is behind the front of the speakers, I wouldn't expect a problem, and I've had to do that several times and have not had a problem. No matter how you cut it, there is one set of conflicts I've always seen with which we have to deal, and that is the monitor height above the console. If the console is too low, there can be insufficient leg room underneath. I'm 6' 2" and I'm sensitive to low tables of any kind. But the flip side is what you describe for a monitor that is too high. We never had that problem before DAWs. Of course, you can go two or three smaller monitors side by side - they're not so high and multiple monitors still let you see extended timelines. But then you've go a problem in that less screen height means you can only see fewer tracks - PICK YOUR POISON. And the meter bridge only serves to exacerbate an already difficult problem (we do hate to part with the sweet moving lines for each track, don't we?) As for me, I find that my best course of action has been a height adjustable chair. I don't change the height as I go from one task to another, but it does allow me to find that critical, but perhaps narrow, vertical, sweet spot. I don't know whether or not my solution will solve your problem, it's definitely worth trying if you have a chair with sufficient height adjustibility to give it a try.