There is simply no substitute for a good passive studio monitor when it comes to accurate playback of your recordings. Whether you're a music industry professional, a hobbyist or an audiophile, you're well aware that not all speakers are alike. Studio monitors stand head and shoulders above the rest in terms of sound quality, because that's what they're made for—to give you the best fidelity possible so you can be sure the sound will be perfect on every lower-fi system that it will eventually be played on.
Unlike the more common powered monitor, a passive (or unpowered) monitor has no internal amplification. This means that powering them is a bit more involved than their powered cousins, but the trade-off is an edge on quality and versatility. You can drive a passive monitor with your choice of amp head, which gives you the ability to use the same amp in the studio that you use on stage. Eliminating electrical components inside the cabinet also has the benefit of reducing unwanted interference and buzz in unpowered studio monitors. The result is outstanding accuracy and fidelity, which are definitely qualities you want in the recording studio, where the sound of every note is critical. Read More >