About Studio Monitors
Did you know that your speakers add their own flavor to the sound? Unlike studio monitors, which are engineered for absolutely precise reproduction for recording purposes, many consumer-grade speakers are tuned to produce a pleasant listening experience, which may not always be the same thing. Studio monitors are more robust, too. Consumer speakers only need to handle sound that's already been processed, so there are no sudden peaks. That's not the case in the studio, where artists sometimes produce intense blasts of sound that can blow the cones out of consumer speakers. That same robustness means a good set of monitors can last a very long time. Active monitors have come with their own amplifier built in. This adds to the cost but ensures the amplifier is perfectly tuned to the speaker. With passive monitors, you have more flexibility to build a modular system, but it can take more work to balance everything out. Perfect audio reproduction is only a click away, on eBay, where reliable sellers offer new and used speakers. Listen to music exactly the way the artist produced it.