#1
I'm thinking on replacing my old speakers which are for Hi-Fi application (due their tweeters are horrible, alrought it reproduces well even the 30Hz because it was made long before the age of subwoofers), with the possible option of getting studio monitors instead.

I'm have some knowledge in electronics and so far I know that even my integrated amplifier (which is a Pioneer SA-770, newer models lack features like a simple EQ, input selection) is good enought for driving studio monitors. However, most studio monitors I see on the market have integrated amps.

And yes, I want to also use them for listening music. I already using my monitor headphones (Audio-Technica ATH-M40fs) for that, the only downside is that it's impossible to listen Metallica's Death Magnetic throught it because the distorted mastering is even more obvious.
#2
I don't see anything wrong with passive studio monitors. All studio monitors used the be passive and it didn't stop people making great recordings.

You could also have an active sub with them. Look at KRK for example.

Keep the speaker wires short and thick.
#3
Yes, passive monitors exist and are fine. Some of the most famous monitors, Yamaha NS10s, are actually repurposed hi-fi speakers that require an external amp (I personally hate NS10s but that's just me).
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#4
Mine are passive. Yorkville YSM-1.

Careful, though... I have an active sub, but it doesn't drive the monitors. It only powers itself.

CT
Could I get some more talent in the monitors, please?

I know it sounds crazy, but try to learn to inhale your voice. www.thebelcantotechnique.com

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