#1
I am currently looking at purchasing monitors for my so-called home studio. When I look online I see the options for "passive" and "active" monitors." What is the difference between the two?
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#3
Passive monitors don't have a built in power supply. therefore they require a power amp to run.
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#4
Quote by Footzyrama
Passive monitors don't have a built in power supply. therefore they require a power amp to run.


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Most people will use active monitors in the home studio since you dont need to buy a good power amp with them.
#5
Yeah, I would recommend active monitors for home use as well. It's a lot less hassle to purchase monitors when you don't need to look for an amp to buy as well.
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#6
Active monitors aren't just the standard in home studios, theyre standard in most every studio. Active monitors can be built to function perfectly since everything is inclusive. There is no need to precisely match power amps, crossovers, connections, etc.