5 Replies Latest reply on Nov 24, 2008 3:17 PM by Matt Petersen

    Why are monitoring speakers self amplified?

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      I don't understand why most monitoring speakers are self amplified. Would it not be less wasteful and more convenient to use an amplifier to feed the speakers? This would also provide for a wider choice of combinations. For example, is it better to get an ALESIS RA150 and hook it up to two passive speakers rather than using two self amplified speakers? Having the amplifier as a separate unit also allows for a volume button right next to you and possibly a headphone switch. Why then is passive monitor with amplifier not the common solution?