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    I'm buying the Behringer A500 amp so i can run my DSR11 audio and a mixer through it. Are you supposed to hook up speaker monitors or regular speakers. I'm new to audio. Why are they powered? Why not regular speakers. thanks

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    What's the mixer? If you're going from a mixer, with pre-amps to this power amp you don't need powered/active reference monitors, you can get passive monitors. But you want to look into accurate passive studio monitors and not standard stereo speakers which generally add a lot of color to the sound. Buy the same token if you buy a good set of active studio monitors your probably don't need the power amp. Behringer would not be a first choice for me on any audio equipment.

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    I have my mixer hooked up to my Mac Pro so I can adjust my audio before I record etc. I have my DSR11 hooked up to a Yamaha receiver amp(which I want to replace with a straight power amp) so I can hear good quality audio when editing. What type of speaker would you hook up to the power amp?
    What do think is a good choice for a power amp just to hear good audio when editing. I thought The Behringer A500 2 channel at 200. was a decent value.
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    The reason I asked what the mixer was is because a lot is really dependent on the quality of the preamp, then down the chain. I can't recommend a passive pair of studio monitors, I'd have to go to a pro shop and audition some. Go check sites like Sweetwater, etc., read reviews and preferably go listen in a pro audio shop.

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