These powered speakers are awesome! I auditioned them a couple of years ago & had my eyes on them ever since, so finally made the purchase and got a pair. A bit pricey, but in this case, you get what you pay for. It's like a Swiss army knife for most applications. I've used as a monitor, guitar amp, mains for a PA, & when I plugged in a CD player to listen to some old favorites, I could hear things I never noticed before!! Sound is very clear, transparent & packs a whollop! Well worth the money!!