Studio monitors are specifically designed for applications where accurate reproduction of sound is essential to the production and mixing process. The output from studio monitors is often different from consumer-grade audio speakers, which can further color the sound. The accuracy of studio monitors is crucial for performers and audio engineers to achieve the desired result. A passive (or unpowered) studio monitor requires additional components, such as an amplifier, to work properly and deliver quality sound. While passive monitors need to be matched to the correct amplifier based on the power needed, they can deliver high-quality sound and offer some flexibility, as the monitors and amps can be individually replaced or upgraded.