Since the "powered monitors" thread has been up alot, it made me think about the pros vs cons of using powered/passive speaker systems - especially in our days of big nearby magnetic field generators; computers, screens and such.
I've been recommended the Nad C320BEE as the least expensive of the very straightsounding amps out there. And some monitors, PS8 for ex which seems priceworthy, is available both as active and passive where the passive model costs half as much as the active. Paying nearly half the price of active monitors combined with the flexibility of using a replacable amp makes up a pretty good argument. Would you go for it?
What do you use and/or recommend? and If passive, what amps would you recommend?