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The harmon/kardon Onyx Studio is small (about the size of a basketball). However, the volume and sound clarity that it can reach is amazing. It is definitely not a traditional setup for a studio, so I would say you could use it along side regular monitors. Also, if you are saving up for a pair of nicer studio monitors and need something with a nice soundscape for the time being, this is a good start. This speaker system is also very portable sporting a rechargeable battery and bluetooth connectivity. I use it for both studio and recreation and it currently satisfies all of my audio needs.