I was thinking about picking up a set of these primarily to use as 'listening' speakers but I wanted to get some thoughts on how they would work as monitors? I recently started getting back into listening to music casually, or dare I say even as enjoyment (the thought of such a thing!) as I realized that for the past many of years I've been almost strictly listening to music critically, either via learning songs, for tracking/mixing or just straight out of iTunes *yuck*. About a week ago I picked up an old vintage Pioneer receiver and turntable and some nice Polk speakers and have really just enjoyed the heck out of sitting down to dig some great classics that I grew up on either from CD or vinyl. So much better than mp3s, right?! So, to further extend that, I ran wiring from the receiver in my living room, through the wall into my studio where I have a small set of cheap-o surround speakers that I use as secondary references for mixing (currently powered via a cheap-o Kenwood receiver from the 80s). Obviously, these don't provide as good of an experience as the Polks, but the point is, I can have speakers cranking out my favorite vinyl or CD in two rooms of the house while I tool around cooking or cleaning, etc. Now...enter the JBLs. My thought was that I could put those into the studio as my 2nd set of 'listening' speakers, being powered from the Pioneer receiver, OR I could just replace my cheap-o surround speakers with them and let them serve as secondary reference monitors as well. Lots of wacky details here, but I guess my direct question is, how would the 4312s serve as monitors (either powered by the Pioneer or the Kenwood receiver)? Thanks.