In a live setting, musicians all want the same thing: they all want to hear themselves in the monitors. This isn’t usually an ego thing, merely a practicality of performing, especially for vocalists as it is vital that they hear themselves singing. Stage Monitors are sometimes referred to as “Foldback” monitors for the simple reason that they are the speaker system that points towards the artists on stage, rather than projecting the sound into the audience. The size and power of the stage monitors depends on the size of the venue, first of all. Not surprisingly a small venue that puts on acoustic shows would probably get away with some small vocal monitors, whereas a larger stage with bands that feature amplified guitars and drums will require something a lot more substantial. At Musician’s Friend we have a broad spectrum of stage monitors including Yamaha Stage Monitors and Nady Stage Monitors in a wide variety of sizes and price points. As with everything we sell, all our Stage Monitors are supported by our price & satisfaction guarantees and free standard shipping now applies to all orders over $25, including many heavy items.