Passive & Active?
Posted 17 April 2009 - 02:01 PM
Posted 17 April 2009 - 04:38 PM
You've got it spot on.
Passive- requires an amp.
Active - has a built-in amp.
Some things to bear in mind.
Actives will normally have an XLR connection (audio input). This type of connection/cable is very good at reducing background noise pickup.
To make best use of this, your mixer will need to provide XLR/Balanced outputs.
If it doesn't- you can get adapters, but you'll lose the noise immunity and you'll hear some hissing coming from the speaker.
I've gone Active, but keep my old Passives+Amp as backup.
One other possible benefit of actives is that they can be "bi-amped", so there are actually 2 amps in the cabinet.
One amp is tailored for Mid+Bass, the other for the tweeter. This should give a clearer sound compared to an equivalent priced passive system (with one amp doing all frequencies)
Edited by vokf, 17 April 2009 - 04:38 PM.
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