Active and passive speakers
It is important to understand that there are 2 different types of speakers: active speakers and passive speakers. The technology behind active speakers is the easiest to understand. These speakers have a built-in amplifier. This means you only have to connect the speaker with a cord or connect it to a sound source via WiFi and you are ready-to-go to play music. Passive speakers are the opposite of active speakers. These speakers always need to be connected to an external amplifier.
Active and passive speakers have their own influence on the quality of the sound. When the speaker and amplifier work together perfectly, you get the most beautiful and best sound. When you rent an active speaker (with built-in amplifier), you have little or no influence on this cooperation between the amplifier and the speaker, but you have to do with what the manufacturer has chosen. When you rent a passive speaker, you are in charge of the adjustment between speaker and amplifier.
Wireless or rather wired?
Do you need speakers for home use? Then check whether you want wireless speaker units or wired. All those wires through the living room or the room where you intend to play music is not always convenient nor a pleasant sight. Wireless speakers are the perfect solution! Please note: wireless speakers must still be connected to a power source with a cord. If you go for really wireless, you choose a Bluetooth speaker that almost always have a built-in battery.
Desired sound and construction of boxes
Finally, consider the desired sound and the construction of the speakers. For example, do you want a speaker that serves as a monitor on stage or in the studio? Then you want a box that gives a neutral sound. If you are looking for speakers on stage aimed at the audience, you need PA speakers (and maybe also a PA set
). This is because the sound will spread more even and equal over the entire hall or room. Looking for a speaker to listen to music at home? Then the most important criterion is: do you like the sound.
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