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Why active speakers and not passive speakers? Are active one better or what? Mind explaining the details of the differences between these two types?
Active speakers have an amp built-in. Passive speakers require you to supply your own amp. Consumer speakers tend to be passive so you can choose what kind of price point of amp you want to use. Studio monitors like the LSR305, on the other hand, are typically active so they have predictable and consistent sound characteristics.
The thing I was wondering is are active speakers better than passive or what. Moreover, what do you mean by active ones producing ''predictable and consistent sound characteristics''?
Active speakers are not inherently better than passive speakers - they're not comparable. Active speakers = passive speakers + an amp. So basically, if you buy active speakers, you can just plug them into your computer and use them. If you buy passive speakers, you will need to buy an amp, or else you can't plug them into your computer. When I said active ones produce "predictable and consistent sound characteristics," I meant that for active speakers, since the manufacturer is supplying the exact same amp to each speaker, each speaker will have the same sound. With passive speakers, on the other hand, consumers are going to use their own amps. Different amps have different sound characteristics, e.g. you could give your passive speakers really shitty amps or you could give them really good amps. So this means manufacturers of passive speakers can't guarantee an exact sound or frequency response for your speakers - they don't know what amp you'll be using.
Great answer. Good info. :D. Thank you!
It does happen often that when I consider buying passive speakers, I am wondering if I'll have enough money for an appropriate amp: if I can find one, if there is one that is sold at a price that matches my budget and if the sound produced by the amp complements that of the speakers. Alot of things. One time, I bought a pair of speakers and did not have the proper amp. I had to sell those speakers...