Simple answer: passive speakers require an external power amplifier and active speakers have an amplifier built into them (just need a power source to operate). Both can sound great, and depending on your selection, will sound better than any speake
Mark Fleischmann | Jul 29, 2015 Sound & Vision
No Frills (Well, Not Many) The B652-AIR will never win any beauty contests, though it’s hardly an eyesore. It looks a lot like the no-frills speakers packaged with home-theater-in-a-box systems. The simple rectangular enclosure is fiberboard, not pl
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Okay, so you are, basically, wondering about pairing together speakers and amplifiers - good question! Let me start with the short and quick answer that may annoy you – 95% of consumer-grade/home speakers out there will work and perform admirably wi
Okay, so the economy is rough and I’m low on cash - what is the cheapest/bare bones system that you recommend?
Easy. Dayton B652 and Dayton Audio DTA-1 This is RM600 for a great starter system. Most would recommend that perhaps you jump up the Dayton B652-AIR, which is the same speakers as the Dayton B652, instead of a dome tweeter, the B652-AIR boasts a hig
Outdoor speakers system planning guide. Here's a simple 'how-to' article to expand your musical horizons with outdoor speakers from techX. On your porch, patio or pool deck, these speakers let you bring high performance sound out into the world.