What is the difference between a passive and powered speaker? Put very simply a passive speaker requires a separate amplifier to power it, where as a powered speaker has a built-in amplifier. A passive speaker, also known as a non-powered speaker, gets it's power from the lead that connects it to the amplifier, meaning you do not have to plug it in to a mains socket. A powered speaker, or an active speaker as it is also referred to, needs to be plugged directly into a mains socket to get its power (this UK mains lead is included with all our powered speakers)
Wattage...Continuous / RMS / Peak Wattage? Every website that advertises speakers will almost certainly state two or three of these different wattage values for the speaker in question. To keep things nice and easy, it is the RMS (sometimes referred to as Continuous or Continuous RMS) wattage that you need to take note of as this is the actual number of watts that will be continuously powering your speaker when in use. It is also useful to remember that the actual volume of a speaker is measured in decibels, so it may be good to read through all the specs to ensure you get exactly what you need.
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