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Old 20th May 2018
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Originally Posted by Rolo 46 View Post
Actives always better than passive, clean power to each driver, good headroom always
Cleaner x/overs, steeper 8 th order filter
Even for live audio main PA systems, I prefer active over passive speakers.

The way I figure it, no one is going to match the power amp and crossover to the speaker better than the manufacturer (in most cases, with reputable manufacturers).

And no need to worry about power mismatches, and signal loss due to dampening factor from cable runs, etc...

But, I'm a Meyer guy also, so there is that.
Old 20th May 2018
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Originally Posted by JCBigler View Post
Even for live audio main PA systems, I prefer active over passive speakers.

The way I figure it, no one is going to match the power amp and crossover to the speaker better than the manufacturer (in most cases, with reputable manufacturers).

And no need to worry about power mismatches, and signal loss due to dampening factor from cable runs, etc...

But, I'm a Meyer guy also, so there is that.
...while i pretty much try to keep cabling as simple as possible with any live rig, especially outdoors and therefore prefer using passive speakers.
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